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

Vice President of Gift Planning
Job summary:Working with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Gift Planning will lead and grow our gift planning and endowment programs through donor stewardship, solicitations and implementation of strategic marketing and communications strategies.  Core ResponsibilitiesOversee all aspects of the gift planning and endowment programsStrategize top leads among donors and prospects and provide stewardship including meetings, calls, tours, personal contact and solicitationsSupervise Gift Planning Officer and Senior Development Assistant for Gift PlanningDevelop annual marketing plan, program goals, progress reports, and budgetEnsure that program expenses are within acceptable guidelines and marketing strategies are implementedOversee all communications, including stories for Shorelines Member Magazine, annual review and website Legacy Giving pages, program reports for donors, appeal letters, acknowledgements and renewals for annual support and contributions for Ocean Legacy Circle and endowment donorsPrepare and present gift proposals, illustrations and gift agreements.Working with Chief Development Officer, share progress on gift planning program and donors with Executive Director, trustees and Board Development Committee; provide information and recommendations on gift arrangements to the Board Finance Committee as neededWorking with Finance department, oversee preparation of annual reports for endowment donors and endowment copy for annual review and other materialsCultivate and grow a network of estate planning professionalsWorking with Finance department (and legal advisor) ensures we maintain proper records and accounting for estate gifts and licensing requirements; administration of planned gifts, tax forms, probate proceedingsMaintain gift acceptance policies and procedures related to recording, reporting and administering planned gifts consistent with best practices and regulatory requirementsProvide mentorship and training for development and membership teams on gift planning and endowment donor stewardship and solicitation strategiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum 4-year degree; Master's degree preferredHas technical expertise with respect to structure, application, operation and tax ramifications of planned gifts and charitable estate planningMinimum 5 years' experience in gift planning and donor services in a non-profit organizationExcellent customer service, organization and written/oral communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office applications; experience with CRM systems (preferably Raiser's Edge), including Internet-based solutions.Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesReference # 25010Posted on 19 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (exempt)Job level(s) ExecutiveMore 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
Vice President of Gift Planning
Job summary:Working with the Chief Development Officer, Executive Director and Board of Trustees, the Vice President of Gift Planning will lead and grow our gift planning and endowment programs through donor stewardship, solicitations and implementation of strategic marketing and communications strategies.  Core ResponsibilitiesOversee all aspects of the gift planning and endowment programsStrategize top leads among donors and prospects and provide stewardship including meetings, calls, tours, personal contact and solicitationsSupervise Gift Planning Officer and Senior Development Assistant for Gift PlanningDevelop annual marketing plan, program goals, progress reports, and budgetEnsure that program expenses are within acceptable guidelines and marketing strategies are implementedOversee all communications, including stories for Shorelines Member Magazine, annual review and website Legacy Giving pages, program reports for donors, appeal letters, acknowledgements and renewals for annual support and contributions for Ocean Legacy Circle and endowment donorsPrepare and present gift proposals, illustrations and gift agreements.Working with Chief Development Officer, share progress on gift planning program and donors with Executive Director, trustees and Board Development Committee; provide information and recommendations on gift arrangements to the Board Finance Committee as neededWorking with Finance department, oversee preparation of annual reports for endowment donors and endowment copy for annual review and other materialsCultivate and grow a network of estate planning professionalsWorking with Finance department (and legal advisor) ensures we maintain proper records and accounting for estate gifts and licensing requirements; administration of planned gifts, tax forms, probate proceedingsMaintain gift acceptance policies and procedures related to recording, reporting and administering planned gifts consistent with best practices and regulatory requirementsProvide mentorship and training for development and membership teams on gift planning and endowment donor stewardship and solicitation strategiesAbsolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum 4-year degree; Master's degree preferredHas technical expertise with respect to structure, application, operation and tax ramifications of planned gifts and charitable estate planningMinimum 5 years' experience in gift planning and donor services in a non-profit organizationExcellent customer service, organization and written/oral communication skillsProficient in Microsoft Office applications; experience with CRM systems (preferably Raiser's Edge), including Internet-based solutions.Ability to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesDemonstrated commitment to Monterey Bay Aquarium's Leadership CompetenciesReference # 25010Posted on 19 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full Time, Salaried (exempt)Job level(s) ExecutiveMore 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
