At Point Blue, we are team of committed, passionate, conservation scientists, researchers, educators, fundraisers, and administrators.  We all share a passion for making a difference in the health of our planet.

Please view our job postings and consider joining our team!

Director of Development

Point Blue seeks a highly accomplished development professional to become its Director of Development (DOD) to lead the fundraising effort and contribute to the overall strategic management required to achieve its urgent goals.

Successful candidates will possess a record of significant and consistent fundraising success and demonstrated leadership in growing major gifts, planned giving, membership, communications and marketing programs.  The DOD will lead collaborative planning, development and implementation of diversified fundraising and related communications strategies to support and advance Point Blue’s climate-smart conservation vision and goals. 

The DOD will have an excellent track record in building and managing a development team as well as in working with other staff leaders, Board members and other donors to establish and achieve fundraising and organizational goals.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in building positive and nurturing working relations with staff, board members, major donors, foundation representatives and others.  S/he will also have experience with the implementation and use of information technologies and social media to advance Point Blue’s development strategies and goals.

The DOD reports to and works in close partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  S/he oversees the Development Group and collaborates with the Management Team, Board of Directors, finance staff and others. 

The DOD will have a demonstrated commitment to the highest levels of integrity and excellence, reflective of Point Blue’s core values so essential to our success.  Our key values include commitment to scientific rigor, collaboration, innovation, excellence, nature, complete integrity and shared responsibility.

Job Responsibilities
The DOD is responsible for the implementation and management of a diversified fund development program including individual giving, foundation relations, corporate and government agency proposal development, solicitation and reporting, membership development, marketing, and special events.  The DOD will serve on Point Blue’s Management Team and participate regularly in Point Blue Board of Directors meetings.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Qualifications

Compensation and Benefits

Point Blue offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, 100% medical and dental premium coverage, partial coverage of dependents including domestic partners, long term care insurance, optional vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance coverage, as well as generous leave time and 401(k) Plan matching contribution, per conditions outlined in Point Blue’s personnel manual.

To Apply

Email resumes to: dadams@pointblue.org.  Please include a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications along with two recent writing samples and three references.  No calls please.  Point Blue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting Salary Range: Very competitive, based on experience
Hours/Benefits: Full time with excellent benefits
Reports to: President and CEO
Location: Petaluma Headquarters
Position: Open until filled; ongoing review of applications

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Grant and Science Writer

Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Strategic Program Development, the Grant and Science Writer is involved in all aspects of grants management for a growing portfolio of funders.  S/he is responsible for the development of successful proposals, reports and correspondence, identifying and cultivating funding sources, managing proposal submissions, and stewarding grants to support Point Blue’s ongoing core projects and new strategic funding initiatives.  As an excellent writer and translator of complex scientific information, the Grant and Science Writer also helps to develop accurate and compelling proposals for individual donors, development-related web site content and other outreach materials.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and a letter of interest to bhuse@pointblue.org.  No phone calls please.  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. Candidates may be subject to background checks.

Starting Salary Range: Competitive, based on experience
Hours/Benefits: Full time with excellent benefits
Reports to: Director of Strategic Program Development
Application deadline: March 15, 2014
Point Blue is an equal opportunity employer.  Thank you for your interest in Point Blue.

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Planned Giving Manager

Description:

Point Blue seeks a highly accomplished development professional to join its development team as the Planned Giving Manager. The successful candidate will possess a record of significant and consistent fundraising success and demonstrated leadership in growing planned giving for an organization with a similar-sized membership (~3,000) or larger.  S/he will work with the development team to develop and implement diversified fundraising and communications strategies to achieve Point Blue’s planned giving vision and goals. 

The successful candidate will have expertise in designing and implementing planned giving programs.  S/he will demonstrate a history of positive and nurturing working relations with board members, major donors, volunteers and staff. 

The successful candidate will also have experience with donor data base management systems, information technologies and social media to advance Point Blue’s planned giving strategies and goals.

The Planned Giving Manager will report to our new Director of Development (hiring in process) and works in close partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director of Individual Giving, other Development staff, the Board of Directors, management staff, and other program leadership staff. 

The Planned Giving Manager will have a demonstrated commitment to conservation, the highest levels of integrity and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of his or her work, reflecting the core values so essential to Point Blue’s mission and vision.

Key Responsibilities: 

Qualifications:

To Apply:

Qualified applicants should submit their resume and a letter of interest to ngamble@pointblue.org.  No phone calls please.  Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. Candidates will be subject to background checks.

Starting Salary Range: Competitive, based on experience
Hours/Benefits: Full time with excellent benefits
Reports to: Director of Development (in process of hiring this position)
Work location: Petaluma headquarters
Application deadline: March 31, 2014
Point Blue is an equal opportunity employer.  Thank you for your interest in Point Blue Conservation Science!

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Chief Financial Officer

Point Blue Conservation Science is a renowned, award-winning non-profit working to reduce the impacts of accelerating changes in climate, land-use and the ocean on wildlife and people while promoting climate-smart conservation. At the core of our work is ecosystem science using long-term data to identify and evaluate both natural and human-driven changes over time. We work hand-in-hand with public and private natural resource managers from the Sierra to the sea and Alaska to Antarctica. Founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory, the organization has tripled in size over the last decade, and currently has a $10M annual budget. We are on track to reach $20M in the next few years.  We seek a qualified CFO, who is passionate about our mission and vision, to join a team of 140+ scientists, informatics experts and educators.  

Duration: full time

Responsibilities:


Qualifications:

To Apply:

Please submit your inquiry and resume to dadams@pointblue.org.

 

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