Employment Opportunities

Looking to make a difference? Join our team of dedicated staff working on behalf of Maine's fishing communities. 

The Fishermen's Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Operations


Reports to:  Executive Director


Position:  The Director of Operations will have both internal and external facing responsibilities and will assist the Executive Director to support the mission and goals of the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association by managing internal organizational operations, lending expertise to programmatic needs, and assisting with fundraising. 


This position requires a thorough knowledge of the organization’s activities, professionalism and confidentiality, budgeting, writing, organizational skills, influential leadership, the ability to work independently and make critical decisions without oversight.


This position is full-time with a salary range of $50,000 to $55,000 depending upon experience.


Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Works and executes with the Executive Director on internal administrative, financial and personnel policies

  • Monitors and maintains the ongoing communications with representatives of supporting foundations

  • Works with staff to determine how efficiencies can be gained through the leveraging of resources, personnel and/or messaging

  • Works with the Executive Director, program team, and Board of Directors to develop effective strategies to further the organization

  • Works with the Executive Director and Development committee, to ensure program team are actively engaged in development strategies and activities

  • Helps develop a shared understanding of internal fundraising strategies between program team and development committee

  • Ensures efficient functioning of board committees through oversight of scheduling, agendas, minutes, and actions

  • Ensures that information about MCFA programs and campaigns is communicated clearly and effectively to board members

  • Lead or support programmatic work in coordination with other team members


  • A passion for Maine and its fishing communities and working waterfront

  • Strong project management skills and experience

  • Strong analytical, organization and prioritization skills

  • High level of initiative and desire to meet specific goals

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • An eagerness to implement sustainable business practices

  • Ability to work as part of a team, both as a leader and in a supporting capacity

  • Creative problem solver who is willing to take risks

To apply: Please share a resume and a cover letter to Kalyn@mainecoastfishermen.org with a subject line of “Director of Operations”

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


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