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Digital Fundraising Strategist and Writer

Animal Humane Society | Golden Valley, MN
Salary Range: $53,000 - $58,000

Come be a part of Animal Humane Society

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Job Purpose
As a creative and collaborative professional with exceptional writing skills, you are responsible for using digital channels and strategies to build long-term, sustainable financial support for AHS. You use your expertise and technical skills to develop campaigns and build digital assets to support AHS fundraising initiatives.

Full-time 40 hours per week

$53,000.00 - $58,000.00

Application Details
*** Please include a Cover Letter with your application and Writing Sample(s) of Fundraising Solicitations ***

What you will be doing:
  • Strategy –Research and implement innovations in online engagement for fundraising, including identifying areas for revenue growth in digital channels. Plan, coordinate, and produce exceptional digital fundraising initiatives necessary to meet revenue goals. Ensure that digital fundraising efforts are aligned and integrated with overall organizational digital strategies. Understand and commit to the requirement of excellence, continuous improvement, and department and organizational goals.
  • Relationship Building – Partner with teams across the organization to build a strong understanding of AHS programs, initiatives, and campaigns.
  • Communication – Listen, pay attention and be a responsible steward of information. Distill and convey information in a clear, complete and timely manner in alignment with organizational messaging. Write and edit strong donor-centric messages for communications, solicitations, and acknowledgements for digital channels. Ensure communication is consistent with brand standards and organizational messaging.
  • Project – Act as project manager with outside vendors for products and services required for digital fundraising; coordinate with colleagues within and outside the Annual Giving team as needed. Develop, plan, and coordinate multi-channel fundraising campaigns and stewardship strategies and analyze and share results. Manage and maintain AHS donation forms and other digital fundraising platforms.
  • Support –Work closely with colleagues on the External Relations team to develop and support the overall digital strategy for AHS. Serve as a member of the story scout and content teams. Support the success of Animal Humane Society’s annual philanthropic events. Champion the AHS brand and high-quality user experiences.
  • Customer Service – Provide exceptional customer service to online constituents.
  • 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.

What we are looking for:
  • Experience – Minimum of three years of experience developing and implementing successful digital fundraising campaigns. Expertise with email marketing and online fundraising platforms.
  • Computer Skills –Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Preferred experience with Blackbaud products. Experience with HTML and CSS a plus.
  • Adaptability – Ability to work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations
  • Communication – Excellent interpersonal skills and persuasive and strategic communication skills, must have ability to work as a member of the team and partner collaboratively with external and internal customers and departments
  • Physical & Emotional Capabilities – Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia
  • This position description is intended to describe the general content and/or requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

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.

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
  • Unique animal adoption benefits and discounts on veterinary care, pet supplies, and animal training classes
  • Health insurance coverage for full time staff includes the following: medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account for health care expenses and dependent care, voluntary accident insurance, and employee-paid supplemental life, and employee-paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Employer paid benefits for full time staff includes the following: basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term disability
  • 401K with up to 4% match for part time and full time staff
  • Nine paid holidays for full time staff
  • Paid floating holidays for part time and full time staff (up to 4 days per year based on start date)
  • Paid time off for part time and full time staff (amount is based on hours worked and full time/part time status)
  • Paid parent leave for full time staff
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