Chief Development Officer

Organization: Zoo Atlanta (AZA Member)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Job or Internship: Job

Zoo Atlanta is seeking an innovative professional to provide creative, energetic leadership of the organization’s fundraising efforts. Reporting to the Deputy Director, this individual will develop strategies and direct corporate and foundations solicitations, major gifts, sponsorships, in-kind giving, grant and proposal writing, capital/endowment campaigns, and Zoo Atlanta’s annual fundraising social events including a signature gala, The Beastly Feast.

Zoo Atlanta is the oldest cultural institution in Atlanta. We strive to inspire the citizens of Georgia and every visitor to value and conserve the world’s dwindling wildlife. We do this through innovative exhibits, engaging educational programming, world-class animal care, and focused research and conservation activities. Zoo Atlanta is embarking on an agenda of aggressive redevelopment to better fulfill its mission of conservation, education and providing a great family experience, and to make this experience as accessible as possible.

We are seeking an individual with five or more years proven fundraising experience, and a demonstrated ability to raise significant corporate, foundation and individual gifts. Experience leading a development team in the Atlanta area and/or experience working with zoos, aquariums or museums will be considered a strong plus. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, with excellent communication and leadership skills. The ability to participate in a team-oriented organization and support Zoo Atlanta’s mission and strategic initiatives is critical. Zoo Atlanta offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment

To apply for this position, please go to our website:

Marci Creath, Sr Director Human Resources

Zoo Atlanta

800 Cherokee Avenue SE

Atlanta, GA 30315