Director of Institutional Giving - Oceana USA

Director of Institutional Giving

Do you want to make a difference protecting and restoring the abundance of the oceans? 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. Ocean conservation is not only critical to reducing the impacts of climate change but also to save the livelihoods of fishers, their families, and their communities.

Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on getting national policy to restore 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, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the 27 countries in the European Union.

The Director of Institutional Giving will cultivate, secure and steward relationships with foundations, including private, family, corporate and operating institutions.  This role will support a portfolio of institutional and foundation giving supporting Oceana priorities, and will be responsible for managing all aspects of the fund development process with these funders and supporters. Funding from these organizations supports approximately 70% of Oceana’s annual revenue.

You will be joining a critical team involved in all aspects of Oceana’s strategy development and operations. This position will be responsible for working with country leaders and across departments to steward current donors and to identify, cultivate and secure new foundation funding partners.  At Oceana, “everyone is a fundraiser,” and the Director will have extensive interaction with other areas of the organization, including our in-country campaign teams, Science & Strategy and Marketing and Communications.

The ideal candidate will have a passionate commitment to Oceana’s core values and mission and an interest in working with staff members from around the world.

This person will succeed as an enthusiastic team player with strong communications skills, a sense of humor and the ability to work with cross-functional, virtual, and diverse teams to develop plans and drive results.

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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.

Note: Oceana requires all employees to provide proof of 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.

Beginning June 1, 2022, Oceana’s US offices will be open on a hybrid schedule. This schedule is mandatory and staff are required to work from their assigned office on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. With agreement between the employee and their supervisor, the employee may work from home Monday and Friday.