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Position: IT Manager and Data Support
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Commitment: Full Time


Position Summary
This is a shared position, consisting of IT Manager and Data Support
This is full time position, based in Santa Cruz California with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please respond with a cover letter and CV to: jobs@islandconservation.org No phone calls please.
 
IT Manager leads all information technology efforts for Island Conservation. He/she provides support for Island Conservation’s desktop computers, laptops, telephonic needs (VOIP and cellular), peripherals, software, networks, servers and databases. As a member of Island Conservation’s administrative team, he/she provides the support necessary for office, field and remote staff’s IT equipment’s proper operation. This position will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
 
Data Support provides support and/or leads database development and management for Island Conservation. He/she assists with planning, developing (programming), maintaining (troubleshooting, QA/QC), and querying databases (statistical analyses) for spatial, image and other associated data. This includes creating datasets, modifying externally sourced datasets, developing database frontends, and supporting existing GIS data collection tools. This hire will work closely with the Director of Science and the GIS and Data Management Specialist.
 
IT Manager Skills

Demonstrated:
  • Desktop Operating systems: Windows 7 Enterprise and deployment techniques, and Mac OSX
  • Desktop Apps: Office 365, Office 2010, MS deployment techniques
  • 3-4 years’ experience with Server Operating systems: VMware esxi 5.5,Windows 2008 server, Windows 2012 server, Ubuntu Linux
  • Server Apps and Features: Active Directory, GPO, Remote access, Direct Access, DFS, Exchange, SharePoint, File Services, DHCP, WINS, DNS, Certificate Services
  • Strong DNS, Network and smtp/email troubleshooting skills.
Desirable:
  • Adobe Acrobat pro, Skype, Light room, and QuickBooks Office 2007,
  • Nagios, Cacti, Symantec Backup Exec 12.5, Symantec Endpoint Protection, Backup Exec 12.5 Desktop Laptop Option, QuickBooks server DB, .
  • Experience managing multiple vendors, Cell, ISP, Web hosting, VOIP, email.
  • Support of remote employees in extremely remote locations with little or no connectivity. Also support of remote employees in different countries.
Data Support Skills
Highly Desirable Programming: Python, SQL, PHP, VBS, JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, Flash
Desirable Software: ArcGIS 10.1, ArcGIS Server, WordPress, MS SQL Server Management experience
 
General Skills

Demonstrated:
  • Aptitude and willingness to quickly learn new skills, including new computer programs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Desirable:
  • Willingness to travel in support of satellite offices and field projects
  • Spanish
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Position: Institutional Giving Manager
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Commitment: Full Time

Position Summary
As a member of the Philanthropy team, the Institutional Giving Manager helps recruit philanthropic contributions to support IC’s ~$6 million annual budget. The Institutional Giving Manager is responsible for maximizing institutional contributions to IC’s overall fundraising effort. The Institutional Giving Manager is expected to realize annual fundraising goals established for the position.
 
This position is responsible for a portfolio of charitable and family foundations as well as non-government organizations and corporations currently giving, or capable of giving, annual gifts ranging from $5,000 - $5,000,000. The position is expected to increase this gift range and portfolio over time. Core responsibilities include: managing a donor portfolio; identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding foundation and corporate donors and prospects; conducting donor visits; tracking prospective donors; writing grant proposals; and administering grant awards and reports.

