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Title: Development Officer (Capital Campaign)

AniMeals No Kill Adoption Center and Animal Food Bank is looking to hire a dynamic self-starter with the skills and passion for the position of Fundraising Development. This position is a staff position in Missoula, MT.

Responsibilities will include funding and development strategy, implementation of strategies and grant writing; retaining and motivating existing donors while identifying, researching, cultivating, and soliciting new prospects, including, but not limited to, individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Demonstrated public relations and interpersonal skills with the ability to positively and respectfully communicate with people at all levels are a must. Must be able to plan, design, and deliver development programs, be proficient at problem-solving, team-building, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak publicly on behalf of AniMeals.

General Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, execute, and evaluate campaign fundraising, overall cultivation and solicitation strategies and moves management for campaign prospects.

  • Help develop, oversee, and coordinate overall fundraising efforts for AniMeals Capital Campaign, and support prospect development in alignment with the mission and cohesive campaign activities.

  • Prepare high quality donor correspondence including cultivation materials, direct mail, solicitation letters, grant proposals and reports, project budgets, and acknowledgement letters.

  • Oversee the implementation of the organization’s overall fund development growth, guided by the fundraising plan, campaign goals, and culture of philanthropy. Position has overall responsibility for the execution of the Capital Campaign, including prospecting for and cultivating lead gifts and major campaign gifts, managing donor relationships, providing support for the Executive Director’s campaign activities, and other campaign responsibilities as assigned. This position ensures the successful implementation of the campaign goals through the active management of a prospect portfolio of campaign donors.

  • The Development Officer is a key member of the Campaign Committee and serves as staff to this committee.

  • The position helps ensure a robust and diversified income stream that includes campaign contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. This is a highly visible position and will be supervised and evaluated on overall performance and production.



  • Excellent written and verbal communications.

  • Articulate what AniMeals does, project a positive image, and help generate community support for all aspects of the organization.

  • Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with staff, community partners, donors, and in public.

  • Maintain confidentiality with concern for donor and customer information.

  • Ensure that all development efforts follow AniMeals priorities and policies by coordinating efforts with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.

  • Prepare reports for campaign, major gifts, grants, and other fundraising efforts and present them to the Campaign Committee & Board of Directors.

  • Ensure appropriate recognition of contributors.

  • Manage a comprehensive, sustainable, long-term fund development program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Computer proficiency with donor databases and Windows-based software (Word, Excel, Email, and Internet)

  • 3-5 years progressive experience in non-profit development positions with demonstrated success in fundraising and securing five- and six-figure gifts.

  • Broad knowledge of solicitation and prospecting strategies

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to get things done, drive to deliver excellent work and to help others succeed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Donor Perfect or similar donor databases.

  • Experience with grant management software.


Pay, Hours: 40hrs/week. Salary range: DOE

Reports to: Executive Director/Board of Directors

Please send cover letter & resume as one PDF to

Address all communications to Ashley Lipscomb, Executive Director

CONTACT US: (406) 721-4710 

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