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From 9 November 2003 Issue

Job Opportunities

TWO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT THE FUND FOR ANIMALS:

MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
Responsibilities:
* Developing major gifts program by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors.
* Overseeing planned giving and charitable gift annuities program.
* Researching foundations; writing and submitting grant proposals and reports.
* Meeting with major donors, foundation officers, and gift annuitants.
* Representing The Fund for Animals and playing an integral part in the organization's development effort.
* Overseeing activities of the Development Coordinator.

Qualifications:
* Advanced degree in law or finance preferred.
* Prior experience in major gifts cultivation and knowledge of planned giving.
* Three-plus years in a development or membership management position.
* Comfort in strategic planning and budgeting.
* Commitment to animal protection philosophy.
* Excellent oral and written communication and editing skills; ability to work as part of a team.
* Excellent research skills; ability to meet deadlines.
* Must be willing to relocate; job is in The Fund's national campaign office, currently in Silver Spring, Maryland; moving to Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C. in 2004-2005.

Reports To: President and National Director
Compensation: Open, D.O.E.; excellent health benefits and 403(b) opportunity.

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Responsibilities:
* Entry-level position assisting with various aspects of the organization's development effort.
* Overseeing workplace giving (Combined Federal Campaign, United Way, state campaigns).
* Overseeing vehicle donation program.
* Overseeing affinity programs.
* Soliciting donations of auction items and maintaining auction web site.
* Seeking and developing new opportunities for fundraising.

Qualifications:
* Strong organizational skills with a focus on detail.
* Familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, and ability to work with data.
* Basic knowledge of HTML, photo editing, and comfort with Internet applications.
* Commitment to animal protection philosophy.
* Ability to work as part of a team.
* Ability to meet deadlines.
* Must be willing to relocate; job is in The Fund's national campaign office, currently in Silver Spring, Maryland; moving to Capitol Hill area of Washington, D.C. in 2004-2005.

Reports To: Major Gifts Officer

Compensation: Open, D.O.E.; excellent health benefits and 403(b) opportunity.

To apply for either of these positions, please send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Tashee Meadows, Assistant to the President and National Director The Fund for Animals 8121 Georgia Avenue, Suite 301 Silver Spring, MD 20910 FAX: (301) 585-3269 Email: tmeadows@fund.org 

The Fund for Animals is a national animal protection nonprofit organization founded in 1967 by author and humanitarian Cleveland Amory. The Fund advocates for the protection of wildlife and domestic animals from cruelty and exploitation through education, legislation, litigation, investigations, advocacy campaigns, public awareness, and hands-on care. The Fund has a full-time paid staff of 50 and an annual budget of $7 million. Besides its advocacy work, The Fund also operates the 1,620-acre Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison, Texas; a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Ramona, California; a Rabbit Sanctuary in Simpsonville, South Carolina; and a Spay and Neuter Clinic for dogs and cats in New York City. More information on The Fund is available at www.fund.org.

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