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Development Manager

The Development Manager, reporting directly to the Executive Director, is a key member of the Valley Humane Society leadership team. The Development Manager will establish and maintain effective partnerships with donors, volunteers and the general public while partnering closely with the Executive Director, Marketing Communication Manager, and other Valley Humane Society staff to meet organizational objectives. The Development Manager is responsible for creating and implementing Valley Humane Society’s fundraising strategy focusing on growing individual gifts, bequests, capital campaigns and corporate support to help increase Valley Humane Society’s revenues and ultimately its impact and reach.

Specific Responsibilities:

Fundraising and Events

  • Raises operating revenue for the organization, including new and established campaigns.
  • Cultivates and solicits charitable contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Develops, evaluates, and revises fundraising strategies.
  • Oversees the management of all Valley Humane Society special events related to fundraising, including one major event and a variety of smaller events annually.
  • Manages and implements the direct mail program.
  • Partners closely with Marketing Communications Manager to develop effective internal and external communication materials.
  • Develops, plans, and implements ongoing programs to cultivate planned gifts, including recognition programs for donors who have remembered Valley Humane Society in their wills and bequests.
  • Develops fundraising policies including purpose of endowments, donor recognition, and gift acceptance.
  • Assists, when needed, on grant development.
  • Works with Executive Director to develop and maintain annual budget projections and actuals.

Donor Management

  • Works closely with department managers to understand program funding needs and create opportunities to attract major donor, corporate, and foundation support.
  • Produces regular fundraising reports, as needed.
  • Provides annual comprehensive analysis of fundraising programs and develops an annual report for donors and the general public.
  • Responsible for overall management of the fundraising/donor database.


  • Must be an organized, detail-oriented and self-motivated development/fundraising professional.
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful experience with non-profit marketing, donor cultivation, fundraising, grant preparation, and reporting.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize deliverables and work independently.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and easily adapt to change is critical.
  • Effective at building and maintaining collaborative work relationships and must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with donor databases.
  • Available to work outside standard office hours/days to attend meetings and special events, as needed.
  • Proven ability to effectively provide leadership and oversee the work of others, including volunteers.
  • Comfortable using a computer and various software applications including donor database systems.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of Valley Humane Society.
  • Maintains composure and professionalism under stressful and emotional circumstances; handles situations calmly and effectively.
  • Skilled interpersonal skills with a sensitivity to volunteer and donor communication.
  • Ability to develop short and long-range plans and metrics to track progress towards goals and objectives.
  • Experience working within the animal welfare field, preferred.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a shared office in an animal shelter with regular exposure to cats and dogs, animal allergens, animal kennels, cleaning solutions, and veterinary medicine.
  • Requires ability to speak clearly and be heard by large and small groups inside, outside, and in small and large spaces.
  • Occasionally lifts, carries and positions objects weighing up to 50 pounds with reasonable accommodations when moving supplies, and managing events.
  • Regularly moves about the facility to coordinate work.
  • Regularly sits at computer station and operates electronic equipment.
  • Regularly drives to events.

To apply, please send resume to Executive Director Melanie Sadek.