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Development Director

Bainbridge Island WA

Salish Sea Expeditions is a small, successful nonprofit education organization that has been providing hands-on, inquiry-based marine science programs aboard a research vessel and in local watersheds since 1997. We are currently seeking a Development Director to support our efforts to provide and expand our innovative marine science programs for students by expanding our annual campaign activities and supporting the completion of a capital campaign underway in support of a new vessel that was purchased in 2015.

We seek a creative, professional individual who is passionate about our mission and eager to partner with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Capital Campaign Committee and staff to lead and grow the organization’s fundraising activities. The position of Development Director provides an opportunity for the chosen candidate to work in a casual and flexible work environment with a close-knit community of professional, creative and outdoorsy people on Bainbridge Island while making an important impact on the science education received by our area’s youth.


Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: $50,000 per year

Start Date: Dec 2017


Primary Responsibilities:

Work with Executive Director, Board and staff to create an annual fund development plan, lead the implementation of the annual plan and meet revenue targets

Oversee grants program

Support coordination of special events

Support/manage donor database

Co-leads implementation of the capital campaign plan


Required Skills and Experience

At least 2-5 years of development or fundraising experience, including appeals, events, and grants; familiarity with donor cultivation and stewardship

Demonstrated track record of diversified fundraising experience

Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail


For a full job description and list of responsibilities, please click here.


To apply: Send resume, cover letter and three references to: seth@salish.org Subject line: Development Director position. Email submissions only. No phone calls please.

Posted January 11, 2018

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