Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Accounts Payable Clerk (10 Month Term Assignment)
Job summary The Accounts Payable Clerk assists accounting operations in processing purchase orders and invoices for payment. The AP Clerk verifies submitted documentation for proper approvals and GL coding, and will be main contact for vendor and staff inquiries. The AP Clerk will assist in year-end tasks, including audit preparation and purchase order closing.This is a 10 month term assignment with benefits. Core ResponsibilitiesMatch invoice to applicable purchase orders (POs) and enter invoices into the accounting systemObtain appropriate departmental receipt acknowledgements and approvalsRecord vendor auto payments received at the bankProcess partner and onsite vendor (SSA) invoicesAssist with Vendor Master file maintenance as neededAssist with preparation and issuance of 1099 tax forms as neededAssist in converting all vendors to electronic paymentManage APayables E-mail and APayables phone line which includes researching and responding to all inquiries from vendors and staffReview POs generated against POs entered in accounting system to determine missing items and POs that need to be closedBack up check and electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment processingPerform other duties as required by supervisorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationHigh school diplomaRelevant coursework in business administration, accounting, finance, or equivalent work experienceOne year accounting experienceDetail oriented; accuracy is imperativeAbility to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced work environmentProficient with MS Outlook, Excel, WordAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years Accounts Payable experienceExperience with Sage Intacct or similar accounting softwareExperience in a nonprofit environmentDegree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalentReference # 23310Posted on 07 Dec 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Finance & AccountingWork type(s) Regular, TermJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Accounts Payable Clerk (10 Month Term Assignment)
Job summary The Accounts Payable Clerk assists accounting operations in processing purchase orders and invoices for payment. The AP Clerk verifies submitted documentation for proper approvals and GL coding, and will be main contact for vendor and staff inquiries. The AP Clerk will assist in year-end tasks, including audit preparation and purchase order closing.This is a 10 month term assignment with benefits. Core ResponsibilitiesMatch invoice to applicable purchase orders (POs) and enter invoices into the accounting systemObtain appropriate departmental receipt acknowledgements and approvalsRecord vendor auto payments received at the bankProcess partner and onsite vendor (SSA) invoicesAssist with Vendor Master file maintenance as neededAssist with preparation and issuance of 1099 tax forms as neededAssist in converting all vendors to electronic paymentManage APayables E-mail and APayables phone line which includes researching and responding to all inquiries from vendors and staffReview POs generated against POs entered in accounting system to determine missing items and POs that need to be closedBack up check and electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment processingPerform other duties as required by supervisorAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationHigh school diplomaRelevant coursework in business administration, accounting, finance, or equivalent work experienceOne year accounting experienceDetail oriented; accuracy is imperativeAbility to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced work environmentProficient with MS Outlook, Excel, WordAbility to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years Accounts Payable experienceExperience with Sage Intacct or similar accounting softwareExperience in a nonprofit environmentDegree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or equivalentReference # 23310Posted on 07 Dec 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Finance & AccountingWork type(s) Regular, TermJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Director of Communications
Job summary The Director of Communications is responsible for setting and directing the short- and long-term communication strategies for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, the position will establish and maintain an ongoing, coherent, and uniformly positive perception of the Aquarium among all of our audiences. This position determines, develops, and communicates the key stories and messages that motivate people to know more, care more, and do more on behalf of our oceans.Core Responsibilities Develop an integrated communications plan for the organization including content strategy in the areas of science, education, policy, and advocacyAct as team lead for a group of four; provide oversight, coaching, and guidance for two direct reports: the Senior Manager of Media Relations and the Senior Communications StrategistWork closely with internal teams including Conservation & Science, Husbandry, Education, etc. to ensure media coverage is consistently positive, appropriate, disseminated broadly, and framed effectivelyServe as the Aquarium's primary spokesperson to the media, as neededWith support from the Senior Communications Strategist, draft, update, and implement all crisis communications plans and activities, ensuring prompt and effective crisis communications services at all timesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Minimum of ten years experience in communications, public relations, and/or media relationsMinimum of six years of supervisory experienceExperience in the nonprofit, policy, advocacy, and/or environmental conservation sectorExcellent verbal and written (editorial) communications skillsDemonstrated and deep knowledge of print, broadcast, and digital media, and how to maintain a constant and positive presence across those outletsFlexible in responding to changes in business priorities; proven ability to work effectively and efficiently under multiple, competing deadlinesExperience with contracting and budget managementAbility to interface with all levels of management is essentialAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's and Master's degree in journalism, communications, or marketing strongly preferredReference # 23311Posted on 07 Dec 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Marketing & CommunicationsWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Director of Communications
