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The Pueblo Zoo is a vibrant, collaborative, and flexible workplace. Driven by our mission to empower people to engage in conservation of animals and their natural habitat, we serve 100,000 annual visitors, provide educational outreach to tens of thousands of students, and directly support global species conservation. The Pueblo Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is home to nearly 400 animals representing more than 125 species.
Responsible for the oversight of fundraising functions including philanthropic giving, marketing, communications, membership and special events to ensure the financial stability of the Pueblo Zoo. Leads the Resource Development Department which includes the Marketing and Communications Manager, Special Events Manager and Membership & Development Coordinator. Collaborates with all staff and Board to increase resources to further the organization’s goal to inspire engagement and conservation action. The Resource Development Team works closely with the Executive Director and other staff to implement strategic initiatives to generate revenue through fundraising opportunities, increased zoo attendance, memberships, special events attendance, rentals and partnerships.
Works closely with the Executive Director and this team to promote the organization within the community, including business, non-profit and government sectors. Creates long term development plans as well execute day to day philanthropic fundraising responsibilities including foundation, individual and planned giving programs. The Development Director will report directly to the Executive Director and be a part of Senior Management Staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Related 4-year degree; Minimum of 2 years related experience desired; some non-profit experience preferred.
Excellent written and oral skills; excellent organizational skills; strong leadership skills; ability to communicate mission of the Zoo; computer skills including word processing, excel and database (donor database experience preferred); experience in working with the public; experience researching and writing grants. Demonstrated success in fundraising and capital campaigns. Must be flexible and willing to pitch in to assist other staff as needed.
Must be able to sit for long periods of time working on a computer screen.
Multitasking and interruptions are inevitable and should be understood and tolerated.
Must be able to lift 25 pounds and move small signage and stanchions around the zoo.
Benefits: Competitive benefits package including HMO and HSA-qualified health plans, a 3% employer matched SIMPLE IRA, paid time off, sick time, eight holidays, and a commitment to flexible work schedules and professional development. Compensation: $37,000-$44,000
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Pueblo Zoo3455 Nuckolls AvePueblo, CO 81005Phone: 719-561-1452
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