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Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society Positions

Development Director

Company Overview:

Cameron Park Zoo is a City of Waco operated facility that sits on 52 acres in the heart of Waco, Texas. Over 1,400 animals, representing over 300 species, are located throughout the lush natural habitat Zoo. Cameron Park Zoo is successful thanks to a collaboration between the City of Waco and the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society working together to grow the Zoo through capital improvements, the funding of vital conservation efforts, habitat preservation, and emergency support efforts. Our programs support our mission to drive impactful change for our animals and their homes. With over 300,000 visitors annually, Cameron Park Zoo continues to grow its reach into the surrounding communities.  

Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing Cameron Park Zoo by rallying public and financial support; to champion the Zoo’s efforts in advocating conservation awareness and cultural enrichment through education and recreation; to enhance the Zoo’s enterprise as a survival center for native and exotic animal species; and to be an active community partner in economic development through tourism. Our work is made possible through the generous support of individual & corporate donors who share our commitment to making a positive impact in our community. We are seeking a passionate and experienced Development Director to join our team and lead efforts to cultivate, steward, and expand our donor base.

Summary:
The Development Director will play a crucial role in securing financial resources to support the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society’s mission and programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director will be responsible for managing the identification, qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of individual & corporate donors through strategic engagement and solicitation efforts, as well as designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies. This role will involve direct interaction with donors through various communication channels, as well as collaboration with the Executive Director to strengthen donor engagement and support fundraising initiatives.

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Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as a complete inventory of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

Interested applicants, please send your resume to kristiw@cameronparkzoo.com.


Event Rentals & Membership Representative

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions but are an essential function. As a member of the Cameron Park Zoological & Botanical Society Special Events/Membership department, the Event Rentals & Membership Representative will be responsible for the following tasks:

Qualifications

REQUIRED:
· High School Diploma or GED
· Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.

Physical Demands- Medium Work:

· Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
· Major activities are performed indoors and/or outdoors and may be exposed to all weather conditions.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15.00 per hour

Expected hours: 8 – 24 per week

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Work Location: In person

Interested applicants, please send your resume to rosiem@cameronparkzoo.com.