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Another Source’s client, the Seattle Aquarium, is recruiting a senior communications manager to join their team in Seattle. You will be instrumental in helping the Aquarium evolve as a conservation institution and in helping its efforts to become a more diverse organization.
Here’s a little about the Seattle Aquarium and the position they are recruiting for:
The Seattle Aquarium’s mission is Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. It is one of Washington state’s leading environmental education and stewardship institutions and the region’s respected green gathering place for discussion and dissemination of information about the ocean and marine conservation. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), it’s the eighth-largest aquarium in the U.S. by attendance and among the top five paid visitor attractions in the Puget Sound region. Since its opening in 1977, the Aquarium has hosted more than 25 million visitors and provided marine conservation education to nearly two million schoolchildren.
The Seattle Aquarium acknowledges and honors our location in the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people, who have stewarded these lands and waters since time immemorial and continue to do so today. Guided by our mission and values, we are committed to advancing a strong foundation for long-lasting and mutually beneficial partnerships with Coast Salish and Urban Native peoples as well as other Indigenous communities so we can conserve our one world ocean.
As an organization striving to be inclusive of all people, we are making ourselves more aware of how racism has affected the lived experience of Black and Indigenous people, and People of Color, and in what ways we are playing a role in those experiences. We view diversity as a strength and recognize that we can only achieve our mission by including the skills and varied perspectives of all people. We understand that environmental burdens and benefits are not equitably distributed and that we have a responsibility to foster inclusive conversations about our marine environment. We strive to create a welcoming and equitable culture as we work together to fulfill the Aquarium’s mission.
The Seattle Aquarium hosts over 800,000 visitors each year—and that’s just the beginning of its community impact. The Aquarium works to advance awareness of and action for ocean health by increasing access for students, marginalized populations and cultural groups through specialized programs and events such as Beach Naturalists, Community Science, Open House and more.
To increase that impact even further, the Aquarium has developed a master plan to nearly double in size by opening a new exhibit building, the Ocean Pavilion, which will include a huge, 350,000-gallon tropical reef with over 100 species of fish.
The plan integrates a broad spectrum of assets and expectations: record-setting attendance, membership and fundraising growth, an energized board of directors, and strong management. As Seattle continues to redefine its relationship with the waterfront by replacing the viaduct with an underground tunnel and creating a 20-acre park along the waterfront, the Seattle Aquarium will become the focal point of this vibrant and revitalized area.
As a member of the marketing and communications (MarCom) team, you will deliver critical storytelling that improves organizational sustainability and supports significant growth in fundraising, both of which will allow us to inspire more people to act on behalf of the ocean, a mission especially critical to our times. Working under the direction of the director of marketing and communications, you will identify, integrate and align priority educational and action-oriented messages across our communications to the public, the board, our donors and our partners to advance the Aquarium’s mission. You will drive the development of the Aquarium’s first organization-wide communications message platform, integrating priorities and themes from all departments that will be carried out through appropriate communication channels. This need is especially important now, as the Aquarium expands its conservation efforts and community programs and completes a $160-million comprehensive capital campaign for the new Ocean Pavilion. You will be responsible for managing two direct reports with possible additional direct reports at the discretion of the director of marketing and communications.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.
Salary and benefits:
This is an exempt role. The targeted salary range for this role is $90,000–$110,000 per year dependent on experience. Includes the Seattle Aquarium’s comprehensive benefits package: medical, vision, dental (subsidized dependent coverage also available), HRA, FSA, life insurance, long-term disability, subsidized transit (ORCA) pass, Aquarium Family Plus membership and generous paid time off.
The Seattle Aquarium is a progressive, equal opportunity employer that values a diverse workforce. One of our core values is fostering an inclusive community and we want our staff to reflect our community. We encourage diverse candidates to apply, including but not limited to Black, Indigenous and People of Color applicants. Application review will begin immediately.
Note: Candidate must pass a background check upon job offer to be eligible for this position.
The Seattle Aquarium has partnered with Another Source, an external recruiting firm, to assist in the hiring process for this position. Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the breadth of the recruiting process.
$90,000 - $110,000 per year
Please visit https://careers-anothersource.icims.com/jobs/3288/senior-communications-manager/job?mode=job&iis=SOURCE&iisn=EmployerWebsite or https://www.seattleaquarium.org/careers to apply to this position
Seattle Aquarium1483 Alaskan Way Pier 59Seattle, WA 98101
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