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Senior Manager, Campaign Operations 


The senior campaign manager is responsible for supporting the leadership team in carrying out Woodland Park Zoo’s comprehensive campaign. The Senior Campaign Operations Manager works closely within the Development department and across the organization in setting up systems, translating campaign priorities and impacts, and implementing strategies and management plans to coordinate campaign responsibilities effectively.


  • Manage daily operations of the campaign in cooperation with the Vice President of Development.
  • Partner with cross-zoo leaders and Development colleagues to set, shape, manage, package and execute campaign priorities and activities.
  • Lead campaign plan development, implementation, execution and adaptations toward successful results.
  • Architect and manage the campaign volunteer committees and work with committee leadership to build excitement, satisfaction and engagement. Coordinate activities including minutes, notices, support materials and follow-up.
  • Develop campaign tool kits and other resources for Board members and campaign volunteers.
  • Strategize with Engagement Team on developing and executing campaign marketing and communications.
  • In partnership with the Director of Individual Giving and Director of Donor Relations, coordinate the implementation of strategies for cultivating and securing gifts from individual donors in all ranges including personal solicitations, major donor events, and direct mail.
  • In partnership with the Director of Institutional Giving, coordinate the development and timely submission of campaign proposals to private funding sources and foundations.
  • Direct volunteers, board, staff and committee members to identify individual prospects, including scheduling and basic prospect research.
  • In partnership with the Relationship Data Services team, design and distribute campaign reports and records.
  • Work within the Development and Finance units to manage the campaign fundraising budget.
  • Collaborate with appropriate teams to coordinate all donor recognition activities, campaign records management and gift processing.


  • At least seven years of fund development experience including annual campaign, donor solicitation, and campaigns.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lead and manage multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.
  • Ability to work with high level board members and other supporters.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience raising money from individuals and private sources.
  • Experience coordinating and working with volunteers.
  • Experience with budget development and management.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team.


  • This position may be required to lift up to 25lbs.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to a typical office environment and/or outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Applications are only accepted online through our Jobs page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are REQUIRED when applying for this position. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due prior to 12:00 AM on the posted Close date (i.e. by 11:59 PM the evening before).

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.

About the Organization Award-winning Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle is famed for pioneering naturalistic exhibits and setting the standard for zoos all over the world. We connect people with wildlife and hit them in the heart with a visceral reminder of what's at stake in our changing world. Our job is to motivate people to take action and provide them with the tools needed to join us in saving endangered species. That means our conservation efforts start right here at the zoo and in our community.

Join us on our mission to save wildlife and inspire everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Pay Rate  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Reports To Vice President, Development  
Category Development/Fundraising  
Close Date 8/28/2019  
Number of Openings 1  
Shift Days  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetics, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Req Number DEV-19-00009  

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