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Animal Legal Defense Fund

Officer of Philanthropic Giving

Animal Legal Defense Fund

For more than three decades, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been fighting to protect the lives and advance the interests of animals through the legal system. Founded in 1979 by attorneys active in shaping the emerging field of animal law, ALDF has blazed the trail for stronger enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and more humane treatment of animals in every corner of American life.

The Officer of Philanthropic Giving is primarily responsible for gifts of estates, trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, and other financial vehicles that reflect financial planning and deferred giving opportunities while maintaining and cultivating a portfolio of major gift prospects.

1. Supports the overall long-term financial strength of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) by identifying, cultivating and soliciting planned giving prospects; stewards donors for deferred and complex gifts; and serves as an expert resource to close complicated gifts.

2. Enhances donor gift planning and giving by remaining current in areas of gift possibilities available.

3. Provides a high level of knowledge and expertise in areas of gift planning strategies and deferred giving vehicles as well as major gifts, general fundraising, and estate and financial planning.

4. Manages a national prospect list while serving as the primary contact for all planned giving inquiries.

5. Communicates the status of current fundraising activities and stimulates interest in gift giving by preparing written materials including proposals, contact reports, brochures, gift acknowledgments, articles, and administrative reports.

6. Assures donor confidentiality as well as the confidentiality of ALDF clients.

7. Plans, develops, and implements various gift planning programs, marketing initiatives and communications strategies.

8. Responsible for creating and implementing a development plan for planned giving components.

9. Contributes to the overall success of the Development Department by performing all other duties as assigned.

The Successful Candidate Will Have:

1. A minimum of three years very closely related work experience. BA/BS or equivalent work experience. MA or JD a plus.

2. A demonstrated interest and experience with animal rights issues and be committed to the mission of ALDF.

3. A high degree of computer literacy including experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word and Excel in particular) and internet research skills.

4. Experience with donor database management and be skilled in their use for reporting and retrieving donor information and tracking donor activity.

5. Excellent writing skills.

6. A demonstrated ability to think strategically, problem solve, and manage multiple tasks concurrently.

7. The ability to build relationships with a broad range of constituents with varying cultural, political and social backgrounds, including potential donors, funders, and sponsors.

8. Excellent references relevant to similar positions held.

Interested applicants should email their resume to Bill Moran, the Moran Company:

About Organization:
The Moran Company, LLC, specializes in nationwide searches for senior fundraising and development staff, executive directors, and other top leadership.



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