The Houston Humane Society is looking for an Development Manager to take responsibility for development, managing, and administering the organizations’ fund development. Under the leadership of the Development Director and Executive Director, the Development Manager will implement short and long term fundraising plans by managing major donor, corporate and business, foundation, endowment, special event, and direct mail efforts. The Development Manager should capitalize on networking opportunities in order to maintain and grow existing relationships with donors, sponsors, and partners, while also working to expand our community engagement, find untapped resources, and recruit new champions for the organization. This person is expected to have effective written and verbal communication skills as to also be effective at developing and delivering presentations, letters, and engagement campaigns. This position will require participation in all steps of the grant process including research, proposal generation, calendar management, revenue and expenditure tracking, and status reports.
Requirements include at least three years’ experience in fundraising and nonprofit organizations including major gifts fundraising. In addition to always maintaining a positive and professional demeanor as a public representative of the organization, applications must be prepared to adhere to the highest ethical standards while interacting with highly sensitive organizational finances and donors. Must have demonstrated writing and editing skills, be an experienced public speaker, and have excellent attention to detail. Experience working with Donor Perfect and Microsoft Office is desired, as is being self-motivated, deadline motivated, and adherent to progressive values and social change.
About Houston Humane Society
The Houston Humane Society (HHS)
is a non-profit animal shelter dedicated to eliminating cruelty, abuse, and the overpopulation of animals. We receive no federal, state, or local funds and rely solely on donations and special events.
HHS provides a wide variety of animal welfare programs to Houston area residents and their pets, including pet adoptions, humane education and Houston's low cost spay/neuter clinic that is open to the general public.