Ocean Institute

Dana Point, CA


m/Oppenheim is assisting the Ocean Institute in the search for a President & Chief Executive Officer. Reporting to the Board, the President is accountable for managing all aspects of the Institute’s education and public programming, exhibitions and for developing, continually updating and implementing the Ocean Institute’s strategic plan. We are reaching out to members of the community for suggestions and nominations, and would appreciate your advice. For more information please review the complete Position Description.
Located on the ocean front at Dana Point Harbor in southern California, the Ocean Institute is one of the most renowned hands-on coastal marine science and maritime history education institutes in the US. Founded in 1977 to provide experiential education to K-12 students and their teachers, over the last 38 years the Institute has continually evolved to expand its programs, facilities and constituents, and has acquired (and owns debt-free) a range of facilities to house a strong suite of innovative marine and social science programs. The Ocean Institute’s mission is: Using the ocean as our classroom, we inspire children to learn.
The President will lead and financially strengthen the Ocean Institute as it continues its evolution as a unique institution that engages children, families, teachers, and the general public in hands-on marine science, environmental education and maritime history programs. The President is expected to work closely with the staff to ensure that the Institute continues to build its reputation as a distinctive, exciting, thought-provoking place for children, teachers, families and the public to learn about coastal marine life, California’s ecosystems, and maritime traditions and history.

For additional information, please contact Mark Oppenheim or Dave Santore at info [at] moppenheim [dot] com.

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