Basic Function: Identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits, stewards and retains individual donors to support the key programs, missions, initiatives, projects and future growth of Brevard Zoo
Participates with the Director of Development in all annual fund program elements with specific focus on identification of prospects, follow-up and relationship building with fund donors, and moves management process with identified prospects.
Identifies, cultivates and stewards prospective and current major donors via a variety of strategic relationship building activities.
Work with the Development Team and the Marketing to identify and secure individual sponsors and partners for Brevard Zoo events, campaigns, projects and naming rights.
Create a personalized strategy for each individual donor; detailing planned communications, actions, and events for that donor for the next year
Be personally cognizant of each and every individual donor, the individualized plan created for them, and the current status of that plan
Manage fundraising goals, objectives, strategies, schedules and analysis of results for all Individual Donor
Jaguar Society – design and implement effective stewardship activities for current members, cultivate and secure new members, elevate financial commitment, plan and execute Society events
Annual Giving Program – create and execute an individual, personalized communication plan throughout the year, cultivating individual gifts through highlighting current events and status updates about programs at the zoo
Planned Giving Program – manage a program allowing individuals to donate via estate and legacy giving
Memorial Program – with empathy, provide a means for individual donors to memorialize a loved one at the zoo via a particular addition, bench, fountain, etc.
Milestone Members – interface with Membership department to identify and cultivate Zoo members (3+ years) to move them to major donor status
Manage the Administrative Coordinator to assist with all aspects of Individual Giving
Supervise the maintenance of Donor Perfect (donor database system) and updating for precise and complete accuracy.
Update background info on each donor with notes after each communication
Interface with the Finance dept to track invoices and payments from all individual donors
Update shared calendar as needed; note planned cultivation events
Review calendar weekly and initiate communication with all necessary parties
Strategize with Senior Management to best utilize Donor Perfect
Manage the acknowledgment and thank youof all donors
Establish a communications library for timely use that are personal and unique
Manage the process that all donors are thanked in a timely fashion
Create and implement a Jazzoo participant recognition program
Review all individual donor correspondence for precise grammar and accuracy
Create and implement the Celebration Garden plan; oversee all entries and interface with these donors; work with vendor to ensure timely completion of recognition
Creatively assist the Marketing Department to create materials for the all Individual Donor Programs and the Zoo’s two major events: Safari Under the Stars and Jazzoo
Alongside the Marketing dept, manage the Jazzoo Facebook page; optimizing for effectiveness
Keep Director of Development apprised of the status of Jaguar Society, Annual Giving, Milestone Members, Capital Campaign and Event goals
Utilize Desktop Publishing Software to create invitations, notices, programs, pamphlets and other print/digital pieces promoting donor programs and related events
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
5 or more years’ experience working as a fundraising professional.
A proven track record of outstanding performance as a fundraising professional with the capacity to close significant major gift solicitations.
Professional and interpersonal skills that include exceptional verbal and written communication, team building and growth with an openness and ability to accept new ideas and input from peers and community members.
Ability to provide compelling verbal presentations to small groups and public gatherings as a representative of Brevard Zoo
Highly developed organizational skills and excellent time management skills
Strong comfort and capability with social media and social media platforms.
Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to effectively prioritize work and complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to multi-task and manage the completion of multiple projects, often with shifting priorities.
Experience with Donor Perfect software desired
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:•Full Health Benefits, no deductible, $20 copay for less than $1000/year•Free Dental•Vision, Short-term disability, and Life insurance optional•Seventeen (17) paid days off in addition to nine (9) paid holidays•Matching retirement 403b plan with 2-year full vesting•Zoo membership of choice and attraction share program•Potential end of year Performance Bonus based on zoo performance and individual performance
We are a small Zoo that does big things! Each and every day, Brevard Zoo not only provides exceptional care for our own animals, but is immersed in critical field projects working to protect threatened and endangered animals around the world.
“Wildlife conservation through education and participation” is our mission, so we aim to provide memorable guest experiences, connect people with wildlife and educate and inspire them to be stewards of our planet.