Climate Center Director; Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Job Title: 
Climate Center Director
Job Location: 
Portland, Maine
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Description: 

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) pioneers collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. Our scientists explore dynamic ocean systems from marine life to environmental conditions to coastal economies. We infuse our discoveries into the policy arena and design solutions with fishermen and seafood business to protect fishery resources, harvest them responsibly, and market them as premium quality food. We share our discoveries with the public and nurture a culture of leadership in communities that depend on the sea. Our education programs cultivate science literacy and build a foundation of collaborative problem-solving among our next generation of leaders, scientists, citizens, and stewards. Each year, we serve over 25,000 stakeholders from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s (GMRI) new Climate Center aspires to close the gap between advances in climate science and real-world decisions that support a healthy ocean, a diverse marine economy, and resilient coastal communities. Through this new interdisciplinary Center, our staff will demonstrate how to support coastal communities, fishermen, fish farmers, seafood businesses, and marine resource management agencies as they make a profound cognitive leap from reliance on past experiences and historical data to using models to plan future ocean activities and investments and implementation of strategic adaptation and mitigation solutions. The Center seeks to achieve both immediate impact in the Gulf of Maine bioregion and to transfer best-practices to other regions.

The Climate Center Director will have primary responsibility for leading, funding, and managing GMRI’s interdisciplinary climate center strategy and for refining it to meet future needs. They will partner with colleagues and stakeholders internally and externally to identify problems and opportunities to address. They will write funding proposals to support new projects and serve as project manager for cross-organizational initiatives and collaborations with external partners.

The Climate Center Director will be a seasoned, dynamic professional responsible for the programmatic and funding success of the Climate Center and will contribute to elevating GMRI’s global leadership in solving ocean-climate challenges.

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