Manomet is a nonprofit committed to science-based decisions for humans and nature.

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 approximately $5M 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.

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Development Associate

POSITION SUMMARY: Manomet, Inc. seeks a Development Associate to be part of a small, but dedicated, fundraising team. Working closely with and reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will support cultivation and stewardship efforts for general donors, help craft compelling communications to highlight Manomet’s work and donor impact, and serve as the Department lead for event planning and management. This role will also assist with foundation research and grant proposal development, and as needed, support day-to-day development operations. The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter with strong writing skills and event planning experience, who works well as part of a team, and has a can-do attitude and willingness to pitch in wherever needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Prospecting, Cultivation, and Stewardship
With the Director of Development, work to cultivate and steward existing donors and identify new donors and fundraising opportunities for the organization. Craft gift acknowledgment letters and fundraising appeals. Research prospective institutional and individual donors and help identify potential connectors within our existing networks to advance relationships. Oversee donor acknowledgment and stewardship for general donors and support stewardship efforts for major gift and planned giving donors. Create compelling content for donors and prospects to highlight the work of Manomet, including magazine and e-newsletter articles, copy for the website and Annual Report, and special stewardship campaign materials.

Event Management
Design, plan, and coordinate events to cultivate and steward donors and prospects. Develop and manage the budget. Create invite lists and track RSVPs. Coordinate with the Communications Department on print and email promotion and other collateral as needed. Manage on-site event logistics. Ensure an appropriate event follow-up.

Grants and Foundations
With the Director of Development, research new institutional funding opportunities and assist with drafting proposals and compiling supporting documents. Support the Senior Manager of Development Operations in tracking the status of grant applications across all program areas.

Development Operations
As needed, assist the Director of Development and Senior Manager of Development Operations with recording donor research, actions, and touchpoints into Raiser’s Edge; printing, assembling, and mailing donor acknowledgment letters and special in-house direct mail campaigns; compiling materials and information for external reports; and frontline donor support.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent practical experience) and at least two years of development/fundraising experience.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Highly organized with strong attention to detail and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated high proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Google applications (Docs, Sheets, and Forms).
  • Experience developing, planning, and coordinating events a plus.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge/Raiser’s Edge NXT (or another CRM), Classy, or iWave a plus.
  • Possess a strict sense of confidentiality, discretion, and respect for information privacy.
  • Commitment to Manomet’s mission to use science and collaboration to improve the health of flyways, coastal ecosystems, and working lands and seas.

SALARY: The salary range for this position is $42,500 to $54,000 annually plus a competitive benefits package.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to complete the essential functions of the job successfully): Ability to lift 20 lbs. Some travel may be required. Some weekend and evening events may be required.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@manomet.org.

Manomet is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Program Assistant, U360 Business Sustainability Internship Program

DEPARTMENT / INITIATIVE: Environmental Education & Outreach, U360

GRADE/STATUS: Full-time, Exempt

REPORTS TO: Lora Babb, Director, U360

POSITION SUMMARY: The role of the U360 Program Assistant is to provide administrative and program support for the Director of U360 and the college students participating in the U360 Business Sustainability Internship at Manomet. U360 is an experiential education and professional development program focused on business sustainability and designed to train the next generation of change-makers to tackle today’s environmental, social, and economic challenges. The two-semester curriculum incorporates applied science, business, and sustainability workshops, career skills training, sustainability assessments of small businesses, and a Capstone project. Under the direction of the U360 Director, the U360 Program Assistant will help process business data, coach and support the U360 students, work with university partners, recruit new students, promote the program publicly, and handle routine administrative tasks in an effective and efficient manner. This full-time position can either be remote or based out of one of Manomet’s offices (Plymouth, MA or Brunswick, ME), depending on the person’s geographic location and preference, and it operates within Eastern Standard Time. The position requires one weekly evening commitment and, due to the nature of working with college students, may also require additional evening work and occasional weekend work.

MISSION CONNECTION: The U360 Program Assistant position advances Manomet’s mission and strategic goals as it enables the U360 Director to enroll and manage a greater number of students in the program, which results in more young adults and small business owners receiving Manomet’s environmental education and increasing their environmental stewardship.

ABOUT MANOMET: Manomet is a 501(c) (3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

    1. Assist the U360 Director with a variety of logistical and administrative tasks in a fast-paced environment.
      Help the U360 Director process, analyze, and report the survey data and results from the students’ interviews and assessments with the participating small businesses.
      Under the guidance and direction of the U360 Director, provide coaching and educational support, as needed, to the U360 students as they go through the 8-month program and engage with small businesses.
      Assist with student recruitment efforts from January through June, which may include corresponding with existing and potential new college partners, scheduling and conducting virtual information sessions, posting the position on college job boards, creating and sending email marketing, attending recruitment events in diverse communities, and more.
      Assist with the student acceptance process during the summer, which may include reviewing and organizing applications, scheduling applicant interviews, checking references, etc.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Communication Team and the U360 Director, assist with the marketing, communications, and social media for U360 when needed.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Development Team and the U360 Director, help to coordinate, promote, and execute the annual U360 online giving challenge fundraiser that happens every March.
      In collaboration with Manomet’s Communication Team and the U360 Director, help to coordinate, promote, and execute the Capstone student competition that culminates the U360 program every spring.

Additional tasks may be included in this position depending on the person’s skills and experience.

