About National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
Founded in 2000 by America’s most influential ocean conservation leaders, the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation works with communities and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries to inspire the conservation of nationally significant protected areas in our ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes.
The National Marine Sanctuary System is comprised of 15 national marine sanctuaries and two marine national monuments that encompass more than 620,000 square miles of our waters.
Marine sanctuaries and monuments belong to all of us. We seek to connect people to their ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes, inspiring their stewardship and a lifelong devotion to their care and protection. The wonders that lie beneath our protected waters are hard for most people to see, coral reefs flourishing with glowing life, shipwrecks and cultural resources that tell our histories, organisms that explain life on earth; these marvels may exist out of reach of our daily lives, but they are ours, they are yours.
The Vice President, Development (VP) is a newly created role. It will serve as a critical member of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s (Foundation) senior leadership team, including the Vice Presidents of Program Operations, External Affairs, and Finance helping advise on organization-wide vision and strategy for the transformation of Foundation giving and operations. The VP reports to the organization’s President and CEO and will have four direct reports. In addition to building and leading a talented team, the VP, in partnership with leadership, will act as the primary partner for the National Marine Sanctuary system.
The VP will oversee and manage the Foundation’s fundraising strategy, development, and execution. They will develop new fundraising streams to drive revenue growth in support of multiple fundraising channels, strategic initiatives to increase public engagement with the 15 national marine sanctuaries and two national marine monuments, and support the vision of the Foundation. The VP role requires an individual who is a strong, entrepreneurial leader and can partner with the Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees to advance the mission. This is an ideal opportunity for an innovative, forward-thinking development leader to help advance the organization to its next stage by expanding the possibilities of the Foundation’s impact and growth.
Compensation & Benefits
Salary for the role is currently anticipated to range from $175,000 - $225,000, commensurate with experience. National Marine Sanctuary Foundation offers the following benefits:
- Two weeks paid annual leave, paid time off between December 25 and January 1, and 12 paid holidays.
- Two weeks of paid sick leave.Health Benefits: Medical with an FSA option, dental, and vision.
- Foundation paid life and disability insurance.
- Preparing for the Future: 403(b) with employer contribution after one year of service.
- Commuter benefits.
This role is based at Foundation headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metro area (office in Silver Spring, MD), with an option to work remotely two days a week. The Foundation offers excellent commuter benefits.