Development Specialist

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Administrative, Office Administration, Public Relations and Communications, Sales and Marketing
Animal Protection, Community Development, Environment, Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

General Purpose:
This position is responsible for supporting the development efforts of Fresno Chaffee Zoo through a variety of proactive fundraising and administrative tasks. Under the direction of the Director of Individual Giving, this role will manage a portfolio of donors in categories including: individuals, corporations, and foundations. This is a mid-level front line fundraising role in a busy and detail-oriented advancement operation that includes: development, marketing, communications, and design studio.

Our comprehensive compensation package includes Medical/Dental/Vision, Employee Assistance Program, 401k, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick and Paid Vacation time on an accrued basis. Offers will be based on the successful candidate's experience. 

  • Manage donor communications such as: letters, emails, phone calls, text messages and database entries
  • Proactively manage portfolio of donors including recommended gift solicitations
  • Meet all assigned financial goals
  • Coordinate donor meetings with DIG and CDO and prepare all meeting materials
  • Maintain all assigned donor’s records in database and frequently prepare reports to show moves management progress toward next gifts
  • Compose and edit grant proposals, reports, letters of inquiry, and other fundraising materials
  • Conduct prospect research and develop research profiles on prospective donors
  • Escort donors on Zoo grounds as needed and coordinate donor visits 364 days a year
  • Other duties, as assigned

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