The Position. Maine Maritime Academy (MMA)
invites nominations and applications for the position of President.
MMA is a co-educational career-oriented college of engineering,
management, science and transportation with 950 undergraduate and
graduate students and 300 faculty and staff that is located in the
picturesque coastal town of Castine, Maine. It was established by
the 90th Maine Legislature in 1941 and is one of six non-federal
maritime training colleges in the United States. MMA ranks among
the top 10 in the nation for student return on investment and is a
highly rated leader in education for maritime and other
marine-related fields. MMA is uniquely positioned to prepare
students to enter a wide range of sea- and land-based careers in
systems engineering, marine engineering, international logistics,
marine transportation, power engineering, and ocean science.
Depending upon the degree program chosen, students can complete the
requirements for four U.S. Coast Guard licenses and two State of
Maine licenses. Experiential learning is emphasized, and students
benefit from sophisticated laboratories and facilities. The fleet
of 60 power, sail and work vessels offer real-world application of
the techniques and problem-solving skills learned in the classroom.
A new training vessel (expected in 2024) and a newly acquired
facility in Bucksport further enhance MMA’s potential. MMA
enjoys strong partnerships with industry and other institutions of
Responsibilities. The President will work
collaboratively with stakeholders to imagine the future of maritime
education for MMA and steer the institution through anticipated
academic and industry paradigm shifts as well as changes in
societal and cultural norms. The new President will provide
dynamic leadership, that ensures MMA maintains its reputation as a
leader and innovator in modern maritime education; establishing
institutional priorities and working to diversify the MMA funding
portfolio. The President will build alliances with government,
industry, research, academic and alumni partners to develop
opportunities that position Maine Maritime Academy at the forefront
of maritime learning, training, and infrastructure further
enhancing student success and institutional support.
Qualifications. Candidates must have
demonstrated a collaborative leadership style in unifying diverse
constituencies around a vision for the institution and show an
established track record as a visionary and strategic thinker who
understanding both the breadth and dynamic nature of the maritime
sector. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach to
growing internal and external opportunities and relationships that
will enhance institutional position and resources through
government, industry, research, and academic partnerships.
Candidates should be able to navigate complex relationships at
federal and state levels and connect with leadership in the
maritime industry. Experience in resource development and a
willingness to enthusiastically advance fundraising goals is
essential. The successful candidate will have a doctorate or
appropriate terminal degree from an accredited institution or
similar and significant, high-level experience in industry,
military, or the government.
The Application Process. The Search Committee
for MMA President will begin reviewing applications in late
September and will continue until the position is filled. For best
consideration, applicant materials should be received
by September 26,2021. The expected start date is
May 1, 2022. Candidates should provide: 1) a letter
of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and
qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics
and priorities expressed in the position profile; 2) a curriculum
vitae; and 3) five professional references with e-mails, telephone
numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional
relationship with each reference listed (references will not be
contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).
Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or
MS Word) to: MMAPresident@agbsearch.com.
The search is being assisted by: Dr. Nancy M.
Targett, Executive Search Consultant, firstname.lastname@example.org
302.233.5202, and Dr. Concetta M. Stewart,
Principal, Executive Search Consultant email@example.com
Maine Maritime Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The
Academy complies with federal and/or state law that prohibit
unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,
gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national
origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, disability, age,
genetic information or veteran status. The Academy provides
reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request.
Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to