We're growing!

We’re growing and hiring for new positions to build our teams and further strengthen our focus on climate action, the coastal economy, and investments in community infrastructure and leadership. We are committed to helping our islands and coast meet the challenges ahead and working with these communities to build resilience along the Maine coast.

This work wouldn’t be possible without a talented staff that brings a wide range of experience, skills, and passion to everything we do. If you are interested in working with us, please see our open positions below and continue to check this site or the Maine Association of Nonprofits Job Board for new opportunities as they become available.

Please refer to each job description for application guidelines, and contact Karen Burns, Chief Talent Officer, at kburns@islandinstitute.org, with any additional questions.


Island institute president

The Island Institute, a dynamic community development nonprofit based in Rockland, Maine, seeks an experienced, visionary, and engaging leader to serve as its president.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the president is the chief executive officer of the Island Institute and responsible for setting its direction, stewarding and growing its resource base, and leading its talented senior team and staff. With a new organizational infrastructure and focus on impact and outcomes assessment in place, the president will be charged with implementing a strategic plan to reach the Island Institute’s fullest potential as a world-class community development organization and a leader among organizations that serve coastal and island communities. The president is the face of the Institute and will engage in significant external work across a wide array of stakeholder groups. They must be both comfortable and compelling in telling the story of the Island Institute to donors, civic leaders and policy makers, waterfront workers, partner organizations, and community leaders in Maine’s coastal and island communities.

The Island Institute has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important recruitment.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications, with resumes and cover letters, may be submitted here.

Senior Community Impact Fund Officer

We are searching for a strategic and creative finance professional, with a depth of experience in impact investment, to help bring a series of key business and infrastructure investments to fruition and enhance the economic resilience of the coast of Maine.

Reporting to the COO, the Senior Community Impact Fund Officer will work to maximize the deployment of the Tom Glenn Fund Community Impact Fund, a community development catalyst fund that seeks to build a more diverse coastal economy through targeted grantmaking, loans, and equity investments. Working with staff and community leaders, this role will focus on financial modeling, identifying other traditional and/or creative funding opportunities to leverage, and risk assessment for a pipeline of projects and potential investors.

The Senior Community Impact Fund Officer will primarily work in Maine, but there is some flexibility for a remote start out of state for the first 6-12 months.

The Island Institute has retained Robert Half Executive Search to assist with this important recruitment.

All inquiries should be submitted to erica.oshaughnessy@roberthalfes.com

IT Specialist

The Island Institute seeks an IT Specialist to provide tech support to the staff of Island Institute and system-level management of information systems, including installation, configuration, and maintenance of these systems. This is achieved through coordination of in-house support and the mostly-remote services provided by the contracted IT support organization.

The IT Specialist shall use Island Institute’s information technology system and resources to enhance organizational capabilities, maintain the current system, support the staff, and provide research, vision, and guidance to plan for future needs.

There is no deadline, but preference will be given to candidates whose applications are received by June 28, 2021.

Learn more and apply here.

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