Open positions (updated 9/19/18):

Shore-based Employment

Director of Donor Relations

Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Job Description

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve (BCB) is a working water front museum dedicated to environmental education and the history of the Delaware Bay region. The organization owns and operates the historic Schooner the AJ Meerwald, a sailing classroom and vehicle to enjoy the area waterways. The museum, located in the historic ship sheds in Bivalve, NJ, is the AJ Meerwald’s home port.

BCB is seeking a full-time person to fill the position as Director of Donor Relations. The Director of Donor Relations creates, implements, manages and assesses a comprehensive donor relations plan to assist the organization reach its strategic fundraising goals. The scope of work includes donor relations, stewardship and related communications. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Essential Functions
The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  • Develops, implements, and leads a successful and integrated donor relations program that strategically targets all levels of giving as identified by the organization. Ensures donors are acknowledged and recognized to strengthen their financial support for the organization.
  • Acts as a liaison and specialist to advancement personnel in order to provide cultivation and stewardship assistance to individual donors and prospects.
  • Oversees and directs the development and implementation of strategic communications in multiple mediums in a timely fashion. This will include, but not be limited to, social media sites, Annual Report to Donors, e-blasts, year-end-reminders, gift acknowledgements, web pages, invitations, newsletter updates, fundraising campaign materials, and press releases.
  • Ensures special events are communicated and on the calendar of appropriate officials and targeted guests.
  • Creates innovative programs and projects to thank and steward donors; ensures the external reporting to donors on endowments.
  • Manages and coordinates any campaign-related events.
  • May supervise staff, volunteer and student workers.
  • Tracks donor relations and stewardship activities to enhance relationships and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Responsible for the review and control of all gift acknowledgments, including receipts, thank you letters, pledge statements and endowment reports.
  • Works closely staff to report to donors on the use of gifts, to arrange meetings between donors and beneficiaries if appropriate, and to help celebrate gifts.
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualification Standards

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising or constituent relations with an educational institution or non-profit.
  • Successful experience: Specific experience stewarding and cultivating donors and alumni a plus.
  • Other preferences: Proven experience in producing marketing material, including web-based communiqués and social media.

Persons interested in applying for the position should send resume and cover to: info@bayshorecenter.org (no calls please)

Shipboard Employment

The Bayshore Center at Bivalve is seeking applicants for the following positions aboard the AJ Meerwald for the 2019 sailing season. If interested, please email your resume and three references to Ali Place at education@bayshorecenter.org. All positions are paid, with room and board provided aboard the AJ Meerwald. All positions (with the exception of interns) typically run the entire season, from early April until early November, though applicants seeking shorter contracts will still be considered.

Second Mate

The Second Mate helps coordinate vessel operations and participates in onboard and shore-based programming. This position does not require a license, but possession of 100 ton captain’s license with sail endorsement is preferred and results in increased salary. Experience operating and maintaining a traditionally rigged sailing vessel is required. Diesel engine maintenance skills and education experience a plus. Can be combined with the Bosun or Engineer positions for additional pay with adequate experience.

Bosun

The Bosun is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of sails, rigging, and hull. The Bosun also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marlinspike seamanship and other bosunry skills aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus.

Engineer

The Engineer is responsible for overseeing and conducting maintenance of engineering systems, including engine, generator, electrical, bilge system, and water and fuel tanks. The Engineer also participates in onboard and shore-based programming. Marine engineering skills and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are required. Education experience is a plus.

Cook

The Cook is responsible for providing three healthy meals for a crew of 8-10 people each day, while providing for dietary restrictions. Other responsibilities include meal planning, budgeting, provisioning, and overseeing sanitation and cleanliness of the galley. Experience cooking for groups of people is required, working on board a traditionally rigged sailing vessel is a plus.

Education Coordinator

The EdCo oversees and facilitates educational programs aboard the AJ Meerwald and on shore. The EdCo assists with program preparation, evaluations, ticket sales, merchandise, and all other shipboard administrative tasks. Position requires environmental education experience, strong environmental ethic, flexibility, and a positive attitude. A bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, or a related field a plus. Experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel a plus.

Deckhand/Educator

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator include participating in onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are strongly recommended.

Deckhand/Educator Intern

Responsibilities of a Deckhand/Educator Intern include participating on onboard and shore-based programming and participating in vessel maintenance and operations. A strong environmental ethic, plenty of stamina, flexibility, and a positive attitude are required. Environmental education experience and experience working aboard a traditionally rigged sailing vessel are a plus. Interns serve for a 2-3 month period during the sailing season, with openings available starting in early April.

 

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