Essential Functions
  • Research, identify, and cultivate prospective foundation and corporate donors
  • Manage a portfolio of foundation, non-government organization, and corporate donors. This includes:
    • Strategic cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of existing donor relationships;
    • Design and implement strategies that identify, approach, cultivate, steward, and solicit prospective donors
    • Maintain donor records and "moves management" in a Salesforce donor management database, and
    • Conduct donor visits with Chief Executive Officer, Department Directors, and program staff
  • Write project concepts, letters of interest, proposals, and reports. Synthesize complex scientific information into compelling and accessible grant proposals and timely reports in order to secure new commitments, renewals, and increased gifts
  • Work closely with the Program staff, Regional Directors, and the Director of Science to gather the necessary information to ensure proposals and reports are comprehensive and compelling
  • Develop in-depth working knowledge of our global and regional programs, and on-island projects, in order to fully understand and articulate the scope and breadth of our work to funders
  • Work with IC’s Finance Team to develop proposal budgets and financial reports
  • Plan and implement excellent donor stewardship and recognition strategies, including thank you letters
  • Track and meet deadlines
  • Monitor grant payments and expenditures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualification, Skills, and Knowledge
  • Deep interest, support, and commitment to Island Conservation’s mission and approach to preventing extinctions and conserving biodiversity
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in a relevant field
  • 3 - 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising practicing donor-centered philanthropy
  • Substantial experience in writing grant proposals, letters, reports, or similar fundraising materials
  • Impeccable writing skills with a particular strength, and demonstrated ability, to write compelling public and private grant proposals
  • Proven track record in prospect management and charitable foundation solicitation
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills with the ability to work well under deadlines
  • Outstanding oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency using fundraising databases (Salesforce familiarity a plus), Microsoft Office, and in conducting donor research
  • Basic accounting and budgeting skills with and aptitude for numbers; ability to understand organization's finances and financial systems; and coordinate with finance staff to develop budgets.
  • Self-motivated; ability to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; can perform successfully without regular supervision; and works well in multi-department teams
  • Understands and complies with IC’s gift acceptance policies and ensures ethical compliance, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensure close coordination and integration with other staff members
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Knowledge of relevant foundation and corporate donors desired
  • Foreign language skills (particularly Spanish or French) desired
Personal Attributes
  • Aptitude for cultural competency and working with teams with diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
  • A personable, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and respectful demeanor
  • Proven ability to serve as a team player and leader to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues
  • High energy level, impeccable integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a great sense of humor
Compensation and Location
Island Conservation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of Philanthropy and Communications and the position is based in Island Conservation’s global headquarters in Santa Cruz, California.

To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a resume, cover letter, references, and compensation requirements to Jobs@islandconservation.org. Application screening will begin as early as March 10, 2014. However this position will remain open until filled. No phone calls please!
 
Island Conservation is an equal opportunity employer.
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Position: 
Director, Major Gifts
Location: San Francisco, CA
Commitment: Full Time

Description: 
IC seeks a creative, self-motivated, energetic, articulate, and highly effective person for a new position, Director, Major Gifts. The successful candidate will strategically develop and execute all aspects of a successful major donor program. Working with the Director of Philanthropy (DOP), the CEO, the Board of Directors, other members of the philanthropy team and IC staff, s/he will significantly increase the number of new major gift donors (i.e., individuals capable of making five-, six- and seven-figure gifts). This is a challenging and rewarding role for an individual who possesses the skills and network to meet IC’s aggressive goal of increasing its annual, primarily unrestricted, revenue by $2 million in private funding over the next 18 months.
 
