Creating mechanisms that enable decision-making with key stakeholders involved such as participatory committees with strong Government engagement is critical to enabling marine wildlife issues to be tabled during management and policy decision-making. MarAlliance holds a seat on a range of national committees for sites and species including founding three National Shark Advisory Committees. We are a member of both the IUCN Shark Specialist Group and an official observer to the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). Yet we find that pulling decision-makers away from their meetings and desks to join us in the field effectively ensures that much needed conversations take place, notably with fishers and other partners who often have limited access to higher-level decision-makers. We have hosted several such field-based meetings to catalyze cross-border conversations and greater conservation measures for large marine wildlife.
MarAlliance is seeking a full time Fundraiser Development Coordinator to develop, implement & oversee grant-writing and the organization’s fundraising. Working with the MAR management team, the Development Coordinator will build new and expand existing relationships to cultivate a network of potential donors. He/she will be expected to create and implement a schedule of fundraising activities, notably grant-writing, to secure financial support from individuals, corporations and foundations as well as orchestrating events that promote giving, in order to diversify and maximize revenue streams across multiple countries. This post is remotely based in the Americas time zones.