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Director of Development Outreach

Anderson Humane
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Animal Protection, Education, Environment
Employment Type
Full Time
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KEES has been exclusively retained by Anderson Humane in its search a Director of Development Outreach.


For more than half a century, Anderson Humane has been a place of refuge and second chances for thousands of animals and the people who love them. A one-of-a-kind animal welfare organization, Anderson Humane (formerly Anderson Animal Shelter and Fox Valley Wildlife Center) focuses on creating and supporting mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals.


Plans for a state-of-the-art humane complex are underway with a $40 million campaign soon to launch to support the building of a comprehensive campus in Elburn IL. Construction on the new campus will begin in 2023. It is scheduled to open by 2026, and will have facilities for wildlife rehabilitation, an adoption center, state of the art veterinary facilities, an equine center, event space, welcome center, and administrative offices.


Anderson Humane seeks an engaging, organized, goal-oriented and proactive fundraiser to join the team. Ideal candidates will be entrepreneurial and collaborative with experience working and building strong connections with various stakeholders, supporters and community members.  The Director of Development Outreach will work in partnership with the Senior Director of Development and Chief Development Officer (CDO) to create new and cultivate existing relationships with supporters wishing to invest in Anderson Humane’s mission and vision.

Anderson Humane is also seeking a Senior Director of Development.  Please visit the KEES website for more information.

Some requirements for the Director of Development Outreac role include:

  • Passion for the human animal bond and animal welfare.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ progressive experience in development; 2 or more years managing a portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Experience in donor management including identifying prospects, tracking donors, contributions, and communications.
  • Proven ability to build strong external relationships with a variety of volunteers, public leadership, partner organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated record of securing 5 figure gifts.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent successful fundraising experience including solicitation with an aptitude for working in the non-profit field.


All Employees, staff, interns and volunteers are required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide a valid exemption.


Anderson Humane provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identification, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service. This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruiting, hiring, evaluation, promotion, transfer, discipline and termination, as well as all forms of employee compensation. All of Anderson s policies will be interpreted to permit and promote reasonable accommodation of the disabilities and religious beliefs of otherwise qualified employees and applicants as required by law.


The Director of Development Outreach position offers a competitive salary and a full benefits package.


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About KEES

KEES (formerly Alford Executive Search) is a nonprofit executive search firm that builds diverse teams with dynamic leaders in the nonprofit and public sectors. A woman owned and operated firm, KEES offers a full array of nonprofit consulting services including executive search, leadership development, interim staffing, and HR support.


About Anderson Humane

Anderson Humane is a resource for pet owners, providing information and essential services to provide better care for their pets. Services such as Low-Cost Vaccination, Dental, and Spay/Neuter Clinics offer affordable veterinary care options, preventing owners from having to give up their pets simply because they can’t afford care. On the horizon are additional programs to keep pets in homes, such as a pet food pantry, affordable pet training options, and temporary housing for pets when families are in crisis.


Anderson Humane is committed to care that includes all animals, including wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, housing, and care education for “little critters” (rabbits, turtles, etc.), resources for parrots and other pet birds, and horse rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption.

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