Annual Fund Manager / San Antonio Zoo

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San Antonio Zoo Published: April 6, 2017 (23 days ago)
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Reports to:    Vice President of Development

Job Description

The Annual Fund Manager is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive annual giving program among the San Antonio Zoo’s donors, staff, Board, and other friends in support of the Zoo. The Manager will work closely with the Vice President of Development, Director of Major Giving, Special Events Coordinator, and other Zoo personnel to provide outreach, activities, and events to attain and maintain a robust annual giving program. The Annual Fund Manager will work cooperatively in developing a program that effectively complements the Major Giving program.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts to the Zoo from a variety of donors, including foundations, corporations, members, staff, and Board.
  • Maintain meaningful relationships with annual giving donors and prospects
  • Devise a cultivation and solicitation program involving email, direct email, phone/mail, personal visits, and volunteer engagement, all focused on shaping a sustainable tradition of annual giving.
  • Support the Vice President of Development and the Board in determining annual giving goals for the Zoo and build strategic and tactical plans for achieving these goals.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the giving portion of the Zoo’s website
  • Work with Marketing to formulate and execute a communications program supporting annual giving
  • Coordinate annual giving for donors and other specialty constituents, such as Board members, in an effective fashion
  • Manage a prospect pool with annual goals for personal visits and giving outcomes
  • Create, develop, and execute a highly effective and sustainable volunteer component within annual giving
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with other employees in the spirit of teamwork and collegiality, and complies with all Zoo’s policies and guidelines
  • Participate as an active and visible member of the Zoo community


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • CFRE preferred
  • Three to five-years development experience, including annual campaigns and membership programs.
  • Knowledge of fund development principles and public relations.
  • Strong organizational, administration, telephone and interpersonal communication skills, detail and “big picture” oriented.
  • Strong word processing, desktop publishing, and spreadsheet experience.
  • Skill in preparing written reports and presentations.
  • Solid writing, editing and presentation ability.
  • Professional demeanor, flexible and able to respond to multiple demands.
  • Able and willing to take responsibility.
  • Must possess reliable personal transportation and be approved by insurance carrier to drive personal vehicle.
  • Must have auditory, visual, and physical skills to be able to perform tasks as outlined in this job description.
  • Flexible and able to respond to multiple demands.
  • Fundraising experience or education preferred.
  • Must be flexible regarding work schedule.

Instructions for Application

Résumés, cover letters and references will be accepted until 5:00 p.m, Thursday, May 4, 2017. We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assure them that their backgrounds and interests will not be discussed with anyone, without prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established.

To apply for this position, please email your résumé, letter of interest and a list of three references. Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

Alexis De Sela

Lee+ Associates