Winn Feline Foundation Seeks Director of Development & Marketing



Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health of cats by providing funding for feline specific health research and education. (For nearly 15 years I’ve served on the Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors).

Established in 1968, Winn funded over $7 million to date in feline specific health studies at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Winn sponsors an annual symposium on feline health topics for veterinarians, technicians, breeders and cat owners, as well as co-sponsoring international veterinary conferences. Winn also shares information via website articles, podcasts, videos, blogs and newsletters. For more information, please see

The main objective of the Director of Development & Marketing is to develop and implement strategies to raise money to support the organization, cultivate and enlist new donors and retain, renew, and grow existing ones through direct efforts and facilitation of fundraising efforts by the Executive Director and Board of Directors. The Director must be conversant with trends in charitable giving and philanthropy, best practices and non-profit organizations generally, as well as financial and tax considerations relating to Major Gifts and Planned Giving.

In addition, the new Director will oversee and coordinate rebranding of the organization to target new audiences, including the cat owning public. Familiarity with rebranding and national marketing campaigns is highly desired, although this is greatly a development job.

CLASSIFICATIONS: Full-time – Work from Home or Remote Office

SUPERVISOR: Winn Feline Foundation Executive Director

SUMMARY: Manage the Foundation’s donor relations program and fundraising initiatives, working closely with the Executive Director, Donor Care Specialist, and Board of Directors. Responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing fundraising campaigns and communicating with current and prospective donors. Manage individual and foundation gifts as well as annual giving campaigns. Lead fundraising of grant research, writing and reporting while working to identify Foundation needs. Oversee all aspects of the Foundation’s marketing/rebranding efforts.


• Serve as key development staff to the Executive Director and Board leadership.

• Formulate fundraising strategies including efforts to increase funding from current and past donors and the expansion of funding from newly identified prospects.

• Direct and support major prospect activities including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

• Oversee and coordinate marketing of rebranding project to target the cat-owning public.

• Be a goal driven “self-starter” to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls. Travel as necessary to meet with current and prospective donors (once travel is again deemed safe).

• Develop and manage the annual development budget, assist in setting goals for fundraising categories.

• Provide weekly and/or as-needed reports to the Executive Director and Board.

• Coordinate annual appeal efforts to include writing letters, identifying prospects and oversight of mailing.

• Work closely with Executive Director to secure corporate sponsorship.

• Plan, direct and manage aspects of the Foundation’s development efforts to include fundraising grant writing, cultivation of individual, corporate and foundation donors.


• Five years of proven successful development experience with a similar sized and/or national organization.

• Mission driven toward animal health issues a must.

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Ability to interact with a variety of constituencies including donors, volunteers, etc.

• Ability to work as a member of a team and contribute to the creative nature of the organization.

• Must be detail oriented with exceptional follow-through.

• Experience with a variety of software programs including Microsoft Office and donor tracking software.

• Ability to work independently from a remote office.

• Strong time-management, project management skills.

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