Who We Are
SeaSmart is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop student advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA via programs, classes and camps. We believe this is best accomplished through unique, experiential learning in locations where participants have a direct impact on endangered marine inhabitants and ecosystems, developing an “explorer mindset.” SeaSmart strives to bring these empowering opportunities for learning to students of all socioeconomic levels.
We believe educating students early in their learning career is imperative for developing individuals who understand the importance of the ocean, can communicate the challenges the ocean and its inhabitants face and will consider these issues in their futures. We need chefs who consider their menus with sustainability in mind, artists who use their gifts as advocates, developers who consider the impacts of their projects, politicians who ensure protections are included in policies, and some marine biologists and ocean conservationists too. Everyone can understand why protecting the ocean is critical, and serve in their own way as an ocean advocate. SeaSmart works very hard to bring these important topics to students of all socioeconomic, racial and geographic groups - it’s important to reach students who are not naturally exposed to the ocean in their lives. Additionally, we believe experiential learning where students learn research and conservation skills first-hand are impactful.
What We Need
Grants are often awarded to organizations doing work around a specific species, region or conducting post graduate research. While we believe a variety of programming expands the number and types of students we attract to our programs, there are few formal grants available for conservation education and work that varies based on experiences. In addition, our programs are geared primarily to middle and high school students.
We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to assist us in our fundraising. There are applicable grants to unearth, as well as the many companies, individuals and organizations who want to contribute to programs and missions such as ours. SeaSmart is seeking a college or graduate student who is a strong writer, can communicate effectively, is able to coordinate and organize around managing to grant cycles and deadlines, and can track progress and next steps. This position will provide the proactive, self-motivated volunteer with exposure and experience in nonprofits, funds development and conservation. The individual will have access to SeaSmart’s Executive Director, Director of Education, Treasurer and Social Media Manager as resources. In addition, volunteers are invited to participate in workshops, programs, board meetings and any other meetings/events that take place during their tenure.
This summer, our fundraiser’s duties will be performed remotely. The unpaid role will require 15 hours per week, and will run from June 15 through August 20, 2021, or longer as interest/availability applies. A stipend may be awarded based on success in securing grants/funding. Service hours may be earned, depending on the school’s requirements. For more information about our organization and team, visit seasmartocean.org.
How To Apply
Email your resume, along with a cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, and strengths to lisa.mcintyre@ seasmartocean.org.
Who We Are
SeaSmart is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop student advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA via programs, classes and camps. We believe this is best…
Submit your resume, along with a cover letter describing your interest, relevant experience, and strengths.