Are you looking to make a difference in the world and have a passion for protecting and restoring the abundance of our oceans? Oceana’s Development Department is looking for a Senior Director, Global Events. The Senior Director, Global Events is a senior member of Oceana’s fundraising team. The Senior Director manages a portfolio of event donors and prospects and is responsible for the fundraising efforts for the events team, including Oceana’s annual SeaChange Summer Party, Los Angeles Event, the New York Gala and all other events domestically and internationally. The Senior Director also oversees receptions in conjunction with Oceana’s Board of Directors meetings and several high-touch cultivation events throughout the year. The incumbent manages the Director of West Coast Events, Manager Donor Relations & Events, and Events Development Associate who assist on all development initiatives and events.
Come join a dedicated team of professionals who are working to protect marine wildlife while also enhancing the capacity of the oceans to feed a growing world population. At Oceana, “everyone is a fundraiser,” so the Senior Director will have extensive interaction with other areas of the organization, including Executive leadership, Science & Strategy, Finance and Accounting, Marketing and Communications, and country leaders throughout the world. The incumbent will work closely with the Vice President of Global Development, Senior Director for Marketing and Communications, Chief Executive Officer, and President to identify and steward event leadership, donors, and corporate sponsors. This position reports to the Vice President of Global Development and is based in the Washington, DC office.
Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy change in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union
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“Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.”
We are interested in all qualified candidates but can only consider those candidates who have valid authorization to work in the United States.