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 businesses 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.
Gulf of Maine Ventures is responsible for the management of all GMRI’s for-profit activity. It supports the development of mission-driven business ventures and partnerships that leverage private sector market opportunities where GMRI’s involvement, leadership and investment can accelerate positive environmental, social and economic impacts in the Gulf of Maine bioregion.
The Senior Business Development Associate is a newly created position that will partner with the Chief Ventures Officer to design, build and scale Gulf of Maine Ventures. The primary job of the Senior Business Development Associate is to support a portfolio of blue economy business development projects and individual companies at various stages of creation, scaling and funding. Each of the projects and portfolio companies will be selected for their ability to expand GMRI’s mission and social impact as well as generate earned revenue over time. Projects and start-up companies may originate from within or may come to the Ventures team as part of strategic initiative with one of our regional partners.
The Senior Associate will be involved in all aspects of the Ventures team work, with key responsibilities as follows:
Other General Responsibilities
Other Preferred Qualifications
Diversity and Inclusion
Gulf of Maine Research Institute has a long-standing policy and commitment to providing equal access and equal employment opportunities in all terms, conditions, processes, and benefits of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. GMRI's employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
Applicants and employees are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify their race/ethnicity, gender, disability status and veteran status to assist GMRI in fulfilling various data reporting requirements of the federal government. This self-identification is completely voluntary, will be kept confidential and separate from your application data, and used only to meet federal reporting requirements. Providing or declining to provide this information will not result in adverse action of any kind.
Salary and Benefits
Gulf of Maine Research Institute offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
To apply for this position: Submit cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. We will not accept resumes sent to any email address. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.