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Associate Director of Development

Posted by Loveland Living Planet Aquarium ; Posted on 
Associate Director of Development


Job Description: The Living Planet Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides the community with countless educational opportunities to understand and respect our precious Earth and its living ecosystems, from the Utah deserts and mountains, to rain forest habitats, to the planet’s vast oceans. Working at The Living Planet Aquarium is more than just a job, it is purpose-driven work. We need exceptionally talented and hardworking team members to join us on our mission of inspiring people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, flexible spending account, 401(k) with match, PTO, Holiday Pay, New Child Leave, Aquarium Memberships and passes, and much more.

Job Description

The Associate Director of Development proactively manages Donor Stewardship and Relations, Exhibit Sponsorship and Grant Writing. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Associate Director of Development is responsible for growing corporate and foundation sponsorship and individual donor relationships by identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors and sponsors while managing a comprehensive grants fundraising program to support the Aquarium’s education and conservation initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-Identify, cultivate and solicit sponsors and donors by making direct contact with potential donors, corporations, and foundations.
-Maintain and enhance the Aquarium’s Exhibit Sponsorship program, including responsibility for volunteer meetings, cultivation events, printed materials, gift announcements and correspondence.
-Research and plan local, regional and national grant opportunities.
-Prepare, compile, format, package and submit all components of each grant in accordance with granting agency requirements.
-Responsible for all post-award grant administration and reporting.
-Provide support by preparing proposal packages, providing follow up information to prospects, and assisting with solicitation calls.
-Working as part of a team, Identify and develop new markets for fund-raising and membership initiatives in order to increase donor participation with Aquarium programs.
-Maintain and update potential and current donor information in Salesforce database.
-Direct details of annual fundraising gala, including sponsor solicitation, invitations, volunteer auction committee, event budget, and event logistics, including staffing of event.
-Represents the Director of Development as needed.
-Other duties as assigned.


-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
-Must have at least five (5) years’ experience in development fund raising campaigns.
-Demonstrable knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable local, state and federal regulations.
-Knowledge of local, state and federal funding sources and procedures.
-Must use discretion and demonstrate ability to work with sensitive and confidential financial information.
-Ability to work constructively with co-workers, Aquarium members and the general public.
-Ability to work alone and with minimal supervision and to communicate effectively.
-Salesforce experience preferred.

Special Working Conditions:

The position will primarily be in an office environment. Periodic weekend or evening work is expected and some holidays with advance notice provided.

While this job description attempts to describe the essential functions of the position, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. It does not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time. The overall work environment while performing this job includes exposure to weather conditions and the noise level is usually moderate. The employee is expected to adhere to all policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to the policies.

Location: Draper, UT

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