Director of Philanthropy

Mystic Aquarium
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 16, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Philanthropy

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

Mystic Aquarium, a subsidiary of the Sea Research Foundation, is seeking a Director of Philanthropy to work collaboratively with the Aquarium team to help design and implement fundraising strategies and identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new and existing donors for the organization while enhancing internal systems and processes to support growth.

Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research.

Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Director of Philanthropy will be a strategist and have exceptionally strong communication skills, is well-organized, and is a focused individual with related, hands-on experience and demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising. Related experience should include individual giving programs, volunteer and donor management, planned giving, and event management. The ideal candidate is energetic, strategic, and a team player who is passionate about our mission.

Mystic Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. The Aquarium does not discriminate based on disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected under federal, state, or local laws.

To learn more about this exciting new role, please send a cover letter and resume to Lisa Vuona, Managing Partner, Boyden at

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