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Development Officer - Grants/Annual Fund

Company: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Date Posted: March 13, 2017

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is currently seeking a full-time Development Officer with responsibilities focused on engaging individuals, foundations and government entities in support of the Zoo through grant writing and annual fund development.  The position also assists with event management to include special and fundraising events (Spooktacular, ZOOLights, ExZOOberation, Brew at the Zoo) and any other donor or board-related events. Applicant must be available to work special events that may occur outside of regular work schedule, including evenings, weekends or holidays, as assigned.  

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree, minimum of three years' successful grant writing, development and fundraising experience.  In addition, the candidate must be able to interact well with individuals and organizations at all levels.  Computer literacy in Microsoft Word and Excel required along with excellent communication skills is required. Familiarity with PowerPoint and Raiser's Edge Software, preferred.  

Essential functions:  Applicants must be able to sit for long periods of time, bend and kneel, to lift 20 pounds without difficulty, to traverse zoo grounds and operate a motorized cart to facilitate tours, greet visitors, and coordinate meetings.

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens offers all full-time employees a competitive benefits package including low cost medical, dental and life insurance for the employee, paid time off, 403B Retirement Plan, and discounts at the Zoo.

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete an online application, at  Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation email.


JZG is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace