Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Vice President of Gift Planning
Job summary:Working with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Gift Planning will lead and grow our gift planning and endowment programs through donor stewardship, solicitations and implementation of strategic marketing and communications strategies.  Core ResponsibilitiesOversee all aspects of the gift planning and endowment programsStrategize top leads among donors and prospects and provide stewardship including meetings, calls, tours, personal contact and solicitationsSupervise Gift Planning Officer and Senior Development Assistant for Gift PlanningDevelop annual marketing plan, program goals, progress reports, and budgetEnsure that program expenses are within acceptable guidelines and marketing strategies are implementedOversee all communications, including stories for Shorelines Member Magazine, annual review and website Legacy Giving pages, program reports for donors, appeal letters, acknowledgements and renewals for annual support and contributions for Ocean Legacy Circle and endowment donorsPrepare and present gift proposals, illustrations and gift agreements.Working with Chief Development Officer, share progress on gift planning program and donors with Executive Director, trustees and Board Development Committee; provide information and recommendations on gift arrangements to the Board Finance Committee as neededWorking with Finance department, oversee preparation of annual reports for endowment donors and endowment copy for annual review and other materialsCultivate and grow a network of estate planning professionalsWorking with Finance department (and legal advisor) ensures we maintain proper records and accounting for estate gifts and licensing requirements; administration of planned gifts, tax forms, probate proceedingsMaintain gift acceptance policies and procedures related to recording, reporting and administering planned gifts consistent with best practices and regulatory requirementsProvide mentorship and training for development and membership teams on gift planning and endowment donor stewardship and solicitation strategiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum 4-year degree; Master's degree preferredHas technical expertise with respect to structure, application, operation and tax ramifications of planned gifts and charitable estate planningMinimum 5 years' experience in gift planning and donor services in a non-profit organizationExcellent customer service, organization and written/oral communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office applications; experience with CRM systems (preferably Raiser's Edge), including Internet-based solutions.Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesReference # 25010Posted on 19 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (exempt)Job level(s) ExecutiveMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Vice President of Gift Planning
Job summary:Working with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Gift Planning will lead and grow our gift planning and endowment programs through donor stewardship, solicitations and implementation of strategic marketing and communications strategies.  Core ResponsibilitiesOversee all aspects of the gift planning and endowment programsStrategize top leads among donors and prospects and provide stewardship including meetings, calls, tours, personal contact and solicitationsSupervise Gift Planning Officer and Senior Development Assistant for Gift PlanningDevelop annual marketing plan, program goals, progress reports, and budgetEnsure that program expenses are within acceptable guidelines and marketing strategies are implementedOversee all communications, including stories for Shorelines Member Magazine, annual review and website Legacy Giving pages, program reports for donors, appeal letters, acknowledgements and renewals for annual support and contributions for Ocean Legacy Circle and endowment donorsPrepare and present gift proposals, illustrations and gift agreements.Working with Chief Development Officer, share progress on gift planning program and donors with Executive Director, trustees and Board Development Committee; provide information and recommendations on gift arrangements to the Board Finance Committee as neededWorking with Finance department, oversee preparation of annual reports for endowment donors and endowment copy for annual review and other materialsCultivate and grow a network of estate planning professionalsWorking with Finance department (and legal advisor) ensures we maintain proper records and accounting for estate gifts and licensing requirements; administration of planned gifts, tax forms, probate proceedingsMaintain gift acceptance policies and procedures related to recording, reporting and administering planned gifts consistent with best practices and regulatory requirementsProvide mentorship and training for development and membership teams on gift planning and endowment donor stewardship and solicitation strategiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum 4-year degree; Master's degree preferredHas technical expertise with respect to structure, application, operation and tax ramifications of planned gifts and charitable estate planningMinimum 5 years' experience in gift planning and donor services in a non-profit organizationExcellent customer service, organization and written/oral communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office applications; experience with CRM systems (preferably Raiser's Edge), including Internet-based solutions.Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesReference # 25010Posted on 19 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (exempt)Job level(s) ExecutiveMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
White Shark Collection Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The White Shark Collection Technician is responsible for driving and maintaining the research vessel, a 17ft center console skiff. The Technician will have in-depth knowledge of research methods, navigation and boat handling procedures and will be responsible for safely conducting field work tagging and photographing white sharks for identification and tracking studies. Responsible for orienting fellow research passengers on safety features, emergency procedures, and research methods. The candidate will also maintain the boat, engine, safety and electronic and research equipment on the boat. Extended time working in the field near Tomales Bay is also required. Core Responsibilities Operating a 17ft open bow skiff (2014 Cape Horn) in coastal waters outside of Tomales BayMaintain boat, engine, and navigational gearCollect, curate and analyze data from electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and photo and video imagesCoordinate and organize field research logisticsExercise good judgment in safe operations with regards to weather and other navigational hazards Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education In-depth knowledge of Tomales Bay and nearby open ocean watersSmall boat certificationMinimum of 200 documented hours of small boat coastal boating including 100 hours as operator/captainAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust have the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAdditional certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Rescue are favorableReference # 24971Posted on 13 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
