San Antonio Zoo
  • 15-Jun-2017 to 29-Jun-2017 (CST)
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Employee discounts on merchandise, food, and entry. Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance benefits after 3 months of employment. Paid leave accrual benefits after 4 months of employment.

As the Donor Events Manager, you are responsible for developing and implementing revenue-producing events and managing the Zoo's sponsorship program. As you manage and implement these events, you will also in immediate contact with current and potential board members, donors, sponsors, and other Zoo benefactors.

Essential Duties

  • Manages all donor special events including but not limited to managing timelines, arranging and attending committee meetings, setting agendas, taking minutes, working with vendors, coordinating with Zoo staff, developing event plans, managing prospectus, and following with post event activities.
  • Evaluates and refines donor events to positively impact attendance and elevate the Zoo's profile.
  • Serves as liaison with committees and staff on donor events activities.
  • Works in concert with chairperson, committee, and all departments of each event to coordinate and evaluate each event and develop expansion strategies.
  • Develop and monitor budgets to ensure revenue and expenses are kept within established boundaries.
  • Manages sponsorship program for the Zoo including but not limited to establishing sponsorship levels for each event, identifying needs for each sponsor, tailoring a package for each ask, developing relationships with prospects and donors, and tracking giving and benefits.
  • Oversees Zoomer program, including but not limited to membership and events.
  • Meets all financial goals and budgets for events.
  • Assists marketing and Public Relations In generating media for special events.
  • Establish and maintain positive, cooperative, and effective working relations with fellow employees.
  • Constantly exhibit a guest service attitude, a smile, and an obvious interest in guest comfort and service.
  • Communicate with the public in a courteous and tactful manner and assist guests with questions and directions to various areas of the Zoo. Address the guest - do not wait to be asked.
  • Remove trash and debris from public areas; i.e. pick up litter whenever you see it.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum of three years demonstrated experience in event planning and/or positions requiring substantial public contact and community interaction.
  • Ability to work in a cooperating environment.
  • Excellent communications skills, including writing, editing, and public speaking.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability & concern about time management.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking ability.
  • Sound negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, budget, and financial goals.
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and after hour assignments.

Physical Demands

Based on an 8 hour workday

Never = 0 hrs   Rarely = 0-2 hrs   Occasionally = 2-4 hrs   Frequently = 4-6 hrs    Continuously = 6-8 hrs

Sit: Contiuously

Stand: Occasionally

Walk: Occasionally

Bend: Rarely

Squat: Rarely

Kneel: Rarely

Crawl: Never

Climb: Never

Reach: Rarely

Grasp: Rarely

Push/Pull: Rarely

Twist/Turn: Rarely

Corrected Vision must include:

    Seeing 20/20

    Normal Distinguishing colors

    Normal Depth Perception  


Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Corrected Hearing skills must include:

    Normal frequency sensitivity

    Normal frequency selection



Speaking skills must include being understandable when speaking:

    In person

    On the telephone or radio



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