Development Officer

Oklahoma Zoological Society
August 13, 2019
Oklahoma City, OK
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Position Description:

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of OZS, the Development Officer will be responsible for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and individual donors to OZS in support of the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Position Qualifications:

  • Cultivate and steward individual Zoo supporters with the goal of increasing leadership level annual gifts and major gifts;
  • Work collaboratively with OZS staff to seek out and make applications for various foundation and corporation grant opportunities;
  • Work closely with Executive Director and staff to cultivate and request support from donors for upcoming capital campaign;
  • Revamp and manage the ZooFUNd for Kids annual campaign;
  • Assist Director of Community Engagement in working with corporations and businesses requesting support and involvement with OZS and the Oklahoma City Zoo;
  • Assist OZS senior leadership in maintaining relationships with Corporate Partners throughout the year and helping to renew these partnerships on an annual basis;
  • Document donor activity on the OZS donor database and share responsibility for keeping donor data updated;
  • Assist other staff with preparation, arrangement, and execution for OZS special events.
    Position Requirements:
  • Position requires occasional work at a desk and a willingness to travel the community to meet with donors and prospects. It also requires the ability to be mobile on the grounds of the Zoo during special events. Office is located within the Zoo’s Education Building;
  • Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License, ability to drive, and reliable transportation;
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to carry and move objects that may weigh 20-25 pounds

Position Reports to:

Executive Director, Oklahoma Zoological Society

To Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should submit resume, cover letter, salary history, three references, and any supporting materials via mail or email to:
Tim Rasnic, Executive Director
Oklahoma Zoological Society
P.O. Box 18424 / Oklahoma City, OK 73154

Application Deadline:
Friday, October 4, 2019

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