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Major Gifts Officer – West Coast – American Humane

American Humane - West Coast Preferred

For more than a hundred years American Humane has been first in promoting the welfare and safety of animals and strengthening the bond between animals and people.

American Humane is first to serve, wherever animals are in need of rescue, shelter, protection, or security. Through its innovative leadership initiatives – from the “No Animals Were Harmed®” program in Hollywood to broad-based farm and conservation animal welfare certifications, to rapid response rescue and care across the country – American Humane sets the gold standard as the nation’s most visionary and effective animal welfare organization.

American Humane is hiring a Major Gifts Officer – West Coast. As a Major Gifts Officer at American Humane, you will play a pivotal role in developing and maintaining a portfolio of significant contributors, primarily focusing on individuals capable of making five-figure or higher donations. Your primary responsibility will be to cultivate relationships with major gift prospects and donors, ensuring new and/or continued engagement and support for American Humane’s mission.

Preferred qualifications: ​

  • Proven fundraising track record with experience identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding high-level donors.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for project and data management and electronic calendars (Raiser’s Edge, Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred).  Ability to quickly learn software specific to the department or institution.
  • Conduct oneself with confidence on phone calls, video chats, and in-person donor meetings.
  • Strong written (including proofreading and editing) and oral communication skills, including the ability to briefly summarize the essence of issues and means to address them.  Use appropriate grammar in verbal or written form.

Location: West Coast preferred. Must be within 1 hour of a major airport.

DRiWaterstone Human Capital is proud to lead this search on behalf of American Humane.