Vice President of Development
The Ocean Institute seeks a Vice President of Development with a demonstrated track record of accomplishment in effectively managing a nonprofit Development Office responsible for generating charitable revenue that is essential to the successful operation of a multimillion dollar annual budget. Equally important, the candidate will have the proven experience of fostering an organization-wide culture that prioritizes, nurtures and values philanthropy and donor relationships. The VP of Development will demonstrate his/her experience in applying best practices and innovative approaches to the administration of Development Office revenue-generating programs, including foundation grantwriting, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, membership and appeal fundraising events, and planned giving. This includes the skillful management of staff, budgeting and reporting, the utilization of technology, and marketing and communications in relation to fundraising and stewardship. The position will work closely with the CEO, the Board of Directors (BOD), and the Board of Directors Development Committee, while working collaboratively with department leaders and program directors to develop, execute and measure fundraising initiatives that support specific education programs, research initiatives, general operations, special projects and a future capital campaign.