Monterey Bay Aquarium
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean.
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What Sets Us Apart

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1. We're an inclusive, committed, diverse group of people who collaborate.

 

2. We're passionate about learning more and doing more to better our world.

 

3. We're all dedicated to conservation of the ocean.

Making a Difference

Our Culture

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Working at the Monterey Bay Aquarium is more than just going to the office every day. In addition to our purpose-driven work in one of the most beautiful spots in the world, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package (medical, dental and life insurance; floating holidays, vacation and sick time) including a couple of things we feel distinguish us: a unique and generous retirement plan and a wellness program staff can't wait to join. We do our best to walk the talk so we offer our team members discounts at our Cafe, which serves local, sustainable and organic foods, plus subsidized gym memberships and alternative transportation discounts, too. Our goal of working toward a healthy ocean can only be achieved with a healthy organization, which is something we strive for here at the Aquarium.

Opportunities at Monterey Bay

Information Technology (IT) Server Administration Intern
(IT) Server Administration Intern: The goal of the MBA IT Intern Program is to develop an on-going relationship with local colleges and universities to enable local students to put their skills to use in a real world setting and allow the Aquarium to develop a local talent pool from which to draw future employees. Student will work alongside MBA Server administrator and assist with daily server administration, infrastructure management, data backup and recovery, on & off boarding, as well as, asset tracking and management.Required At least 18 years of ageCurrent undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or universityMust be a student during the term immediately preceding the internshipMust submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applyingMinimum cumulative grade point average0/4.0 for graduate studentsMust provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staffDesired Qualifications/Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft server operating systemsData backup application (including design & implementation)Active Directory, Group Policy and basic helpdesk procedures.Computer skills and a comfort level sufficient to learn the basics of the Microsoft SharePoint platform quicklyStrong writing skills and the ability to process information quickly ,A positive, outgoing personality able to tactfully engage with busy staff to get informationA high level of attention to detail.Work closely with the designated Tide Pool intranet administrators responsible for content in their areasLength of Internship: 16-24 hours per week, approximately three months (negotiable)All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services divisionReference # 16340Posted on May 24, 2017Closes onJun 29, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Information TechnologyWork type(s) Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Information Technology (IT) Server Administration Intern
(IT) Server Administration Intern: The goal of the MBA IT Intern Program is to develop an on-going relationship with local colleges and universities to enable local students to put their skills to use in a real world setting and allow the Aquarium to develop a local talent pool from which to draw future employees. Student will work alongside MBA Server administrator and assist with daily server administration, infrastructure management, data backup and recovery, on & off boarding, as well as, asset tracking and management.Required At least 18 years of ageCurrent undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or universityMust be a student during the term immediately preceding the internshipMust submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applyingMinimum cumulative grade point average0/4.0 for graduate studentsMust provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staffDesired Qualifications/Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft server operating systemsData backup application (including design & implementation)Active Directory, Group Policy and basic helpdesk procedures.Computer skills and a comfort level sufficient to learn the basics of the Microsoft SharePoint platform quicklyStrong writing skills and the ability to process information quickly ,A positive, outgoing personality able to tactfully engage with busy staff to get informationA high level of attention to detail.Work closely with the designated Tide Pool intranet administrators responsible for content in their areasLength of Internship: 16-24 hours per week, approximately three months (negotiable)All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services divisionReference # 16340Posted on May 24, 2017Closes onJun 29, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Information TechnologyWork type(s) Fall/Winter/SpringJob level(s) Undergrad, GraduateMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Seafood Watch Business Program Manager
