Donor Relations Officer

Can Do Canines Assistance Dogs

| New Hope, MN | May 30, 2018


Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial relationships with specially trained dogs. The dogs are provided to the client at no charge.


Job Title: Donor Relations Officer
Reports to: Development Director
Job Summary: Serve a caseload of donors by initiating, building and maintaining dynamic, reciprocal relationships with individuals, couples and families who partner financially with Can Do Canines.
Salary Range & Benefits: Exempt, Salaried, Competitive and based on qualifications
Eligible for Health, Disability, Dental and Life Insurance, 403(b), Paid Time Off (PTO)
Hours Required: Minimum 40 Hours per week, including weekend and evening hours.
Number of People Supervised: None
Person Making Work Assignments: Development Director
Frequent Interactions With: Executive Director, Development Assistant, Development Associate, Event Coordinator, Marketing/Communications Associate

Major Duties and Responsibilities
1.    Cultivate donor relationships by updating, appreciating and asking mid-level donors to deepen their financial partnership. *
2.    Solicit and close gifts from mid-level donors.*
3.    Manage a portfolio of 150+ donors. *
4.    Executes strategy through phone, email and USPS communication.*
5.    Update the database with notes and donor relevant information.*
6.    Learn about program and projects and effectively communicate the mission to donors.*
7.    Exude a high level of professionalism and authenticity to donors.*
8.    Research, identify and deliver high capacity donors to the Development Director.
9.    Meets with development team on a weekly basis for accountability and to discuss strategy.
10.    Other duties as assigned.
*Denotes essential functions of this position.

Required Qualifications

Experience
Knowledge of and experience in fundraising for a nonprofit organization, developing relationships with donors. Excellent communication skills and a strong donor service attitude. Experience in working with a donor centered database is mandatory. Minimum 3+ years working full-time in the development field. This position also requires public speaking, use of a telephone and computer to perform work, and working with strict deadlines. The ideal candidate will have organizational skills, be detail-oriented, and able to balance priorities. A valid driver’s license and insurability are required.

Education
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three or more years of related experience.

Expected Working Conditions** for This Position
1. Exposure to dog and cat dander…..Daily
2. Exposure to dog and cat feces…..Rarely
3. Work directly with dogs……Never
4. Exposure to cleaning chemicals……Rarely
5. Use cleaning tools: mops, brooms, floor “Zamboni”, floor buffer, vacuum cleaner, etc…..Never
6. Work outdoors……Rarely
7. Work in public environment, sometimes in retail……    Frequently
8. Work in prison environment……Never
9. Work in office environment……Daily
10. Perform work using a computer……Daily
11. Heavy lifting, up to 30 pounds……Occasionally
12. Heavy lifting, 30 pounds or more……Rarely
13. Stoop, crawl, kneel, rise from a prone or kneeling position……Rarely
14. Sit for long periods of time……Daily
15. Stand for long periods of time……Regularly
16. Work in small or cramped spaces……Rarely
17. Perform work using a telephone……Daily
18. Work with clients………Regularly
19. Work with parties external to the organization……Frequently
20. Work with volunteers……Frequently
21. Drive organizational vehicles………Occasionally
22. Handle checks, cash, credit card transactions……    Regularly
23. Public Speaking……Regularly

Working Conditions Guidelines:
Daily = Daily
Frequently = Weekly
Regularly = Monthly
Occasionally = Quarterly to Bi-Annually
Rarely = Annually
Never = Never

**Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (the “ADA”) requires an employer to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, unless to do so would cause undue hardship. “In general, an accommodation is any change in the work environment or in the way things are customarily done that enables an individual with a disability to enjoy equal employment opportunities.”

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