Director of Events, East Coast - Oceana

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 Events, East Coast. The Director of Events, East Coast is a senior member of Oceana’s fundraising team. The Director manages a portfolio of west coast event donors and prospects and is responsible for the planning and fundraising efforts for the annual SeaChange Summer Party and assist with the Los Angeles Event.

The Director also oversees donor cultivation events in conjunction with Oceana’s Board of Directors meetings and several high-touch cultivation events throughout the year. The incumbent manages the Manager Donor Relations & Events who assists on all development initiatives and events.  This position reports to the Senior Director of Global Events.

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. The incumbent will work closely with the Vice President of Global Development, Senior Director for Marketing and Communications, Chief Executive Officer, and President to identify and steward event leadership, donors, and corporate sponsors.

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 Accommodation will be provided only as required by applicable law.