The Seafood Watch Business Program Manager is a position within the Seafood Watch program of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Division of Conservation and Science. The position's primary role is to manage and support a team working to engage a spectrum of businesses that are implementing sustainable seafood commitments and help strategically leverage that market engagement to drive improvements in fisheries and aquaculture operations.  The business sectors engaged by Seafood Watch include restaurants, institutional food service, retail, seafood producers and distribution companies. The Business Program Operations Manager will bring an ambitious and integrative approach to producing and evaluating processes and resources that allow the team to engage and support businesses in an efficient and scalable manner.Core ResponsibilitiesSupervise the Seafood Watch business team staff to ensure appropriate and efficient implementation of program tacticsEnsure integration with other teams within Seafood Watch, the broader Monterey Bay Aquarium and relevant NGO and stakeholder communities to ensure strategic business engagementIntroduce innovative solutions to tracking staff and business member performance. Oversee metric reporting to assist in setting and achieving programmatic goals and objectivesWork collaboratively with team and external parties (interdepartmental and external contractors) to develop tools and resources that improve operational efficiencies and programmatic impactEnable team member professional growth and supportProduce and deliver progress reports to department leadership.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree in business administration or equivalent work experienceTeam oriented with prior team management experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailAbility to identify and implement resources or processes that improve effectivenessExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAbility to create and deliver effective presentationsAbility to manage multiple projects effectivelyExperience setting goals and tracking performance both for individuals and teamsAbility to collaborate with both internal and external departments, teams, organizations and contractorsProficiency with the Microsoft Office SuiteExperience with Customer Relationship Management SystemsExcellent interpersonal skillsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience with Monitoring & Evaluation processesDesire to work within a mission driven, nonprofit setting, specifically focused on marine conservationExperience working for a high growth organization or sectorAncillary Responsibilities Program will work with candidate to improve knowledge of seafood sustainability issues, seafood industry, and all aspects of the sustainable seafood movementReference # 19850Posted on May 25, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Seafood Watch Business Program Manager
The Seafood Watch Business Program Manager is a position within the Seafood Watch program of Monterey Bay Aquarium's Division of Conservation and Science. The position's primary role is to manage and support a team working to engage a spectrum of businesses that are implementing sustainable seafood commitments and help strategically leverage that market engagement to drive improvements in fisheries and aquaculture operations.  The business sectors engaged by Seafood Watch include restaurants, institutional food service, retail, seafood producers and distribution companies. The Business Program Operations Manager will bring an ambitious and integrative approach to producing and evaluating processes and resources that allow the team to engage and support businesses in an efficient and scalable manner.Core ResponsibilitiesSupervise the Seafood Watch business team staff to ensure appropriate and efficient implementation of program tacticsEnsure integration with other teams within Seafood Watch, the broader Monterey Bay Aquarium and relevant NGO and stakeholder communities to ensure strategic business engagementIntroduce innovative solutions to tracking staff and business member performance. Oversee metric reporting to assist in setting and achieving programmatic goals and objectivesWork collaboratively with team and external parties (interdepartmental and external contractors) to develop tools and resources that improve operational efficiencies and programmatic impactEnable team member professional growth and supportProduce and deliver progress reports to department leadership.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationDegree in business administration or equivalent work experienceTeam oriented with prior team management experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailAbility to identify and implement resources or processes that improve effectivenessExceptional written and verbal communication skillsAbility to create and deliver effective presentationsAbility to manage multiple projects effectivelyExperience setting goals and tracking performance both for individuals and teamsAbility to collaborate with both internal and external departments, teams, organizations and contractorsProficiency with the Microsoft Office SuiteExperience with Customer Relationship Management SystemsExcellent interpersonal skillsDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationExperience with Monitoring & Evaluation processesDesire to work within a mission driven, nonprofit setting, specifically focused on marine conservationExperience working for a high growth organization or sectorAncillary Responsibilities Program will work with candidate to improve knowledge of seafood sustainability issues, seafood industry, and all aspects of the sustainable seafood movementReference # 19850Posted on May 25, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise Seafood WatchWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) ManagementMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Development Assistant
