Seacology is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environments of the world’s islands. We partner with indigenous island communities to protect local terrestrial and marine ecosystems while supporting the community with needed benefits such as schools, community centers, or fresh water systems. Based in Berkeley, California, we have over 280 projects in 59 countries around the world, protecting approximately 1.5 million acres of island habitat.


Seacology has a small fundraising team that works closely with foundations, corporations, board members, major donors, international affiliates, and other supporters. The Institutional Giving Officer is key to securing the funding necessary to fulfill Seacology’s mission, and plays a critical supportive role to the Development Director and Executive Director. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Prepare letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant reports, and other donor communications for foundations, corporation, and government funding entities
  • Maintain Salesforce database for tracking deadlines for grant reporting and proposals.
  • Act as primary researcher investigating foundations, corporations, and government funding opportunities
  • Meet with staffs of foundation, corporate, and government entities as needed
  • Coordinate annual mass mailings and other solicitations throughout the year
  • Track and file information about donations and grants
  • Write letters and reports for Executive and Development Director
  • Assist with database design and data entry using Salesforce software
  • Generate reports using Salesforce software
  • Assist Development Director in coordinating and filing annual state registrations
  • Provide backup support in answering phones and other office tasks as needed


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Interest in development and a minimum of three years of nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Proficient researcher for further grant and fundraising growth opportunities
  • Experience using Salesforce or other database software
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in computer and internet skills (primarily Word, Excel, Salesforce and Outlook)
  • Sense of humor and ability to work cooperatively with a small staff
  • Interest in and knowledge of environmental issues strongly preferred
  • Minimum 2-year commitment is desired

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits.  This is a full-time position.

No phone calls. Please email, fax, or mail a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:


1623 Solano Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94707


Fax: 510-559-3506


1623 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA

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