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Event Fundraising Manager - Walk for Animals Event


Animal Humane Society | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000

Our team is growing! Animal Humane Society is looking for a strategic Event Fundraising Manager to take our event fundraising efforts to the next level! At AHS, caring for animals isn’t just a job – it’s our passion. We are on a mission to compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals and their people.


Pay: $75,000-85,000 annually based on experience


  • Health, dental, vision insurance and more!
  • 15+ days of paid time off for a full year
  • 9 paid holidays + 4 floating holidays per full calendar year
  • 401k Plan

Job Purpose: You are a creative and strategic fundraiser and leader who is responsible for driving strategy for the Walk for Animals, Animal Humane Society’s largest fundraising event. You lead all elements of Walk for Animals fundraising, engaging partners in Advancement as needed.

Schedule: Full-time; 40 hour/week role

Location/Remote Capabilities: This is a hybrid role. Once onboarded, the person in this position will have the opportunity to work remotely for the bulk of their time. Access to reliable internet, ability to prioritize work independently, and foster relationships while working in a hybrid (remote and in-person) environment required. Must live in or have easy access to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area and be available for frequent face-to-face interactions in Minneapolis/St. Paul and greater Minnesota regions.

Application Requirements: Please include a cover letter with your application

Interview process includes a phone interview, followed by 2 department interviews

What you will be doing:
Strategy — Develop, propose, and implement a comprehensive action plan to grow philanthropic and community support for Walk for Animals.

Leadership — Oversee a cross-departmental team of collaborators to execute Walk for Animals strategy. Own outcomes, work collaboratively, and hold yourself and your team accountable. Model the coaching approach to leadership and participate in first teams. Support a culture of improvement and employee development.

Reporting — Track and report on progress towards stated fundraising goals and other objectives.

Technology — Collaborate with internal partners to evaluate, recommend, and implement technology to support event fundraising strategies.

Support — Develop and manage event budgets. Identify, cultivate, solicit, evaluate, and steward sponsorships and partnerships in support of strategic goals.

Process — Collaborate with internal partners to create meaningful and holistic community and corporate donor engagement experiences and materials.

Communication — Foster an environment of open communication and approachability. Convey information in a clear, complete, and timely manner, consistent with brand standards and organizational messaging. Listen, pay attention, and be a responsible steward of information.

Culture — Foster an open and inclusive work environment by modeling AHS’s behaviors and values, consistent with the vision and mission of the organization.

Other duties as assigned

What we are looking for:
Experience — 4+ years of proven leadership experience in event fundraising. Peer-to-peer fundraising experience strongly preferred. Experience in marketing, sales, relationship management or related fields with an emphasis on cultivation and solicitation of organizations.

Computer Skills — Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Knowledge of peer-to-peer platforms preferred.

Schedule — Regular, predictable attendance, punctuality, and availability to work during administrative operations hours as defined by management with flexibility to work an occasional evening or weekend shift.

Adaptability — Ability to work in a professional and positive manner with high attention to detail in a variety of situations, while effectively navigating both internal and external relations.

Communication — Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, must have ability to work independently, as a member of the team, and collaboratively with external donors and internal partners.

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
Every year, Animal Humane Society provides direct care and services to help nearly 100,000 animals in need across Minnesota.

As one of the nation's leading animal welfare organizations, AHS is transforming the way shelters care for animals and engage their communities. From innovative medical and behavior programs to investments in outreach and advocacy, we’re 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, accidental death & dismemberment and long term disability insurance.
  • Employer paid benefits for full time staff includes the following: basic life insurance, basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term disability
  • Mental Health and Counseling Support:
  • All employees have access to our Employee Assistance Program with 3 free counseling sessions per year
  • 401K 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 

Our Organizational Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
As an organization dedicated to making the world a more humane and compassionate place for animals, we know that people are at the heart of all that we do. Animal Humane Society’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity is essential to our mission and shapes our culture, our work, and the services we provide.

At AHS we embrace and honor the inherent dignity and diverse experiences of our team members, volunteers, board members, partners, clients, and visitors, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, or income. Working together to instill equity and inclusivity within our organization will allow us to better serve the people and animals of Minnesota, and ultimately have a positive impact on animals in our care.


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