American Humane is seeking a dynamic, driven, experienced National Director, Development to develop and manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.
About American Humane
Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans. We are first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection or security. Through our innovative leadership initiatives – from our “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the most visionary and effective animal welfare organization in the nation.
The National Director, Development works as a collaborative partner with the Chief Marketing Officer and executive leadership to design and implement strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives on behalf of the organization. The National Director oversees the fundraising function of American Humane, providing leadership, coaching and day-to-day management of the fundraising team, as well as management of external vendors and partners. The National Director is responsible for maintaining a portfolio of high-level donor relationships.
This position is based at American Humane's national headquarters in Washington, D.C. and reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer.
Accountable for working in collaboration with CMO and executive leadership to set and achieve philanthropic goals for the advancement of the organization.
Lead and grow a high-performing fundraising team that works collaboratively with staff at all levels of the organization to meet programmatic and philanthropic needs.
Effectively communicate how American Humane and its programs work to ensure the safety, welfare and well-being of animals and is the first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between people and animals.
Oversee and further develop American Humane's donor relations efforts and manage fundraising initiatives, including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and any capital campaigns.
Build a broad network of prospective partners and donors.
Grow, developing a strong pipeline of donors capable of making six and seven figure gifts.
Provide oversight to grow and manage the e-philanthropy and direct mail programs; collaborate with marketing team on the strategic development the major gifts program and implementation of e-philanthropy, direct mail and other donor-centric marketing initiatives.
Ensure timely and accurate reporting to funders.
Represent American Humane at various events and meetings.
Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience leading fundraising efforts in organizations of similar size and complexity to American Humane.
Proven experience managing a team of fundraising professionals in the nonprofit sector.
Demonstrates high levels of integrity, sound judgement and discretion.
Familiarity with Raisers' Edge or other similar fundraising software.
American Humane has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. This search is being led by Liz Lombard and Turner Delano. Please submit a resume here or email Liz and Turner at the following:
American Humane offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, marital status, partnership status, parental status, physical or mental disability, age, membership in any labor organization, political affiliation, creed, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or genetic information in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.