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Chief Executive Officer Juno Beach, FL

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC), a treasured South Florida educational and scientific institution and a global leader in the research, rehabilitation, and protection of sea turtles, seeks a Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Center is located in Juno Beach, Florida, one of the most densely nested sea turtle beaches in the world. Over the last decade, the organization has expanded from a small local nonprofit to a conservation hub with international reach, working with more than 90 regional and global partners across six continents and 16 countries.

The Center features an onsite world-class sea turtle hospital and research laboratory as well as educational exhibits and aquariums. Open daily, it welcomes more than 350,000 guests free-of-charge each year, and its educational, scientific, and veterinary programming extends to hundreds of thousands of collaborators, practitioners, academics, and students worldwide. With the 2021 opening of an expanded campus, following an ambitious $20 million capital campaign, LMC is poised for even greater growth and impact in the years ahead.

Reporting to a 25-member Board of Directors, the CEO oversees an operating budget of approximately $6 million and a current full-time staff of more than 30, supported by dozens of part-time and seasonal staff and hundreds of volunteers. The position calls for a bold, strategic, and creative leader and spokesperson with passion for ocean conservation. Strengths in fundraising and communication are essential, as is a willingness to play an active, visible role in the local community. Candidates must bring a track record of collaborative and inclusive staff management, ideally within in a scientifically based enterprise, with particular expertise in leading through growth and change. Experience working with or reporting to a nonprofit governing board would be an asset.

Karen Wilcox is leading this search with Jenna Sattar Kwiatek.


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