About the School
Located on a hilltop in Limestone, Maine, the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) is a national leader in STEM education. Nestled in a picturesque setting of forests and farmland, MSSM is committed to the pursuit of academic excellence, lifelong learning, and unquenchable curiosity. This residential learning community brings together a group of Maine’s most academically motivated high school students and guides them to become innovative, well-rounded scholars with the ability to develop, investigate, and communicate critical ideas that improve the human condition and benefit the state of Maine. The school provides a rigorous curriculum that exceeds state educational standards while emphasizing connections between science, mathematics, and the humanities. MSSM extends its unique mission by fostering a statewide, year-round community of innovative learners that includes many of Maine’s students, educators, and the general public.
While MSSM students come from diverse backgrounds, one common purpose prevails: the enthusiasm, desire, and motivation for—as well as the commitment to—learning. The challenging curriculum and stimulating environment create an ongoing learning experience with students working, studying, and socializing with classmates who share similar interests and goals.
MSSM is a State of Maine magnet school and a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS), which represents many of the top-ranked programs in the U.S. and around the globe committed to transforming science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education through school wide initiatives that include authentic research or project-based learning.
About the Position
As Executive Director, you will become part of a vibrant living-learning community, helping to shape and guide MSSM’s unique culture and program for decades to come.
The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the MSSM program, including academics and student success, board relations, human resources, finances and facilities, and residential life. In addition to these duties, the Executive Director plays a critical role in the visibility of the school across the state of Maine. By actively pursuing relationships with government, business, and non-profit partners, the Executive Director serves as an ambassador for the MSSM brand and program. The Executive Director provides visible, positive, professional leadership and advocacy to the school community and champions its mission, cultivating the esteem of all MSSM stakeholders.
How to Apply
The full position statement is available here. Candidates interested in this position are asked to submit the following materials by February 27:
- EC Candidate Summary Sheet and Disclosure Form (contact Tracy Bennett for the documents)
- Letter of Interest addressed to the Search Committee
- Current resume
- Statement of Institutional Leadership Philosophy
- A list of five or more references with contact information (name, relationship to candidate, phone and email address)
Application materials are to be sent electronically via email to: