Squirrel Island – Island Manager/Facilities Director

Island Manager/Facilities Director



Island Manager/Facilities Director
Squirrel Island Village Corporation
Squirrel Island, ME 
Squirrel Island Village Corporation is seeking an Island Manager/Facilities Director to be based on Squirrel Island, a short ferry ride from Boothbay Harbor, ME.  The Island Manager is responsible for the daily operations of Squirrel Island, one of the oldest summer communities in Maine.  The Island Manager reports to the Board of Overseers and is responsible for helping to develop and monitor a $1.5M operating budget, planning, and carrying out capital projects, caring for the island’s natural resources and representing the Island to a wide array of government and community officials.  In this very hands-on position, the Island Manager must troubleshoot for a wide range of issues including systems and infrastructure, community relations, and emergencies.
The Island Manager will reside on the island during peak season and be available 24/7 for daily operations and emergency management and will be required to work on the island throughout the off-season.

Requirements of the Island Manager:

    • 5+ years of increasingly responsible hospitality, town/municipal management, public administration, non-profit, or seasonal recreation experience and training.
    • Proven administrative, financial, and project management skills.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace and other Google apps, fiscal management software and remote meeting platforms.
    • Ability to manage projects, people and complaints with a concierge mindset and thick skin.
    • Weekend, evening, holiday, and on-call work required with ability to live on island (housing provided) during peak season. Ability to balance peak season full-time and a lighter off-season schedule.
    • Strong interpersonal, leadership, supervisory and critical thinking skills.
    • Ability to assess, identify, prioritize, and solve problems.
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Self-motivation and strong ability to learn new skills.
    • Passion for stewardship of natural resources and the environment a plus.
    • Sense of humor.
    • Skills/certifications in any of the following areas extremely helpful: boating, first aid, plumbing, electrical, construction, project management, strategic planning.
    • Public Notary preferred or willingness to become Justice of the Peace.
    • A bachelor’s degree preferred.

Benefits of the Job:

    • Annual pay in the range of $120,000 to $140,000 commensurate with experience
    • Paid time off (3 weeks plus off-season holidays)
    • Retirement plan with employer contribution
    • Medical, Dental, and Life insurance
    • Peak season housing provided with potential for winter housing.
    • An amazing opportunity to live on and manage 130 acres of exquisite beauty off the coast of Maine.

Responsibilities of the Island Manager:

    • Work with the Treasurer to help develop and monitor the annual budget and capital plan, approving expenditures and allocating appropriately.
    • Support the annual audit and tax anticipation borrowing and providing regular reports.
    • Execute/oversee island maintenance and improvement plans.
    • Engage in procurement, bidding and contract development as needed to keep capital and other projects moving forward.
    • Stay abreast of legal, regulatory, environmental and insurance matters.
    • Recruit, hire, train and supervise staff.
    • Performance reviews, assessment, and compensation planning.
    • Record keeping and compliance.
    • Facilitate responses with off-island service providers to handle medical, utility, fire, and other emergencies.
    • Help educate Islanders about fire safety and emergency procedures.
    • Troubleshoot infrastructure emergencies.
    • Work with the BOO (Board of Overseers) and the Treasurer to prepare for and set up meetings, including preparing the Warrant for the Annual Meeting.
    • Liaise as appropriate with the standing committees of the SIVC as established by the BOO, including Finance and Natural Resources & Sustainability Committees, etc.; and also with other community organizations, including the Squirrel Island Association and the Squirrel Island Preservation Foundation.
    • Effectively manage the busy months of July and August by working collaboratively with seasonal helpers and volunteers.
    • Represent the Island and maintain relationships with utilities and service providers including Central Maine Power, Boothbay Harbor Water District, Boothbay Harbor Sewer District, Boothbay Harbor Refuse District, RedZone Internet service, among others.
    • Maintain and enhance the positive image of Squirrel Island and promote a culture of collaboration and transparency between Squirrel Island, residents, and the mainland.
    • Ensure that the BOO is informed of pertinent information in a timely manner and help communicate rules, regulations, notifications, emergency alerts to Island residents through appropriate communication channels.
Squirrel Island Village is located one mile off the coast of Boothbay Harbor, ME and has a vibrant seasonal community of up to 500 people a day residing in 106 privately owned seasonal cottages.  A love of the island permeates multiple generations, resulting in an engaged and spirited community that treasures connections among residents and the natural beauty of the island including its scenic views, 2 beaches and 5 miles of pathways.
Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.
To apply for this job, please visit https://on.sqisl.me/im-recruit