[APPLICATIONS CLOSED] Corporate Partnerships Lead

[APPLICATIONS CLOSED] Corporate Partnerships Lead{

Ocean Wise

The opportunity


Through deep knowledge and innovation, Ocean Wise creates impact in the water that protects and restores the ocean. Ocean Wise is working to scale game-changing solutions that fight climate change and rewild the ocean through seaforestation; feed people by scaling demand for sustainably sourced seafood; clean the seas by working to reduce plastics headed to the water; save whales from being hit by ships and grow a pipeline of ocean leaders through global education programs. With a focus on meaningful action, Ocean Wise is an exciting organization to work for. With deep experience in the field of ocean conservation, strong corporate partnerships and support from everyday citizens, Ocean Wise is taking a critical moment to create lasting change for the ocean.

Ocean Wise’s core values - Knowledge, Integrity, Extreme Collaboration, Impact, & Optimism - represent their highest priorities. These values are at the heart of how the organization works and serve as cultural cornerstones exemplified by all members of the team.

It is within this context that Ocean Wise welcomes applications for the position of Corporate Partnership Lead commencing in Spring 2024, or soon after. The position will be 100% remote, with the corporate head office in Vancouver, BC.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Corporate Partnerships Lead (“Lead”) is responsible for managing a robust portfolio of corporate supporters, which includes sponsorships, donations and business development, to advance the Ocean Wise 2030 Conservation Strategy. In collaboration with colleagues across the organization, including program staff, and members of the senior management and executive teams, the Lead will solicit and steward key corporate relationship that ensures revenue targets are achieved. The Lead will also develop and carry through sponsorship activations that will promote the Ocean Wise brand to key audiences. This role will also oversee the design of products and ensure product specifications are executed within reasonable timelines and cost parameters, while keeping up to date on industry news and trends within product/service offerings.

The Corporate partnership lead will be responsible for ambitious corporate goals, including $2M from corporate partners in 2024. The Corporate Partnerships Lead will virtually manage of team of 2 people and collaborate with the Development and global engagement/communications teams to find opportunities to identify and grow giving across the user journey all who engage with Ocean Wise.

As the ideal candidate, your career includes a tenure with demonstrable successes delivering sponsorship and corporate partnership results from strategies you created from commercializing an organization’s brand and activities, particularly those of a non-profit You have a high degree of commercial awareness and have successfully secured large-scale, multi-year commitments from corporate partners. You have a strong affinity for sales, with proven ability to independently originate and close multi-year deals with corporate partners. You will leverage your expertise as a proven revenue generation leader to diversify the portfolio of multi-year corporate partnerships and to build year-over-year growth in total revenue from corporate sources. You are comfortable working with senior business and community leaders, leading philanthropists, and senior marketing executives. You have strong communications skills, a strategic mindset, and the ability to work collaboratively in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment. Either post-secondary education or an equivalent combination of relative experience, education and is required.

Compensation - A salary of $120,000 – $145,000, commensurate with experience, is paired with a comprehensive group benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and critical illness protection. Ocean Wise also offers RRSP matching of up to 6% of salary, paid vacation, and an additional 6 management days.

To learn more about this impactful leadership opportunity with Ocean Wise, please submit a comprehensive resume along with a cover letter in confidence to Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) and/or Caroline McLean (caroline@griffithgroup.ca). 

Ocean Wise is a remote-first organization with beautiful headquarters in downtown Vancouver. This position will be based in Canada with consideration for remote work in Vancouver or Toronto, Canada.

Ocean Wise is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are a company where diverse backgrounds, experiences and viewpoints are valued. Ocean Wise does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, age, ethnic or national origin.

Ocean Wise and Griffith Group are committed to an inclusive, accessible and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. Please advise Jane Griffith (jane@griffithgroup.ca) should you require any accommodation to participate in the recruitment and/or assessment processes.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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