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Chief Executive Officer and President Boston, MA

Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center (TIOBEC), a beacon for experiential education, empowering young people through outdoor education and exploration, seeks a seasoned, strategic, and entrepreneurial President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO will take the reins of this nearly 200-year-old storied institution that continues to build and innovate on a legacy of serving young people and nurturing their love of learning and the outdoors. 

TIOBEC’s unique educational program model combines field science, socio-emotional learning, and outdoor challenges to promote positive character development. Funded by a combination of philanthropy and the Island’s private events business, the majority of TIOBEC educational programs are offered at no cost to families. The 204-acre nature preserve, Thompson Island, is one of 34 islands and peninsulas that comprise the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park. This one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom is a mere 25 minutes by ferry from downtown Boston, an urban oasis to thousands of young people from Boston’s Public Schools (BPS) and to guests who choose to host their special events on the grounds.

The CEO role calls for an inspiring individual who is passionate about equity and access in education and who will bring exceptional operational and financial acumen to the position, including proven skills in organizational leadership and staff management that is both collaborative and decisive. A track record of growing and diversifying revenues is required, whether through philanthropic fundraising or business development. A passion for the natural environment and youth development are also essential, expressed in professional, personal, or volunteer activities. A lived commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is a must.

The TIOBEC Board of Trustees has appointed a seven-member committee to conduct this search in partnership with Kennedy Kearney-Fischer, Berlinda Mojica, and Katie Rockman. Confidential nominations, inquiries, and applications (including resumes and one- to three-page letters of interest) should be sent electronically below. 

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