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Employment Opportunities (August 11, 2022):

Fundraising and Marketing Manager
Full-time with benefits

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 role.


The Fundraising and Marketing 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.

The role is based in our Plymouth, MA, office.  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 and Marketing 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 and Marketing Manager (FMM) 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 FMM, 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
  • 7-10 years of previous experience working in sales,  e-commerce management, fundraising, or marketing. Experience with a nonprofit 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) with a 3% employer contribution
  • PTO begins with 15 days (increases with longevity in role), and 10 holidays
  • Dog/cat-friendly office


Staff Safety

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.

How to apply:

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!

About Whale and Dolphin Conservation:

Our North American office focuses on our ongoing work to protect whales and dolphins through outreach, policy, and science. WDC describes its office culture as collaborative, team-oriented, very driven, and dog and cat- friendly.

For over 30 years, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has been working across the globe in marine conservation. We are guided by the simple principle that whales are climate giants, meaning they play a critical role in the health of our marine ecosystems and help us combat changes in our climate.

If you are interested in working at WDC and don't see a position that's right for you, email us at [email protected] and share why you'd like to work here and what you would be able to contribute to the organization. Be sure to attach your resume.

You will not get a response, nor hear from us until we have a position that opens, but we will keep your information on file. By sending us your resume, you agree that we may contact you at the phone number and/or email address provided if a relevant position becomes available.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation, is the leading international charity dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins, and porpoises. WDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin.

The Whale & Dolphin Conservation embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the more impactful our work will be.

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