Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity, and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.
We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.
Oceana uses science, law, economics, grassroots organizing, and communications to win victories using five proven strategies:
Oceana has won more than 200 significant policy victories and protected over 4.5 million square miles of ocean.
Oceana seeks an energetic and creative Development Associate to join the Major Gifts team in our Washington, DC office.
The Development Associate is a key member of the team and plays a critical role in the success of the team’s efforts to maximize philanthropic investments in Oceana and help the organization and its supporters realize Oceana’s vision of healthy and abundant oceans. The Associate is instrumental in supporting the Department’s frontline fundraisers by coordinating and supporting the moves management of the fundraisers’ respective portfolios to ensure proactive, thoughtful and strategic major gift donor stewardship, cultivation and solicitation that results in sustained and growing financial support for Oceana’s mission.
The Associate has a high aptitude for both strategic and detail-oriented work, facilitates intra-and inter-departmental communication and deliverables, has the tenacity to juggle a number of projects simultaneously, is a critical thinker, and exercises good judgement throughout.
Principal Duties and Essential Functions
The Development Associate will perform essential duties and functions to secure new gifts and renew and grow existing gifts. The associate will:
Skills and Knowledge
The Development Associate should possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Education and Work Experience
To apply, candidates should submit a resumé and cover letter.
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.Apply Now