Organizational Description

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary envisions a peaceful world rooted in respect and justice for all living beings. We rescue farmed animals and give them care and sanctuary, connect animals with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.

At the heart of our mission is the hands-on work of rescuing, rehabilitating and caring for farmed animals, advocating for animal rights, and educating the public about these issues. We host thousands of visitors every year through our event, tour, and volunteer programs.

Located in New York state’s Hudson Valley region 90 minutes from New York City, the area boasts a rich cultural and artistic heritage, offering a rare mix of rural and cosmopolitan resources.

Job Overview

The Development Department is seeking a dedicated and organized Development Coordinator to join our team. The Development Coordinator will report to the Development Manager and will work closely with other administrative staff as well as the marketing team. This position supports all aspects of fundraising with a focus on database management and donor stewardship. The ideal candidate would be enthusiastic about non-profit fundraising and donor engagement, and helping to support Woodstock Sanctuary’s mission, vision, and ongoing advocacy. This is a non-exempt, full-time, year-round, benefits-eligible on-site position reporting to the Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities Include:

-Maintains the organization’s CRM by uploading data, cleaning data and exploring new processes within the CRM for better organization. Generates reports and lists as needed.

-Creation of all online forms for fundraising initiatives across the department.

-Assistance with building and sending emails.

-Coordinates all aspects of the membership drive with a focus on stewardship.

-Creates new stewardship programs for donors and maintains current system, which includes writing special thank you emails for donors of campaigns, sending out holiday cards and regular thank you calls.

-Assist with phone banks and thank-a-thons.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

-Fulfills all deliverables for gifts such as acknowledgements, thank you calls, and mailed packages.

-Works with other development team members to enter gifts into system.

-Coordinates printing, list cleaning, and letter sending for direct mail campaigns.

-Answers development related phone calls and emails to the general line.

-Assists at on site events where donors will be present, which will require some weekend work.


As this position requires communicating with donors on the phone and phone banks, candidate must be extremely comfortable on the phone, including cold calling-Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask

-Proficiency in or ability to learn database management and reporting
-Dedication to the mission of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, including veganism
-Thrives in a fast-paced work environment
-Experience in project management preferred
-Annual fund writing experience preferred


This position requires standing and sitting for hours at a time, interacting with farmed animals, and moving around the large Sanctuary property for tours, events, and donor visits. Some weekend or night hours may be required as well as additional responsibilities based on skill set. Competitive compensation that includes health insurance, dental, vision, retirement, paid holidays and paid time off.


-At least two years of direct experience in fundraising and is required
-Excellent verbal, writing, proofreading and editing skills
-Flexibility and openness to a multitude of tasks

To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Christine Dobrick at christine@woodstocksanctuary.org. No phone calls please. We will only be able to respond to those applicants we intend to interview.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to values of diversity and inclusion. We are an actively anti-racist organization. BIPOC individuals are encouraged to apply.


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About Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connects animals with people to advance veganism, and advocates for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, we advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.

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