This creative and innovative person will work with executive leadership to plan and execute fundraising and communication strategies to elevate and enhance Catskill Animal Sanctuary’s image and position. The Director of Development and Communications is responsible the creation and oversight of a comprehensive development plan that includes major gifts, grants, on-line and traditional appeals, member cultivation, working with the ED and Board of Directors to cultivate and solicit major gifts. An more. The position is also responsible for strategic messaging and the development and management of a comprehensive communications plan that promotes the organization’s mission, brand, people and services in a way that distinguishes it from all others. She/he will provide leadership and supervision to staff in their roles to attain success.
The ideal candidate will be an innovator with superior writing and editing skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills. This role reports to the Deputy Director and will frequently engage with the Executive Director/Founder in leveraging her role in advancing the organization’s mission.
Who We Are:
Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 148-acre refuge in New York's Hudson Valley for eleven species of farmed animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment opened in 2001 by founders Kathy Stevens and Jesse Moore. In addition to direct animal aid, the Sanctuary offers signature programming aimed at encouraging our guests and the world at large to adopt a plant-based lifestyle. Programing includes customized tours, a vegan cooking program, mentor and youth leadership programs, which are positioned to become national models. In addition to programming, the historical Homestead building serves as a Bed and Breakfast venue for guests to enjoy a more in-depth and personal experience of the Sanctuary.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Strong Candidates Possess:
Salary is competitive with those of other mid-size non-profits in our region. Package includes health benefits, PTO, paid vacation, and flexible work week.
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