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Development Coordinator

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Development Coordinator, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Location: High Falls, NY

Organizational Description

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.

Job Overview

The Development Coordinator will report to the Development Director and will work closely other administrative staff. This position supports all aspects of fundraising with a focus on donor engagement and stewardship. The Development Coordinator will coordinate the membership drives, monthly donor program, thank you processes, and phone banks. This position also assists with annual fund mailings and major giving, with an opportunity for growth in both areas. This position is responsible for $500,000 in revenue.

Key Responsibilities Include:

-Coordinates all aspects of the membership drives, monthly donor program, and phone banks to achieve revenue targets.

-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 inviting people up to visit.

-Manages all aspects of stewardship for The Gray Barn visitors. The Gray Barn is our on-site inn.

-Responsible for stewardship of all tour attendees and fundraising initiatives to turn tour attendees into lifelong donors.

-Works in conjunction with key staff to hold tours for mid-level donors throughout tour season and works to hit goals for middle donor revenue.

-Lead for phone banks and thank-a-thons.

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


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.

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. Pay is competitive.


  • At least two years of direct experience in fundraising and/or marketing is required
  • Ability to work to aggressive revenue goals
  • As this position requires leading 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


To apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Kirstie Kimball at


Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is an equal opportunity employer, committed to values of diversity and inclusion.



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