Chief Executive Officer
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
About The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Founded in 2000 by America’s most influential ocean conservation leaders, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (The Foundation) works with communities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, to inspire the conservation of nationally significant protected areas in our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes, and to preserve America’s maritime and cultural history. The National Marine Sanctuary System is comprised of 14 national marine sanctuaries and two marine national monuments that encompasses more than 600,000 square miles of our waters.
Marine sanctuaries and monuments belong to all of us. We seek to connect people to their ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes, inspiring their stewardship and a lifelong devotion to their care and protection. The wonders that lie beneath our protected waters are hard for most people to see, coral reefs flourishing with glowing life, shipwrecks and cultural resources that tell our histories, organisms that explain life on earth; these marvels may exist out of reach of our daily lives, but they are ours, they are yours.
The Foundation is a leading voice for U.S. protected waters, working with communities to conserve and expand those special places for a healthy ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. Working together, we safeguard species and the places they call home, and preserve America’s maritime history.
To learn more about National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, please visit marinesanctuary.org
Reporting to and working with the Board of Directors of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, the CEO establishes and executes the mission and strategic vision of the Foundation. The CEO is responsible for:
- Driving the mission to the overall success of the organization
- Building resources and advancing reputation through fundraising and external relationship-building
- Shaping organizational culture and providing visionary leadership and guidance to the team
- Guiding the values of the Foundation and supporting the team to fulfill the mission
- Optimizing the effectiveness and results of the Foundation’s partnership with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
This is an ideal opportunity for an entrepreneurial, innovative, forward-thinking leader to help advance the organization to its next stage of development by expanding the possibilities of the Foundation’s impact and growth. Together the CEO, staff, and Board ensure the Foundation is fulfilling its mission and vision.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary for the role is currently anticipated to range from $225,000 to $250,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is deeply committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable place to work. We encourage people with a wide range of backgrounds, experience, and perspective to apply.