Mountain Humane (in Hailey, Idaho) is on a mission to enrich the quality of life in our community by connecting animals and people. We do this through innovative programs that inspire and have impact beyond southern Idaho. The first “no-kill” shelter in the state of Idaho (in 1999), annually we help more than 2,500 animals and touch the lives of more than 5,000 people through our programs. We are proud to be a model for other animal welfare organizations and to be at the forefront of best-practices in non-profit management.
Mountain Humane’s Major Gifts Specialist works closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director to actively drive fundraising efforts from major gifts, planned giving, and corporate donors to meet the annual budget goals of the organization. The Major Gifts Specialist is donor-centered and focuses on cultivating strong relationships to deepen engagement, and connecting individual areas of interest with the mission of Mountain Humane. Oversees portfolio of 150 to 200 major gift prospects with donor capacity of gifts of $1,000 or more. This position will be in the public eye and must always represent the organization and the mission appropriately, positively, and professionally.
Classification: Full-time, Exempt
Supervisor: Director of Development
Collaborates with: Executive Director
Office Location: Hailey, Idaho
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5-years non-profit fundraising experience
Demonstrates successful fund raising abilities
Familiarity with local donor community is preferred
Outgoing, personable, and diplomatic personality with the ability to develop relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and world-views
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively in a close-knit team atmosphere, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues, volunteers and donors
Strong communication skills, including the ability to write about the organization accurately and persuasively
Public Speaking Skills
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office, donor management software, and the ability to quickly learn new programs
Understanding of the importance of data and how to accurately track and maintain donor records, project timelines, and report on donor statistics
Ability to manage diverse duties, set realistic deadlines, and independently manage task timelines while remaining flexible under pressure
A current driver’s license and satisfactory driving record are conditions of initial and continued employment, along with personal car insurance
Have a demonstrated commitment to animals and the community, and an understanding of non-profit organizations
Must work well with people of varied racial, cultural, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual preference, and with individuals who are differently abled
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
HOURS, SALARY & BENEFITS:
Hours: Full-time, traditional weekly schedule with occasional nights and weekends required for special events.
Salary: $45,000 – 65,000 depending on experience, proficiency/efficiency in job tasks, and ability to work cooperatively while fostering the mission of the organization.
Benefits: Mountain Humane provides health insurance for the employee, personal time off, 403b retirement plan and other benefits available per the guidelines in the Employee Handbook.
Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by this position, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause
Mountain Humane is an equal opportunity employer.
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