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If you are interested in a position posted, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@wildcoast.net.

COMPANY SUMMARY

WILDCOAST is an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.  Our conservation strategies include establishing and managing protected areas, communications campaigns, developing conservation policy and building conservation capacity among communities and management agencies.

 

Development Director

WILDCOAST is an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.  Our conservation strategies include establishing and managing protected areas, communications campaigns, developing conservation policy and building conservation capacity among communities and management agencies.

JOB SUMMARY

Develops and coordinates the organizations fundraising functions and special events to generate funds, attendance and volunteers for the organization.  Works to identify, recruit and manage high level donors. Performs a variety of skilled fundraising and event production duties directly related to development activities.  Identifies types of special events appropriate to the organization’s image and purpose used to raise funds.

REQUISITE SKILLS / EDUCATION

Education:  Minimum bachelor’s degree.

Skills:  Ability to work with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to define development priorities. Have the ability to build, develop, and manage donor relations. Must be a go-getter with the capacity to work independently and must be an enthusiastic and passionate ocean conservationist. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Must: 1) have excellent writing and personal communication skills; 2) be fluent in social media; 3) be an experienced proposal writer; 4) be experienced in donor management software such as Charity Engine; and 5) have experience in corporate fundraising.

Experience:  A minimum of five years of experience in development, marketing, and/or public relations with demonstrated success in fundraising.  Experience in event planning and effective prospect identification, cultivation, and relationship building for a non-profit organization.  

JOB DUTIES

  • Manage and improve all fundraising activities and areas.
  • Establish elite donor program, including special events and donor site visits.
  • Manage corporate fundraising efforts.
  • Write proposals for corporate and government grants as needed.
  • Increase Special Events fundraising.
  • Build on existing Individual donors and acknowledging gifts and donations.
  • Developing effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, government and foundation representatives and corporate businesses to nurture their connection to the organization.
  • Coordinates with staff and Board, to host organizational fundraising events.
  • Oversees promotion and marketing of events, coordinates with event planner as needed.
  • Conducts an appraisal after the event to determine its success, improvements needed the next time the event occurs.
  • Provide a weekly and monthly written summary of activities report.
  • Be able to organize international and domestic donor trips.
  • Travel to Mexico and Cuba expected.

This position would work out of our office across from the beach in Imperial Beach, California and would require travel to Mexico and Cuba.

 

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

To apply send email to jobs@wildcoast.net with resume and cover letter.

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch Program Coordinator

WILDCOAST is an international conservation team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.  Since 2012, WILDCOAST has worked with the Department of Fish and Wildlife and partner organizations to implement San Diego County’s network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) through outreach, education, monitoring and policy development. WILDCOAST co-chairs the San Diego County MPA Community Collaborative, a network of over 40 agencies, user groups, NGOs and elected officials working on MPA implementation activities in San Diego County. WILDCOAST has coordinated, with the support of the Collaborative and its partners, the MPA Watch Program in San Diego County since 2012.  

JOB SUMMARY

The MPA Watch Program Coordinator will standardize, coordinate and manage California’s statewide MPA Watch Program with partner organizations, agencies and county collaboratives.  MPA Watch is a statewide human-use data collection program being used evaluate how people use California’s MPA network and help guide future MPA management decisions. The coordinator, with partner organizations, will standardize trainings and methodologies; create and execute volunteer recruitment and retention plans; coordinate statewide and regional meetings, calls and trainings; manage internal databases (trainings, budget, participants and volunteers); coordinate MPA data management with Ocean Science Trust and Green Info Network; develop outreach materials; coordinate social media outreach via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, MPA Watch website and blog; and fundraise for program sustainability. Weekend work activities and frequent travel will be required.

Reports to: Conservation Director

STATUS:  Full Time

REQUISITE SKILLS / EDUCATION

Education:  Minimum BA/BS in marine biology, environmental science, natural resource management, marine science or any related field. MA/MS preferred.

Skills:  Excellent coordination, negotiation, leadership, writing, communication and management skills. Skilled in Google Earth, Microsoft Word, Excel, web/app development, Adobe Acrobat, GIS and data management. Skilled in social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wordpress, etc. Ability to work independently in a diverse set of situations, including field-work, meeting facilitation, presentations and more.

Experience:  3 – 5 years working experience in marine/coastal conservation or a related field. Experience in citizen science and transect monitoring. Experience with volunteer and stakeholder coordination. Have familiarity and/or work experience with California’s MPA network.

JOB DUTIES

  • Coordinate semi-annual meetings and monthly phone calls for program members and partners
  • Develop and carry out a statewide volunteer recruitment and retention plan
  • Standardize MPA Watch training, presentations, data sheets, field guides
  • Coordinate program outreach and communications for statewide programs, including social media campaigns via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, MPA Watch.org and MPA Watch blog
  • Design and create MPA Watch informational material
  • Conduct MPA site visit with MPA Watch program managers
  • Manage internal MPA Watch database management including budget
  • Research funding opportunities
  • Write proposals and reports for program financial sustainability
  • Increase the use of MPA Watch data by agencies, researchers and coastal managers
  • Serve as the liaison between the MPA Watch network and technical support

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

To apply send email to jobs@wildcoast.net with resume and cover

Posted January 31, 2017.