Jobs - Manomet

Manomet is a nonprofit that believes people can live and work in ways today that will enable our world to thrive and prosper tomorrow.

Our scientists and staff work from Alaska to Argentina. Our headquarters are located on a 40-acre waterfront campus in Plymouth, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod Bay, 45 miles south of Boston. We have a satellite office in Brunswick, Maine. With an annual budget of $4.3M and more than 30 scientists and staff, Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other toward a common vision of creating a more sustainable world.

Current open positions

President

Manomet, a $5.35 million nonprofit organization headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, with programs reaching from Maine to the Arctic to South America, seeks a president. Over the course of its 50-year history, Manomet has evolved from an internationally respected bird observatory and research station to a multi-faceted organization working on conservation and sustainability across a number of platforms. Grounded in high-quality science, Manomet works across sectors to address environmental challenges. Its signature work with bird research and conservation continues to expand its scope and impact while the organization also engages with for-profit partners in fisheries, forestry, agriculture, and other industries to mitigate the effects of climate change and pursue sustainable economies.

The president reports to a 20-member Board of Trustees and oversees a dispersed staff of 34. Manomet’s $23.5 million endowment provides the flexibility and incentive for the organization to take its impactful programs to scale as it addresses critical and highly complex environmental and societal challenges. As only the fourth leader in Manomet’s five decades, and the first from outside the organization, the new president will have the opportunity to lead strategic planning, assess programs and organizational structure, and set the course for Manomet’s next era of influence, impact, and growth. The president will be an important spokesperson and fundraiser for Manomet, helping to raise its visibility and expand its philanthropic and earned revenues.
The position calls for a strategic, entrepreneurial leader with proven skills in organizational leadership and decisive staff management. Experience in and enthusiasm for fundraising are essential, as are skills in communication and public representation. Knowledge of and commitment to sustainability and conservation science is important, although the president is not required to be a scientist or programmatic expert. A track record of building effective cross-sector partnerships is essential.

A board committee, comprising six trustees, assisted by the national executive search firm of Isaacson, Miller, is leading the search for Manomet’s next president.

For more information and to read the position profile: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S7-169.

Fundraising & Development Internship

Are you interested in conservation and sustainability? Would you like to learn more about nonprofit fundraising and development and help create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a Fundraising & Development Intern. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fundraising & Development Intern will work as a member of the Development department, which is responsible for all fundraising for Manomet. You will learn the ins and outs of nonprofit fundraising in areas such as individual giving; grant writing and foundation relations; donor cultivation and stewardship; and development marketing. You’ll also have the opportunity to build your own skillset as you work closely with our Development team.

The time frame for this internship is early June through mid-August, with flexible start and end dates. The successful candidate should be able to commit at least 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday.

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship, however, housing is available on-site at our Headquarters overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay.

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds science-based, cooperative solutions to environmental problems. We believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper, and as scientists, we understand society must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability and we work with people in four critical systems to effect meaningful, measurable change:

  1. Natural—Recovering shorebird populations and connecting people to nature;
  2. Forest—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change;
  3. Food—Creating a more sustainable and efficient food system;
  4. Economic—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

As Manomet approaches its 50th Anniversary on August 4, 2019, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation, and those that follow, to create a measurably more sustainable world. 

YOU’LL GAIN EXPERIENCE IN…

  • Identifying and researching prospective donors, evaluating their giving capacity, and writing briefing documents prior to donor contact.
  • Special event planning, preparation, and execution, including marketing, program development, and registration management.
  • Planning and coordinating direct mail fundraising, including concept development, layout and design, and list management and segmentation.
  • Developing a cultivation and stewardship plan for mid-level and major donors.
  • The gift processing and donor acknowledgment process.
  • Databases and technologies used by a high-performing fundraising team, including Raiser’s Edge, Wealth Engine, and Foundation Directory Online.
  • Preparing materials for foundation funders, including grant proposals and reports, and researching government grant opportunities using grants.gov.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest in nonprofit fundraising and development.
  • Commitment to conservation, sustainability, and Manomet’s mission.
  • Extremely organized and detailed oriented.
  • Effective communicator, both written and oral.
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student, or recent graduate.
  • Ability to file and to lift and move items up to 30 lbs.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org with “Development Intern” in the subject line. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Internship

Would you like to contribute your marketing and communication skills to create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented and driven Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Intern. For more information, please visit our website at www.manomet.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications, Marketing, and Social Media Intern will work with the Director of Marketing Communications and the Communications Coordinator to learn how to build content for our website and social media accounts while developing skills to assist in implementing the organization’s marketing strategy. This position will also assist with Manomet’s public relations effort and creating content for all of Manomet’s communications vehicles.

The time frame for this internship is June 3 – August 15, with flexible start and end dates. The successful candidate will be available at least 25-30 hours per week.

This is an unpaid, volunteer internship, however, housing is available on-site at our Headquarters overlooking beautiful Cape Cod Bay (125 Manomet Point Rd. Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360).

ABOUT MANOMET

Manomet’s mission is applying science and engaging people to sustain our world. At Manomet, we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists, we understand society must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability and we work with people in four critical systems to effect meaningful, measurable change.

  1. Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  2. Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change.
  3. Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
  4. Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

As Manomet approaches its sixth decade, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation, and those that follow, to create a measurably more sustainable world.

