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Employer: PETA

Position Objective:

To assist and support the Major Gifts Department and Special Gifts Program with administrative duties to conduct major gifts data entry and communications in a timely and accurate manner. Opportunities for growth including attending professional seminars, staying up to date on fundraising techniques, and cultivating special donor connections abound in this behind-the-scenes position.

Who is The PETA Foundation’s Major Gifts Team?

Our team is composed of skilled fundraisers who are the best and brightest in their respective areas. We come together to build long-term relationships with major donors helping the organization to reach its fundraising goals supporting programs that aid animals in need, and connect philanthropists with opportunities to make a real difference. If you join our team you will be changing the world for animals, one supporter at a time.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

Assist the Major Gifts Department and Special Gifts Program with the continued development of PETA’s fundraising efforts with Canadian donors in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures:

  • Document pertinent information for the purpose of enhancing and developing PETA donor profiles
  • Record donor research, meeting, correspondences, and other notes in PETA’s Development.
  • Prepare correspondence, assist with reporting, proofreading, gift review, support fundraising events, and data entry,
  • Assist in working with third party partners (CAF Canada) to ensure best practices founded on a donor-centered experience, and compliance with the partnership agreement.
  • Stay up-to-date on current fundraising techniques and methods, and Canadian charitable law, both in Major and Planned Gifts.
  • Follow-up with select new Augustus Club members and Planned Giving Prospects, as directed, to provide basic information and assess for follow-up contact with the Director.
  • Attend professional-training seminars
  • Assist with additional PETA fundraising and donor-cultivation projects, as needed
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • At least three years of experience with non-profit fundraising
  • Experience with fundraising software or similar database systems as well as the Windows operating system
  • Proven exceptional attention to detail and organization skills
  • Persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills are critical to this position
  • Proven excellent project management, strategic thinking, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with an organizations members and supporters
  • Ability to represent PETA’s philosophy and professionally advocate PETA’s positions on issues
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver’s license, with a satisfactory driving record
  • This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization