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About the Cleveland Zoological Society
Founded in 1957, the Cleveland Zoological Society (CZS) is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to raise Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's philanthropic support. As the Zoo’s nonprofit advocate and partner, the Zoo Society is committed to raising awareness of the Zoo as a community priority and civic asset, securing private support for the Zoo and its programs, and giving visitors, members, and donors great value for their investment. The Zoo Society serves the largest membership base in Northeast Ohio (40,000 households), raises significant support for education, conservation, capital improvements, and advocates for the Zoo as a leading regional priority.
The Advancement Officer solicits philanthropic gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations to support the Cleveland Zoological Society and priority initiatives of the Zoo. This position entails the full range of advancement activities: identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, including face-to-face interactions, frequent one-on-one meetings on the Zoo campus, and travel for donor meetings in the Northeast Ohio region.
Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications, Education, and Experience
Work is performed on-site, in an office setting located at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Occasional work outside normal business hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Manages work in an office environment with frequent meetings outside the office.
Regularly sits at a desk or workstation. Frequently moves around the facility to coordinate work. Reasonable accommodations can be made to employees with qualified disabilities who can perform the essential functions of the job, so long as there is no undue hardship created upon the organization or other employees within the organization.
This position requires limited supervision. The Advancement Officer maintains discretion and independent judgment to ensure strategic advancement goals are met.
How to Apply
Please submit all resumes to Kozlowski@ClevelandZooSociety.org.
The Cleveland Zoological Society provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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