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Work for FAME, work for Maine’s future.

FAME helps Maine families save for, access, and pay for higher education. FAME helps Maine businesses remain vital and thrive by providing specific financial solutions. Our team is known for being easy to work with, adaptable and committed to our customers – helping you get to yes! We are looking for people who want to work for a bright future for Maine.

FAME Chief Executive Officer

Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is seeking a dynamic and innovative CEO to provide a new strategic direction and lead its team in delivering its mission to help Maine people achieve their business and higher education goals.

FAME helps lead the creation of good paying jobs for Maine residents by working at the nexus between economic and workforce development. FAME is charged with supporting the start-up, expansion and growth plans of Maine’s business community. FAME works closely with Maine’s lending community to improve access to capital as well as to help fill gaps that exist in the State’s capital delivery system. FAME also has the responsibility for administering the State’s higher education finance programs. Through a variety of saving, loan, grant, and scholarship programs, FAME helps Maine students and families afford higher education.

The CEO is responsible for driving innovation and close partnership with key external stakeholders and partners, direction and management of FAME’s programs to provide financial assistance and outreach in support of Maine businesses and higher education affordability, management of daily operations, and implementing state policies and directives relative to FAME.  The CEO is appointed by the Governor and serves as principal liaison between the FAME Board of Directors and FAME staff. The FAME Board of Directors will conduct the search to recommend to the final candidate(s) for consideration to the Governor.


  • Ability to articulate a clear vision for how FAME can increase its social and economic impact and better deliver on its mission of public benefit.
  • Ability to provide leadership both internally to staff.
  • Represent FAME to the public to enhance FAME’s reputation, role and effectiveness.
  • Ability to think creatively, innovate and lead others to develop new programs that expand FAME’s reach and effectiveness.
  • Track-record of strong partnerships and the ability to build them with a variety of key stakeholders and collaborators.
  • Five to seven years in an executive level role in the financial and operational management of a medium or large entity (private or public sector experience relevant).
  • Expertise in one or more areas relevant to FAME’s mission (e.g. economic development, financing and education).
  • College education required, master’s degree preferred (an appropriate combination of education and work experience may be substituted).

Individuals who meet these minimum qualifications and are interested in joining a dynamic organization should forward a cover letter and resume to by email at Deadline to apply is May 15, 2021 or until a suitable candidate has been found.

FAME is an equal opportunity employer, minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) is a quasi-independent state agency that develops and administers programs related to the financing of both higher education and business in the State of Maine. FAME provides targeted financial tools, information and solutions to help grow Maine’s economy and enable Maine residents to take advantage of opportunities to further their education.