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 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.

Current open positions

Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships

Would you like to contribute your development skills to create a more sustainable world? Manomet has an immediate opening for a talented and driven Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Foundation + Corporate Partnerships advances all foundation and corporate giving throughout the organization for unrestricted and restricted support. This position develops strategies for both foundations and corporations that align with Manomet’s unique approach to problem-solving. An important aspect of this position is to identify new sources of funding, cultivate new and steward existing relationships with foundation staff and trustees and corporate leaders. This position is full time and reports to the Vice President of Mission Advancement.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Foundation and Corporate Relations

Initiate new and maintain existing relationships with foundations. Collaborate with Manomet Senior Program Leaders to be aware of current ideas and funding needs and creatively develop strategies and partnerships that benefit specific projects and the organization. Build a network of key relationships and attend networking events sponsored by organizations such as Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Philanthropy MA, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN), Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP), the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and others.

Corporate Giving

Grow our Corporate Giving Program for unrestricted and/or program support, including for Manomet’s signature fundraising event and other events as needed. Identify, new corporate prospects and cultivate and steward existing partners. Ensure all benefits are fulfilled such as recognition at events, on the website, and in the Annual Report.

Research

Research grant-making organizations to understand current and changing foundation interests. Identify new funding sources linking funder interests to Manomet programs and projects. Develop a foundation and corporate funding strategy that capitalizes on Manomet’s unique approach of engaging people with diverse perspectives who are in a position to put science to use. Develop personal connections with funders and set up meetings between funders and relevant Manomet staff. Work with the Manomet board and staff to build and maintain a network of key foundation and corporate funder relationships.

Funder Management

Serve as moves manager for foundations, corporate, and government grant opportunities throughout the organization for unrestricted and restricted support, manage the proposal submission process for all grants submitted throughout the organization. In addition, responsible for coordinating proposal budget development with Finance staff. Other administrative responsibilities include:

  • Maintain, manage, and implement proposal calendar
  • Assure the accuracy and integrity of the foundation, corporate, and government funder information maintained and tracked in Raisers Edge
  • Work closely with Finance and Program staff to prepare and track grant awards
  • Generate reports on the status of proposals, awards and financial goals for Board, Development Committee and other requests as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least 10 years of related fundraising experience.
  • Experience in environmental, conservation or sustainability fields preferred. Experience with foundations, corporate, and government
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Clear, demonstrated capacity for managing high profile relationships.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in the suite of Microsoft Office products and preferred experience with Raisers Edge software.
  • An energetic self-starter able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Proven reliability in meeting deadlines. Attentive and responsive. Ability to multitask and work with multiple staff.
  • Commitment to and passion for Manomet’s mission to apply science and engage people to sustain our world.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter as attachments to jobs@manomet.org. Please reference the job title in the subject line. The position is available immediately and applicants are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible.

Manomet offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive package of benefits. Manomet is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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.

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 celebrates its 50th Anniversary, 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.

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.

Blue-spotted Salamander Surveys, 2020

DESCRIPTION

The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) of the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife seeks to fund survey efforts targeting the state-listed Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale) as part of an ongoing study of regional population distributions. Experienced field biologists are needed to lead surveys in southeastern Massachusetts (Bristol, Norfolk, and Plymouth counties). Work will occur during the salamander breeding-migration season, implementing trapping surveys primarily and nocturnal visual surveys and/or cover-object surveys secondarily. Minimum duties will consist of sampling adult Blue-spotted Salamanders via funnel-trapping and taking standard measurements and photos of captured individuals. Sites to be surveyed will be prioritized and assigned by the NHESP.
Work will occur between late February and late April, depending on regional climate and local breeding phenology of Blue-spotted Salamanders. The successful applicant(s) will work in close consultation with the NHESP to plan and implement surveys to achieve preferred survey effort at each site over a desired sampling period. The successful applicant(s) will be expected to have reliable transportation, pay close attention to detail, have the ability to work independently in adverse weather conditions, and meet the physical demands of rigorous fieldwork (see last bullet in Preferred Qualifications).
If feasible, the successful applicant(s) may be asked to assist with an intensive trapping and DNA sampling effort in southern Middlesex County during the same general period. Frequency and duration of assistance with that work would be negotiable, depending on need, travel, and logistical considerations identified at the time. Assistance could vary from a single day to 3 weeks.

LOCATIONS
  • Primary: various sites in Plymouth, northern Bristol, and southern Norfolk counties
  • Secondary (possible): a site in southern Middlesex County
Positions Available

Up to 3

Funding Available

Up to $4,000 per contract, based on an hourly rate of $25.00/hr. and a 160-hr. maximum

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience conducting aquatic funnel-trapping surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other pool-breeding amphibians.
  • Demonstrated experience capturing and handling Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • Thorough understanding of Blue-spotted Salamander movement behavior as it relates to timing and duration of breeding migrations, and to weather conditions.
  • Experience conducting nocturnal visual surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander.
  • Experience conducting cover-object surveys for Blue-spotted Salamander and other salamander species.
  • Experience conducting biological field work under adverse weather conditions (cold, wind, rain).
  • Flexible schedule, as it relates to accommodating the timing, duration, and frequency of survey work necessitated by local weather conditions and related salamander activity; generally available to work between late February and late April, and available to work intensively during a 3-week period once salamander migrations commence.
  • Able to provide own camera, GPS unit, field notebook, weatherproof footwear/apparel (e.g., waders), and transportation.
    Comfortable working alone in the woods.
  • Physically capable of carrying a 20- to 40-lb. pack of equipment (e.g., stack of funnel traps) while traversing through the woods on foot, hiking up to half a mile through dense underbrush, and wading through mucky and/or densely vegetated wetlands with submerged (and often hidden) woody debris.
Special Conditions & Other Information
  • Services of the successful applicant(s) will be retained through the NHESP’s contractual relationship with the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences.
  • Prior to commencement of work, the successful applicant(s) will be named on a Letter Permit from the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife authorizing the capture and handling of Blue-spotted Salamanders.
  • The NHESP will provide traps, data forms, and equipment for measuring salamanders (scale, calipers).
  • Following completion of field work, the successful applicant(s) would be expected to submit several project deliverables: (1) completed survey data forms, (2) a Microsoft Excel workbook with survey and salamander data, and (3) photos of all Blue-spotted Salamanders observed, following a standard file-naming scheme.
How to Apply

Please submit an application consisting of (1) a cover letter that directly addresses the preferred qualifications listed above, (2) a resume/CV, and (3) contact information for 3 references. [Note: references are not required if the applicant has worked on the NHESP Blue-spotted Salamander project within the past 5 years.]  Applications should be sent in either hard-copy or electronic format to: Karen Dolan, Finance & Projects Administrator, Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA 01581 or karen.dolan@mass.govPreference will be given to applications received prior to January 14, 2020; final application deadline is January 31, 2020.

For questions regarding application submission, please contact Karen at (508) 389-6349 or karen.dolan@mass.gov.

For information about specific aspects of the project, please contact Jacob E. Kubel, Conservation Scientist, at (508) 389-6373 or jacob.kubel@mass.gov.

 

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