Job Description

SPCA Florida’s goal is to provide compassionate care, shelter, and advocacy for animals, while also promoting responsible pet ownership through education and outreach. Programs and services include adoption, a public hospital, and pet support to help families keep their animals during times of need.

SPCA Florida, an independent, privately funded, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been serving people and pets in central Florida for over 40 years with a no-kill classification of 96% live release rate.

SPCA Florida relies heavily on fundraising to sustain our programs and services, and we are seeking a Director of Development to lead our fundraising efforts. We are seeking a dynamic and experienced leader for our donor engagement, marketing, and fundraising programs. We’re on a mission to hire the very best and are committed to creating exceptional employee experiences where everyone is making a difference in animals’ lives.

The Director of Development will support the Executive Director in all aspects of fundraising related to annual appeals, donor research, donor development, cultivation, retention, and database maintenance, sponsor procurement, grant writing - follow-through and final reports. The ideal candidate is a visionary leader with demonstrated experience building successful fundraising programs. A person of integrity, loyalty, and a capacity for hard work, perseverance, and resiliency. The self-motivated candidate will become a key component and leader of our talented Marketing and Development Department. If you have a proven track record in non-profit fundraising, development, and grants, we encourage you to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Collaborates with Executive Director and the Marketing and Philanthropic department on fundraising goals and targets for proposals, appeals, campaigns, and events. Supports this effort with grant research, writing and management.
2. Identifies, develops, and implements strategies for the cultivation and stewardship of new, existing, and past donors and corporate sponsors.
3. Works with the Executive Director, Medical Center, and Adoption Center leadership to develop and implement traditional and digital marketing plans providing maximum exposure for SPCA Florida’s marketing and philanthropic efforts.
4. Implements the development, layout, design, illustration, photography, typography, color, and all other aspects of creative design for multiple projects and platforms, including newsletters, reports, brochures, signage, branding, websites, eblasts, ads, web banners, displays, presentations, videos, infographics, and more.
5. Develops rapport with vendors/donors/sponsors through one-on-one interactions, exploring specific needs, anticipating new opportunities.
6. Provides logistical guidance and support for events and programs.
7. Collaborates with key staff to conduct tours for mid and high-level donors.
8. Maintains the integrity of donor management tracking and system maintenance and reporting.
9. Sustains philanthropic efforts via donor reporting and stewardship initiatives.
10. Ensures the timely and accurate posting of donations and acknowledgements.
11. Responsible for accomplishing business development activities to drive revenue and consumer appeal by researching and developing marketing opportunities and plans, implementing sales plans, and managing staff.
Minimum Job Requirements:
• BS/MS degree in Business Administration, Communications or a related field is required; Masters’ degree in a related field is a plus.
• Minimum of 2 years’ recent experience in fundraising, communications and/or public relations with demonstrated success, preferably in the non-profit sector.
SPCA Florida offers competitive wages and an invigorating work environment with lots of room for career growth. This position allows our team to participate in an excellent benefits package which includes paid time off, 403(b), health, dental and vision insurance, free life insurance, six (6) paid holidays, and pet care discounts. At SPCA Florida we have created what we believe is a good balance between professional expertise and a positive work environment.
Moving expenses considered for out of state candidates.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, non-smoking campus, and Drug-Free Workplace.

This is a full time job

Contact Information

Job Contact Details

Jo Hendon
Director of HR

Closing Date: Sunday, September 1, 2024

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