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Fundraising Manager

Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Plymouth, MA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Fundraising Manager (FRM) role - Office-based/Plymouth, Massachusetts

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is seeking an ocean-loving go-getter to continue the strategic growth in our small-but-mighty office in this newly-created position.

Our application process requires you to fill out an application questionnaire ( where you will also submit a resume. The position is open until filled. After submitting your application, you'll be redirected to our anonymous Applicant Demographics Survey. Please take 60 seconds to complete it - thanks!


The Fundraising Manager will grow and manage annual revenue through multiple channels and platforms, as well as oversee the development, delivery, and management of WDC's campaigns, marketing, and communications efforts. The primary revenue stream is through our e-commerce donation platform, enhanced through a $40,000/month Google Adwords grant. Additional revenue channels include Matching Gifts, Corporate Partnerships, Events, and Planned Giving.

A benefits package is included, along with a chance to see whales and dolphins in the wild. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply as the more inclusive we are, the more impactful our work will be.

Role responsibilities:

The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for all of WDC’s revenue streams and optimizing the platforms and processes that sustain our program work. They will create a fundraising and marketing plan each year that will be executed with the support of a Philanthropy Officer/Grants Manager, Office Manager, and Communication team. They use reports and data to regularly analyze the performance of each stream, and take action to correct course when needed.

The Fundraising Manager (FRM) will be responsible for creating and meeting annual budget targets, integrating fundraising strategies seamlessly into all programs and communications, and helping all staff members view fundraising as an integral part of their job in order to deliver our impactful programs.

A typical day might include reviewing reports with the team to improve the Donor experience, connecting with long-term or VIP donors on the phone or email, meeting with our marketing agency to plan for the next season's Google Ad campaign, and working with the Comms team to plan and create the quarter's fundraising social posts.

The ideal applicant has an entrepreneur’s mindset, thrives in a high-energy role, enjoys wearing multiple hats, and values their ability to be a key contributor to achieving WDC’s mission. All staff, including the FRM, will also seek ways to grow and support our efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of marine mammal science and conservation.

This job is perfect for someone who has a passion for the ocean and for marine conservation and will work hard to support a growing office toward its goal of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.


  • BS/BA or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years of previous experience working in sales, e-commerce management, fundraising, or marketing. Experience with a nonprofit is preferable.
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience required
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required
  • Experience managing budgets $500k - $1M preferred
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States


  • 68% employer-paid health premiums
  • Dental, and/or vision
  • Retirement plan - Massachusetts Defined Contribution CORE Plan (CORE Plan)
  • PTO begins with 15 days, and 10 holidays (increases with longevity in role)
  • Dog/cat-friendly office


All staff are required to be fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19 (unless employee qualifies for exception under applicable law relating to disability or sincerely held religious belief). CDC covid recommendations are reviewed at frequent intervals and guide the updating of WDC's protocols to keep employees safe.

Company Description
About the Organization: For 30 years, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has been working across the globe in the marine conservation field. We are guided by a simple principle – whales play a critical role in the health of our marine and global ecosystems. For over a decade, WDC’s North American office has implemented programs specifically dedicated to the protection of endangered species, including the North Atlantic right whale and Southern Resident orca.
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Whale and Dolphin Conservation


7 Nelson Street

Plymouth, MA


Non Profit