The Director, Major Gifts, will demonstrate an understanding of the complex conservation issues addressed by IC’s mission and will persuasively articulate those priorities to new and existing major donors.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director, Major Gifts, will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
  • Oversee the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of new and existing major donors, ensuring that they are engaged, appreciated, recognized and valued, resulting in increased philanthropic support and enthusiasm for IC.
  • Significantly expand major donor base (five-, six-, and seven-figure gifts) for IC to achieve $2 million increase in annual funding goals; collect, synthesize and distill information into concrete actions to identify, create, and advance cultivation of new and existing major donor prospects.
  • Identify and upgrade high-capacity, recurring annual (mid-level, $5K-$25K) donors to increasing major gift levels.
  • Work directly with IC staff and Board of Directors to develop and execute strategies, using a Moves Management approach, for the ongoing cultivation and stewardship of major donors and prospects.
  • Plan and maintain an aggressive schedule of face-to-face visits with new and existing major donors.
  • Act as an IC representative and spokesperson and effectively network in various venues and in front of a wide-range of audiences.
  • Organize “friend raiser/fundraiser” gatherings, special events and donor recognition events.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Board Engagement to identify relationships between Board members and current and potential supporters.
Qualifications
The successful candidate will have the following minimum qualifications:
  • 8+ years directly related professional experience
  • Demonstrated success and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money
  • Demonstrated substantial success in creating, managing and implementing a comprehensive major gifts program in the five-, six-, and seven-figure range, supported by excellent donor stewardship
  • Close ties to major donors in the San Francisco Bay Area and along the West Coast
  • Strong conservation background and ties to the California conservation community a plus
  • Articulate and poised with strong oral presentation skills
  • Familiarity with, and utilization of, Moves Management approach
  • Excellent research and writing skills (i.e., ability to write donor letters, major gift proposals, project updates, donor correspondence, etc.); document formatting and record keeping
  • Motivated, creative, and organized self-starter with attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple projects and demonstrated time management and prioritization skills with a high level of productivity and accuracy
  • Strong critical thinking and ability to analyze information
  • Specific knowledge of PC-based computers with expertise in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred
  • Proficient in donor management databases (Salesforce preferred)
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours including some evenings and weekends; travel to Santa Cruz at least monthly; and, utilize Goto Meeting or other videoconferencing technologies
  • Domestic and international travel required; up to 25%
  • Foreign language fluency and competency is a major plus, particularly in Spanish or French
The following personal attributes are desired:
  • A deep commitment to the mission of Island Conservation
  • Comfort with working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and locations
  • A personable, flexible, tenacious, diplomatic, and respectful demeanor
  • Proven ability to serve as a team player and leader to motivate and inspire staff and colleagues
  • High energy level, impeccable integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a sense of humor
Compensation and Location
Island Conservation offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The preferred location for this position is San Francisco, California, but IC is willing to consider highly qualified candidates who are currently based elsewhere.
 
To Apply
To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements. CEA Recruiting is assisting Island Conservation with this search. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.
 
Island Conservation is an equal opportunity employer.
 
CEA Recruiting works with leading environmental nonprofits, foundations, and businesses to recruit top talent and design effective organizational staffing strategies. For more information, visit www.cearecruiting.com.

About the Organization
Island Conservation (IC), a global leader in the conservation of threatened island biodiversity, is working to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. In collaboration with regional partners, IC designs and implements conservation projects which ensure native species protection and demonstrate cutting-edge invasive species removal techniques. IC also supports on-the-ground research to optimize the success of invasive vertebrate removal. Our mission is focused and our conservation outcomes are tangible and measureable. Since its founding in 1994, IC’s conservation efforts have saved 389 species from extinction. Longtime supporter (and co-founder of the Society for Conservation Biology) Michael Soule, described IC as “… the world's most effective organization in terms of species saved from extinction per dollar spent."
 
IC is based in Santa Cruz, California with satellite offices located in Portland, Oregon; Charleston, South Carolina; Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington, DC; Kelowna, British Columbia; Nassau, Bahamas; Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico; Sydney, Australia; Santiago, Chile; and Galápagos, Ecuador.
 
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Position: Floreana Island Project Facilitator
Location: Puerto Ayora, Ecuador with extensive travel both within the Galapagos and internationally 
Commitment: Full Time

Description
We are seeking a talented individual to serve as the Floreana Island Project Facilitator at Island Conservation, to be based in Puerto Ayora, Ecuador. The successful applicant will facilitate thedevelopment and implementation of island restoration projects, with a focus on the Galapagosand Floreana Island. This is a senior level position and the successful applicant will beresponsible for all aspects of developing and advancing island restoration projects with aparticular focus on maintaining and strengthening relationships with partners and communitiesinvolved with projects. The successful applicant must have demonstrated skills in leadingdiverse and complex teams as well as serving as a valuable and productive contributor to teamswhen not in the lead role.
 