White Shark Collection Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The White Shark Collection Technician is responsible for driving and maintaining the research vessel, a 17ft center console skiff. The Technician will have in-depth knowledge of research methods, navigation and boat handling procedures and will be responsible for safely conducting field work tagging and photographing white sharks for identification and tracking studies. Responsible for orienting fellow research passengers on safety features, emergency procedures, and research methods. The candidate will also maintain the boat, engine, safety and electronic and research equipment on the boat. Extended time working in the field near Tomales Bay is also required. Core Responsibilities Operating a 17ft open bow skiff (2014 Cape Horn) in coastal waters outside of Tomales BayMaintain boat, engine, and navigational gearCollect, curate and analyze data from electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and photo and video imagesCoordinate and organize field research logisticsExercise good judgment in safe operations with regards to weather and other navigational hazards Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education In-depth knowledge of Tomales Bay and nearby open ocean watersSmall boat certificationMinimum of 200 documented hours of small boat coastal boating including 100 hours as operator/captainAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust have the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAdditional certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Rescue are favorableReference # 24971Posted on 13 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Development Associate (Term Assignment end date 12/31/19)
Job summary The Development Associate provides support for our donor program (up to $2,499), with primary responsibility for timely processing of complex gift and membership data entry, and acknowledgments. Other tasks include preparing renewal mailings, implementing donor communications, and updating various reports. Provides excellent customer service to donors across multiple channels: on the phone, in writing, and in person at donor events.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms accurate and timely data entry for gifts up to $2,499, including annual gifts, general donations, commemorative gifts, matching gifts, and specialized membership data entry. Includes producing acknowledgements in a timely manner with accuracyCreate monthly donor renewal schedule, pulls lists and sends out renewals each month by set deadlines; prepare call lists and import appeal codes and follow up actions into databaseServes as primary administrative contact for donors, including responding to emails, letters and phone calls in a timely manner; contacts donors as needed to confirm gift details and associated membership benefits; makes cultivation callsPulls lists from the database, segment and create mailing, email and suppression lists; prepares and tracks in-house mailings as neededTracks and maintains development inventory, including print archives; reorders suppliesUpdates monthly reports including renewal fulfillment report and donor statistics reportPerforms weekly audits by running queries in the database to ensure accuracy of data entryProvides administrative support for Director of Annual GivingProvides administrative support for Institutional Giving program, including data entry, acknowledgment, record keeping, reports, inventory tracking, and other tasks as assignedProvides back-up support for Senior Development Associates in Annual Fund and Gift Planning as needed with data entry and fulfillmentProvides administrative support for and attends member and donor events as needed (requires some nights and weekends) Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum four year degree or equivalent experienceMust be comfortable in fast-paced, high-volume environmentExcellent organization skills and attention to detailExcellent customer service and written/oral communications skillsExcellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and ExcelAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum of two years of membership or development/fund raising experience in a non-profit organization preferredMinimum of two years of experience working with database programs, Tessitura or Raiser's Edge preferred Ancillary ResponsibilitiesOpportunity to audit and improve processes and procedures for efficiency and accuracyReference # 24910Posted on 04 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Term, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Development Associate (Term Assignment end date 12/31/19)
Job summary The Development Associate provides support for our donor program (up to $2,499), with primary responsibility for timely processing of complex gift and membership data entry, and acknowledgments. Other tasks include preparing renewal mailings, implementing donor communications, and updating various reports. Provides excellent customer service to donors across multiple channels: on the phone, in writing, and in person at donor events.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms accurate and timely data entry for gifts up to $2,499, including annual gifts, general donations, commemorative gifts, matching gifts, and specialized membership data entry. Includes producing acknowledgements in a timely manner with accuracyCreate monthly donor renewal schedule, pulls lists and sends out renewals each month by set deadlines; prepare call lists and import appeal codes and follow up actions into databaseServes as primary administrative contact for donors, including responding to emails, letters and phone calls in a timely manner; contacts donors as needed to confirm gift details and associated membership benefits; makes cultivation callsPulls lists from the database, segment and create mailing, email and suppression lists; prepares and tracks in-house mailings as neededTracks and maintains development inventory, including print archives; reorders suppliesUpdates monthly reports including renewal fulfillment report and donor statistics reportPerforms weekly audits by running queries in the database to ensure accuracy of data entryProvides administrative support for Director of Annual GivingProvides administrative support for Institutional Giving program, including data entry, acknowledgment, record keeping, reports, inventory tracking, and other tasks as assignedProvides back-up support for Senior Development Associates in Annual Fund and Gift Planning as needed with data entry and fulfillmentProvides administrative support for and attends member and donor events as needed (requires some nights and weekends) Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum four year degree or equivalent experienceMust be comfortable in fast-paced, high-volume environmentExcellent organization skills and attention to detailExcellent customer service and written/oral communications skillsExcellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and ExcelAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core Values Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum of two years of membership or development/fund raising experience in a non-profit organization preferredMinimum of two years of experience working with database programs, Tessitura or Raiser's Edge preferred Ancillary ResponsibilitiesOpportunity to audit and improve processes and procedures for efficiency and accuracyReference # 24910Posted on 04 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Term, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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