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Philanthropic Specialist, Gift Planning

Philanthropic Specialist, Gift Planning

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Remote Position

Position Objectives:

To promote the inclusion of PETAin estate plans, and to develop and implement successful fundraising strategies to determine and realize the fundraising goals of PETA members

Term of Employment:

Full-time, Exempt

Primary Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify, solicit, and secure planned gifts opportunities with PETA members
  • Respond to requests from PETA members and the general public about planned gifts, major gifts, and real property gifts
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships through correspondence, visits, and other forms of professional contact with PETA members who are considering a legacy gift and who have made PETA the beneficiary of a planned gift, including members of PETA's Augustus Club
  • Maintain a current knowledge and a clear understanding of PETA's campaigns and activities as well as animal rights issues in general
  • Develop and implement successful fundraising strategies
  • Discern and document pertinent information in order to enhance and develop PETA member profiles
  • Prepare and present written and verbal reports
  • Stay current on planned-giving and major giving techniques and changes that affect charitable giving
  • Represent PETA in a professional capacity, including at fundraising and various other animal-advocacy events and forums
  • Maintain strict confidentiality at all times
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor


  • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Three years of experience in nonprofit fundraising or financial planning
  • Proven ability to maintain professional working relationships with members and supporters
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and use discretion in confidential matters
  • Exceptional persuasive and explanatory written and verbal communication skills

Thorough knowledge of animal rights issues and PETA campaigns

  • Professional appearance and adherence to a healthy vegan lifestyle
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license, a minimum of three years of driving experience, and a satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • This position requires proof of the COVID-19 full vaccination
  • Ability to represent PETA's philosophy and professionally advocate PETA's positions on issues
  • Commitment to the objectives of the organization

Application link - Please CLICK HERE or

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : ""

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : Development

Location : Remote Position

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