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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

F/T - Sr Development Officer - Wildlife Conservation Society

Job Description

Position: Senior Development Officer, Prospect Management and Research

Reports to: Director, Strategic Planning and Operations

Supervises: Two (2) Development Associates of Research, and occasional interns

Objective: Collaborate and work closely with Director, Strategic Planning and
Operations to develop, direct and coordinate the Wildlife Conservation
Society's (WCS) prospect management program. Create a comprehensive
and proactive system to compile research – aimed at generating and
qualifying major gift prospects for unrestricted and restricted support
across all WCS program areas, to meet the strategic fund-raising goals of
the division. In collaboration with the Senior Development Officer of
Operations, provide oversight and management of the donor database and
facilitate systems, analysis and reports. The position will report to the
Director, Strategic Planning and Operations and will work closely with the
staff of the Strategic Planning and Operations team, as well as oversee and
manage the Research department.

Qualifications: Masters preferred, B.A., five or more years experience as a prospect
researcher in a development department required. The candidate will
bring with them leadership and drive for working in a complex, multi-unit,
and fast-paced scientific and/or cultural environment; expert knowledge of
diverse research tools, including Lexis-Nexis and other specialized feebased
and free on-line resources; significant experience with Raiser’s
Edge or similar development database; knowledge of, and ability to,
interpret financial data and real-estate assessment sources; strong
familiarity with New York and Global donor communities; proven ability
to identify new sources of funding; superb written and verbal
communication skills and the professional maturity to build alliances with
external and internal constituencies; excellent computer skills and
knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; ability to work independently and
also to collaborate with a large fundraising staff; experience managing
staff; exceptional attention to detail; interest in WCS’s mission; curiosity,
excellent judgment and discretion.

About WCS: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places
worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and
the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led
by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes
towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in
harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the
integrity of life on Earth.

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