The Development Assistant provides full administrative support for our donor program (up to $2,499), including timely processing of gifts and acknowledgments, preparing renewals, implementing donor communications, and updating program reports. Provides excellent customer service to donors across multiple channels: on the phone, in writing, and in person at donor events.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms accurate and timely data entry for Ocean Legacy Circle gifts and gifts up to $2,499, including annual gifts, general donations, bequests, commemorative gifts, matching gifts, and specialized membership data entry. Includes producing acknowledgements in a timely manner, and preparing monthly renewal letters.Serves as primary administrative contact for donors, including responding to emails, letters and phone calls in a timely manner. Contacts donors as needed to confirm gift details; makes cultivation calls.Provides administrative support for donor communications: Creates and segments lists in the database; prepares and tracks in-house mailings. Serves as contact with mail house; requests quotes and works with mail house staff to ensure quality and timely completion of mailings. Processes purchase orders and invoices.Tracks and maintains development inventory, including print archives; reorders supplies.Updates monthly reports including renewal fulfillment report and donor statistics report.Performs weekly queries in the database to ensure accuracy of data entry.Provides administrative support for Director of Annual Giving.Provides administrative support for and attends member and donor events as needed (requires some nights and weekends).Provides back-up administrative support for Senior Development Assistants as needed, including data entry and fulfillment.Provide administrative support for Gift Planning program, including Ocean Legacy Circle; data entry and clean-up, follow-up on inquiries, facilitating information packets and mailings, and other tasks as assigned.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum four year degree or equivalent experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailExcellent customer service and written/oral communications skillsExcellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and ExcelDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years of development/fund raising experience in a non-profit organization preferredTwo years of experience working with database programs, Raiser's Edge preferredReference # 19851Posted on May 25, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
Development Assistant
The Development Assistant provides full administrative support for our donor program (up to $2,499), including timely processing of gifts and acknowledgments, preparing renewals, implementing donor communications, and updating program reports. Provides excellent customer service to donors across multiple channels: on the phone, in writing, and in person at donor events.Core ResponsibilitiesPerforms accurate and timely data entry for Ocean Legacy Circle gifts and gifts up to $2,499, including annual gifts, general donations, bequests, commemorative gifts, matching gifts, and specialized membership data entry. Includes producing acknowledgements in a timely manner, and preparing monthly renewal letters.Serves as primary administrative contact for donors, including responding to emails, letters and phone calls in a timely manner. Contacts donors as needed to confirm gift details; makes cultivation calls.Provides administrative support for donor communications: Creates and segments lists in the database; prepares and tracks in-house mailings. Serves as contact with mail house; requests quotes and works with mail house staff to ensure quality and timely completion of mailings. Processes purchase orders and invoices.Tracks and maintains development inventory, including print archives; reorders supplies.Updates monthly reports including renewal fulfillment report and donor statistics report.Performs weekly queries in the database to ensure accuracy of data entry.Provides administrative support for Director of Annual Giving.Provides administrative support for and attends member and donor events as needed (requires some nights and weekends).Provides back-up administrative support for Senior Development Assistants as needed, including data entry and fulfillment.Provide administrative support for Gift Planning program, including Ocean Legacy Circle; data entry and clean-up, follow-up on inquiries, facilitating information packets and mailings, and other tasks as assigned.Absolutely Required Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationMinimum four year degree or equivalent experienceExcellent organization skills and attention to detailExcellent customer service and written/oral communications skillsExcellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and ExcelDesired Skills / Knowledge / Ability / Experience or EducationTwo years of development/fund raising experience in a non-profit organization preferredTwo years of experience working with database programs, Raiser's Edge preferredReference # 19851Posted on May 25, 2017Location(s) Monterey BayExpertise DevelopmentWork type(s) Regular, Full TimeJob level(s) Entry/graduate, ExperiencedMore details (document)The Monterey Bay Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an environment free from any form of unlawful discrimination. Discriminatory actions are strictly prohibited and we are committed to engaging in affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination.It is the policy of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to promote a positive program of specific practices designed to ensure equal opportunity without regard to race, sex (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partnership status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, special disabled veteran status, veteran status, medical condition, genetic characteristics and information, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), family care leave status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe Request Priority Protected Veteran and Disabled Referrals for all of our locations
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