Director of Major, Planned and Capital Campaign Gifts


Animal Humane Society | Golden Valley, MN | March 9, 2020

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Job Purpose: You are a transparent and communicative leader with a passion for identifying future challenges and opportunities. You support and lead the team, setting the strategic goals and the direction of research, development, execution and analysis of advancement activities.

What you will be doing:

Leadership – Lead the team, consulting experts as needed. Own outcomes, work collaboratively, and hold yourself, your team, and other stakeholders accountable. Model the coaching approach to leadership and participate in first teams. Support a culture of improvement and employee development. Manage resources responsibly.

Communication – Listen, pay attention, and be a responsible steward of information.

Strategy – Develop robust, integrated, philanthropy programs and strategies to advance organizational goals and initiatives. Oversee implementation and evaluations of segmented and integrated campaigns (including our current and future capital campaigns). Champion donor cultivation and stewardship events. Establish and meet annual budget goals.

Support – Develop and maintain partnerships and key relationships within the community. Monitor trends, analyze and report on the effectiveness of strategies. Collaborate with the team to provide regular reports on results.

Culture – Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS Behaviors and values, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization. Maintain a safe work environment by following AHS protocols and policies. Work with AHS volunteers in a positive and effective way to advance the mission of AHS and facilitate meaningful volunteer engagement.

Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:

Experience – A minimum of seven years of proven leadership experience in prospecting, cultivating and soliciting donor gifts. Strong major, annual and capital campaign gift experience with proven track record of successfully meeting revenue goals and soliciting gifts of $25,000 and above.

Adaptability – Ability to work in a professional and positive manner, balancing shifting priorities in a variety of situations.

Communication – Strong interpersonal and communications skills, must have ability to work as a leader and partner collaboratively with external and internal customers and departments.

Emotional Capabilities – Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the humane use of euthanasia. Must have a high level of resiliency.

Schedule – Availability to work during operational hours with the expectation to work varied hours including evening and weekend shifts

Transportation – Reliable transportation is required

This position description is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

**Note: A cover letter is requested when applying for this position. Please include it within the online application.

About AHS

One of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, Animal Humane Society helps more than 23,000 animals every year. We’re transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities, advancing animal welfare and creating a more humane world for animals everywhere.

Open Admissions Philosophy

Animal Humane Society accepts every animal that comes to us, and there is no time limit placed on the animals in our adoption centers. As long as an animal remains in good health and temperament, it is available until it is adopted. However, we also have a commitment to placing only healthy, treatable, and safe animals in the community. When the difficult decision is made to end an animal’s life for untreatable aggression or unmanageable illness, we provide them with a dignified end to life with humane euthanasia by compassion injection.

Why Work Here

Make a difference in the lives of animals and people
Join a team of coworkers who love animals as much as you do
Work-life balance
Health, dental, vision, and coverage
401K with up to 4% match
Nine paid holidays