Associate Director, Fisheries & Aquaculture

This critical role works closely with the Senior Program Director of Natural Resources and Sustainable Communities and the Fisheries and Aquaculture Project Director in assisting to develop Maine and New England’s sustainable fisheries and aquaculture production, processing, marketing and supporting logistical systems.  

The Associate Director will have four key areas of responsibility: 

  1. Enterprise Development and Management – client development and relationship management of fisheries, aquaculture and value chain business pipelines and coordination of technical and business services offered through CEI; development of relationships with potential co-investors with similar investment interests in sustainable fisheries and aquaculture; align sector deals with appropriate resources of financing and other support services.
  2. Fundraising and resource development – work closely with Director of Fisheries & Aquaculture to help develop and coordinate applications for program funding and provide grant management and reporting as required. 
  3. Strategy and outreach – work closely with Senior Program Director to implement a fisheries and aquaculture development work plan, updated annually, to align with other sector staff teams; support Senior Program Director as needed in program policy, marketing, and strategic planning efforts; participate in fisheries and aquaculture networks on the local, state, and national level to advance local and regional seafood production, processing, marketing, and logistical support; support sector-related projects and initiatives that support program strategy. 
  4. Administration – work with Data Analyst to collect and manage program data and track program performance metrics to report to funders, to develop proposals, and to write compelling narrative and/or presentations of our work.

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field, a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience related to the position responsibilities; expertise in business development, fundraising, business strategy, and data analysis; effective and influential presentation skills; polished and professional written and verbal communication abilities; tech-savvy, critical thinker and problem solver; team-player, and self-starter.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Submission deadline is May 15, 2017.