Development Director Position Open
Robinson’s Rescue is hiring a Development Director to manage the fundraising and outreach operations of our high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter facility. Interested applicants may submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Development Director Job Description
Robinson’s Rescue is in search of a full time Development Director who will assist the President in the design and implementation of all fundraising efforts for the organization. Reporting to and in partnership with the President, the Development Director will spearhead all fundraising efforts as Robinson’s Rescue continues to grow. The Director designs, implements, markets and manages development programs which include grant writing, planned giving, annual giving and fundraising events. The Director will be in charge of coordinating volunteers who serve within the veterinary facility, execute fundraising strategies and events, and who perform outreach activities that reach those in need of Robinson’s Rescue’s services. This candidate should have excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and be willing to build relationships within the community, along with maintaining stewardship with established donors. The Director will also work with the President to coordinate staffing of the Development Department. The Director will complete all phases of the grant writing and implementation process: research possible grantors, complete applications, and design and manage required metrics stipulated by the grant administrators. Compliance with IRS regulations and the AFP's Code of Fundraising Ethics is essential.
- Ability to work nights and weekend events
- Ability to travel
- Ability to communicate well with others
- Degree in Marketing, Non Profit Administration or the equivalent suggested
- 2 years experience in Development or Non Profit industry suggested
Join our great team, with a great mission!
Innovative Office Systems makes Special Donation in Memory of Virginia Shehee
Pictured: Tim Harms, GM, Innovative Office Systems; Walt Bigby, Owner, Innovative Office Systems; Margaret Shehee, Special Guest; Shannon Sale, RR Board Member, Gail Battle, RR Office Manager; Martha Harriss, RR Board Member; Candy Peavy, RR Board Member; Dr. Andrea Master Everson, President of Robinson's Rescue
Robinson’s Rescue recently received a donation of a Lanier LD 520C Color Multi-Function System from Innovative Office Systems, LLC. The donation is given in memory of Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee, a businesswoman, civic leader, animal lover, and philanthropist who passed away in early July.
Walter “Walt” O. Bigby, Jr., Owner and Tim Harms, General Manager of Innovative Office Systems have spearheaded this donation to Robinson’s Rescue. Walt’s late father, Walter Oliver Bigby, Sr. was a state legislator from Bossier who served with Mrs. Shehee.
“It is our honor to make this gift on behalf of Innovative Office Systems in memory of Mrs. Shehee, as she had a love for animals and Robinson’s Rescue was near to her heart,” said Walt Bigby. “The name ‘Virginia Shehee’ was in my household from the time I was a child. She was highly respected and regarded as a close friend by my mother and father, Flo and Walter Bigby. After my father’s death in 1980, my mother remained close to Mrs. Shehee and I know she would be pleased to see such an outpouring of community support in her honor.”
Andy and Virginia Shehee with Coco at the Robinson's Rescue Spay/Neuter Paint Party on April 12, 2008
Coco, the Shehee family's dog, "cuts" the ribbon at the Grand Opening of Robinson's Rescue's first facility on Kings Highway in 2008.
Robinson’s Rescue provides high-volume, high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to dogs and cats in the northwest Louisiana region. The organization began in 2005 as an informal group of concerned citizens who met regularly to research best practices and programs in other communities that successfully lowered and eliminated the killing of healthy, adoptable dogs and cats. Robinson’s Rescue “saves lives through prevention” by performing an average of 35 surgeries per day, five days a week. The spay/neuter team has completed more than 35,000 surgeries since opening the facility in 2008.
“We are so grateful to Innovative Office Systems for choosing us to be the recipient of this generous donation,” said Dr. Andrea Master Everson, President of Robinson’s Rescue. “As a small nonprofit organization, efficiency is critical to ensuring that our team can successfully accomplish our mission. This important upgrade to our office system will give us the ability to print high-quality documents in-house that will enhance our outreach, client communication and fundraising efforts, and position us for future growth.”
Robinson’s Rescue is facing a number of critical challenges that are increasing the demand for support of the organization. These challenges stem from the fact that the low-cost pricing structure has not changed since 2008, though overhead, including office supply and veterinary supply expenses, have increased significantly as the organization has grown.
Robinson's Rescue wants to MATCH with YOU! Check out our volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.org.
People who volunteer for Robinson’s Rescue come from all walks of life. Some are retirees fulfilling a passion they have for animals. Some are stay-at-home moms or dads, professionals who give their time on the weekends, and others are students in college working for service learning credits. They all share a passion for animals and a commitment to help make a difference!
We even welcome corporate groups, churches and schools to join us for a group volunteer day! Please contact us if you have a group that would like to help us spread the spay/neuter message!
Click Here To Visit our Volunteer Match Page - http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org510854.jsp