Organisation: Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)

Position: Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (USA)

Location: Remote, home based in USA

Salary: Depending on experience - competitive


Closing date: 07/06/2020 (day/month/year)

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Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (USA)

Compassion in World Farming (CIWF)


Compassion in World Farming International was founded in 1967 in England by a British farmer who became horrified by the development of intensive factory farming. Over 50 years ago he decided to make a difference and take a stand against this farming system. In his lifetime, Peter Roberts saw the demise of veal crates and gestation crates in the UK, and in Europe achieved recognition that animals are sentient beings.

Compassion in World Farming US was started in 2012 and since then campaigns peacefully to end all factory farming practices in the US envisioning a world where farmed animals are treated with compassion and respect. Compassion in World Farming US advocates on behalf of all areas that are detrimentally impacted by factory farming, including: animals, the environment, public health, and community and workers’ justice.

The debate about food security, sustainability and safety has never been more urgent. Whilst veganism and flexitarianism are rising trends – animal welfare on factory farms worldwide is a desolate reflection on our society. As the needs of our programmes grow, we need to work with more people and institutions across the globe to enable the success of our programmes. And consequently, we are looking for a Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (USA) to play a vital role in the future funding of Compassion in World Farming US. 

The US office has been very successful in securing income growth – and is investing in a new team to sustain and build on this momentum. This role will support and build on that success – ensuring existing relationships with Major Donors, Trusts and Foundations flourish and grow, whilst building new relationships to create a strong US base of high value partnerships.

This role will be responsible for supporting our expert team in the US and personally lead the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of US major donors (expected to be up to the level of $250k). The portfolio will consist of both Individual Major Donors and Trusts and Foundations.

The role reports to the Director of Development – Major Giving & Philanthropic Partnerships (USA) whilst developing a close working relationship with the US CEO and colleagues, to also coordinate closely with our global major gifts team based in the UK to ensure Compassion builds outstanding international partnerships.

Job description

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Personally champion, research, steward, solicit and secure substantial philanthropic gifts ranging between USD 10k- 250k for both the US and Global Programs from US Major Donors. 
  • Research and apply for low to mid-level Trusts and Foundations in the US for both the US and Global Programs.
  • To achieve both monetary and other KPI targets as agreed with your manager as part of the overall targets. 
  • Create a road map and implement a middle gift program for US Major donors to mirror the global Giving Circle program.
  • Support the Director of Development – Major Giving & Philanthropic Partnerships (USA) and the Global Fundraising Team to deliver against annual targets by developing a long-term and sustainable income stream. 
  • Maintain excellent communication with donors, prepare and send regular updates and ensure a donor stewardship journey is in place.
  • Identify opportunities for Compassion USA to attend events where potential donors may be present and current donors can be invited.
  • Provide administrative and events support to the team, where needed (particularly written communications and database record keeping).

Position in Organisation:

  • Reports to the Director of Development – Major Giving & Philanthropic Partnerships (USA)
  • Works in close partnership with the US team, Global Major Gifts team and program and support colleagues.
  • Required to develop and maintain good working relationships with all members of staff, including volunteers.
  • Liaises with supporters and third parties as required. 

Candidate requirements

1. Proven Ability, Qualifications & Training:

  • Educated to degree level or demonstrable equivalent working experience.
  • 3-5 years' experience in major donor fundraising.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic, keen to learn and able to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to write persuasively (including compelling proposals) and articulate a complex argument.
  • Excellent presentation skills – engaging a wide range of audiences. 
  • Experience in building strong relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally.
  • Be an effective member of the team as well as being able to operate independently.
  • Showing fundraising skills to manage a pool of donors in a Major Giving fundraising role.
  • Track record of effective time-management with the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Experience in managing membership groups is desirable.
  • Experience within an animal welfare, environmental or conservation context is desirable. 
  • International travel will be required. 

2. Skills, Knowledge & Attributes:

  • Have an understanding of Major Gifts fundraising, including prospect research, cultivation, gift solicitation and stewardship.
  • Articulate with exceptional interpersonal communication (oral and written) and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to gather information and present in a meaningful and appropriate way.
  • Detailed research into prospects.
  • Excellent account management and record keeping.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both formal and informal situations (in person, on the phone, email and letter).
  • Can do attitude, positive disposition, self-starting and open minded.
  • Creative and lateral thinker.
  • Reliable, well-organised, methodical and punctual.
  • Target-driven, with a demonstrable commitment to team-working to achieve objectives.
  • Affinity with Compassion’s work.
  • Excellent time management, organisational and prioritisation skills, with the ability and flexibility to juggle a wider of competing demands and deadlines under time pressure.
  • Good IT skills and familiarity with industry standard software (including Microsoft Office applications and databases)
  • Good working knowledge of Salesforce is desirable.
  • Experience of loyalty membership schemes is desirable.

Additional comments

Additional tasks:

To assist with other departmental duties where necessary, as listed below:

  • As part of your employment you may be required to travel anywhere within the world in order to carry out the duties of your employment.
  • Take due and reasonable care of oneself and others in respect of Health & Safety at Work.
  • Act in accordance with the principles of Compassion in World Farming International’s Ethical Policy.
  • Act in a manner that enhances the work of the Compassion in World Farming International and its overall public image.
  • In all work activities, comply with data protection legislation and Compassion in World Farming International’s requirements for the protection of personal information and the privacy of individuals.
  • Provide formal and informal training at the request of your line manager, senior manager, or a director, on your areas of expertise, to other members of staff, work experience students, trustees etc.
  • Contribute to the overall aims of Compassion in World Farming International.
  • Attend and participate in meetings.
  • The job description is not exhaustive, and you may be asked to carry out additional tasks which are appropriate to your experience, as required by your line manager.
  • Due to the nature of the role, there may be a requirement to carry out some work out of office hours. This work is to be arranged in accordance with procedures.
Benefits package:

Compassion USA provides one of the strongest benefits packages in the animal protection movement, which includes:

  •  A comprehensive, nation-wide health insurance plan that covers individuals, spouses and families.
  • 25 vacation days annually (plus 8 Federal holidays and two additional floating holidays).
  • Four weeks of sick leave.
  • Paid parental leave, comprised of 12 weeks paid and an additional 12 weeks unpaid.
  • A 403b retirement plan with a 2% employer contribution.
  • A remote work environment with flexible schedules.
  • A welcoming and collaborative culture in a global organization spanning nine countries.

How to apply

Please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only to Zoe Oldham at (see email above).

Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “CIWF – Philanthropy Manager” in the email subject line. Also please let us know where you saw the post advertised. 

The deadline for applications is Sunday 7th June 2020 18.00 GMT

Contact person: Zoe Oldham

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2020-06-07

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