 

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum education, experience, skills required to perform the job)

REQUIRED:

  • At least three years of work experience in a professional setting, preferably doing administrative work
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to both follow specific, detailed directions and protocols of established systems and processes and also create their own efficient systems
  • Self-directed individual with proven ability to manage their own responsibilities and consistently produce high-quality work with little supervision
  • Adaptable, flexible, attentive, and communicative
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with proven reliability in meeting deadlines and ability to work on different tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • High proficiency and comfort with Microsoft Office and Google-Suite applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Experience engaging with external partners while maintaining the utmost professionalism
  • Experience with outreach and comfort communicating professionally via email, phone, and in-person
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as a foundational principle for professional interactions and daily work
  • Demonstrated strength working with others and helping them perform at their best
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to create a safe space where students can feel welcome and respected
  • Experience maintaining confidentiality

DESIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., communications, humanities, science, sustainability, economics, business, etc.)
  • An understanding of the higher education environment and the experiences of college students
  • Experience processing a high volume of data and following QA/QC standards
  • Experience representing an organization publicly
  • Experience working for a supervisor remotely
  • Experience planning, promoting, and executing events
  • Proficiency with Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and experience with social media marketing
  • Strong knowledge of business sustainability and the U360 program

SALARY: $48,000 annual salary with competitive benefits package

ADA SPECIFICATIONS: Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified candidates with disabilities. This position does require consecutive hours of computer work and the ability to lift up to 20 pounds. This position may require some travel.

Manomet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to jobs@manomet.org. The start date for this position is August 23, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 


 

Director, Coastal Zone Management

Have you had significant experience working on coastal engineering issues and are you passionate about restoring coastal ecosystems for the benefit of wildlife and people? Are you interested in joining a science-based organization focused on flyway health and resilient coastal ecosystems? We want to hire a passionate, energetic person, interested in helping to guide and inform decision-making for coastal managers along the Atlantic seaboard.

The Director of Coastal Zone Management (DCZM) will lead Manomet’s efforts to restore, expand, and maintain depleted and eroding coastal habitat crucial to the existence of imperiled species of birds and other wildlife. The goal of this work is to successfully infuse beneficial practices into current sediment management protocols throughout the US Atlantic seaboard by working in close coordination with state and federal coastal resource management authorities. We seek win/win scenarios that will enhance wildlife habitat values without detracting from the resilience objectives of state and federal agencies.

This job will focus on helping maintain, protect, and restore the biological integrity of specific intertidal and supratidal coastal features critical to ecosystem and flyway health. A secondary, but important aspect of this work is to benefit coastal human communities from improved coastal function, and storm energy resilience.

ABOUT MANOMET: Manomet is a 501(c) (3) organization that empowers stakeholders through science and works with partners to make a world where ecosystems and human communities thrive. Since Manomet’s beginnings as a bird banding operation in 1969, its science and research have expanded to focus on ecosystem management and resilience, shorebird conservation, and educating tomorrow’s leaders about the importance of the natural world. Diversity, science, and climate change are the fundamental principles driving Manomet’s work today.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. The DCZM will be responsible for building out our emergent work for Manomet focused on green infrastructure. They will be responsible for developing annual goals and metrics for the program.
  2. The DCZM will be Manomet’s primary liaison with federal and state agencies responsible for the management and protection of coastal resources. These will include, state Coastal Zone Management staffs, state wildlife and fisheries resource agencies, US Army Corps of Engineers, (USACE), Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the National Park Service (NPS).
  3. The DCZM will work with a coalition of other non-profit partner groups and academic institutions to design and develop an approach to implement beneficial coastal sediment management practices leading to improved ecosystem vitality and measurable conservation gains. Partner organizations could include Coastal States Organization (CSO), National Audubon Society (NAS), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the American Littoral Society (ALS), and other local and regional organizations.
  4. The DCZM will be responsible for external communications about the work, routinely informing professional colleagues and the public about progress at venues such as professional conferences, social media outlets, and other vehicles. .
  5. The DCZM will be responsible for identifying funding sources, writing proposals, and securing funds for program support. She/he will work closely with the VP of Resilient Habitats Manomet’s President in fundraising efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidates for this position should have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree and extensive experience in the field of coastal management and/or coastal sciences. If combined with extensive experience, preference will be given to candidates who also have an advanced degree related to marine or coastal resources, such as coastal geology, estuarine ecology, oceanography, or similar.
  • Candidate should have a solid understanding of state and federal coastal management, familiarity with the Coastal Zone Management Act, experience working with or for the USACE on coastal issues, significant familiarity with the sections and application of the US Endangered Species Act, an understanding of nearshore ecosystems or related disciplines, and a demonstrated interest in conservation of wildlife and coastal resources.
  • Skills in mainstream computer programs are a must, and proficiency in ESRI mapping and analytics software would be an excellent attribute.
  • One of the most important skills includes the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals, bringing agencies and other organizations together in a collaborative approach toward clear goals. will require the ability to work effectively and productively alone much of the time, but also be skillful working collaboratively with other Manomet Staff and partner organizations.
  • Skills and experiences in successful fundraising will be a valuable asset for candidates applying to for this position with the need to secure revenue as an important part of the job.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS (Physical demands that must be met in order to complete the essential functions of the job successfully)

Must be able to travel (as Covid restrictions allow), sometimes extensively on flights and ground transportation. Should be capable of walking long distances in a variety of coastal substrates, including sand, mud, marsh, and shallow water.

COMPENSATION for this grant-supported position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Manomet is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

HOWTO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae to jobs@manomet.org

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