Development & Admin Associate

Title: Development & Admin Associate

About this role: The Development and Admin Associate supports the Development Director in all related fundraising endeavors. Specifically, we seek a highly motivated individual to manage our recurring donor (Humane Heroes) program, improve large donor engagement, create and implement a legacy donor engagement program, and help increase our fundraising capabilities. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is mission driven and wishes to help increase the ability of our sanctuary to save more animals. This is a hybrid position, with 2-3 days at our Grass Valley location and 2-3 days remote. 

About us: Founded in 1989, Animal Place is one of the oldest and largest sanctuaries for farmed animals in the United States. As an animal rights organization, we promote the complete protection of farmed animals and a vegan lifestyle. If you are unfamiliar with Animal Place, visit our website before considering applying: 

Job Status: Part-time, 30 hours weekly

Supervision: Reports to the Development Director

Salary: $25-27/hr depending on experience

Benefits: Accrued vacation days

Location: Onsite/Hybrid

Start Date: 3/1/2024

Responsibilities & Duties

Development (Program Development & Writing)

  • Help develop an annual monthly campaign of communication to major gift givers
  • Create assets, text, and implement each monthly communication campaign 
  • Nurture, thank, and engage with mid-level donors
  • Collaborate with Development Director & Executive Director in developing an ongoing nurturing of legacy (bequest) givers. 
  • Write, mail, and email monthly updates to recurring donors.
  • Monitor monthly pledges & update payment information. 
  • Print out invoices for check donors
  • Manage donor requests (e.g. change credit card, make donation over phone, etc)
  • Work to increase number or average gift size through engagement campaigns with monthly donors
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of grant proposals
  • Write all thank you letters to specific campaigns
  • Create campaigns in Virtuous for fundraising endeavors
  • Support efforts in creating fundraising campaigns in Classy
  • Create donor-centered annual report.

Data Management

  • Oversee part-time Data Entry Assistant 
  • Assist with record keeping in Virtuous and thanking donors
  • Build reports for mailings and supporter data
  • Keep records of supporter programs
  • Maintain CRM integrity 


  • Support Development Director & Executive Director in miscellaneous tasks related to development.
  • Data and asset collection for grant proposals
  • Pull mailing lists and interface with mail house for direct mail appeals

Social Media

  • Help develop and engage supporters on social media platforms
  • Help develop and post content to social media channels, related to events or fundraising
  • Respond to comments and messages as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum 2 years nonprofit development experience 
  • Excellent writing skills and an understanding of writing to fundraise and thank
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with a diverse range of individuals both in person and over the phone, via email and in written correspondence
  • Excellent command of office technology tools including: Google suite, Microsoft Word, Excel and database software; Virtuous and Classy experience a plus.
  • Not required, but our CRM is Virtuous
  • Other technology used frequently: Slack & Asana
  • A strong belief in the mission of Animal Place, which includes the promotion of a plant-based lifestyle

How to apply: Email a cover letter, resume, and 2-4 donor-centered writing samples to Development Director Marji at [email protected] 


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