Oregon Humane Society (OHS) is the largest humane society in the NW and adopts more animals from it's Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. Founded in 1868, OHS is turning 150 years this November (2018).
OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets every year, investigates approximately 1,000 cases of animal neglect and cruelty per year and receives no tax dollars for funding. We rely 100% on our generous donors for funding the organization.
We are seeking a Donor Relations Manager to join our team!
The Donor Relations Manager is a member of the major gifts and campaign team which is responsible for leadership annual fund and capital gifts that will increase participation and financial support to OHS. The primary role of the Donor Relations Manager is to help donors deepen their relationships with OHS in support of this expanded work and will be responsible for moving a portfolio of 150 donors and prospects in relationship-driven, strategic contacts and face-to-face visits.
He/she is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors to successfully close gifts $10,000 and above as part of new initiative and expansion as well as solicit annual fund leadership gifts $1,000 and above. This development professional will work collaboratively with other team members throughout the organization and is expected to be metrics driven and engaged in high level of prospect contact.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.
Develops and implements comprehensive cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for approximately 130-150 individual prospects.
Increase the number of major donors and the dollars raised from major donors through increased support, and a series of documented visits, solicitations, and commitments.
Works in conjunction with the Campaign Director and others to establish performance goals; monitors progress against goals and devises strategies to ensure success in meeting goals.
Articulates and implements strategies for communicating with donors; drafts and customizes correspondence, proposals and other written materials for assigned prospects.
Communicates and advocates the needs of OHS to prospective donors.
Develops collegial and productive relationships with colleagues in Development.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND COMPETENCIES
Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent.
Three to five years of previous professional fundraising experience, including demonstrated success in face-to-face solicitations.
Successful experience in making qualification calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
Ability to understand the needs and interests of leadership and major gift donors in order to develop relationships between them and OHS.
Demonstrated ability to present the strategic direction and the importance of the institution to the community.
Ability to work with and command the respect of Trustees, OHS senior staff, and other high-level volunteers.
Excellent customer service skills, including ability to work with donors in emotionally sensitive gift situations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Accountability for meeting performance goals.
Ability to stay on task within the context of the big picture goal.
The ability to authentically represent the mission, vision and values of OHS and a passion for animals.
Must be proficient in many computer programs, including office suite applications, and development-specific applications.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Work is performed in an office and animal shelter environment.
Holiday, weekend and evening work is required.
Interaction with donors, the general public, co-workers, volunteers, and other animal-related organizations is constant and requires respectful and professional behavior at all times.
Animal contacts and related injuries may occur.
Noise exposure varies and sometimes includes uncontrolled barking and other animal vocalizations.
Cognitive and emotional ability to participate in complex and occasionally emotional discussions.
Visual acuity sufficient to use private and public transportation and to use computer systems required for completion of essential duties.
Hearing capacity sufficient to engage in in-depth conversations with individual donors and team members.?
Able to lift and carry items up to 25 lbs. on an occasional basis.
Frequent driving on public roadways in varying weather and traffic condition
About Oregon Humane Society
OHS is the largest humane society in the Northwest, and adopts more animals from its Portland shelter than any other single-facility shelter on the West Coast. OHS puts no time limits on how long animals remain at the shelter—a pet stays available for adoption for as long as needed to find a loving home. If a pet in the care of OHS needs medical attention, the OHS veterinary hospital provides the pet with same level of care you would want your own pet to receive.
Founded in 1868 by noted humanitarian Thomas Lamb Eliot, OHS is the third-oldest humane society in the nation and the oldest in the Northwest. Eliot initially established OHS to stop the neglect and abuse of draft animals. The mission expanded to include companion animals and, until 1933, orphaned children.
OHS finds homes for more than 11,000 pets each year
OHS Humane Officers rescue neglected and abused animals, investigating approximately 1,000 cases annually
The OHS medical team provides free and low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for thousands of pets owned by low-income families
OHS educators reach more than 12,000 youths and about 2,000 adults annually through humane education program...s
The OHS Second Chance program brings more than 6,000 pets annually to OHS from other shelters around the region
In the state capitol, OHS is the driving force behind efforts to improve laws that protect animals and punish offenders
OHS receives no tax dollars
OHS does not receive any portion of dues or donations paid to national organizations
OHS is an Oregon nonprofit that relies on donations
OHS operates independently of any other shelter group
Financial information, including annual reports and audited statements, can be found here »
To foster an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion for all animals through education, legislation and leadership. To care for the homeless, to defend the abused and to fight with unrelenting diligence for recognition of the integrity of all animals.