Come join us at the Great Plains Zoo! The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History is seeking a Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for the successful growth and retention of funding partners needed to build and strengthen the financial position and facilitate growth of the Great Plains Zoo. This individual will also assume responsibility for all activities related to fundraising and development of private support.
This individual is passionate about and embraces the mission of the Great Plains Zoo; is responsive, goal driven, organized, and self-confident with excellent time management, planning and multi-tasking skills. The incumbent must be adept synthesizing information, thinking critically and articulating our mission in a compelling manner.
The preferred candidate will also possess the following:
The Great Plains Zoo is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster a greater understanding of our natural world through Education, Conservation, Recreation and Discovery. The Great Plains Zoo cares for more than 1,000 animals from around the world and offers up-close views of animals often not found in larger zoos, including giraffes, tigers, black rhinos and a national award-winning Snow Monkey exhibit. The Zoo is an accredited member of the AZA and sees over 300,000 visitors annually.
The 45-acre Great Plains Zoo is located in Sioux Falls, SD, a growing community with:
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Love this zoo! Great place to get a walk in and the animals are everywhere! The museum/indoor part is very educational too. Has a lot of shade for when it's hot out. Very clean. Friendly staff.Taylor F•Sioux Falls
We love to visit the zoo. They have great outdoor exhibits and lots to do inside as well. Great for kids and adults.Robin A
Lots of great exhibits and animals to see! Fun gift shop and learning center.Stephanie N
A really great zoo featuring some exotic species and I liked the focus on conservancy/breeding to preserve species for the rhinos. The safari area's cheetah was awesome to see. During a week day going, it was quite open to walk around and enjoy without too much crowding.Joseph H
The museum gives you a break from the sun on hot summer days and has a great selection of animal exhibits from around the world. The zoo keeps growing and adding new animal habitats or improving existing ones. Membership offers reciprocal benefits to other zoos around the country.Bill T