Development - General, Environmental/Conservation, Major Gifts
Take your career to new depths and put your skills to work in a one of a kind setting by becoming a part of the premiere aquarium showcasing the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. The Texas State Aquarium provides high quality, entertaining programming through education, conservation, and wildlife rehabilitation. We strive to provide our guests with an exciting, educational, and memorable experience.
The Aquarium in accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums. With over 130 year round employees, a $12 million operating budget, and over 500,000 visitors each year, the TSA is the top cultural attraction in South Texas, and one of the top fifteen accredited not-for-profit Aquariums in the nation. Annually, from its operating programs the Aquarium raises over $1 million through a combination of philanthropy, special events and membership support.
The Texas State Aquarium is seeking a senior level, dynamic development executive to lead our organization’s development efforts and be a key member of the senior leadership team. The ideal candidate is a leader and strategic thinker with a proven track record managing successful, multi-million dollar capital campaigns and cultivating and soliciting significant major gifts. The Senior Director of Development will provide leadership and guidance for all development activities. The Senior Director works closely with the President & CEO of the Aquarium and the Board of Trustees and supervises staff that includes a Director of Development, and other support staff.
Only applicants submitted through our TSA website will be reviewed.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or related field from a four-year college or university required (Master’s degree preferred) along with 15 years of progressive experience in related field and minimum five years of previous managerial/leadership experience. An equivalent combination of education or experience may also meet the required qualifications.
About Texas State Aquarium
MissionThe mission of the Texas State Aquarium is to connect people with nature and inspire conservation of the Gulf of Mexico.VisionTo be a nationally recognized Aquarium leader in creating entertaining, educationally enriching programming, conducting wildlife rehabilitation, and supporting conservation.The Texas State Aquarium is a private, not-for-profit organization that receives no city, state or federal funding for its operations. The Aquarium relies on general admissions, memberships, retail sales, event rentals and the generous support from donors to maintain its operations. Please help us in our mission and support the Texas State Aquarium.