Beyond Carnism 

Beyond Carnism is a US-based, international organization dedicated to exposing and transforming carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals. Beyond Carnism is the first and only organization that focuses exclusively on carnism, making it a pioneering and landmark institution and a hub of international carnism-awareness activity.

Inspired by the work of our founding president, Dr. Melanie Joy, we have created innovative programs and campaigns, which have had a significant global impact. We are run by a committed, compassionate, and exceptionally talented team in the US and Europe.

Beyond Carnism is a small, vibrant organization with a startup feel and ambitious goals. Our strategic aims over the next three years include making carnism a mainstream term and significantly increasing the reach of our Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA). Through CEVA, we also plan to expand on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in order to help build a more inclusive, resilient, and impactful movement. We also aim to build out our newer work on relational literacy, the understanding of and ability to practice healthy ways of relating.

We are seeking a highly organized, dedicated, self-directed fundraising generalist with a thorough knowledge of the animal advocacy movement and a commitment to strategic thinking, effective altruism, social justice, relational health, and personal integrity to join our team and help take Beyond Carnism to the next level.

Position Overview 

The fundraising and development manager will optimize and execute the organization’s fundraising activities, expanding our fundraising efforts and helping increase our organizational capacity. They will be responsible for a broad span of duties, including developing and executing a fundraising strategy, implementing a CRM database, and building relationships with donors (individuals and foundations). They will work closely with the president and the director of operations to pursue new grant opportunities, as well as with the head of communications and marketing to implement and optimize development opportunities in our external communications. This is a part-time, remote position with a flexible schedule, requiring a self-motivated individual who is able to work well both independently and with a remote team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan to increase Beyond Carnism’s revenue
  • Implement and maintain a CRM database
  • Bring in small, mid-sized, and, if possible, major gifts; identify prospective donors and cultivate long-term relationships with them via campaigns and other outreach initiatives
  • Provide support to the president in managing relationships with major donors
  • Ensure accurate and timely correspondence and acknowledgement at all stages of the donor journey, as well as thorough record-keeping
  • Working with the Communications and Program teams, devise and oversee a supporter acquisition and supporter journey plan
  • Draft fundraising and development communications and related materials in collaboration with the Communications team
  • Identify and apply for grants and other funding opportunities, working in collaboration with the director of operations and the president
  • Manage the fundraising and development communications calendar, keeping our donors up to date on our activities
  • Produce reports on and analyses of fundraising activities
  • Over time, identify and implement other fundraising revenue streams, and develop and execute creative strategies to expand our donor base; for example, develop a corporate fundraising plan

Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of three years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience of managing a CRM database, managing records, and data analysis
  • Experience of securing grants from foundations, including crafting and presenting funding proposals
  • A track record of cultivating relationships with potential and existing donors
  • Exceptional English communication skills, both verbal and written, demonstrating consistently high standards of accuracy and clarity in written work
  • Experience of creating email and social media campaigns
  • Thorough knowledge of carnism and the animal advocacy movement; experience of working in an animal advocacy organization a plus
  • An excellent eye for, and commitment to, detail
  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Beyond Carnism, including to effective altruism, inclusivity, and relational literacy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent strategic and critical thinking skills
  • Comfort with working remotely on a small but growing team, with the ability to work well independently, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
  • A sense of humor and a positive attitude
  • Interest in mindfulness a plus

Position Details 

Terms: Part-time, remote (anywhere in the world)

Salary: $45,000–50,000, prorated to part-time schedule

This position reports to the director of operations. It is a remote position with occasional opportunities to travel to meet with the team.

We offer flexible working hours and 24 days paid time off pro-rata, as well as generous benefits that vary depending on the country of residence.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and a cover letter answering the following questions to jobs@carnism.org with the subject line “Application: Fundraising and Development Manager_Your Name.”

  • Why do you want to work with us?
  • Why do you believe your skills and experience make you a fit for this role?
  • How familiar are you with Beyond Carnism’s work and/or the animal advocacy movement?
  • What is your earliest start date?
  • What are your salary requirements?
  • How did you hear about the role?

At Beyond Carnism, we are committed to equal opportunities and to creating a diverse and inclusive work culture. The commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity is one of our core values and is reflected in our internal and external communications. At Beyond Carnism, all people—regardless of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, or age—are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities. Furthermore, all employees are required to become literate around privilege and systems of oppression, and we will provide the information necessary to help staff develop such awareness.

If you meet some of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply or to reach out for more information. We know groups subjected to systemic oppression–including people of color, women, people from working class backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ–are less likely to apply unless and until they meet every requirement for a job. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other communities which are marginalized.

Deadline: open until position filled

We would like to fill this position as soon as possible, so we will interview on a rolling basis.

Tagged as: advocacy and outreach, management

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