Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to save species from extinction and connect people with nature. They provide conservation education, as well as supporting and conducting many conservation, breeding and research programs. As part of their conservation efforts they run Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.
Since 1878, they have long been established as a treasured part of the community representing a significant part of South Australia’s heritage and social history. Since Adelaide Zoo first opened to the public in 1883, generations of South Australians have shared the wonder of the zoos.
Zoos SA is lead by an engaging and highly innovative Chief Executive and Leadership team. They have undergone major change over the past years and this position offers the incumbent the opportunity to be a part of major new developments that will be of major interest to stakeholders.
As a conservation charity, fundraising activities are critical. The Fundraising Manager role has a focus to increase fundraising income through the hands on management of a team who cover the corporate sponsorship, membership, regular giving and donation income streams for the organisation. Along with this management function, the role will be active in the acquisition of major donors and the deepening of relationships with them. The expansion and hands on management of the bequests program is also a critical aspect of this position.
The Zoos SA’s Fundraising Manager will have:
- Solid business planning and a strategy based approach to building the income base obtained via fundraising
- An ability to innovate and develop new income streams
- A knowledge of fundraising systems and tools
- Proven budget and people management experience
- The ability to develop and leverage key stakeholder relationships and networks, both internally and externally
- Be willing to promote Zoos SA’s image through attendance at meetings, functions and community activities
Key to your success in this role will be your experience building and engaging with the community and stakeholders and your ability to focus on fundraising activities. You will have previous experience managing a successful fundraising team and enjoy thinking outside the square and using your initiative to encourage others.
Due to the nature of the business, there may be some out of hours work commitments. Salary expectations will be discussed with shortlisted applicants. The role is based at the Adelaide Zoo but there will be a requirement to visit the Monarto Zoo on a regular basis. This role is offered on a 3 year fixed term contract basis.
Degree qualifications are desirable but not essential. Experience working within Tourism, the Not for Profit sector or a similar industry will be highly regarded. The successful applicant will be required to undergo Police Clearances and a functional capacity assessment.
Davies Stewart welcomes applicants, on behalf of Zoos SA, with previous proven experience in a similar fundraising role.
Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted by phone to further discuss your experience. Enquiries can be made to Trudy Dickson on 08 8232 8008. Resumes must be directed to Davies Stewart via the link below or direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.