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Development Assistant (Full-Time)

Zootampa At Lowry Park In Tampa, Florida
Tampa, United States Posted: March 11, 2024

Are you passionate about animals and conservation?  ZooTampa is now hiring a full-time Development Assistant.

  • Are you the kind of person who is passionate about rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for animals?
  • Do you care about creating exceptional, personal experiences with co-workers and guest?
  • Do you want to work in a fun and immersive environment where your contribution impacts the mission of the organization?
  • If so, apply today, we are scheduling interviews soon.
Position Summary
  • Reporting to the Manager of Donor Services, the Development Assistant will also provide support to the VP of Development, performing various administrative functions that support day-to-day development operations.
  • The Development Assistant is a direct extension of the Development Department and is a key liaison with donors.    
Who We Are
  • ZooTampa at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern U.S., with over 1.2 million visitors annually.
  • We have grown to what now encompasses 56 acres of naturalistic wildlife habitats in a lush, tropical garden setting with wide-ranging activities.
  • The Zoo, accredited by Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), offers popular educational programming, fun recreational amenities, up-close animal encounters and engaging seasonal events for which it has won awards as one of the country’s most family-friendly zoos.
  • Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals; create exceptional personalized experiences that connect people with wildlife and each other in fun, immersive ways.
  • Our vision is that everyone we touch is motivated to join us in taking action to protect and preserve wildlife.
  • Join us and become a part of creating unforgettable natural connections!
  • Your day to day
Functional Priorities (including but not limited to):
  • Provide support to the Manager of Donor Services 60%
  • Provide support to the VP of Development 20%
  • Various support of development department operations 20%
  • General Requirements
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail to manage numerous projects with multiple deadlines
  • Responsible for entering accurate donor data into Raiser’s Edge NXT, creating and generating gift reports and providing analysis
  • Flexibility to adapt to ZT’s revolving strategic needs
  • Must be able to contribute within a collaborative culture
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Must be able to maintain discretion with confidential information
  • Must exhibit a professional demeanor at all times
  • Must be able to work evenings/weekends for select specials events and be available for unexpected shifts
  • Ability to drive a golf cart
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point), database software 
  • Full time Benefits
Our Perks at ZooTampa
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Pet, Life Insurance, 403(b) Pension Plan
  • Vacation and sick time
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Forgiveness
  • Free gym membership
  • Free admission to the Zoo, MOSI, and the Florida Aquarium
  • Free or discounted admission to many attractions in Florida
  • And so much more!
  • Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug-Free Workplace

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