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Join our team of animal care specialists. We take pride in the quality of care given to the animals in our trust and expect complete professionalism from our employees. We offer a competitive benefits package including health and dental insurance and the opportunity to grow with our organization.

Director of Development

Position Description

The Development Director is responsible for the development, organization, management and execution of all fundraising activities and donor relations in an effort to engage the community to support the mission of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and execute fundraising campaigns to raise awareness and secure funds including, but not limited to, major gifts; appeals; corporate, vendor and individual giving; planned and monthly giving; matching gifts; and capital campaigns.
  • Manage direct mail, newsletter campaigns and publications.
  • Ensure the success of special events and volunteer activities including planning, management, fundraising and execution.
  • Manage research, relations, applications and reporting of grants, including local and national private foundations.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit donors for annual, capital and legacy gifts.
  • Participate in the budget planning process and creation and implementation of strategic initiatives for Development efforts.
  • Supervise community relations staff including development, communications and marketing.
  • Develop and present reports on development activity to the Board of Directors and Executive Director.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Eligibility Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university. Degree in Nonprofit Management, Development, Communications, Public Relations, Marketing or Business Management preferred.

Experience: Minimum five years' development experience. Experience securing major gifts, managing a planned giving program and overseeing a capital campaign preferred.

Skills: Experience with Microsoft Office; donor database management systems; strong written and verbal communication skills required, including public speaking experience. Experience speaking in public.

Other Requirements

Ability to attend business and networking events on short notice.
Ability to maintain flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Must have New York State Drivers License.


The environmental and physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The incumbent:
  • Is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear for extended periods of time
  • Is often required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms climb or balance, taste or smell, and move between 10 and 25 pounds
  • Is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, lift up to 25 pounds, and may encounter outdoor weather conditions
  • May operate any or all of the following: calculators and computers. In addition, the incumbent will use the telephone to take messages and place calls.
  • Will work primarily in an office setting environment, with occasional outdoor weather conditions
  • In the course of performing this position, must be capable of the following vision requirement: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Will be in contact with a variety of domestic animals, may hear dogs barking during the day and will be exposed to pet hair and dander
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Resume may be submitted to:

Brad Shear
Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
Fax: (518) 434-0217

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Join a group of passionate animal lovers, fast-paced animal shelter is looking for full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician. Must be friendly, self-motivated, reliable. At least one year experience. Responsibilities include anesthesia, surgical prep, customer communication, etc. Must be organized, detail-oriented, compassionate and patient. No walk-ins, please. Competitive salary and great benefits, cover letter and resume to:

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3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
Fax: (518) 434-0217

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This position is a member of the administrative team. S/he is responsible for maintaining and promoting hospitality at all times, and welcoming and serving customers in a courteous, efficient and friendly manner, both face-to-face and on the phone. As part of this job, this individual is required to: demonstrate good computer skills; accurately handle cash and charges; stand for long periods of time; and present a friendly, outgoing, energetic and customer-service-oriented demeanor. Position requires high school diploma. At least two years previous customer service experience preferred. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with a high level of attention to detail. Must possess strong interpersonal and customer service skills along with professionalism, courtesy, tact and sound judgment. Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and basic computer skills. No walk-ins, please. Send salary requirements, cover letter and resume to:

Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue
Menands, NY 12204
Fax: (518) 434-0217