Fundraising Assistant

  • PETA
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
  • Jul 10, 2019
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objective:

As a Fundraising Assistant, you have a unique opportunity to provide the PETA Foundations’ Corporate Giving Department with administrative support and share your enthusiasm for fundraising and discovering vegan/cruelty-free companies. You will maintain databases, develop social media accounts, PETA websites and third party fundraising websites.


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

In consultation with PETA and in verified compliance with the objectives, standards, and requirements communicated by it:

• Assist with basic processes relating to Corporate Giving programs including PETA Business Friends, the ‘PETA-Approved Vegan’ certification and third-party fundraising efforts.

o Correspond with companies and build fundraising relationships

o Maintain PETA Business Friends benefit fulfillment and onboarding

o Support aspects of donor engagement in the social-media and website environment. Maintaining cultivation platforms including the PETA Mall website, its Facebook and Twitter pages, PETA’s coupon page, email campaigns and others.

o Perform research projects on prospective companies and assemble data reports

• Assist with maintaining third-party fundraising accounts

• Discover new company prospects and actively promote the PETA Business Friends and other corporate giving programs

• Draft responses to inquiries about a wide range of fundraising and animal rights topics and respond to inbound e-mails from PETA supporters, fundraisers, and third-party organizations

• Maintain departmental databases and archives

• Draft letters and assist with updating companies on their benefit fulfillment

• Establish and maintain good communication and relationships at all levels of the organization and PETA and with PETA’s business partners

• Perform any other duties or special projects assigned by the supervisor



• Minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, administrative support, corporate giving or philanthropic business partnerships.

• Professional experience with social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter.

• Proven excellent project management, strategic thinking and ability to meet multiple deadlines and organize tasks.

• Experience with data entry and database-maintenance systems

• Proficiency with a variety of Microsoft Office programs and WordPress

• Proven excellent attention to detail

• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

• Professional appearance, adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle, and familiarity with vegan/cruelty-free shopping.