Assateague Coastal Trust (ACT), a 501(c)3, is currently seeking a person to become the Executive Director of ACT, who identifies him, her, their self as a passionate advocate for the Mission and Vision of Assateague Coastal Trust.  We are seeking an experienced, energetic, and visionary leader who is passionate about clean water advocacy, and eager to build on the successes of one of the oldest and most effective environmental organizations on Delmarva (the coastal communities of DE, MD and eastern VA) with offices located in Worcester County, MD.  

We envision a future where our coastal waters and natural areas are clean, valued and protected by the people who live, work and play in the coastal watershed. Working arm in arm with diverse community partners, we protect and defend the health of Delmarva’s coastal waters through advocacy, education, science and the enforcement of just and equitable clean water laws

We work in collaboration with community partners as a way to engage communities in protecting these rights, thereby reducing environmental harms for all who live or visit the watershed. 

The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for general oversight of our programs, fundraising and development, fiscal operations, human resources, administrative functions, and organizational planning. The ED facilitates turning the organization’s vision, strategies, and values into specific actions to support our mission while helping us continue to build a strong, resilient organization.  

The ED oversees our development efforts to ensure the financial stability of our organization.  The ED works with the Board and staff to establish strategic goals, working with the staff to develop annual operating plans that will move the organization toward those goals. The ED works in service to our mission and reports to the Board through the Board President. All staff report to the ED. ACT’s team of employees is the heart of our mission. We aim to create and sustain a workforce that reflects the communities we strive to protect in our fight for clean water and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply to join our team! 

Learn more about this opportunity HERE.