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The New England Aquarium is a catalyst for global change through public engagement, commitment to marine animal conservation, leadership in education, innovative scientific research, and effective advocacy for vital and vibrant oceans.
The New England Aquarium (the “Aquarium”), opened its doors to the public in 1969 and is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment, promoting the importance of protecting the blue planet through innovative exhibits and educational programs. These are some highlights of the Aquarium's mission in action, on exhibit, and through its education and marine conservation and research programs on Central Wharf and around the globe:
Welcoming close to 1.3 million annual visitors, The Aquarium is a $45 million operating organization that combines education, engagement, and action to address the most challenging problems facing the oceans.
This is evidenced through the almost 50,000 participants in student and youth programs; more than 1,200 volunteers contributing 125,000 hours of service time; and the 680 educators who participate in teacher services, including workshops, professional development programs, one-on-one consultations, and so much more. The combination of The Aquarium's exhibits, public outreach and marine conservation and research initiatives are catalyzing large-scale change across the globe.
To build on this wealth of experience and knowledge, the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium (the “Anderson Cabot Center”) was launched this past summer. It is a groundbreaking initiative designed to better highlight and expand the Aquarium's cutting-edge applied marine research and data-driven conservation solutions. The Anderson Cabot Center will use innovative research and the Aquarium's convening power as a public institution to advance cross-sector solutions – helping to build collaborations among scientists, policymakers, engineers, fishermen, conservation advocates, and the seafood industry. The Anderson Cabot Center will advocate for these science-based solutions in New England waters and beyond, building on the Aquarium's nearly 50-year legacy of protecting this blue planet and ensuring vital and vibrant oceans.
About Philanthropy at The Aquarium
There is ever-increasing competition for philanthropic support, and over the last few years the Aquarium has realized significant growth in its fundraising revenue. Philanthropic support was just under $8 million in FY14, increased to $10 million in FY15 and escalated to just under $14 million in FY16. Private philanthropy supports the Aquarium's annual operating budget, specific mission programs, and capital projects primarily through foundation and corporate support, government grants, membership, and annual gifts via direct mail and online outreach. The “Mission Blue” Campaign, completed a few years ago, raised more than $40 million for capital needs at the Aquarium including the full renovation of the Giant Ocean Tank. Despite a strong foundation, The Aquarium needs to expand this base of support over the coming years to ensure the sustainability, growth and impact of its vital education and marine conservation and research programs.
About the Position
Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President for Development (“VPD”) will oversee and manage the Development functions of the organization, including: Major Gifts, Corporate and Foundation Giving, Membership, Annual Giving, Government Grants and Planned Giving. In addition, the VPD will be playing the lead role in preparing the organization for the next capital campaign. The VPD will be a primary contributor to setting the strategy of the organization through participation on the Executive Management Team.
Strategic Fundraising and Management:
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New England AquariumBoston, MA
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