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Philanthropic Specialist - Gift Planning  


Position Objectives:

• To promote the inclusion of PETA in estate plans, and to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies to determine and realize the fundraising goals of PETA members

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

• Identify, solicit, and secure planned gifts opportunities with PETA members
• Respond to requests from PETA members and the general public about planned gifts, major gifts, and real property gifts
• Cultivate and maintain relationships through correspondence, visits, and other forms of professional contact with PETA members who are considering a legacy gift and who have made PETA the beneficiary of a planned gift, including members of PETA's Augustus Club
• Maintain a current knowledge and a clear understanding of PETA's campaigns and activities as well as animal rights issues in general
• Develop and implement successful fundraising strategies
• Discern and document pertinent information in order to enhance and develop PETA member profiles
• Prepare and present written and verbal reports
• Stay current on planned-giving and major giving techniques and changes that affect charitable giving
• Represent PETA in a professional capacity, including at fundraising and various other animal-advocacy events and forums
• Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
• Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

• Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or financial planning
• Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members and supporters
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and use discretion in confidential matters
• Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills
• Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns
• Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
• Ability and willingness to travel extensively
• Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
• Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
• Ability to represent PETA's philosophy and professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
• Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Division PETA Foundation  
Location PETA Foundation - Telecommuting Positions  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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