Philanthropic Specialist, Gift Planning

  • PETA
  • Remote
  • Jan 06, 2021
Full time Non-Profit Remote Job

Job Description

Position Objectives:

To promote the inclusion of PETA in estate plans, and to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies to determine and realize the fundraising goals of PETA members


Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Identify, solicit, and secure planned gifts opportunities with PETA members

• Respond to requests from PETA members and the general public about planned gifts, major gifts, and real property gifts

• Cultivate and maintain relationships through correspondence, visits, and other forms of professional contact with PETA members who are considering a legacy gift and who have made PETA the beneficiary of a planned gift, including members of PETA's Augustus Club

• Maintain a current knowledge and a clear understanding of PETA's campaigns and activities as well as animal rights issues in general

• Develop and implement successful fundraising strategies

• Discern and document pertinent information in order to enhance and develop PETA member profiles

• Prepare and present written and verbal reports

• Stay current on planned-giving and major giving techniques and changes that affect charitable giving

• Represent PETA in a professional capacity, including at fundraising and various other animal-advocacy events and forums

• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times

• Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor



• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience

• Three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or financial planning

• Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members and supporters

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and use discretion in confidential matters

• Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills

• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

• Ability and willingness to travel extensively

• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record

• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

• Ability to represent PETA's philosophy and professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues

• Commitment to the objectives of the organization