With an annual budget of $5 million, Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay, about 45 miles south of Boston. Manomet also has offices in Maine, Vermont, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Join us!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Research and write articles for the monthly newsletter, quarterly magazine and other marketing materials
  • Update and maintain content on Manomet’s website (WordPress) and social media platforms
  • Photograph Manomet events and programs
  • Manage and update Manomet’s photography database
  • Research possible reporters/writers for outreach
  • Monitor and track news coverage for items related to Manomet
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated interest in communications, social media, writing and photography
  • Demonstrated interest in conservation, business sustainability, and science education
  • Enjoy working and interacting with people
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Attention to detail, organizational skills, resourcefulness, and self-motivation are required. This position requires the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign) and basic photo manipulation
  • Experience shooting video with digital SLR cameras

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments, explaining why Manomet would be a good fit for you to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line.

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) Delaware Bay Social Research Assistant

Position Summary

Each WHSRN Delaware Bay Social Research Assistant will work with the WHSRN Community Engagement Coordinator to support the Celebrate Delaware Bay initiative in the evaluation of different techniques to educate and engage beach visitors. The mission of Celebrate Delaware Bay is to build an inclusive community – that will protect Delaware Bay, its natural resources, and the essential habitat it provides for shorebirds and horseshoe crabs through education and direct action. Working with a network of organizations, communities, and individuals throughout the Delaware Bay region, Celebrate Delaware Bay is collaborating with partners on the implementation of conservation action projects that will have a measurable impact on shorebirds and horseshoe crabs.

Delaware Bay Social Research Assistants will have the opportunity to improve their social research skills related to natural resource management as they assist with an evaluation of engagement interventions that are be conducted in New Jersey on Delaware Bay. The goal of the interventions is to educate and empower beach visitors to reduce disturbance of migrating shorebirds and to take action to support shorebirds and horseshoe crab conservation. The evaluation will be conducted on the impact of one intervention, youth signs, on beach visitors, and how these signs change each visitor’s knowledge, opinions, and behavior. The Social Research Assistants will conduct observational surveys of the interaction between beach visitors and the signs. Social Research Assistants will also conduct interviews of beach visitors after they have interacted with the signs.

As time allows, the Social Research Assistants will also be responsible for conducting various outreach activities on behalf of Celebrate Delaware Bay, including tabling events, flyer distribution, and community letter distribution.

Social Research Assistants will report to the Community Engagement Coordinator. The positions are temporary, hourly ($14/hour, not benefits-eligible), part-time from April 25, 2018 through June 15, 2018. Weekend work will be required, but work schedule is negotiable. Depending on schedules, 3-4 Social Research Assistants will be hired.

Launched in 1985, WHSRN works to conserve shorebirds and their habitats through a network of key sites across the Americas. The WHSRN Executive Office implements program strategies and supports site partners under the direction of the WHSRN Hemispheric Council. The Network aligns with the simple strategy that key habitats throughout the Americas must be protected in order to sustain healthy populations of shorebirds. Delaware Bay was the first site to join the Network in 1986. To date, WHSRN site partners are conserving more than 36.9 million acres (nearly 14.9 million hectares) of shorebird habitat at 101 sites in 15 countries.

About Manomet

At Manomet we believe people can live and work today in ways that will enable our world to thrive and prosper. As scientists we understand we must take action to sustain our world. Manomet is a leader in the path to sustainability—and we’re working with people in four critical systems to effect real change.

We focus our work on the parts of the system where we can have measurable impact and opportunity for scale:

  1. Natural System—Recovering shorebird populations and wetlands and connecting people to nature.
  2. Forest System—Preparing managed forests and coastal watersheds for climate change.
  3. Food System—Creating a more efficient food system.
Economic System—Enhancing economic viability and reducing environmental footprints.

By applying science and engaging people, Manomet provides practical ways to act—where people live and work. As Manomet approaches its sixth decade, we have achieved a great deal; yet there is still much work ahead. We are forging a pathway for our generation and those to come.

Manomet has about 40 scientists and support staff working from the north slope of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina. Manomet offers an entrepreneurial atmosphere of dedicated professionals who support each other in a common vision of creating a more sustainable world. Our headquarters are located in Plymouth, MA and we also have offices in Maine, Vermont, Delaware, Chile, and Paraguay.

You can change the world. Come join us!

Responsibilities

The Social Research Assistants will:

  1. Conduct observational surveys of the interaction between beach visitors and the youth signs.
  2. Conduct interviews of beach visitors after they have interacted with the youth signs.
  3. Compile data from observational surveys and interviews.
  4. Conduct outreach activities if time allows. Activities may include tabling events, flyer distribution, and community letter distribution.
Requirements
  1. Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  2. Bachelor’s degree or working towards a Bachelor’s degree in communication, biology, natural resource management, sociology or other relevant field.
  3. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and public speaking.
  4. Access to regular use of a personal vehicle, computer, and mobile phone. Travel within New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore is required. Mileage reimbursement will be available at the federal rate.
  5. Availability on weekends.
  6. Ability to work outside in variable weather conditions.
Other desirable qualifications
  • Experience with social research related to natural resource management.
  • An understanding of the natural history of shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, and/or the Delaware Bay.
How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the ‘Social Research Assistant’ in the subject line. Job announcement open until filled.

 

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