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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE OR MANAGER - OCEAN CONSERVATION

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is an award-winning ocean conservation nonprofit organization with offices in California and Texas. For 30 years, TIRN has led the grassroots fight against extinction locally, nationally and internationally. We take on the big problems of the world’s oceans and watersheds — industrial fishing, climate change, pollution, and habitat loss — with a can-do attitude and highly motivated, passionate individuals.

TIRN is seeking a full-time Development Associate or Development Manager to join our fast-paced, innovative environmental organization and be a key part of our ocean and watershed conservation efforts.

Learn more about our work at www.seaturtles.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Associate or Development Manager works with the Development Director to implement fundraising strategies towards a $4 million and growing annual revenue goal.

This is an exciting position to execute and grow effective fundraising strategies spanning social media, email, direct mail and grants. The successful candidate will work closely with the development, communications and program staff and pitch-in to support each other’s work as part of a dynamic, fast-paced organization.

In order for TIRN to continue to scale to meet our bold vision and myriad ocean and watershed campaigns and projects, it is essential that our funding and supporter streams continue to grow. Our development goals include an increase in long-term, unrestricted general operating support, major funders, maintenance and growth in private foundation grants, growth in individual donors through direct mail, email and social media, and expansion of corporate sponsorship opportunities and planned giving programs. Furthermore, we want to continue to grow our activist support base that takes action on behalf of endangered species and ecosystems.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

At the direction of management and Development Director, responsibilities include:

  • Grant writing and grant reporting
  • Foundation, prospect research and maintaining grants calendar
  • Individual donor initiatives (e.g. monthly giving, appeals, membership renewals, symbolic adoptions, online donation pages)
  • Writing engaging and compelling content to solicit gifts through email, social media, other online fundraising efforts, and direct mail
  • Assisting with fundraising and volunteer events coordination
  • Build queries and reports for direct mail using Salesforce and Engaging Networks CRMs
  • Marketing, coordinating, identifying, and cultivating new and existing participants for TIRN’s Cocos Research Expeditions
  • Work collaboratively with management, communications and program staff to implement annual fundraising plans and develop strategies to execute and achieve these goals
  • Growing TIRN’s online store sales
  • Providing logistical support for major donor fundraising efforts
  • Proofreading proposals, newsletters, reports and other materials as needed
  • Exploring and testing creative ways to grow supporter base
  • Other fundraising tasks as assigned by supervisor

HOW WE WILL HELP

TIRN has an experienced, passionate and dedicated management team complemented by a strong portfolio of campaign successes, members and donors, and hard “assets” in place.

Additionally, we have an incredible story to tell! We’ve closed sea turtle slaughterhouses in Mexico, protected nesting beaches in Nicaragua, shut down industrial fisheries, proposed paradigm shifting marine protected areas, removed dams, restored creeksides to protect endangered salmon, re-created critical floodplain habitat, and successfully sued the Federal government for violating environmental law.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of two years of proven development experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Proven track record with grantmaking and donor solicitations
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely reports
  • Comfortable with and excellent knowledge of technology and appropriate software (e.g. Salesforce, Engaging Networks, Foundation Directory Online, social media, online giving platforms, Microsoft Office Suite)
  • Highly motivated, intellectual curiosity, mission-driven, self-directed and a sense of humor with the ability to manage multiple projects and work according to specific deadlines
  • Skill at building and growing relationships with foundations, donors, businesses and non-financial supporters
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, written and marketing skills
  • A commitment to and passion for ocean and watershed protection

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to work occasional long hours, nights, and weekends as needed
  • Ability to be available via text, phone and Zoom to problem solve urgent concerns as they arise

Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) is an award-winning ocean conservation nonprofit organization with offices in California and Texas. For 30 years, TIRN has led the grassroots fight against extinction locally, nationally and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$35,000 - $50,000Salary is commensurate with experience, the position and comparable to other similar-sized nonprofit organizations.

Benefits

Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. We offer a competitive benefits package including starting with two weeks of vacation, health insurance, and 9 paid holidays and 4 floating holidays.

Location: This position can be based in our headquarters in Olema, CA or our office in Galveston, TX. TIRN is currently operating remotely under COVID-19 precautions, which is subject to update with changing guidelines.

Hours: 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday. This position may require travel and occasional work on weekends and evenings. 

Benefits: This is a full-time, non-exempt position. We offer a competitive benefits package including starting with two weeks of vacation, health insurance, and 9 paid holidays and…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Galveston, TX
Associated Location
Galveston, TX

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format to Scott Artis at sartis@seaturtles.org. Use the subject line: “Development Associate/Manager” followed by your name.

Applications are reviewed and filled on a rolling basis.

TIRN is an equal-opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities are highly encouraged to apply. Thanks for your interest and we look forward to meeting you!

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format to Scott Artis at sartis@seaturtles.org. Use the subject line: “Development Associate/Manager” followed by your…

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