Maine Maritime Academy Begins Search for Next President

Maine Maritime Academy is an 800 student, public, fully accredited four-year College located on Penobscot Bay in the small coastal village of Castine, Maine. MMA is a nationally ranked college of engineering, transportation, management, ocean sciences and international business and is one of six state-supported maritime colleges in the United States. The Board invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of President.
The President reports directly to the Maine Maritime Board of Trustees. The ideal candidate will have a sincere appreciation for the college’s rich maritime heritage, history and traditions and be responsible for effective leadership, have impeccable integrity, strategic vision, and exemplary communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will have a demonstrated record in successful fund raising; significant leadership experience in an educational, maritime, business and/or governmental organization; outstanding fiscal skills; and, a commitment to the support and success of a nationally ranked public college. Individuals with significant management and leadership skills and an advanced degree from an accredited institution will be given preference.
Interested persons should send a letter of application and resume to:
Maine Maritime Academy
Director of Personnel Administration
P.O. Box 670
Bucksport, Maine 04416
While applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit application materials, including an original Maine Maritime Academy application, by May 11 to assure optimal consideration. All inquiries and applications will be kept in strict confidence. For an online application form and a complete position profile, go to under jobs@mma. MMA is an EOE. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.
• can passionately promote the mission, vision, identity, and values of
Maine Maritime Academy
• leadership style that is inclusive, that listens, that values opinions
• understands and has a passion for the unique mission of a maritime college
• strong track record of leading and building consensus amongst diverse
groups of people
• demonstrated record of successful fund raising
• understands how to work with a large volunteer Board, both as an
administrator and an adviser
• understands and can work with the political process at the local, state
and federal levels
• understands and is committed to the furtherance of post secondary
educational goals and objectives for Maine high school graduates
• possesses administrative and fiscal skills necessary for successfully
leading a public college
• is willing and able to keep the Board involved and informed regarding all
internal and external constituencies
• understands the inherent value of a strong and supportive alumni
• strategic thinker with a strong management track record
• advanced degree preferred
• significant administrative experience with a college, maritime, business
and/or governmental organization is required
• high level of credibility with academic stakeholders, either through a
career developed within higher education, or the highest levels of
achievement within another sector is preferred
Finalists will be required to (1) authorize us to request college transcripts, (2) provide copies of any applicable certifications and/or licenses, and (3) provide a list of at least five professional references. Individuals with additional questions concerning the application or nomination process should contact James Soucie, Executive Director-Administrative Operations, Planning and Compliance at (207) 326-2241.
By Professional Mariner Staff