Development and Operations Assistant
Job Announcement and Position Description
Location: Silver Spring, MD
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (Foundation) – a private, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening and promoting U.S. national marine and Great Lakes sanctuaries – seeks a Development and Operations Assistant to support the Director of Development and the Director of Operations. This is an excellent position for an individual with a strong administrative background who is interested in developing experience in fundraising and contracts management.
Overview of Position
The Development and Operations Assistant will have oversight and responsibility for tracking and responding to all donations coming into the Foundation and supporting the Director of Development, as well as serving as an internal point of contact for vendors. In addition, the position will compile contracting details and generate contracts for numerous vendors and independent contractors.
Approximately 60 percent of the assistant’s time will support the Director of Development with the following administrative fundraising responsibilities:
Approximately 40 percent of the position’s time will support the Director of Operations with the following office management, contracts, and grants responsibilities:
Skills and Abilities
Requirements and Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an Associate’s degree or higher and at least 2 to 3 years of experience in administrative functions, donor relations, and/or operations. Also required are excellent computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, and database maintenance, strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a collaborative work style. A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace is also important.
Compensation and Benefits: The Foundation offers a competitive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, and a retirement savings plan. The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
Position commensurate with experience: $38,000 - $42,000
To apply: Applications should include a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications due by August 5, 2017.
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation connects people to the underwater places that define the American ocean—national marine sanctuaries. The Foundation is the private, non-profit partner to the federally managed National Marine Sanctuary System. The Foundation is dedicated to protecting and supporting national marine sanctuaries through advocacy, education, public awareness, and conservation. The Foundation’s signature programs are Capitol Hill Ocean Week®, the largest annual ocean-focused conference in Washington, D.C., and the Ernest F. Hollings Ocean Awareness Trust Fund, a competitive grant program promoting public engagement on ocean-related issues. The sanctuary system consists of 14 sites, with more than 150,000 square miles of area in the ocean and Great Lakes, stretching from the Florida Keys to the Pacific Islands and from the shore of Lake Huron to the Gulf of Mexico. More information can be found on our website at www.marinesanctuary.org