Employment Opportunities

Executive Director, Port Discover, Elizabeth City, NC


Posted: October 24, 2017, 5:00 pm


The Board of Directors of Port Discover seeks to hire an Executive Director for Port Discover: Northeastern North Carolina’s Center for Hands-On Science, Inc. The Director shall provide leadership to achieve Port Discover’s mission: to enhance youth science understanding through interactive and guided discovery. The Director will work with Port Discover staff to manage the development of education strategies, programs, public events and exhibits within budget restraints. Working with the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for developing and organizing a strategy to increase funding through grants, special events, membership drives, and gifts from individuals, foundations, government partners, corporations, and others. The Director manages the business operations, finances, facility operation and maintenance, oversees marketing activities and serves as the liaison to the Board of Directors. In addition, the Director serves as chief spokesperson for Port Discover to provide a high degree of community visibility and leads collaborative efforts with partners, local and otherwise, to develop unique programs to further the Port Discover mission This position reports to the Port Discover Board of Directors Qualifications: Minimum educational requirement: BA/BS required, Master’s degree preferred. Ideal candidate will have experience with nonprofit management, preferably within a museum or informal education setting, as well as experience with fund development and grant writing. Salary will be determined based on candidate’s qualifications ($36,000-42,000). About Port Discover: Port Discover is a community-based, non-profit organization, established to enhance youth science understanding through interactive and guided discovery. Port Discover is a provisional associate of the Grassroots Science Museum Collaborative, a consortium of 25 North Carolina science centers working together to improve science education. www.portdiscover.org Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: Chair, Search Committee Port Discover 611 E. Main Street Elizabeth City, NC 27909 Or email to: dan@mminc.org