Job Description

Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for the planning, implementation and management of South Suburban Humane Society’s individual and corporate giving efforts including, but not limited to, major gifts, annual giving, special events, planned giving and corporate sponsorship. This individual will be a member of the senior leadership team, guide the fundrasising efforts and actively communicate with other teams to coordinate fundraising activities and donor stewardship efforts. The Director of Development will also work in partnership with the Board of Directors to solicit, cultivate and steward donors.
• Define, develop and implement a short-term and long-term development and marketing plan, raising funds in support of SSHS’s overall budget while ensuring that efforts carried out are in keeping with the organizations mission, vision and brand.
• In conjunction with the CEO, oversee all communications, marketing and public relations efforts for SSHS.
• Create and oversee Annual Fund appeals and related donor strategies.
• Support and partner with the CEO in major donor identification and solicitation, including meeting with donors, creating gift proposals and managing gift agreements/naming opportunities.
• Establish and manage donor recognition plans including, but not limited to, donor acknowledgment letters, corporate and individual donor stewardship events, and sponsor and individual donor recognition.
• Lead and execute fundraising events to support the general operations of SSHS.
• Responsible for the development, writing of fundraising and stewardship materials, working closely with the CEO.
• Maintain the integrity of Give Effect to optimize donor information, and improve data collection, revenue tracking, event results, and performance of various initiatives.
• Act as staff liaison in support of Board member fundraising initiatives, attending most Board meetings and providing Development education and support when needed.
• Bachelor's degree required with 7-10 years professional experience in the field of development or related experience, including at least two years of management experience required. Experience preferred in non-profit organizations.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising including individual and corporate solicitations and event management.
• Must be a highly motivated, goal-oriented strategic thinker with the ability to work independently, determine and set priorities, manage multiple and interdisciplinary projects, and maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
• Strong computer skills and database skills required.
Working Conditions:
• Indoor office environment.
• Work in and around animals, animal fur, dander and waste.
• Occasional exposure to high stress levels.
• Exposure to high noise levels and zoonotic diseases when in kennels.
• Exposure to all weather conditions when working at outdoor events.

This is a full time job

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Susanna Decker
Development Director

Closing Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

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