Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
As Director of Development, you are responsible for major gift fundraising for San Antonio Zoo. You will work closely with the development team, and directly supervise the Donor Events Manager.
Other essential duties include, but not limited to:
Manages all strategies and activities for donor identification and cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
Researches and contacts new or potential individual donors
Cultivates relationships with private and public funders to create meaningful connections between them and the Zoo's vision, mission, and programs
Supervises some development staff and independent contractors
Prepares and manages annual department budget including monthly reporting
Assumes responsibility for all development reports to the Board and other agencies
Creates office systems to support all Development projects and operations
Chairs and manages Campaign Volunteer Committees
Attends community events related to donor cultivation
Participates in outreach activities and performances outside regular business hours
Works with the Executive Director, Vice President of Development, Board, Development Committee, and Major Gifts Committee to implement fundraising strategies
Supports and assists the Development Committee in partnership with the Vice President of Development.
Five years of demonstrated successful fundraising experience.
Minimum of three years supervisory experience.
Must adhere to the highest ethical standards, demonstrate an empathetic disposition and perseverance, and convey sensitivity to the needs of donors.
Excellent attention to details and follow through as demonstrated through effective project management experience.
Demonstrated writing and editing skills.
Outstanding ability to work effectively in teams of diverse people and organizations.
Experience working with a donor database, as well as with Microsoft Excel.
Strong organizational, communications, problem-solving and analytical skills.
Highly self motivated and directed.
Ability to accommodate occasional long days or overnight travel.
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and after hour assignments.
Internal Number: DDEV11132018
About San Antonio Zoo
San Antonio Zoo®, operated by San Antonio Zoological Society, is a non-profit organization committed to securing a future for wildlife. Through its passion and expertise in animal care, conservation, and education, the zoo’s mission is to inspire its community to love, engage with, act for and protect animals and the places they live. The zoo welcomes more than a million visitors each year and is open year-round. San Antonio Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Zoological Association of America, and Humane Certified by American Humane.