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Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island is an organization whose members are commercial fishing organizations in the state of Rhode Island. The Commercial Fisheries Center was founded in 2004 to improve fisheries and understanding of the marine environment through education, collaborative research, and cooperation and serves as a headquarters for bringing fishermen, scientists, managers, and elected officials together to discuss fisheries issues.


TITLE: Executive Director

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors



The Executive Director serves as the chief executive managing all aspects of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island operations and serving as spokesperson under the direction of the Board of Directors.




The Executive Director will work closely with the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island Board of Directors to find solutions for the industry and the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island members. The Executive Director is responsible for all financial, administrative, fundraising and program responsibilities outlined below as well as all other duties required.


  1. 1.Represent the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island organizations at the local, state and federal levels.
    1. a.Represent the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island at all meetings relating to Deepwater Wind and windfarm issues.
    2. b.Serve as liaison between the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island State House.
  1. 2.Manage the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island communications. Serve as liaison and spokesperson with the media, government, industry, NGOs and the public across all communication channels.


  1. 3.Manage the financial operations of the organization and its affiliated nonprofit foundation.
    1. a.Establish and enforce financial controls, reporting and audits.
    2. b.Manage accounts under direction of the Board of Directors.
    3. c.Prepare and monitor annual budget.
    4. d.Prepare and monitor monthly financials.


  1. 4.Manage and participate in fundraising from associations, businesses, foundations, NGOs and other entities to finance all aspects of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island operations.
  1. 5.Assist the Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer, Board Committees, and others, as needed.


  1. 6.Manage the development and execution of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island policy activities, including identifying strategy, tactics, priorities and related planning and activities.


  1. 7.Staff all meetings of the Board of Directors, Board Committees, Member meetings and additional meetings, as needed.


  1. 8.Manage all of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island’s operations.


  1. 9.Maintain thorough and consistent communication with the Board of Directors in all matters relevant to the operation of the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, its members and fulfillment of its mission.




The Executive Director shall have the following skills and experience:


  1. A.Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of New England fisheries and fishery  
  1. B.Able to manage an organization seeking to influence the public debate for the public good.


  1. C.Able to manage all aspects of financial operations, including sound budgeting, cash flow, recordkeeping, reporting, audits, accounts and all other activities to maintain financial integrity.


  1. D.Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills and experience.
    1. E.Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.


  1. F.Demonstrated effectiveness and experience in fundraising.


  1. G.Demonstrated commitment to the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island’s mission and the value of its members.
  1. H.Able to facilitate small and large meetings in industry and policy settings.


  1. I.Demonstrated experience in using social media and a proven understanding of how to leverage it for effective communication and marketing.


  1. J.Demonstrated leadership in strategizing and coalition building. This includes ability to work with diverse organizations and individuals in the industry, NGO community, government, media and other sectors.
  1. K.Bachelor's Degree required; Graduate degree in marine science or policy preferred or a minimum of 5 years working in fisheries related field.


There is a preference that the Executive Director will reside in Rhode Island. Other locations will be considered together with a candidate’s experience and other factors.


The Executive Director will be required to travel overnight approximately fifteen times per year.

HOURS: Part time, limited position subject to finding renewal.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Commensurate with experience


Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to Fisheries Specialists at prior to October 25, 2015.

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National Fisherman Live

National Fisherman Live: 3/10/15

In this episode, Online Editor Leslie Taylor talks with Mike McLouglin, vice president of Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear.

National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15

In this episode:

March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received

Inside the Industry

NMFS announced two changes in regulations that apply to federal fishing permit holders starting Aug. 26.

First, they have eliminated the requirement for vessel owners to submit “did not fish” reports for the months or weeks when their vessel was not fishing.

Some of the restrictions for upgrading vessels listed on federal fishing permits have also been removed.


Alaskans will meet with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, when he visits Juneau next week and will ask him to support an international review of mine developments in northwest British Columbia, upstream from Southeast Alaska along the Taku, Stikine and Unuk transboundary rivers.

Some Alaska fishing and environmental groups believe an international review is the best way to develop specific, binding commitments to ensure clean water, salmon, jobs and traditional and customary practices are not harmed by British Columbia mines and that adequate financial assurances are in place up front to cover long-term monitoring and compensation for damages.

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