Catskill Animal Sanctuary is a 148-acre haven for rescued farmed animals and a center that empowers individuals in their journey toward veganism. Catskill has saved over 4,000 animals through direct rescue, and countless more through our vegan culinary program, children’s day camp, and other educational offerings. Catskill offers weekend tours, large-group programs, and with a recently acquired adjacent property, is expanding programming in 2017 and beyond.
One of our key revenue streams is animal sponsorship, which helps with animal care costs and creates opportunities for donors to develop deeper relationships with their sponsored animals. The Sponsorship Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of animal sponsorships including donor communications, sponsorship fulfillment, and tracking. He or she will work under the direction of the Donor Relations Manager.
This is a full-time, professional support position. Occasional weekend work is required.
- Create and send sponsorship packets for new and renewing sponsors
- Fulfill memberships and sponsorship premiums as part of sponsorship packets
- Follow up with donors due to renew annual sponsorships
- Track sponsors and their animals in NEON database
- Send updates to sponsors
- Give sponsor tours
- Share monthly and annual sponsorship statistics for both number of sponsors and dollar value of their commitments with Donor Relations Manager and Executive Director
- Implement quarterly components of annual cultivation strategy created by supervisor
- Work with Communications staff to coordinate animal photography and sponsorship-related social media content
Database Management/General Administrative Duties
- Follow up on declined transactions for recurring donors
- Maintain donor database to ensure integrity and security.
- Update records and process monthly duplicate merges.
- Update donor contact or payment information as needed via phone and email requests.
- Process weekly membership mailings and donor thank you letters
- Support administrative office tasks including payment processing, phone support
- Processing mail during high volume times (Winter Appeal)
Execute grant process. Handle grant administration through identifying deadlines and updating grants calendar, offer final report to appropriate Dept Head, receives report for final review and submission
Other development related tasks as needed
Sponsorship displays, processing, updates, mailings, etc are included in the above tasks. It should be noted that Sponsorship plays a key role in all of Catskill’s events both for fundraising and for tabling presence.
- Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree plus 2 years of relevant experience
- Excellent oral and written communications skills with demonstrated capability to write with clarity, enthusiasm, and engagement.
- Highly organized.
- Strong desire to connect with and promote our mission, the animals, and their stories.
- Team player with excellent relationship-building skills, listening skills, professional maturity, and sound judgment.
- Proficiency using databases, donor database products in particular.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and some experience with InDesign.
Submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Lisa Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Vegans and Vegetarians encouraged to apply.
About Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Catskill Animal Sanctuary opened in January of 2001, the culmination of many months' research, travel, and internships at successful farm sanctuaries by founders Kathy Stevens and Jesse Moore.
Dino, the survivor of a Brooklyn arson that killed 23 horses, was the first resident at the small Kerhonkson, NY farm. In 2003, the Sanctuary moved to an 85-acre property in Saugerties, NY, and in early 2010, we completed that location's conversion to solar energy. In 2011, an additional 32 acres was acquired. CAS at 32, just five minutes away from the Old Stage Road location. Today it is the home for many animals and is the future location of a new visitor's center.
In addition to direct animal aid, the Sanctuary offers a wide variety of programs and events (including on-site tours) designed to help people experience farm animals as the unique individuals they truly are, and to educate people about the institutionalized suffering of food animals on factory farms.
Founder Kathy Stevens speaks at community organizations, schools, and conferences each year, and has written two books full of stories about animals that have lived at the Sanctuary. Her first book, Where the Blind Horse Sings: Love and Healing at an Animal Sanctuary, was released in 2007, and her second book, Animal Camp: Lessons Learned from Rescued Farm Animals, was released in 2010.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary has provided a safe haven for over 4,000 farmed animals and has found loving homes for many of them.