The position requires extensive travel, both within the Galapagos and internationally, with extended periods of time away from the duty station.
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • At least five years’ experience in interactions with communities and multiple partner agencies to facilitate conservation or social projects
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve the desired results within conservation or social projects
  • Skills in facilitation and conflict transformation
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, to solve problems with limited supervision, and to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of complex environmental issues and an interest in nature conservation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, approachability, and willingness to listen to internal and external constituents and learn from their best ideas
  • Comfortable working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and origins
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Valid driver’s license and passport
Highly Desired
  • Galapagos Permanent Resident as defined by Consejo de Gobierno
  • Experience working in the Galapagos
Email cover letter and CV or resume in Microsoft Word format (with “Floreana Facilitator” as the Subject line) to jobs@islandconservation.org. No phone calls, please.

For more information on the position, click here

Facilitador para el Proyecto Isla Floreana de Island Conservation

Island Conservation (IC) es una organización global, sin fines de lucro, con una meta científica, dedicada a prevenir extinciones y a proteger a los ecosistesmas. Aprenda más sobre nosotros en www.islandconservation.org. Somos una organización que ha ganado premios y que está creciendo rápidamente.

Resumen de Nuestra Posición
Estamos buscando un individuo con talento para que se desempeñe como facilitador para el Proyecto Isla Floreana de Island Conservation, radicándose en Puerto Ayora, Ecuador. Elaplicante que tenga éxito facilitará el desarrollo e implementación de proyectos de restauraciónen islas, con un enfoque en Galápagos y en la isla Floreana. Esta es una posición de mando alto y el aplicante ganador será responsable de todos los aspectos del desarrollo y avance de los proyectos de restauración insular con una orientación particular en el mantenimiento yfortalecimiento de las relaciones con socios estratégicos y las comunidades que esténinvolucradas con el proyecto. El aplicante que gane debe haber demostrado habilidades en ladirección de grupos diversos y complejos así como para servir como un contribuyente valioso yproductivo para equipos que no tengan un rol de líder.
El puesto demanda de muchos viajes, tanto dentro de Galápagos como internacionalmente, con extensos períodos de tiempo fuera de la estación de servicio.
 
Calificaciones Mínimas
  • Por lo menos cinco años de experiencia en interacciones con comunidades y agencias de múltiples socios en la facilitación de proyectos sociales o de conservación
  • Habilidad demostrada para alcanzar los resultados esperados dentro de los proyectos sociales o de conservación
  • Habilidades en facilitación y transformación de conflictos
  • Excelentes habilidades organizativas, habilidad para trabajar de manera independiente y como parte de un equipo, para solucionar problemas con supervisión limitada y para dar prioridad y enfrentar fechas límite
  • Conocimiento de asuntos ambientales complejos e interés en la conservación de la Naturaleza
  • Excelentes habilidades inter-personales, curiosidad intelectual, disponibilidad e interés para escuchar a asociados internos y externos, y aprender de sus mejores ideas
  • Comodidad para trabajar con individuos de bagajes y orígenes diversos
  • Fluidez en español e inglés
  • Pasaporte y licencia de conducir válidos
Altamente Esperado
  • Residente permanente de Galápagos como lo define el Consejo de Gobierno
  • Experiencia de trabajo en Galápagos

Carta de presentación por correo electrónico y CV, o resumen en formato de Microsofot Word (con “Facilitador para Floreana” como asunto) dirigido a jobs@islandconservation.org. No
llame por teléfono, por favor.

Masked Booby on Isla de la Plata, Ecuador. Island Conservation is currently restoring the island to protect these and other important seabirds by removing introduced feral cats.


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Protecting the Globally Vulnerable Humboldt Penguin and Endangered Peruvian Diving-petrel on these exquisite islands.

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