Manager, Philanthropy

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As the nation’s oldest and biggest animal welfare organization, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals. The ASPCA Philanthropy team is looking to fill a new position that will play a critical role in securing the resources necessary to achieve this mission.

The Manager, Philanthropy supports the stewardship of important donor relationships for the ASPCA. This position is a support role to the organization’s frontline fundraisers and is responsible for communicating with a portfolio of donors giving at a level of $5,000+ annually. The Manager conducts outreach to new major gift donors and prospects, including calls and correspondence, to determine their interest in the ASPCA and ensure they receive updates on the impact of their support. Based on their own outreach, the Manager will recommend donors with greater potential for engagement to the Directors of Philanthropy. To be effective in this position, the Manager must be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the interpersonal skills necessary to meaningfully engage supporters in the ASPCA’s work.

This position will require our selected candidate to work a hybrid on-site / remote schedule. At minimum, 1 day per week is expected from our 8th Avenue New York City location.


Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Donor Stewardship (60%)

  • Communicate with ASPCA Major Gift and Planned Giving donors and prospects through phone calls and written correspondence to thank them for donations, determine their animal welfare interests, and invite further engagement
  • Manage email/mail communication plans for 150-250 Major Gift donors, ensuring they receive regular updates and annual appeals from the ASPCA
  • Collaborate closely with the Senior Analyst, Prospect Research to review potential prospects, further research leads, and develop outreach plans
  • Recommend prospects to Directors of Philanthropy who could benefit from greater engagement and cultivation
  • Support the Directors of Philanthropy by staying up-to-date on philanthropic activity in targeted regions; media coverage of key supporters; and animal welfare giving trends
  • Track all donor activity and ensure up-to-date records in portfolio files and Salesforce
  • Monitor email engagement analytics and provide reports to Directors

Resource Development & Delivery (30%)

  • Ensure all major donors, across portfolios, receive regular updates from the ASPCA
  • Craft and revise standard stewardship materials, such as one pagers and donor surveys
  • Manage donor mailings and the creation/execution of The Voice and Breaking News emails for the team.

Other (10%)

  • Stay informed about the ASPCA’s work across the country through meetings, status posts, media and monitoring emails, and proactively reaching out to program teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Exemplify the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals


Ability to be professional, kind, and responsive to donors, ASPCA staff, and external partners, Ability to function in team-oriented environments and maintain good working relationships, Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion, Ability to self-prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously, Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills required, Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs required; working knowledge of any computer database tool (i.e. Salesforce, Airtable) preferred, Knowledge of design programs, such as Adobe InDesign, a plus, Must be detail-oriented and extremely well-organized, Passion and commitment to animal welfare, Self-motivated and reliable, Works well under pressure and manages stress well




Education and Work Experience:

Bachelors, High School Diploma (Required)


3+ years of professional experience, preferably in fundraising or managing client relationships, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, Previous experience in a nonprofit environment preferred

COVID Statement:
The ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires, except where prohibited by applicable state or local law. The ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated.

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws.  A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA.  Please inform the ASPCA’s People Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status,  or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.