Corporate Philanthropic Partnerships Coordinator job Brookfield Illinois
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Corporate Philanthropic Partnerships Coordinator Job

Employer Name: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo SpiderID: 8852400
Location: Brookfield, Illinois Date Posted: 8/2/2019
Wage: Category: Fundraising
Job Code: 1908BR
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
Share your passion for animals and conservation!

Located 12 miles west of the Loop, the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo is home to more than 4,900 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates along with a variety of plants from around the world. We welcome an average of 2 million visitors each year, and our membership currently exceeds 111,000 households. Our mission, to inspire conservation leadership by engaging people and communities with wildlife and nature, enables us to set higher standards as an international leader in conservation and the care and welfare of animals, to strengthen our relevance in the Chicago area, and to empower residents to drive positive change.

The Corporate Philanthropic Partnerships Coordinator contributes to the success of the Chicago Zoological Society (”CZS”) and its financial sustainability by assisting with the corporate relations program. With a focus on a portfolio of entry and mid-level corporate donors, this position oversees the Big Cats Corporate Partners Program, secures event support, manages sales of new and renewed advertising for the Gateways member magazine, and assists with other corporate fundraising initiatives.

Job duties and responsibilities:
• Manage the fulfillment of all benefits for the Corporate Partners Program. Manage portfolio of entry and mid-level corporate partners including assisting with corporate volunteer events. Identify, research, cultivate and solicit new prospects for the Corporate Partners Program.
• Manage the advertising sales of the Gateways member magazine by sustaining current advertisers and securing new advertisers.
• Provide support to the Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and Corporate Engagement (“Director”) by scheduling meetings, performing data entry into the Raiser’s Edge database, and managing the corporate portfolio.
• Support the Director in raising corporate funds for The Whirl, the Conservation Leadership Awards Dinner, and other development special events, including cultivation and solicitation.
• Assist in securing in-kind donations and grow the matching gift program.
• Assist the Development Department with special projects at the discretion of the Director.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
The requirements for this position include the following:
• High school diploma or (GED) equivalent required.
• Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, Communications, Business or other relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience required.
• One-year relevant, comparable experience working in a development, non-profit, or administrative position.
• Must be creative with the ability to think strategically and deal with changing priorities, emergent issues, multiple projects, and clients simultaneously.
• Self-motivated, results-oriented, confident, and customer-oriented.
• Highly flexible and able to respond to and adapt to change.
• Ability to establish and maintain a strong rapport and positive relationships with others.
• Must be strategic in orientation, proactive, persistent, and helpful.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including verbal, listening, and presentation skills required. English fluency at a working professional proficiency. Must be articulate and able to represent the organization effectively. Strong writing skills essential and the ability to produce correspondence in grammatically correct business format required.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Computer proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Experience with database packages essential.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
• Basic accounting skills, mathematical aptitude, and strong analytical skills; must understand the nature of debits and credits.
• Ability to work under pressure and meet critical deadlines.
• Solid organizational, follow-up, and follow through abilities required.
• Experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
• Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred qualifications:
• Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
• Experience with PowerPoint and other Office software preferred.
• Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.

Additional Information: This position description summarizes the primary duties and functions of this position, but should not be considered a complete listing of every duty the incumbent may ever be called upon to perform. The incumbent interacts with all departments, as well as a range of external constituencies. Incumbent is required to gain an understanding of the organization, its mission, vision, values, and operating philosophies, and how Development activities impact the operation and success of the organization. Incumbent is expected to be present and visible at Development, Marketing, and other events sponsored by the Society that requires some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Some occasional local and domestic travel may be required. Thus, the individual must be prepared to make a significant commitment to the organization. Professional appearance and demeanor required.

The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position and to apply by submitting your profile. Please visit our website at Please look for requisition number 1908BR.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Other Benefits

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Wendy Larsen Company Type: Employer
Company: Chicago Zoological Society / Brookfield Zoo
City: Brookfield
State: Illinois
Zip: 60513
Web Site:

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