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Director of Development (Fundraiser)

The Zoological Society of Florida is seeking a full-time experienced Development Director; minimum 7-10 years work experience, including proven success in fundraising; ability to manage, guide & motivate staff to achieve objectives; ability to plan, work independently and adhere to budget and timeline expectations; superior organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent computer skills.   Requires BA or BS degree in related field or equivalent experience. We offer paid health/dental insurance, 401(k) plan, paid holidays. Salary commensurate with proven experience.
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The Zoological Society of Florida seeks an individual to solicit and cultivate funding from foundations, government agencies and individuals.  Responsibilities include developing and preparing proposals and grants requests, post-award reporting and stewardship process, research, and outcomes-based evaluations, with proficiency in budgeting, management and supervisory skills.  The individual will work directly with lobbyists and serves as key contact for State appropriations requests and legislative issues.  A highly organized, independent worker, the employee must exercise independent initiative and judgment to recommend, organize and prioritize the timing and targeting of grant applications.  We offer a competitive salary along with medical, dental and vision insurance coverage and 401K retirement plan.
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Camp Instructor at Zoo Miami  

Department: Education
Nature of Work: Seasonal position. Serves as camp instructor for
 Spring and Summer Camp children ages 4 to 13

Responsibilities include:
• Leading educational lessons about natural sciences and wildlife, conducting engaging and age appropriate Zoo tours, animal encounters, art projects, and other activities; average of 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. (No camp on July 4th)
• Setting up and storing program supplies.
• Assigning duties to and supervising the teen volunteers.
• Interacting with campers’ parents when appropriate.
Knowledge and Skills
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
• Ability to teach and relate to children ages 4 to 13.
• Comfortable handling a variety of outreach animals – training provided.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Team player.
• Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions and be able to walk for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications
• Qualified applicants must be able to work from March 24th through March 28th, from June through the beginning of August, as well as attend mandatory training prior to those dates.
• Qualified candidates will be certified teachers or those in process of obtaining a degree in education, biology, environmental sciences, or related field.
• Experience teaching in a formal or informal science education setting is preferred.
• One year of experience minimum required working as an educator, camp counselor, after school program leader, or similar work with children.

Applicants must mail, email or fax a brief cover letter and resume by February 3rd to:

Zoological Society of Florida
12400 SW 152nd ST, Miami Fl 33177 - Re: Camp Counselor
Fax #: 305-255-7126


Full Time:
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Part Time:
Can submit application to Zoo Administration Building