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Mussel Hatchery Construction Project Manager

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), a regional nonprofit organization primarily funded by the EPA, and based in Wilmington, Delaware, has a position open for a Mussel Hatchery Construction Project Manager.

The Mussel Hatchery Construction Project Manager, who reports to the PDE’s Senior Science Director, is the point person in the planning, designing and construction of PDE’s Fresh Water Mussel Hatchery. The construction project manager will manage the design and construction of a full-scale hatchery, based on an existing exhibition hatchery, and manage the project’s budget, schedule and permitting process.

Strong organizational skills, demonstrated experience in managing large and complex projects and at least 10 years of experience working in the engineering and construction industry are a must. A job description is attached. This is a two-year temporary, full-time exempt salaried position that pays $78,000 per year.

This position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume to: HR Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE  19801; by fax to (302) 655-4991; or by e-mail to ndescano@delawareestuary.org.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category that is, or becomes, protected. Candidates must be able to work legally in the United States.

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Events and Office Administrator

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. (PDE), a regional nonprofit organization primarily funded by the EPA, and based in Wilmington, Delaware, has an open position for an Events and Office Administrator.

This position will report to PDE’s Development Manager and will be responsible for organizing and implementing PDE’s fundraising events, conferences and major meetings; will assist with fundraising appeals; will maintain PDE’s contact database and will provide administrative support for the office and board activities.

Demonstrated experience in planning and implementing events, in effectively working in a team setting and in paying a high level of attention to detail are a must. A job description is attached. This is a regular full time non-exempt hourly position that has a pay range of $13.52 – $16.26 – $19.02 per hour (depending on experience) and is eligible for full employee benefits.

This position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume to: HR Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, 110 South Poplar Street, Suite 202, Wilmington, DE 19801; by fax to (302) 655-4991; or by e-mail to ndescano@delawareestuary.org.

 

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category that is, or becomes, protected. Candidates must be able to work legally in the United States.

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Director of Development

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Inc. (PDE), a regional nonprofit organization primarily funded by the EPA, and based in Wilmington, Delaware, has an open position for a Director of Development. This is a part time exempt position with approximately 20 hours per week.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Director of Development is the member of the Senior Leadership Team with oversight for the organization’s Fundraising activities and Grant opportunities, with a focus on growing revenue from individual donors.  The incumbent provides leadership and direction to PDE’s development staff and is responsible for targeting, cultivating, and securing financial resources to support PDE’s mission.

JOB FUNCTIONS

  1. Leadership and Direction
  • Actively participates in meetings of the Senior Leadership Team where both strategic and operational issues are addressed and decided. Fosters cross-functional cooperation throughout PDE and the design, implementation, and adaptive management of PDE’s Strategic Plan (to meet the goals of the CCMP).
  • Supervises and mentors the development staff.
  • Attends meetings of PDE’s Board of Directors, Development and Events Committees, making presentations for information and approvals, if needed.
  1. Fundraising
  • Develops and oversees implementation of an annual work plan, calendar and budget for fundraising activities. Sets fundraising goals.
  • Targets unrestricted revenue growth through creation and implementation of a major gifts program and planned giving program
  • Develops and oversees initiatives for engaging all Board members in the fundraising process.
  • Oversees the development of PDE’s case for support, case statements for key program areas and other communications related to fundraising.
  • Provides strategic input and oversight to staff for:
    • creating engagement opportunities for donors
    • implementing donor stewardship protocols and practices
    • assessing and utilizing data to support donor identification, cultivation and acquisition.
  • Explores and seizes opportunities for generating new alternative revenue sources.
  1. Events
  • Sets fundraising and “friend-raising” goals for events.
  • Mentors and motivates Board members, donors and staff to meet goals.
  • Provides guidance and leadership to Development staff for executing a strategic mix of events.

 

  1. Grants
  • Oversees the grant writing and management process. Executes a strategic mix of grant writing and management targeted at organizational goals and objectives.
  • Builds and manages key relationships with funders.
  • Pursues growth and diversity of PDE funding sources.
  1. Performs other activities as assigned.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  1. BA degree from an accredited college
  2. 10 years of professional experience within a full-service development office.
  3. CFRE certification or familiarity.
  4. Experience with creating and implementing of a comprehensive development plan.
  5. Ability to communicate knowledgeably and passionately about PDE’s work and mission.
  6. Successful track record in securing sponsorships, gifts, and grants, including experience with large gifts ($25,000+)
  7. Experience managing annual appeals and seeking foundation and corporate grants.
  8. In-depth knowledge of fundraising strategies.
  9. Demonstrated ability to manage, supervise and coach a staff.
  10. Superior interpersonal skills.
  11. Proven organizational skills, ability to problem solve, schedule and complete multiple short-term and long-term tasks, and meet deadlines.
  12. High standards for integrity and professional discretion.
  13. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software; experience using fundraising software; Familiarity with contact management software such as Salesforce.
  14. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  15. Valid United States driver’s license.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Time spent in this position will be primarily in an office setting, frequently in off-site meeting locations and occasionally outdoors in natural settings.  Infrequently, there will be tasks completed in a storage/warehouse facility.  Work hours may shift dependent on project or program needs and staff or partner availability.  Periodically, there will be the need to work hours outside the normal work day schedule, which may occasionally include a weekend day.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The incumbent should be able to lift 30 pounds. The incumbent should be able to sit and stand for at least 4 hours at a time.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Executive Director

Direct reports: Development Manager

Coordinator of Grants

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