Director of Events, East Coast - Oceana USA
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Director of Events, East Coast

Are you looking to make a difference in the world and have a passion for protecting and restoring the abundance of our oceans?  Oceana’s Development Department is looking for a Director of Development to manage a portfolio of major gifts donors and to advance our LegaSea gift planning program. The individual will partner with members of the Major Gifts team and Executive leadership to ensure appropriate cultivation, stewardship and solicitation that results in sustained and growing financial support for Oceana’s mission. The incumbent will acquire an in-depth knowledge of Oceana’s campaigns and donor and prospect universe to upgrade donors to higher giving levels, build and manage the pipeline and workflow of his/her portfolio and work cooperatively with the Vice President of Global Development, Director of Operations, major gifts staff and others across the institution to achieve the major gifts fundraising goal.

The Director of Development also develops and executes the strategy for a comprehensive planned giving program, including building and stewarding a portfolio of planned gift prospects and donors. S/he manages the administration of estate gift expectancies to Oceana and inquiries from prospective planned giving donors.

Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. At Oceana, “everyone is a fundraiser,” so the Director will have extensive interaction with other areas of the organization, including Executive leadership, Science & Strategy, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Communications, and country leaders throughout the world.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy change in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines,  United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union

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“Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.”

“We are interested in all qualified candidates, but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.”

Note: Oceana requires all those hired to provide proof of full vaccination against Covid. Accommodation for new hires who have disabilities that make the vaccine medically inadvisable or those who have a sincere religious belief that the vaccine is impermissible may contact humanresources@oceana.org. Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.