Job Description

The Director of Development is responsible for leading, planning, organizing, and directing all of the Pet Helpers Adoption Center and Spay/Neuter Clinic fundraising including major gifts, grant writing, direct mail, online giving, planned giving, special events and capital campaigns. The Director works closely with the Executive Director in all development and fundraising endeavors to meet the organization’s annual fundraising budget and to significantly increase long-term fundraising revenue through an emphasis on major and planned giving.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Work with Executive Director to create and directly implement annual budgets and fundraising strategies for major gifts, grant writing, direct mail, online giving, planned giving, special events and other fundraising projects as needed.
Develop and grow individual donor base through management of all direct mail campaigns, including but not limited to supervision of the writing all appeals.
Coordinate with PR/Marketing Manager strategies and target lists, and to create, package, and mail donor acquisition mailings.
Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential individual donors, and corporate & foundation sponsors (including the production and oversight of all donor, sponsor and member correspondence, and letters of acknowledgement).
Create and implement a strategy for increasing donor annual and major gifts with Marketing Department.
Lead and oversee efforts to identify major and legacy giving donor candidates in the donor database and elsewhere.
Complete research and writing of grant proposals to corporations and foundations for operational and program support. Work with the management team to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches. Track and report on all grant spending and program progress to funders to ensure future funding opportunities.
Supervise the coordination of all fundraising special events to include the annual gala.
Supervise and work with PR/Marketing Manager to develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy through management of the website, mass e-mails, and social media.
Work in partnership with the Executive Director to create more opportunities to cultivate the Board of Directors and engage the board in fundraising.
Database and Records Management
Maintain security and quality controls of donor information.
Work with Business Manager and/or Accountant to generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection of data as needed for financial reports.
Create reports on fundraising progress to the Executive Director on at weekly, monthly and quarterly basis.
Develop an annual fundraising business plan within parameters of the budget.

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This is a full time job

Contact Information

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Melissa Susko
Executive Director

Closing Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019

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