WHO WE ARE
The Humane League (THL) is a global nonprofit ending the abuse of animals raised for food. THL fosters a high-energy culture of teamwork and mission-driven problem solving, and we have earned recognition as Top Charity from Animal Charity Evaluators for all of their rating periods. Over the past few years, we’ve grown to a staff of 90+ talented individuals dispersed across the country and around the world.
As the Senior Donor Relations Officer, you will play an integral role to the success of The Humane League’s expanding Development program, and will be critical to helping a high-impact organization achieve sustainable growth. You are a great candidate for this role if you are an experienced relationship-builder and philanthropic strategist, passionate about The Humane League’s mission, have the ability to work objectively and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment, and be able to prioritize and manage multiple projects efficiently. The Senior Donor Relations Officer will report to the Director of Donor Relations, and will work closely with the President, Vice President of Development, and other Donor Relations team members to cultivate, solicit, and steward our most generous supporters.
This is a full-time, remote, U.S. based position. This position requires domestic and international travel, this is equivalent to approximately 6-10 trips per year. Candidates must reside in either the Eastern or Central time zones, preference given to candidates who reside in New York City.
Develop and execute cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a portfolio of approximately 50 high-net worth people in the Eastern United States to secure four- to six-figure gifts totaling at least $1M
Collaborate with Development and Leadership staff to support Executive-level major gifts fundraising for our six- to seven-figure donors
Write donor proposals, impact reports, and general updates in collaboration with the Leadership team and program staff
Solicit and guide committees of donor volunteers to host private house parties in collaboration with the Events & Engagement Specialist
Collaborate with Development staff to qualify and upgrade major giving prospects from annual fund and mid-level programs
Stay current on The Humane League’s programs and theory of change to effectively articulate our mission and represent our work to the public
Support the development of expertise in the entire Donor Relations team by sharing learning, providing guidance, and collaborating on developing improved processes
Conduct research and briefings on donors and prospects
Work with program staff to draft tailored donor correspondence, proposals, impact reports, and other communications
Maintain detailed donor files in the donor database
Maintain a comprehension of related philanthropic opportunities including but not limited to legacy giving, foundation giving, leadership giving, and peer-to-peer giving
Other duties as assigned
Four or more years of directly applicable professional experience in major gifts fundraising
Track record of soliciting and securing five- to seven-figure gifts
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute strategies and overcome obstacles to achieve goals
Solid ability to communicate persuasively verbally, in presentations, and in writing
Outstanding organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize activities, and be flexible in adjusting expectations as new developments occur
Sound capacity to take initiative, work independently, and follow through to execute on project ideas
Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work
Exceptional listening and social skills, including curiosity, appreciation, and diplomacy
Ability to maintain composure, flexibility, and levity under tight deadlines
Willingness to take direction and embrace a collaborative spirit
Availability to work night and weekend hours as needed
Starting salary $66,555 or salary to commensurate with experience.
Employees enjoy full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) retirement plan, optional pet insurance, working from home, up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave for eligible employees, paid holidays, flexible vacation time, professional development, and the supportive environment at The Humane League!
At The Humane League (THL), animal welfare is at the forefront of our everyday work. As such, many of our staff are vegan by personal choice, and all of our THL-hosted events offer fully vegan menus. We welcome all mission-aligned candidates to apply, no matter where you are in your journey to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.
The Humane League is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please email People Operations (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.