Sacramento SPCA: Individual Giving Coordinator

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Sacramento, CA

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Job Description


The Sacramento SPCA is a vibrant, well-established and respected non-profit animal welfare organization. Through our nationally-ranked high-volume spay and neuter clinic (we are ranked as one of the top 10 clinics in the country!), successful adoption program, behavior and training programs and commitment to excellent animal care, the Sacramento SPCA is giving more than shelter and saving animals one life at a time.

General Summary:

The Sacramento SPCA is searching for a highly organized, results-driven professional to play a key role on our dynamic Development team. This newly created position will be responsible for launching the organization’s first-ever young professionals donor circle. Love to network and passionate about animal welfare? This could be the position for you! The Individual Giving Coordinator will be part of a collaborative, focused, and highly successful fundraising team.  This is an externally facing position which will interact with prospects and donors on a daily basis, while nurturing partnerships and programs to further the mission of the organization and meet organizational development goals.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Build and manage the Sacramento SPCA’s first-ever young professionals donor circle, including identifying, prospecting and stewarding emerging leaders; conducting donor engagement events; and working with the marketing and communications team to create and implement appropriate collateral.
  2. Manage the monthly donor program, including communicating with new and existing members, and maintaining current      giving records. Strategically acquire, retain, and steward this donor group, including leading an annual donor stewardship event.
  3. Maintain donor and prospect records in Raisers Edge NXT database, including ongoing updates to donor and prospect constituent records.
  4. Be thoroughly knowledgeable about the history, philosophy, programs and services at the Sacramento SPCA. Accurately and professionally articulate this information to donors and prospects, aligning it appropriately with the individual’s interests and goals.
  5. Provide support and assistance for annual signature fundraising events.
  6. Represent the organization as needed for offsite fundraising events.
  7. Support donor relations through direct and indirect means such as tours of the shelter, phone calls, email, mailings, and other methods.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Familiarity with the Greater Sacramento landscape; strong knowledge of the local nonprofit community; and experience with various networking and community-focused organizations.
  2. Highly organized with a drive to succeed and a willingness to learn.
  3. Must be a reliable self-starter, with excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines with minimum supervision.
  4. Excellent customer service skills and comfortable with interacting with donors, volunteers, legal and financial professionals.
  5. Experience working with Raiser’s Edge.
  6. Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and listening.
  7. Demonstrated computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Microsoft Word.
  8. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and keep secure the private personal and financial information of our      donors, volunteers, vendors and fellow staff members.
  9. Ability to work some evenings and weekends as necessary.
  10. Have a valid California Driver’s license and clear driving record for one year prior to employment in order to operate SSPCA vehicles.


Education and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Management or related field preferred.
  2. Three or more years of fundraising experience, including personal face-to-face solicitation of funds.
  3. Nonprofit experience highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  1. Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment may be a disqualification.
  2. Must sit, stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform some strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 40 pounds alone for short distances.

Working Conditions:

  1. Due to the importance of the interface with donors, members and department staff, regular departmental working hours and days are required.  Exceptions require Director approval.
  2. Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines necessary or desirable to meet its business needs
  3. By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Either employer or employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time with or without notice and with or without cause.

Salary Description
Hiring Range: $22.47 - $26.44 per hour