Another Source’s client, the Seattle Aquarium, is recruiting a philanthropy and campaign coordinator to join their team.
Here's a little about the Seattle Aquarium and the position they are seeking to fill:
The Seattle Aquarium is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions and the region’s green gathering place for discussion and dissemination of information about the ocean and marine conservation. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), it’s the eighth-largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since its opening in 1977, the Aquarium has hosted more than 25 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to nearly two million school children.
The Seattle Aquarium is owned by the City of Seattle and was operated by the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation until 2010, when the nonprofit Seattle Aquarium Society assumed its management—a model used by most leading zoos and aquariums. The facility expanded by 18,000 square feet in 2007 with new exhibits including the impressive, 120,000-gallon Window on Washington Waters, a new gift shop and café, as well as meeting and event facilities that have grown more successful with each passing year—providing a major source of revenue and exposure for the organization’s mission.
The Seattle Aquarium has a realistic plan for phased growth based on record-setting attendance, membership and fundraising growth, an energized board of directors and increasingly professional management. The organization has developed a master plan to substantially increase in physical size and impact by opening a new exhibit building, the Ocean Pavilion. As Seattle continues to redefine its relationship with the waterfront by replacing the viaduct with an underground tunnel, the Seattle Aquarium will become the focal point of a new 20-acre park along the waterfront.
The philanthropy and campaign coordinator is the administrative support position for the director of philanthropy, all campaign activities and the department as a whole. This administrative role helps to advance the Seattle Aquarium’s mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment by providing timely, proactive, consistent support through a range of basic to complex administrative duties in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and a proven track record in a high-paced, detail-oriented support role handling confidential material are essential.
Support to director of philanthropy (approximately 70%)
Team support (approximately 30%)
Full-time staff are eligible for the Seattle Aquarium’s comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental (subsidized dependent coverage also available), HRA, FSA, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, access to a subsidized ORCA pass and generous paid time off.
How to apply:
The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. Please include résumé. Application review will begin immediately. All candidates are encouraged to apply.
Posting expires: 12-28-2017
Note: Must pass a background check upon job offer.
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