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Manager of Development
Cincinnati Animal CARE
Cincinnati, Ohio
Job Summary

Cincinnati Animal CARE (CAC) is the progressive and innovative Humane Society in contract with Hamilton County to deliver animal services. We enforce animal laws and prioritize public safety while striving to be a community resource providing education and support to the people and animals of Hamilton County. We believe that lifesaving is a community ethic and implement a collaborative, holistic approach to animal sheltering and Dog Warden services

Job Description

The Manager of Development is responsible for all aspects of the organization’s fundraising, with emphasis on identifying and strengthening relationships with community stakeholders; actively pursuing and managing corporate leads; and increasing revenue through soliciting, cultivating, stewarding and retaining donors. This position will be charged with building relationships with individuals, organizations, companies and foundations; seeking out new opportunities for financial support through grants and sponsorships; and working closely in a shared mission with the Board of Directors, external consultant, Executive Director and staff. Act as primary point of contact for funding, donations and fundraising event inquires.


  • Development Plan – Construct and implement a comprehensive Development Plan with specific timeline and dollar goals. Plan to include:
    • Quarterly fundraising actions and targets
    • Quarterly solicitation mailings
    • Monthly donor email updates
    • Weekly contribution acknowledgments
    • Annual grants schedule
    • Schedule for major donor contacts
    • Sustained online giving program
    • Donor recognition program
    • Panned giving program
    • Event and in-shelter sponsorships
    • Fundraising events
    • Annual development budget
  • Donor Data Management – Oversee the collection, organization and maintenance of a donor database.
  • Management and Tracking – Establish fundraising Key Performance Metrics and tracking tools, and monitor monthly.
  • Donor Development – Work with external development consultant on a plan and timeline for all aspects of donor development and recognition, including policies and procedures related to gift acceptance and donor confidentiality, revenue analysis, donor demographics and retention, wealth screening and database management. Prepare and submit bi-monthly reports to the Board, including a dashboard of key measurements
  • Board Development – Work with the Board President on Board composition analysis and recruitment, onboarding and training. Work with Board Committees to integrate development aspects into all committee plans and activities. Assist in staffing Board Development Committee, including scheduling of meetings, record keeping and implementation of Committee projects as directed by the Committee chair.
  • Grants – Work with Executive Director on developing and maintaining an annual grant schedule, and seek out , manage and apply for grant funding. Set up meetings with foundations and research potential grantors in non-traditional areas of need, such as education, low-income and senior-assistance programs, domestic violence assistance and similar ancillary areas into which shelter programs can be creatively slotted or new community-based animal welfare programs can be developed to meet a specific need.
  • Capital Campaign – Collaborate with Bard of Directors and Hamilton County administration in development and execution of a capital campaign related to construction of a new county animal shelter.

Required Skills/Abililties:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sales, Business Management, or related field.
  • Effective project management skills; high degree of creativity, versatility and attention to detail
  • Experience working with non-profit or other businessess that rely heavily on donations and fundraising
  • Proven results especially in finding resources
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal experience developing relationships with donors and staff
  • Skilled at delegation, collaboration and resource utilization
  • Innovator with proven ability to take initiative

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