Director of Major & Planned Giving - Wisconsin Humane Society

AFP SE WI Administrator
April 2, 2019

The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) is looking for a Director of Major & Planned Giving to join our outstanding team! The Director of Major & Planned Giving will be a core member of the fundraising team at WHS, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation with six operating locations and a budget of approximately $10 million. The Director of Major & Planned Giving is responsible for leading and implementing fund development initiatives and activities related to major giving and planned giving for WHS. This individual will supervise a team of two Philanthropic Advisors who work with donors across our Milwaukee, Racine and Ozaukee operating locations.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, and manage the major giving and planned giving programs for the Wisconsin Humane Society.
  • Supervise a team of two Philanthropic Advisors.
  • Cultivate, develop appropriate strategies for, solicit, and steward an assigned portfolio of individual donors capable of giving $1,000 or more.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward potential planned giving relationships.
  • Develop, implement, and share effective approaches to fundraising for the Wisconsin Humane Society, ensuring the profitability of revenue-generating fundraising activities according to budget and organizational philosophy and guidelines.

Qualifications & Requirements

The Director of Major & Planned Giving will be a positive, professional, and team-oriented individual with the following experience and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; CFRE desirable.
  • At least seven years of experience working in a non-profit development department with progressive responsibility for the management of philanthropic development programming with sales experience.
  • Previous experience managing or leading fundraising teams.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills.
  • Emotionally capable of handling high-pressure situations in a professional manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient computer skills. Prior experience with MS Word and MS Excel required. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Capable of accepting and completing work assignments with minimal supervision in a highly motivated manner.
  • Commitment to treat animals and people with respect and kindness.

Benefits

Full-time staff are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including up to 2 weeks’ Vacation, 1-week Paid Time Off (PTO), and 6 paid Holidays within their first year. Paid time-off will be prorated based on the full-time hire date and is available after 45 days of consecutive employment. On the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment, full-time staff are eligible for these additional benefits:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Group Term Life Insurance and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Aflac Supplemental Benefits
  • Limited wellness care veterinary services for companion animals

All staff are eligible for the following benefits package on their hire date:

  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • 30% off discount on animal adoption fees
  • 10% off merchandise discount in our Animal Antics Store
  • *Limited retail (i.e. apparel, pet food, special order merchandise), service fee, event, and education program discounts

*Available on the first of the month following 60 days of consecutive employment after the hire date.

?Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please visit www.wihumane.org/employment to begin your online employment application.

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