Deputy Director of Development

  • PETA
  • Remote (USA (Nationwide))
  • Jul 05, 2024
Full time Non-Profit

Job Description

Position Objectives: 

To support the Senior Vice President of Development by overseeing the PETA Foundation’s fundraising efforts with an emphasis on major gifts, events, and legacy giving programs, ensuring strategic alignment and operational efficiency across these critical fundraising areas. 

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

· Direct organizational governance efforts, set organizational priorities, develop short- and long-term goals, and evaluate the progress of strategies and campaigns

· Supervise senior-level Development Department staff members 

· Identify new fundraising opportunities, staffing requirements, and strategies to boost net income across the department and the organization

· Manage a portfolio of high-net-worth individual PETA donors in collaboration with the director of major gifts and gift planning

· Attend PETA donor cultivation and fundraising events 

· Provide consulting services and advice to the PETA Foundation U.K. and other PETA Foundation entities in the development and execution of fundraising goals and strategies

· Exercise sound judgment and confidentiality at all times

· Perform other duties as directed by the Senior Vice President


· Degree in a related field or equivalent experience 

· Minimum of 10 years of senior-level development experience 

· Minimum of five years of effective management experience

· Five years of experience in strategic planning and implementation

· Proven ability to develop and manage professional relationships with high net worth individuals

· Proven ability to think strategically and handle numerous projects simultaneously

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

· Excellent analytical skills and experience

· Proven ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines

· Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle

· Willingness and ability to travel extensively and attend events in the U.S. and internationally

· Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. 

· 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

· Supportive position vis-à-vis PETA's philosophy and the ability to professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues

· Commitment to the objectives of the organization


The salary range for this position is $77,600.00 -$96,679.00 annually. The ultimate salary within this range that will be offered to a qualified candidate will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and the cost of living in the area in which the candidate will live and work. 

A list of benefits available to qualified employees is available here.