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Development & Stewardship Coordinator 


Love animals? Want to make a positive impact on the planet? Come join Woodland Park Zoo as a Development & Stewardship Coordinator. 

This position works as part of the Annual Giving Team to support the mission and values of the zoo while helping cultivate stronger relationships with private and potential donors. This position is responsible for coordinating the vision for growth and sustainability of Woodland Park Zoo’s young philanthropist network, Network for Nature (NFN). This position will help support digital philanthropy and stewardship of all donors under the five-hundred dollar ($500.00) level.


  • Nurture a culture of philanthropy among staff and volunteers and ensure that building donor relationship enters into all advancement decisions.
  • Related to Network for Nature
    • Actively recruit new members while ensuring a positive member experience that encourages yearly renewal. Create plans for renewal with expiring members.
    • Make connections with Young Professional Organizations in order to share best practices and create opportunities to collaborate.
    • Produce Network for Nature calendar events, set goals, and assist with fundraising initiatives.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to oversee all digital, print, marketing and social media needs as well as creating the Network for Nature newsletter and updating the website
    • Work with the Engagement Team to provide digital advocacy opportunities as they arise.
    • In collaboration with Annual Giving and Individual Giving Teams, develop and execute plan for engaging Network for Nature in the zoo’s All for Animals Giving Day peer to peer component.
    • Plan, coordinate, refine, and oversee all aspects of Network for Nature events.
    • With Annual Giving Manager, create and oversee the budget for all Network for Nature activities.
    • Serve as a staff partner to Network for Nature Leadership Council, providing leadership, support, material, and reports to help the group successfully recruit and engage members.
    • Assist Network for Nature Leadership Council with and encourage donor outreach and recruitment. Assist co-chairs with monthly meetings.
    • Lead council transition from year-to-year including council applications and review. Maintain a diverse and dynamic council that represents the donor base.
  • Partner with development team to ensure cultivation and stewardship strategies are in place for Network for Nature donors and donors under the five-hundred dollar ($500.00) level.
  • Provide excellent customer service as main point of contact for general donation inquires.
  • Collaborate on an annual plan for the monthly stewardship email series; and measure donor email effectiveness and engagement.
  • Create digital content such as email campaigns, video, and one-pagers for the network in collaboration with departments across the zoo.
  • Produce impact content that conveys how gifts support the community and the zoo. Assist with other impact writing and collection of information for annual giving as needed.
  • Research best practices and dig into what digital outlets are best suited to engage donor groups with the zoo for fundraising and with each other.
  • Work with Data Relationship Services on establishing metrics for tracking engagement and baseline  data benchmarks to create sustainable goals for the network. 
  • Assist with other zoo events as needed, including the zoo’s annual gala Jungle Party.
  • Collaborate with the Corporate Engagement Officer on ways to engage members’ employers. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.   


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university and two or more years of  experience in fundraising programs, development event planning experience and membership  outreach or volunteer coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in using database systems and email marketing platforms such as Mailchimp. 
  • Ability to manage workload and complete work with competing deadlines.  
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 


  • Experience working with Tableau and Raiser’s Edge. 
  • Nonprofit membership/young professional networking/volunteer management experience.
  • Knowledge of annual giving activities and digital communication approaches.    
  • Event planning experience. 


  • This position may be required to lift up to 30lbs. 
  • 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.  During COVID-19, there may be a combination of remote and onsite work.  

Want to know more? Read the full job description here!

Pay: $26.68/hour, plus benefits

Applicants must be at least 18 years old. A criminal background check will be required of the selected applicant.

Application Directions: Applications are accepted online through our Jobs Page at; no other forms of application will be accepted. Cover letter and resume are required.

Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

Woodland Park Zoo is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in all of its services. If you need accommodation in the application or interview process, please contact our recruiting team at

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number DEV-21-00001  
EOE Statement Woodland Park Zoo is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in application and employment for any reason, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, disability or medical status including genetic information, and/or veteran’s status.

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