The CFRF Board of Directors is seeking a motivated and qualified individual to fill the position of CFRF Executive Director in March 2019. Applications are due January 18, 2019.

A full description of this job opening and application instructions are available HERE.

Position Summary: Full-time position to work with the CFRF staff, Board of Directors, and collaborators to carry out all tasks associated with ongoing projects, new initiatives, and general administration. The Executive Director is also responsible for pursuing new partnerships and projects, including proposal development and submission.

Timeframe and Compensation: The position will last for one year, beginning on March 4, 2019. The Executive Director will maintain 40 hours of work/week and will receive a salary of $75,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate to education and experience. There may be an opportunity to extend this position, depending on funding availability and performance.


  • Master’s Degree in fisheries science or related field required. Doctorate Degree in fisheries science or related field preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience and success developing and conducting collaborative fisheries research projects required.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of New England fisheries required.

  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication required.

  • Experience writing research proposals and technical reports required.

  • Demonstrated excellence in organization required.

  • Residence in Rhode Island preferred.

To Apply: Email a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three professional references to by January 18, 2019.

Other Job Opportunities

The Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation is always interested in hearing from people looking for career opportunities in areas related to the Foundation’s administrative work. This includes general office work, program management, bookkeeping, accounting, business management, and communications. Please feel free to send us a letter of introduction and your resume at any time. If and when positions arise that match your experience and interests, we will contact you. Letters of introduction and resumes can be sent to:

Teresa Winneg, CFRF Business Manager –