Senior Director of Development-Data & Direct Response
The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Mercy for
Animals in the search for a Senior Director of Development–Data
& Direct Response. The Senior Director may work remotely from
any location in the United States.
In partnership with the Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, the Senior Director of Development–Data & Direct Response will be responsible for direct response fundraising, prospect development, and donor database administration for Mercy for Animals. The Senior Director will help forge new relationships that build Mercy For Animals' visibility, impact, and financial resources, working with key colleagues to design and implement a comprehensive plan for developing philanthropic support. The Senior Director will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a $15M budget through the data-driven solicitation of major and midlevel gifts, direct mail, and digital direct response strategies.
The Senior Director will provide global strategic leadership and mentorship for the development department, including fundraising planning/execution success, annual fund, direct response fundraising, fundraising databases, and analytics, advancement services, events, and donor relations in addition to establishing, overseeing, and implementing strategies, plans, and policies to further the mission of Mercy For Animals. The Senior Director will expand and diversify Mercy For Animals' donor base and prospective donor pipeline and will work closely with other team members to secure funding for new initiatives. Mercy For Animals' fundraising capacity will increase significantly in future years as the Senior Director systematically and effectively strengthens the organization's data, analytics and prospect identification infrastructure and expands the organization’s identified prospect pool and pipeline.
Mercy for Animals' mission is to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. Mercy for Animals imagines a world free of cruelty, a world in which bodies, minds, and spirits are nurtured with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for the planet. Mercy For Animals believes that world is possible. In fact, it believes that it is inevitable by working together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential. Mercy for Animals is on the front lines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, Mercy For Animals is there to speak up against cruelty and for compassion. Nearly 79 cents of every dollar spent by Mercy For Animals goes directly to programs that save animals. The remainder is used to grow Mercy for Animals' size and capacity so it can help even more animals in the future.
A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization with success in a development function (data analytics, digital and direct mail fundraising, prospect development and team management, with relevant positions of increasing responsibility and scope). All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should express a commitment to Mercy for Animals' mission to construct a compassionate food system by reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals for food. Mercy for Animals offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $76,000 to $85,000.