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Vice President of Development

Orlando Science Center, Orlando

Full-time benefitted position that reports to the CEO, this position is responsible for raising funds as required to achieve OSC’s short and long-term goals and objectives.  This position will lead OSC’s efforts to plan and execute the development/fund raising activities for OSC, including individual and corporate giving and annual campaigns, endowment giving, capital campaigns, and major gifts. The Vice President of Development will lead and supervise development staff and assist the President and CEO as requested in working with the Board of Trustees.

Essential Functions

  • Leads all fundraising efforts.
  • Raises funds for OSC’s endowment, annual and capital campaigns, through written and in person solicitations.
  • Coordinates the fund raising efforts of the President/CEO and Board of Directors through activities such as identification, evaluation, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective donors.
  • Leads, plans and implements OSC’s campaign efforts, to include the development and preparation of campaign materials and procedures.
  • Responsible for creating and updating a Development Plan including identifying stakeholders, resources, and formally documenting the cycle of involvement for stakeholders.
  • Maintains close working relationships with Board Members; ensures active, ongoing, and smooth functioning of the Board and its committees as they seek to increase private and public sector funding for OSC.
  • Responsible for raising budgeted revenue goals through individual, corporate, foundation, and public support.
  • Works closely with all grant activities, directly manages grant writers.
  • Provides for quality stewardship of current and past donors.
  • Works and meets with community leaders, prospective donors, volunteers, staff and guests.
  • Supervises, coaches, trains, and evaluates the development staff and volunteers.
  • Develops, prepares and monitors department budget.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.


  1. Teamwork
  2. Decision Making
  3. Work Standards
  4. Motivation
  5. Reliability
  6. Problem Solving
  1. Adaptability
  2. Planning and Organizing
  3. Communication
  4. Integrity
  5. Initiative
  6. Customer Service and Quality

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. Experience: 8-10 years of successful fundraising experience, supervisory experience, and knowledge of nonprofit organizations required. 
  3. Certifications: CFRE certification of like certification preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, delegate, and get results through others
  • Previous success in multicultural development
  • Strong work ethic and high degree of professionalism
  • Computer literacy
  • Vision for growth
  • Strong computer skills, familiarity with standard MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate early morning, late evening, or weekend events as needed.
  • Calm and composed in working to meet critical deadlines.

Physical demands:

  • Sit for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds.

Expected Hours of Work

  • Hours will need to be flexible for the needs of the business. 


  • Some travel is required. Travel not to exceed 30% of the job. 

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To Apply
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