Development Associate, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

  • Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
  • High Falls, NY
  • Feb 17, 2019
Full time Business Development Non-Profit

Job Description

Development Associate, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Location: High Falls, NY

Organizational Description

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connects animals with people to advance veganism, and advocates for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.

Job Overview

The Development Associate will report to the Development Manager and will work closely other administrative staff. This position supports all aspects of fundraising with a focus on donor engagement and stewardship. The Stewardship Associate will assist with annual fund, major gifts, grants, planned giving, workplace giving, and events as well as helping with social media and communications as needed.

Key Responsibilities Include: 

-Enters data for all gifts into database in conjunction with interns.

-Fulfills all deliverables for gifts such as acknowledgements, thank you calls, and mailed packages.

-Works alongside key staff to create stewardship programs for donors.

-Oversees recurring gift programs and works to hit goals for revenue.

-Works in conjunction with key staff to hold tours for mid-level donors throughout tour season and works to hit goals for middle donor revenue.

-Lead for phone banks and thank-a-thons.

-Coordinates printing, list cleaning, and letter sending for direct mail campaigns.

-Answers development related phone calls and emails to the general line.

-Assists at on site events where donors will be present, which will require some weekend work.

This position requires standing and sitting for hours at a time, interacting with farmed animals, and moving around the large Sanctuary property for tours, events, and donor visits. Some weekend or night hours may be required as well as additional responsibilities based on skill set. Pay is $16/hr.  WFS is conducting a national job search and is willing to fund a relocation stipend for the right candidate.



  • At least two years of direct experience in administrative support, customer service, and/or non-profit work
  • As this position requires leading phone banks, candidate must be extremely comfortable on the phone, including cold calling
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn database management and reporting
  • Dedication to the mission of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, including veganism
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Experience in project management preferred
  • Emotive writing experience preferred

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to values of diversity and inclusion.