Do you care about sustainable seafood, thriving fishing communities and healthy oceans? Join Ocean Outcomes (O2), a dynamic organization working globally to develop and implement creative solutions towards more sustainable fisheries and fish farms. At O2, our international team works hand-in-hand with fisheries, aquaculture producers, seafood companies, international NGOs, government representatives, and local stakeholders to ensure:
ocean resources are abundant and sustainably harvested
fishermen are responsible stewards of the resources on which they depend
seafood supply chains are transparent and legal
fishing communities and fishery-based livelihoods flourish
fishery management and ocean policy are innovative and grounded in sound science
Building on the O2 team’s decades of experience in sustainable seafood, we have improved the sustainability of high-risk fisheries and aquaculture operations in Russia, Japan, and most recently, China and the Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific nations key to tuna. O2 has an organizational strategy grounded in the organization’s mission and vision, organized around a “22 by 22” Challenge. The goal is to improve the sustainability of 22 critical fisheries and fish farms, including their management systems (e.g. influencing Regional Fisheries Management Organizations), while catalyzing wider improvements throughout the oceans by 2022. This will be accomplished by a strategic approach that focuses on improved fisheries and livelihoods, market conditions, and championing innovation and driven by a high-performance organization. Join us and help ensure the long-term health of fishing communities and the ocean resources on which we all depend.
Ocean Outcomes is seeking an experienced and driven Development Director to refine and execute the implementation of O2’s fundraising strategy. In partnership with the CEO and the Vice President of Finance and Operations, the Development Director will provide strategic leadership, leveraging the strengths of, and ensuring close collaboration among, O2’s passionate and well-connected international team. The focus of the position will be to develop and expand funding relationships with foundations, international NGOs, and development agencies in order to achieve the ambitious fundraising targets set out in O2’s strategic plan. This will be a challenging and rewarding role for an individual who possesses the skills and network to meet O2’s aggressive goal of increasing its annual revenue targets.
O2 is a growing and ambitious organization where executive staff and program directors are all involved in fundraising. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a flat organizational structure, will be an accomplished fundraiser with experience managing a portfolio of high value projects, and have extensive experience building and maintaining successful relationships with major donors, as well as corporate and foundation leaders. It is essential that this individual be a self-motivated, confident, and passionate professional, ideally with experience in sustainable fisheries work.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Development Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Develop and implement the fundraising strategy in collaboration with O2 leadership based on a strong understanding of the programs and relevant funding opportunities.
Help achieve specific fundraising goals for O2’s core mission, including targets related to operations support and program expansion, to ensure that long-term and annual development plans and strategies are being met.
Lead and work with the CEO and other key staff to develop and submit grant proposals.
Lead on specific funder relationships and ensure close collaboration and communication among O2 staff and Board members, who are in touch with current and prospective funders, to ensure the organization effectively develops, leverages, and stewards funder relationships.
Drive development-related communications, such as annual reports, fundraising appeals, and email-based communications, in collaboration with the Communications Manager.
Oversee the development and maintenance of a donor database, including timely and accurate processing and acknowledgement of all donations.
Work with and guide staff in developing fundable project concepts based on current and potential projects.
Skills and Experience
5+ years of experience and a successful track record in fund development at a senior level; experience in raising funds for international environmental NGOs strongly preferred
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree in business, marketing, public relations, or natural resource conservation a plus
Familiarity with current and emerging trends in philanthropy and international development, specifically as relevant to sustainable fisheries work
Ability to travel extensively, both domestically and internationally, possibly up to 50%
Excellent written and spoken English language skills; proficiency in Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or Korean helpful, but not required
Team player and demonstrated ability to maintain excellent internal and external relationships
Energetic and self-directed; able to work independently and function at a high level in a virtual, cross-cultural, and international organization
Commitment to transparency, accountability, continuous learning, and direct, constructive communication
Resourceful, collaborative, proactive, adaptable, and creative problem solver
Excellent computer skills appropriate to an evolving cloud-based IT environment, including experience with Google Apps, CRM databases, and online task management platforms such as Asana
Passionate commitment to the health of fisheries and oceans
Compensation, Location, and Travel Expectations
Ocean Outcomes offers a competitive compensation package that is commensurate with experience. We are a virtual organization, so the location of this position is ‘home-based’; meaning the Development Director will support their own work space in a location of their choice. Currently we have team members in Portland OR, Austin TX, Seoul, Tokyo, London, and Qingdao, among others. We bring the whole team together twice a year in locations around the world. We bring the whole team together twice a year in locations around the world.
Please apply using this link: https://ocean-outcomes.workable.com/jobs/637736. Ensure your cover letter describes why you are interested and uniquely qualified for the position. All applications will be confidential, and applications will be accepted until position is filled.
We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.