Job summary The Director of Communications is responsible for setting and directing the short- and long-term communication strategies for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing & Communications, the position will establish and maintain an ongoing, coherent, and uniformly positive perception of the Aquarium among all of our audiences. This position determines, develops, and communicates the key stories and messages that motivate people to know more, care more, and do more on behalf of our oceans.Core Responsibilities Develop an integrated communications plan for the organization including content strategy in the areas of science, education, policy, and advocacyAct as team lead for a group of four; provide oversight, coaching, and guidance for two direct reports: the Senior Manager of Media Relations and the Senior Communications StrategistWork closely with internal teams including Conservation & Science, Husbandry, Education, etc. to ensure media coverage is consistently positive, appropriate, disseminated broadly, and framed effectivelyServe as the Aquarium's primary spokesperson to the media, as neededWith support from the Senior Communications Strategist, draft, update, and implement all crisis communications plans and activities, ensuring prompt and effective crisis communications services at all timesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Minimum of ten years experience in communications, public relations, and/or media relationsMinimum of six years of supervisory experienceExperience in the nonprofit, policy, advocacy, and/or environmental conservation sectorExcellent verbal and written (editorial) communications skillsDemonstrated and deep knowledge of print, broadcast, and digital media, and how to maintain a constant and positive presence across those outletsFlexible in responding to changes in business priorities; proven ability to work effectively and efficiently under multiple, competing deadlinesExperience with contracting and budget managementAbility to interface with all levels of management is essentialAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationBachelor's and Master's degree in journalism, communications, or marketing strongly preferredReference # 23311Posted on 07 Dec 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Marketing & CommunicationsWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Membership Assistant
Job summaryThe Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for the membership program, including the process of new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships and other specialized data entryRuns weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriatePrepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment lettersPerforms general office duties to include the sorting of data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail, answering e-mail messagesAnswers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation paymentsAssists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekendsAssist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekendsAssists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materialsAssist with special projects as neededAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education2+ years relevant work experience in a fundraising and/or non-profitData entry and database management skills, preferably Raiser's Edge experienceReference # 23270Posted on 26 Nov 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job level(s) Entry/graduate, Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Membership Assistant
Job summaryThe Membership Assistant plays an integral role in supporting the institutional goal of growing earned revenue through our membership program.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms data entry for the membership program, including the process of new memberships, renewals, gift memberships, online memberships and other specialized data entryRuns weekly quality assurance reports on data entry to ensure accuracy; communicates issues to the Membership Supervisor, Membership Director or team members as appropriatePrepares renewal and fulfillment packages, including printing membership cards and acknowledgment lettersPerforms general office duties to include the sorting of data entry forms and daily mail, correcting returned mail, answering e-mail messagesAnswers membership help line to assist members and donors with their account, and membership and donation paymentsAssists with onsite membership sales and fulfillment, which occasionally occur on weekendsAssist with member and donor events, which occasionally occur on weekday evenings and weekendsAssists Senior Membership Assistant in volunteer coordination including workload assistance, and providing necessary supplies and materialsAssist with special projects as neededAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years or more administrative experienceExcellent customer service skillsExcellent attention to detailComputer proficiency (Windows, Word, Excel)Proficient in typing, writing and oral communicationDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education2+ years relevant work experience in a fundraising and/or non-profitData entry and database management skills, preferably Raiser's Edge experienceReference # 23270Posted on 26 Nov 2018Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise MembershipWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Hourly (non-exempt)Job level(s) Entry/graduate, Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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