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Director of Development & Giving

POSITION TITLE: Director of Development & Giving


SUPERVISES: Non-supervisory

COMPENSATION: Salary commensurate upon experience (+ benefits)

CATEGORY: Full-time – Exempt

Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates, Inc. (SANCA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit contracted by Sarasota County to manage the operations of the world-class Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Florida. SANCA is currently seeking qualified candidates with experience identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects, as well as developing a fund-raising planning process to accomplish development goals. The purpose of this position is to work with the President/CEO to lead the $4,000,000 capital campaign and to manage the annual sponsorship program.  

Knowledge, Skills and Ability
Undergraduate degree and relevant experience.
At least (5) years of successful experience in giving, fundraising and corporate sponsorship.  Knowledge of the Sarasota-Manatee community and Rowing a plus.    
Grant writing experience a plus.
Must possess a valid Florida Driver’s License. 
Excellent customer relations and presentation skills. 
Ability to represent the park in a professional manner.

·  Develop the fund-raising plan for the organization’s capital improvement campaign.
·  Work with President/CEO, Board of Directors, volunteers and local and national community partners to develop and implement plans to increase major gifts received, including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies.
·Organize fundraising events and public awareness initiatives of the capital campaign.
·Direct the ongoing annual sponsorship program of the park, including solicitation and servicing of corporate partners.
·Oversee grant writing initiatives at the park.

Background Requirements:
Requires a background check upon offer

SANCA is non-profit organization created to manage and promote Nathan Benderson Park, a Sarasota County Park and world class multi-use sports venue.  SANCA is an equal opportunity employer.

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Park Hours

April - October: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
November - March:     6 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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