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SEASIDE SUSTAINABILITY INC

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Volunteer Advancement, Development & Fundraising Advisor: The Development Advisor works with a team of interns to bring money into Seaside through fundraising, individual and corporate donor relationships, sponsorships, and establishing corporate relationships with other similar organizations. You will focus on supporting interns to create and aid in projects that attract new donors through social media campaigns, finding new ways to create revenue through Seaside Sustainability’s online store, performing prospect research on individual donors, and cultivating donor stewardship for current donors. Planning and hosting development events requires creativity and initiative to follow through on ideas, and the ability to work with and support others in implementing them.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Willingness to learn about fundraising and other facets of advancement. Written communication skills - should be able to write letters/emails, edit & proofread. Leadership and assertiveness to recognize prospective donors and be persuasive while communicating with them. Creativity to brainstorm new ideas on how to create relationships with donors and prospective donors. Flexibility! Sometimes projects do not turn out the way they are planned. A development intern must be willing to change approaches as projects progress.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE: Do not need to have past fundraising experience. Any fundraising, sales, HubSpot, or donor outreach experience is a plus.

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So we can get a better feel for who you are and why you think Seaside would be a great fit, could you do us a big favor and apply directly to our site? It is a very short application I promise! Your application will go DIRECTLY to me, Eric Magers, Seaside's Executive Director. We ask folks to apply since many don't realize this is a volunteer, un-paid mentorship, advisory position.

Applying usually clears that up, as we want to make sure this is a great fit for you and your life! Please visit our advisory website (https://www.seasidesustainability.org/advisors) for more information about each available position and to apply!

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Seaside Sustainability’s Community Advisory Team members work directly with our Executive Director, Eric Magers, and work alongside Board members, Intern Directors, Management Fellows, other Community Advisors and a large cadre of interns organized in teams to further advance the organization’s goals.

Seaside Sustainability is a nationally recognized organization dedicated to community engagement, public education, and environmental conservation. We help by promoting public awareness about the importance of environmental health, providing resources to develop problem-solving skills, and engaging as part of a community to take action. We organize our works and initiatives around these areas: plastic mitigation, marine citizen science, sustainability education, and solar energy in the community. We need everyone’s voice in the fight for a sustainable planet and environmental equity.

If you’re looking to make an impact on working towards the goal of protecting our oceans and communities, we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers like you to join our impressive team. This is an opportunity to use your communication and leadership skills to create meaningful environmental change. These are unpaid volunteer positions and can be filled virtually from all over the world. We ask that our Advisors stay for a minimum of one year. Most Advisors engage in the opportunity for 6-10 hours however there is no maximum. Specific roles and responsibilities of Community Advisory Team Members vary by team.

Common Advisor duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading implementation of new management and organizational processes and procedures across the program
  • Delegating tasks to appropriate team members
  • Working closely with the Human Resources team to manage and oversee recruitment for future internship sessions
  • Collecting and analyzing feedback from interns throughout the program to gauge satisfaction and success

Skills Needed:

  • Ability to communicate with people from all walks of life
  • Leadership skills
  • Experience coordinating groups of people
  • A strong desire to help facilitate a positive, hands-on internship experience

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About SEASIDE SUSTAINABILITY INC

Location:

127 Eastern Ave #236, Gloucester, MA 01930, US

Mission Statement

Seaside Sustainability’s mission is to protect and restore our oceans by educating people of all ages about the critical issues that threaten our environment; promoting best practices for sustainability; and inspiring meaningful advocacy and hands-on action. Seaside works with schools, cities and towns, environmental groups, technology companies, and individuals. Together, we strive to ensure the healthy future of oceans, rivers, wetlands, and estuaries around the world.

Description

Seaside Sustainability is a non-profit organization dedicated to ocean sustainability and education through action. We believe that the well-being of our environment, our communities, and our economies are inextricably linked.

Based in coastal Gloucester, Massachusetts, our initiatives include facilitating ocean-cleaning blue technologies; advocating for single-use plastics ban; mitigating invasive species; developing Green Scholars, an award winning education curriculum; and offering wide-ranging education programs.

Working with teams of volunteers and interns across the globe, we promote the mindsets and behaviors that will reduce harmful human impact on the planet.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Environmental Policy
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Business Development
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Most Advisors engage in the opportunity for 6-10 hours however there is no maximum.
  • These are unpaid volunteer positions and can be filled virtually from all over the world. We ask that our Advisors stay for a minimum of one year.

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