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Job Opportunity: Fundraising Manager

Job Type: Full-Time

Location: Remote with occasional travel to New York City and/or Dallas, TX

 

About Hearts & Bones Rescue

Hearts & Bones Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of a network of animal lovers who collaborate to rescue shelter dogs and find them loving, forever homes. We are dedicated to building a coalition of individuals and organizations across the country to save lives in the areas where shelters are under the greatest stress, and transport our dogs to communities where they have a greater chance of being adopted. As a foster-based rescue, we focus on providing all of our dogs with loving temporary homes that help them prepare to join their new families. 

 

Currently, we rescue our dogs from overcrowded shelters throughout the Dallas-Forth Worth area and transport them to our foster and adoptions hub in New York City. Once our dogs leave the shelters, we place them into foster homes around Dallas or bring them to our new Rescue Ranch facility to receive care and prepare to travel. We then run large transports of 40+ dogs from Texas to NYC approximately every 2-3 weeks. ​

 

Job Summary

Hearts & Bones Animal Rescue is seeking a full-time fundraising manager to join our passionate team, dedicated to saving the lives of shelter dogs in need and uniting them with loving adopters. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foster-based rescue with dual bases in Dallas, TX and New York City. We rescue approximately 1,000 dogs from overcrowded shelters each year, thanks to an incredible network of rescue partners, fosters, volunteers, and a small but mighty full-time staff!

 

We are looking for an experienced development professional to take our fundraising program to the next level in the hopes of helping even more dogs in need. The ideal candidate will meet or exceed the organization’s fundraising goals, has experience in various areas of development and will be able to build a comprehensive fundraising program from the ground up. The Fundraising Manager will be responsible for crafting a sustainable strategy encompassing but not limited to individual giving, grants, major gifts, planned giving, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising events. This individual will also work closely with teams across our rescue to align priorities, including Marketing, Foster, and Adoptions. A successful candidate will be a strong relationship builder and creative storyteller with an independent work ethic, excellent written and verbal communication skills, an outgoing and welcoming style and dedication to our rescue mission

Job Description

  • Work with Executive Director and Board to craft the organization’s overall development strategy, aligning with the organization’s goals and objectives

  • Plan and implement all appeals throughout the year, creating an overall fundraising calendar optimized for annual giving patterns and the organization’s specific needs

  • Create innovative fundraising campaigns and opportunities grounded in our organization’s on-the-ground work and individual stories of rescue dogs

  • Build on and grow our successful individual giving program, crafting compelling digital campaigns throughout the year that engage our community and inspire supporters via social media and email

  • Create a major gifts program, including research prospects, cultivating and stewarding major donors with special programs and acknowledgements

  • Research, apply for, and oversee all grants, including crafting compelling, data-driven applications and reporting on outcomes to granting partners

  • Build a corporate sponsorship program with like-minded partners interested in supporting our rescue mission

  • Establish a donor management system, including working with the Board to select software, organizing historical data, and building a sustainable system going forward

  • Oversee overall donor/sponsor relations, acknowledgment and recognition, ensuring our supporters remain connected to our rescue work and see their impact

  • Report revenue and metrics to the Board on a monthly basis, tracking progress towards established targets

  • Plan 1-2 major fundraising events annually

  • Work with program managers across the organization to align priorities, foster a collaborative culture and identify fundraising campaign opportunities, including directing content needs

  • Recruit and oversee a team of fundraising volunteers to assist with digital campaigns, stewardship, events, and other tasks as needed

  • Stay up to date on the latest trends in nonprofit fundraising and development, including new technology and tools

  • Passionate about dogs, dog rescue, and animal welfare

 

Requirements

  • 2-5 years experience in the nonprofit fundraising/development field

  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with a donor management platform, Excel, and email marketing platform

  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices in the nonprofit space

  • Skilled in digital fundraising strategy, including social media and email campaigns

  • Proven experience building and maintaining strong relationships to support organizational goals

  • Friendly, enthusiastic, outgoing and welcoming, able to develop a rapport with a broad range of people

  • A skilled storyteller able to speak to the organization’s work and mission, and inspire people to pledge their support

  • A strong eye for compelling visual content, and the ability to direct team members and volunteers in capturing photos and video to be used for fundraising purposes

  • Strong independent work ethic, with the ability to drive strategy and accomplish tasks with little or no supervision

  • Able to juggle multiple projects and drive them to completion in a timely manner

  • Familiarity with dog adoption and fostering

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends

  • Must love dogs! We’re looking for an individual dedicated to the mission of saving the lives of shelter dogs in need and finding them loving forever homes

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in fundraising for an animal welfare organization

  • Success in major gift solicitation and/or corporate sponsorships

  • Success in securing grants from corporations or foundations

  • Experience planning and executing fundraising events

  • Comfort handling or working around dogs of various sizes and temperaments

Compensation & Benefits

  • Full-time salary: $40,000+ based on experience, plus annual discretionary bonus

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

* This job description does not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned. There may be additional responsibilities assigned as necessary.

To Apply

Please email your resume and a brief introduction to careers@heartsandbonesrescue.com.