COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
STATUS: Exempt, Full-Time (C1)
LOCATION: Flexible, in community and remote work location
Summary: The Island Institute seeks qualified candidates for the full-time position of Community Development Officer (CDO) to serve on the Blue Economy team. The term “blue economy” is a flexible one that includes almost anything related to the ocean: energy, shipping, tourism, recreation, aquaculture, support services, and much more. While lobster remains Maine’s primary and most well-known export, our state’s blue economy includes fishing, aquaculture, life sciences, value-added processing, boatbuilding, distribution, clean energy, tourism, and other waterfront businesses.
We are searching for a candidate who has experience managing projects that facilitate change at the community level, as well as working knowledge around the blue economy and marine businesses. This position serves as a project implementer for the Blue Economy team, focused on climate and business resilience work within the marine sector.
Candidates for the Community Development Officer position will demonstrate strong project management and community engagement skills as well as the ability to create links between external stakeholders and individual and community needs. Successful candidates will also be team-minded and self-aware, able to give and accept constructive and consistent feedback, and committed to the Institute’s organizational values. Most importantly, applicants must be able to carefully allocate their time and organizational resources while working across multiple projects.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Community Development Officer—Blue Economy is a full-time, year-round salaried position starting immediately. Pay is dependent on experience and starts at $58,000 plus benefits.
There is no deadline, but preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by September 23, 2022. Electronic applications are accepted. and to apply, visit www.islandinstitute.org. Island Institute is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with our commitment, Island Institute will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. Accordingly, if reasonable accommodation is required to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of the position, and/or to receive all other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Deb Bartol at email@example.com.
Based in Rockland, Maine, the Island Institute is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity "at-will" employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's ability and qualifications. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of race, citizenship, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability.
For more information about the Island Institute and our work along the Maine coast, please visit www.islandinstitute.org
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