About this role: The Development and Admin Associate supports the Development Director in all related fundraising endeavors. Specifically, we seek a highly motivated individual to manage our recurring donor (Humane Heroes) program, improve large donor engagement, create and implement a legacy donor engagement program, and help increase our fundraising capabilities. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is mission driven and wishes to help increase the ability of our sanctuary to save more animals. This is a hybrid position, with 2-3 days at our Grass Valley location and 2-3 days remote.
About us: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying: www.animalplace.org
Job Status: Part-time, 30 hours weekly
Supervision: Reports to the Development Director
Salary: $25-27/hr depending on experience
Benefits: Accrued vacation days
Responsibilities & Duties
Development (Program Development & Writing)
Help develop an annual monthly campaign of communication to major gift givers
Create assets, text, and implement each monthly communication campaign
Nurture, thank, and engage with mid-level donors
Collaborate with Development Director & Executive Director in developing an ongoing nurturing of legacy (bequest) givers.
Write, mail, and email monthly updates to recurring donors.
Monitor monthly pledges & update payment information.
Print out invoices for check donors
Manage donor requests (e.g. change credit card, make donation over phone, etc)
Work to increase number or average gift size through engagement campaigns with monthly donors
Assist in the preparation and writing of grant proposals
Write all thank you letters to specific campaigns
Create campaigns in Virtuous for fundraising endeavors
Support efforts in creating fundraising campaigns in Classy
Create donor-centered annual report.
Oversee part-time Data Entry Assistant
Assist with record keeping in Virtuous and thanking donors
Build reports for mailings and supporter data
Keep records of supporter programs
Maintain CRM integrity
Support Development Director & Executive Director in miscellaneous tasks related to development.
Data and asset collection for grant proposals
Pull mailing lists and interface with mail house for direct mail appeals
Help develop and engage supporters on social media platforms
Help develop and post content to social media channels, related to events or fundraising
Respond to comments and messages as needed
Qualifications and Skills
Minimum 2 years nonprofit development experience
Excellent writing skills and an understanding of writing to fundraise and thank
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, via email and in written correspondence
Excellent command of office technology tools including: Google suite, Microsoft Word, Excel and database software; Virtuous and Classy experience a plus.
Not required, but our CRM is Virtuous
Other technology used frequently: Slack & Asana
A strong belief in the mission of Animal Place
How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and 2-4 donor-centered writing samples to Development Director Marji at email@example.com
Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the country. Nestled on 600-acres in Grass Valley, CA, Animal Place provides refuge to hundreds of neglected farmed animals. In addition to permanent sanctuary, Animal Place’s new Rescue and Adoption Center in Petaluma is focused on placing needy farmed animals into permanent homes.
Sanctuary is important work, but Animal Place strives to create meaningful change for farmed animals through advocacy and education. Thousands of visitors flock to the sanctuary each year to learn more about the animals and farming. Volunteer classes introduce folks to the more intense ways people can help. Internships are also available.
We invite you to put your compassion into action by becoming vegan, volunteering, interning, donating, adopting, or rescuing!