The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation’s
most effective animal advocacy organization, is seeking a Senior
Philanthropy Officer for the Philanthropy department. You will be
responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and
new donors within the states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana,
Oklahoma, North and South Dakota, Missouri, Nebraska, and
Kansas. You will also be responsible for generating income
toward a set fundraising target.
You will be responsible for:
- Generating income to meet set fundraising targets via donations
from an assigned portfolio of over one hundred donors for the
Philanthropy department. Planning and implementing major donor
cultivation and solicitation strategies including moves management.
Researching prospective donors and creates proposals;
- Engaging and building relationships with donors including
through email, phone, correspondence, and visits. Following up on
marketing campaigns, individual inquiries, and personal outreach to
generate leads and develop contacts for solicitation. Connecting
donors to staff and volunteers and to program funding areas of
- Maintaining records and database of donor contacts and activity
and return on investment. Logging calls, proposals, and gifts;
- Following through on gifts by providing acknowledgements.
Preparing and providing impact reports for donors who give to
- Assisting in planning, managing sponsorships, and other
logistics of major donor galas, collaborating with the Events team
as needed. Partnering with donors to create and host small house
party events and fundraisers and follow up with participants.
Promoting events and programs including Humane Journeys to
- Collaborating and coordinating activities and strategy with the
Philanthropy team, including through trainings, reports, and
meetings. Connecting Board members, other staff and partners, and
external affiliates with volunteer opportunities on fundraising
- Keeping abreast of achievements, victories, and other
developments in the organization and among affiliates, to ensure
the ability to provide donors and prospects with full, accurate,
and specific information. Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of
trends in the philanthropy field.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent work
experience, required. Master's degree preferred;
- A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in development, donor
engagement, or another related field required;
- Willing and able to travel and work a flexible schedule;
- High level of confidence, integrity, interpersonal skills, and
a professional executive presence for effectively interacting with
and influencing others;
- Knowledge of moves management and CRM database systems
- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent
deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive;
- Ability to manage issues requiring problem resolution and
conflict management with excellent interpersonal and intervention
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Knowledge of business operations, including effective budget
development and management processes;
- Attention to detail and commitment to excellence, demonstrated
by the delivery of quality and timely outcomes;
- Strong interest in animal protection issues preferred.
This is a remote position based in Texas.
Submit your resume and cover letter as one
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability,
marital or parental status or protected veteran status.