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Development Manager

Company: Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute
Date Posted: August 8, 2017

Title:                        Florida Development Manager

Job Classification:    Full time, salaried exempt

Supervisor:               Vice President of Development

Salary Range:           $40,000 to $55,000 per year with full benefits

Job Summary: The Development Manager is responsible for specific annual fundraising revenue goals and will expand the existing Florida fundraising program. Coordinates community outreach & education and donor and volunteer recognition events. Responsible for basic office and laboratory operations support. Based in Melbourne Beach, but provides occasional support to a satellite office in Orlando.


  • Develops, cultivates, stewards, and increases individual, foundation, corporate, and civic giving through face to face solicitation, with a minimum portfolio of 30 prospects
  • Builds Discover Florida’s Oceans license plate program.
  • Maintains existing and researches new grant opportunities to assist in crafting and submitting proposals
  • Assists scientific  staff in volunteer management
  • Assists VP of Development with Florida PR and social media
    • Enters donor data and records moves management in DonorPerfect & conducts development administrative functions
    • Administrative, facilities and safety, and IT support for Florida location

 Qualifications and Working Conditions:

  • Minimum of four years of college/Bachelor’s Degree. Four years development experience and fundraising certificate/CFRE preferred.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills. Understands critical nature of ethics in philanthropy
  • Computer literacy: Word, Excel; DonorPerfect fundraising software preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, effectively organize, plan and prioritize work assignments
  • Attends occasional evening and weekend meetings, events and/or conferences
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally
  • Able to work professionally with a diverse group of committee and board members

 How to apply: Please send your resume plus cover letter in either Word or text format to  Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer