Individual Giving Associate

Organization: Phoenix Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States
Job or Internship: Job

The Phoenix Zoo is currently seeking an Individual Giving Associate to focus on expanding the current donor base, including all aspects of prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals and some grant donors. The position focuses on relationship development with the donor community to obtain support for annual and capital programs. This will be accomplished through strategic planning; effective grant writing and communication skills; individual activity and by working in collaboration with others. Our Individual Giving Associate will also participate in the planning of Rendez-Zoo (and other key fundraising events), securing and managing table sales, assisting with the auction elements, and providing on-site guest relations during the event.

Minimum qualifications for this position include at least 3 years fundraising experience with a proven track record of success in the solicitation of grant opportunities and individual gifts, with a preference for a candidate with experience in the Phoenix market. Further requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in business, non-profit administration or related field, experience in grant/proposal writing, proven experience meeting with individuals in a one-on-one setting as well as with corporate and foundation personnel, excellent oral and written communication skills, including an ability to develop and make presentations to potential donors, boards of directors, and a variety of stakeholders, demonstrated ability to both work with a high degree of autonomy and participate effectively on a team.

All Phoenix Zoo employees are required to pass a pre-employment background check including a drug test, this position also requires a valid driver’s license and clear annual TB testing.

This exempt-level position has a starting salary of 40k/year ($19.07/hour starting pay DOE), and includes our full benefits package with medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k) with company match, and generous paid time off.

To view a more complete description and list of requirements and to apply for this position, please visit the Phoenix Zoo job page at:

Resumés are not accepted for any Zoo position without an accompanying application. While postings may remain on outside sites for longer, once a job is removed from our job page it is closed and we will no longer accept applications.