Role: Development Officer
Start Date: August 14, 2023
Position: Full-time (37.5 hours/week)
Location: In-person in Vancouver with potential for hybrid after probation
Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation + 5 sick days
Benefits: Monthly health and wellness stipend
Salary: $65,000 to $72,000
About Sea Smart
Sea Smart is a Vancouver-based charity that delivers innovative, engaging education programs based on science and current ocean issues to empower people to be environmental champions across Canada and beyond. Created by a marine biologist, Sea Smart’s innovative programs teach about ocean issues with an action-oriented and solutions-based approach that is much needed in this day and age when environmental problems are overwhelming and it is easy to lose hope. We are a small and mighty team of marine biologists and environmental educators who have empowered over 700,000 people in over 20 countries to become ocean heroes. Join us to power waves of change around the world!
About the Role
Sea Smart is looking for a creative and goal-oriented Development Officer to develop, execute and manage our fundraising strategy with support from our Board and Fundraising Committee. You will be responsible for bringing new individual donors and corporate partners through prospect research and cultivation strategies, manage a portfolio of existing donors with a mandate to deepen engagement and grow donor revenue as well as manage our grant database and lead grant applications. The successful candidate will be a strategic, passionate communicator responsible for meeting annual fundraising targets and will also lead Sea Smart’s fundraising events and campaigns.
With support from our Board and Fundraising Committee, you will develop and implement a five-year fundraising strategic plan that includes quarterly and annual SMART goals that focus on the below areas:
Grant and Proposal Writing, Management & Reporting (45%)
Donor Solicitation & Management (40%)
Note: Donors include corporate sponsors, individual donors and funders
Fundraising Campaigns and Events (15%)
Term of Appointment
Sea Smart’s core working hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm PST. The standard hours for this role will be 37.5 hours per week. The working hours for individual staff can be flexible pending discussion and approval from the Executive Director. There will be some occasions where you will need to work during evenings and weekends. The work hours in such weeks will be adjusted so you do not exceed 37.5 hours per week.
How to Apply
Please send your cover letter and resume to . Include in the subject line [YOUR NAME] - Development Officer Application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact the shortlisted candidates.
This position will be posted until it is filled; we will review applications as they are received.
This posting closes on June 16, 2023
Sea Smart hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equality and diversity within its community and to a welcoming and inclusive workplace. People with disabilities, women, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized groups and members of other marginalized communities are highly encouraged to apply.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a 30 minute phone screening interview to assess your skills fit. A selection of candidates will be invited for an in-person 60 minute interview with the Executive Director and a board member to further assess your experience fit. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a second in-person 60 minute interview with the Managing Director and the Executive Director to further assess your culture fit. Candidates who are shortlisted after the interviews will be requested to provide three work-related references. Accommodations are available, upon request, during any stage of the recruitment process.
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