Description Another Source's client, Seattle Aquarium, is recruiting a deputy director of philanthropy operations to join their team.
Here's a little about Seattle Aquarium and the position they are seeking to fill:
About the Seattle Aquarium: We're noted for our collaborative, communicative and team-oriented working environment. Our values, developed in conjunction with our staff, include commitments to adopting and promoting sustainable practices, creating awe-inspiring experiences, constantly learning and improving, fostering an inclusive community, maintaining scientific credibility through evidence-based practices and honoring our unique place by using our location and history as a lens for larger understanding.
Proudly accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, we're the eighth-largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and we welcome over 850,000 people through our front doors each year. Guided by our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, we've developed a master plan to substantially increase in size and impact by opening a new exhibit building, the Ocean Pavilion. Our current annual budget is $18 million.
The role: The Seattle Aquarium's deputy director of philanthropy operations is a senior member of the philanthropy team with overall reporting responsibility to the vice president of philanthropy. This is the number-two position in the department and responsible for internal day-to-day management, supervising annual fundraising activities and infrastructure, which include the annual fund, operating and programmatic gifts and grants, corporate relations, planned giving, database management, reporting, philanthropy operations administration and policies, and philanthropy operating budget and forecasting.
Experience you will bring to the team: • Minimum seven years of philanthropy experience required with at least three years spent as a team leader, supervisor and frontline fundraiser • Knowledge of and proven track record in philanthropy operations, policies, budgeting and procedures • Successful track record of building strong relationships with key partners in addition to building in-person donor relationships and cultivating, stewarding and soliciting gifts from donors and prospective donors of $50,000 or more • Proven supervisory and team management skills • Knowledge of planned gifts • Familiarity with the Seattle-area philanthropic community • Excellent English language skills: oral, written and reading as well as strong interpersonal communication skills • Knowledge and utilization of Raiser's Edge donor database or similar platform • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
Salary and benefits: Salary dependent on experience. Please include salary requirements in cover letter. This role is eligible for the Seattle Aquarium's comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, vision, dental (subsidized dependent coverage also available), HRA, FSA, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, subsidized transit (ORCA) pass, Aquarium Family Plus membership and generous paid time off. As a member of the leadership team, this role will participate in the leadership variable pay program.
The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. Application review will begin immediately. All candidates are encouraged to apply.
Note: Candidate must pass a background check upon job offer to be eligible for this position.
The Seattle Aquarium has partnered with Another Source, an external recruiting firm, to assist in the hiring process for this position. Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.