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RESOURCES FOR JOB SEEKERS
Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts-Global Conservation
Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts-Zoos and Aquarium
The Wildlife Conservation Society seeks to fill two positions: Senior Development Officer,
Major Gifts-Global Conservation; and Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts-Zoos and
Aquarium. She/he shall identify and manage a portfolio of individual/family foundation
donors and prospects capable of giving high level gifts across all WCS program areas, with
particular emphasis on the Global Conservation Program and the Zoos and Aquarium. As
key members of the Major Gifts team, she/he will contribute to a major gift fundraising goal
of approximately $20 million a year.
The ideal candidates must possess 3-5 years of frontline fundraising in a large, complex, not-for-profit organization; a demonstrated track record of soliciting and closing individual gifts;
excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to interact successfully with
high level donors and senior program staff; great attention to detail and interest in the WCS
The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society,
saves wildlife and wild places worldwide, through science, global conservation, education,
and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship
With a commitment to protect 25 percent of the world’s biodiversity, WCS addresses
four of the biggest issues facing wildlife and wild places: climate change; natural resource
exploitation; the connection between wildlife health; and human livelihoods. While taking
on these issues, WCS manages more than 200 million acres of protected lands around the
world, with more than 200 scientists on staff.
To Apply: The Wildlife Conservation Society
has retained the services of Cavan Executive
Search to conduct this search. Inquiries,
nominations and applications may be
directed in confidence to:
Cavan Executive Search
48 Wall Street, 25th Floor
New York, New York 10005
Florida A&M University, Division of University Relations is seeking
applications of individuals for the following positions who will cultivate and solicit
significant gifts/advancements to the University and possess the interpersonal skills
to create and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of constituents.
Associate Vice President for University Relations
This position is responsible to the Vice President for University Relations and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Office of University Relations with a staff of 35. The Associate Vice President for
University Relations will evaluate, oversee, and monitor fund raising goals for all components.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of experience
in a University Relations environment, marketing communications, public relations or related area; or a
Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and six years of experience in the areas indicated.
Preference will be given to applicants with managerial and professional decision making experience.
Coordinator, Advancement (Gift Officer)
Position #23001 & 23002
These positions are responsible for implementing fundraising strategies and initiatives; Cultivating
prospective contributors--individuals, corporations and foundations; Providing technical assistance to
school and college representatives; Managing, annually a portfolio of 50 prospects capable of gifts from
$10,000 to $100,000.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree or higher in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of
experience in gift identification, cultivation and solicitation at the corporate level or serving as a gift officer
for a non-profit institution or University. Preference will be given to applicants with five or more years of
fundraising experience and excellent people skills.
SALARY: The salary for each of these positions is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
APPLY: Submit the following: ( 1) a letter of interest that clearly states the applicant’s qualifications for the
position, ( 2) a current curriculum vitae, ( 3) three references, and ( 4) a FAMU employment application (go
to www.famu.edu). Send documents to the Office of Human Resources, 211 Foote-Hilyer Administration
Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32307 by the deadline date of February 29, 2012.
NOTE: Successful completion of a background investigation is a condition of employment.
FAMU is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access University.