A growing organization with primary focus on animals, the environment, and education is seeking an ambitious and creative fundraising leader with a background and interest in animal rights to serve as the Director of Development. This entrepreneurial leader will create and implement a sustainable and innovative philanthropic development program to support and further the organization’s mission. S/he will also lead marketing and communications initiatives that support strategic goals and enhance the organization’s visibility and brand. The successful candidate will play an important role in the organization’s growth and achievements.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic leader with the ability to remotely manage volunteers and implement high-level fundraising strategy as the organization embarks on its first major capital campaign. In order to be successful, the new Director must be an engaging fundraiser, a visionary marketer, and a skilled communicator who can articulate clear, compelling reasons to support the mission.

As a front-line fundraiser, the Director of Development will be responsible for planning creative, strategic, and engaging interactions with many of the organization’s major donors and prospects, as well as developing relationships with new donors. An accomplished development professional, the successful candidate will be capable of gaining the confidences of the organization’s most esteemed prospects and transforming them into loyal, high-level donors.

The Development Director will articulate the priorities and initiatives of the organization, highlight its successes, and create a sense of shared goals and values. S/he will skillfully reach and motivate the diverse constituencies represented in the organization’s executive leadership, staff, volunteers, donors, and prospects. He or she will ensure the use of best fundraising practices, so that donors feel the genuine appreciation of the organization. He or she will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Board of Directors.

This full-time position will be based either in Scranton, PA or Philadelphia, PA, and will require frequent travel between northeastern PA, Philadelphia, New York, and other locations. It requires a motivated and independent professional with excellent communication skills and the ability and commitment to follow through on each project. Salary and benefits negotiable. Interested candidates should forward their resumes with cover letter detailing relevant experience and fundraising successes and experiences working towards animal rights or environmental protection. Please note due to the volume of applications, resumes submitted without cover letters will not be considered.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Nonprofit development and fundraising and animal rights or enviornmental activism: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s