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Chief Development Officer (Hybrid/Flexible Location)

Humane Society Silicon Valley
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 6, 2022

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The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President, the Chief Development Officer will set direction for and ensure the longevity of Humane Society Silicon Valley by defining and implementing strategies to secure donors and contributions in support of the organization, providing oversight of the fund development programs, monitoring development activities, and addressing issues that may hamper growth and success. As a key member of HSSV’s Leadership Team, the Chief Development Officer will partner closely with the President and his reports, developing strategies to improve donor relations, increase revenue, and meet financial goals.

Humane Society Silicon Valley has been supporting the community for over 90 years. It is creating a better future by saving lives, keeping families together, and changing the game for animals and their people. Humane Society Silicon Valley is the world’s first model shelter, gaining the recognition in 2017 after completing all 543 standard-of-care guidelines set by the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. HSSV is also the first animal community center in the nation to receive Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Established in 1929, the organization focuses on rescuing and preventing homelessness for animals in the Silicon Valley. It offers pet adoptions, affordable spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, microchipping service, and community outreach programs such as Pet Pantry and access to affordable veterinary care.

The life-saving work of Humane Society Silicon Valley is only possible because of supporters and community volunteers. Through support from 24,000 generous donors and nearly 4,000 volunteers, HSSV rescued and placed more than 5,600 animals in loving homes in 2020, all while managing a global pandemic. Investing in regional rescue partnerships, direct medical support, and spay/neuter programs ensured that 100% of healthy and treatable animals were saved.

Over the past 15 years, HSSV has grown significantly in size and capabilities. It currently employs 140 staff and has an expense budget of $18 million. It successfully completed a $25 million capital campaign to build its state-of-the-art Animal Community Center in 2009 and completed a $59 million comprehensive campaign that ensured the sustainability of its lifesaving programs.

Humane Society Silicon Valley seeks a Chief Development Officer with experience designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising programs in a complex environment and develop a multi-year fundraising plan including a strategy that is well supported by data, analysis, and business cases to connect investments with measurable outcomes. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Humane Society Silicon Valley and the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

The Chief Development Officer should have the ability to be on-site regularly and to meet with donors in the area.

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