White Shark Collection Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The White Shark Collection Technician is responsible for driving and maintaining the research vessel, a 17ft center console skiff. The Technician will have in-depth knowledge of research methods, navigation and boat handling procedures and will be responsible for safely conducting field work tagging and photographing white sharks for identification and tracking studies. Responsible for orienting fellow research passengers on safety features, emergency procedures, and research methods. The candidate will also maintain the boat, engine, safety and electronic and research equipment on the boat. Extended time working in the field near Tomales Bay is also required. Core Responsibilities Operating a 17ft open bow skiff (2014 Cape Horn) in coastal waters outside of Tomales BayMaintain boat, engine, and navigational gearCollect, curate and analyze data from electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and photo and video imagesCoordinate and organize field research logisticsExercise good judgment in safe operations with regards to weather and other navigational hazards Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education In-depth knowledge of Tomales Bay and nearby open ocean watersSmall boat certificationMinimum of 200 documented hours of small boat coastal boating including 100 hours as operator/captainAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust have the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAdditional certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Rescue are favorableReference # 24971Posted on 13 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) 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
White Shark Collection Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The White Shark Collection Technician is responsible for driving and maintaining the research vessel, a 17ft center console skiff. The Technician will have in-depth knowledge of research methods, navigation and boat handling procedures and will be responsible for safely conducting field work tagging and photographing white sharks for identification and tracking studies. Responsible for orienting fellow research passengers on safety features, emergency procedures, and research methods. The candidate will also maintain the boat, engine, safety and electronic and research equipment on the boat. Extended time working in the field near Tomales Bay is also required. Core Responsibilities Operating a 17ft open bow skiff (2014 Cape Horn) in coastal waters outside of Tomales BayMaintain boat, engine, and navigational gearCollect, curate and analyze data from electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and photo and video imagesCoordinate and organize field research logisticsExercise good judgment in safe operations with regards to weather and other navigational hazards Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education In-depth knowledge of Tomales Bay and nearby open ocean watersSmall boat certificationMinimum of 200 documented hours of small boat coastal boating including 100 hours as operator/captainAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesMust have the ability to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationAdditional certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Rescue are favorableReference # 24971Posted on 13 Sep 2019Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) 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
White Shark Research Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The Research Technician provides technical support for the Monterey Bay Aquarium White Shark Conservation Research Program. The Research Technician will assist with field work and data collection, management and analysis for white shark research. The Research Technician will be responsible for deploying and maintaining field gear including electronic tag receivers, field cameras. Travel between Monterey and Tomales Bay for field work is also required.Core Responsibilities Deploying and maintaining field gear including electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and video and photo field camerasData collection, curation management, and analysisTransport, deploy, clean and care for field equipmentData visualization using a variety of software such as R or MatlabWrite summary reports and create graphs and figures of results Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Proficiency in using electronic field sampling devices such as temperature loggers and electronic telemetry tagsWorking knowledge field experimental designBoating skills and the ability/compatibility to work at seaDemonstrated background in data collection and data managementWillingness to travel and work in the field for up to a week at a timeAbility to work independently and problem-solve in the field, but also work well collaboratively with external colleaguesAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesAbility to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationFirst aid and CPR certification would also be an asset for safety in the fieldComputer programming and coding experienceReference # 24970Posted on 13 Sep 2019Closes on19 Sep 2019 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) 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
White Shark Research Technician (Seasonal)
Job summary:The Research Technician provides technical support for the Monterey Bay Aquarium White Shark Conservation Research Program. The Research Technician will assist with field work and data collection, management and analysis for white shark research. The Research Technician will be responsible for deploying and maintaining field gear including electronic tag receivers, field cameras. Travel between Monterey and Tomales Bay for field work is also required.Core Responsibilities Deploying and maintaining field gear including electronic tags, acoustic receivers, and video and photo field camerasData collection, curation management, and analysisTransport, deploy, clean and care for field equipmentData visualization using a variety of software such as R or MatlabWrite summary reports and create graphs and figures of results Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or Education Proficiency in using electronic field sampling devices such as temperature loggers and electronic telemetry tagsWorking knowledge field experimental designBoating skills and the ability/compatibility to work at seaDemonstrated background in data collection and data managementWillingness to travel and work in the field for up to a week at a timeAbility to work independently and problem-solve in the field, but also work well collaboratively with external colleaguesAbility to work within, and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium's Core ValuesAbility to obtain a valid California driver's license and maintain clearance in the DMV Pull Program Desired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationFirst aid and CPR certification would also be an asset for safety in the fieldComputer programming and coding experienceReference # 24970Posted on 13 Sep 2019Closes on19 Sep 2019 23:55Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Conservation & ScienceWork type(s) Full Time, SeasonalJob level(s) 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
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