Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is seeking a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead a growing research and education organization located amid the breathtaking scenic beauty of Acadia National Park’s Schoodic District in Winter Harbor, Maine.
Schoodic Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to advance ecosystem science and learning for all ages through a unique partnership with Acadia National Park. The Institute’s goal is to be an international leader for research that inspires environmental stewardship. Through cooperative agreements, the Institute manages Acadia National Park’s Schoodic Education and Research Center and administers the Schoodic Marine Center, a separate LLC. Private philanthropy and grants enable Schoodic Institute to leverage the National Park Service’s investment for greater impact at the local, regional and national levels.
Schoodic Institute currently facilitates and develops research programs in bird ecology, forest ecology, intertidal ecology, citizen science and education. Its Second Century Stewardship initiative, a partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Park Service, is advancing conservation science, and strengthening the public understanding of the importance of science for the parks and the parks for science. The Institute also offers education programs for teachers, students and professionals in partnership with Acadia National Park and other organizations and institutions. Schoodic Institute’s programs directly reach over 700 students and 100 teachers each year; outreach and other programs impact thousands more students and learners of all ages. For more detailed information about Schoodic Institute and its programs please visit www.schoodicinstitute.org or review the 2016 Annual Report (www.schoodicinstitute.org/about/key-documents/).
The President/CEO works closely with Schoodic Institute’s Board of Directors and staff, Acadia National Park’s senior managers and other partners to provide the vision, strategic direction and leadership to advance the Institute’s mission. The person in this position oversees a complex and growing organization and serves as an ambassador for the Institute with a diverse group of stakeholders. Please read the detailed “Job Description and Qualifications” for a complete list of responsibilities and position requirements.
While a range of backgrounds will be considered, the President/CEO should possess a strong understanding of and a commitment to science, education and conservation. An ideal candidate would be a talented, strategic leader with a vision to build an internationally recognized institution with a strong scientific and educational mission. He or she should be successful at raising funds, skillful in establishing close working relationships, and an articulate spokesperson with proven communication skills.
For more information about this position and how to apply, please review the detailed job description HERE
Inquires may be directed to Human Resources at 207-288-1354