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Director of Organizational Advancement (Full-Time, Exempt)


The organization’s first-ever Director of Organizational Advancement will help to strategize the rollout and implementation of new programs and projects, while creating mechanisms that diversify revenue streams, primarily through a focus on corporate and philanthropic foundation and individual giving, to fuel CMSF’s ambitious vision for growth and lasting impact.


CMSF’s Director of Organizational Advancement position will develop long-range fundraising strategies to support current and emerging conservation programs and organizational expansion. You will work closely with the Executive Director to cultivate, develop, and manage our fundraising relationships with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and socialize program initiatives to funding audiences and partners.

Restoration Scientist (Full-Time, Exempt)


New wetland restoration project in Southern California needs a restoration scientist to plan and manage the monitoring and achievement of restoration goals. The program is at a very early stage, so the position presents a unique opportunity for both immediate work to design the monitoring program, as well as sustained engagement to measure and assess the achievement of restoration goals.


To mitigate for the impacts of a desalination facility by Poseidon Resources (Channelside) LP in Carlsbad, California, the California Coastal Commission required Poseidon to restore 66.4 acres of estuarine wetland habitat within the Southern California Bight. The wetland restoration project, formally called the Otay River Estuary Restoration Project, includes the creation and restoration of coastal wetlands on two noncontiguous sites within the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge in South San Diego Bay. To ensure a successful and adequate mitigation, Poseidon is responsible for funding the long-term independent monitoring and technical oversight of the project for 30 years.

The Restoration Scientist position would be funded by Poseidon but employed by the California Marine Sanctuary Foundation. The Restoration Scientist would manage the independent monitoring and technical oversight of the mitigation in partnership with California Coastal Commission staff; a Science Advisory Panel, consisting of professors from UCLA, UCSC, and UCI; and staff from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.