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Donor Development Manager

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), one of the world's largest international animal welfare organizations, seeks a proactive Donor Development Manager for its new office in New York City. The Donor Development Manager will cultivate and generate support from mid-level donors and prospects across the U.S., and will work collaboratively with the U.S. development team, fundraisers in other country offices and the international fundraising team in London.

The Donor Development Manager reports to the U.S. Director of Development and will play a key role in a development department charged with raising more than $6M in 2013, with an ambitious plan for ongoing growth. S/he will cultivate, steward and expand the relationships between the organization and its donors at all levels, with a specific focus on gifts ranging from $1,000 - $30,000. Using relationship building and cultivation skills, the Donor Development Manager will have a significant impact on WSPA's fundraising activities and help to build the future of a growing global organization.


•Create and implement strategic donor cultivation programs
•Develop and maintain ongoing donor stewardship activities leading to upgrades from mid-level to major gift level Identify opportunities to interact with individual donors to increase engagement with WSPA
•Update donor profiles and donor database to reflect contacts, correspondence and gift information as appropriate
•Use data analysis and prospect research to segment donor portfolio and determine treatment strategy and to build the prospect pipeline
•Respond quickly to donors’ requests
•Collaborate closely with fundraising colleagues to ensure progressive movement of donors and increased donor retention
•Work closely with data management staff to design donor analytics aimed at providing the highest level of customer service and contact
•Provide donor briefings to development, executive staff and Board as requested
•Assist in donor cultivation and stewardship events
•Other duties as assigned


•Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of experience in donor development/relations
•Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships between donors and organizations, leading to upgraded and renewed gifts
•Excellent interpersonal skills, cheerful outgoing personality and great phone “presence”
•Ability to maintain confidential information
•Proficiency in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Web-based research skills, and comfortable working with social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
•Strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret business and financial data
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Attention to detail and accuracy
•Highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
•Proactive, flexible and team player
•Staff management experience a plus

Candidates wishing to be considered in the first round please send a cover letter cover letter including salary requirements and resume to: For consideration WSPA-HR4-DDM must be in the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.

Applications without salary requirements will not be considered.

About Organization:
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has an ambitious strategy to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty has ended – and we are seeking talented and passionate individuals to join our team and help us reach this goal.

WSPA is the world’s largest international animal welfare organization and continuing to grow. Across our 15 offices, we are developing programs and launching campaigns that will improve the lives of millions of animals.

WSPA employs 300+ people worldwide and partners with more than 100 local organizations. With consultative status at the United Nations, we have a unique perspective– grounded in science and results-driven, WSPA connects animal welfare with sustainable development and is focused on delivering truly sustainable practical and policy solutions.



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