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Development Specialist

Monadnock Humane Society

The MHS Adoption and Learning Center is a 90-acre, 23,000 square-foot facility that includes a state-of-the-art training center, comfortable rooms for dogs, feline “catillions,” a thriving dog daycare, boarding facility, and an in-house veterinary clinic for shelter animal care. With a dedicated, hard-working full- and part-time staff of 30, and a vibrant volunteer staff of several hundred, MHS is more than a shelter and is committed to serving the animals and people of the Monadnock region.

Serving 44 towns in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire, MHS provides an Adoption & Lerning Center, Pet Boarding, Dog Daycare, Puppy Play School, Dog Training, Affordable Public Clinics (Feline Spay/Neuter and Rabies Vaccination/Microchipping), Emergency Boarding, Pet Food Pantry, Online Lost and  Found, Volunteer Programs, Community Outreach (Our newly formed Animal Safety Net), and more. 


MHS is an independent, private non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization receiving no tax dollars and is not a part of  national humane organizations such as ASPCA or HSUS. The MHS annual operating budget of $1,200,000 relies on revenue from programs and services, charitable contributions, fundraising events, and grants and bequests.

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Monadnock Humane Society is looking to add a dynamic new team member to our high energy and rewarding organization. The primary responsibility of this full time Development Specialist position is to secure funds for our nonprofit organization, develop and oversee our donor database program, as well as expand and execute fundraising strategies to connect with our community and financially support the vision and mission of the organization.


3+ years of non-profit fundraising experience building relationships with donors and a proven track record of results. Must be self-motivated and possess a positive and enthusiastic attitude, must have outstanding communication skills (oral and written), acute attention to detail, organized and the ability to work in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment. Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and donor databases. 


The Development Specialist will be responsible for identifying and cultivating donor prospects – both individual and corporate, managing a strong development plan for the organization, grant proposal writing and all follow up/reporting,  and promoting the organization in the community to ensure a broad base of funding resources. 
If you have a background in nonprofit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application describing interest and qualifications, resume and two references via e-mail to (no calls, please). The position offers health insurance, paid holidays and Paid Time Off.

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Date Added: November 11, 2017

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