Executive Director

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



District of Columbia
United States


The Coastal States Organization (CSO) is seeking an Executive Director. CSO is a small, 501(c) 4 nonprofit, non-partisan organization founded in 1970. CSO represents the interests of the Governors of the nation’s 35 coastal and Great Lakes States and Territories on legislative, regulatory, policy and program matters related to the conservation, development and management of coastal and ocean resources. To learn more about CSO and its work, visit www.coastalstates.org.  


The Executive Director is responsible for advancing CSO’s mission by advocating for the shared state interests. This position also assures the sound fiscal management of CSO and manages a small office of professional staff and contractors. The Executive Director reports to the Executive Committee comprised of Delegates appointed by the Governors of the coastal states and territories. To learn more about the position, please to go http://www.coastalstates.org/careers/

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

How To Apply



Submit cover letter, including short statement of interest and relevant experience, salary requirements, and resume by 5:00 pm EDT, April 30, 2018.

Electronic applications strongly preferred. To ensure proper receipt, please submit materials with “Executive Director Search” in the subject line to: jobs@coastalstates.org.  

Or, mail materials to:

Executive Director Search

Coastal States Organization

444 N Capitol St. NW, Suite 638

Washington, DC 20001 

Coastal States Organization is an equal opportunity employer. Coastal States Organization provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and disability or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination.