Employment

There are few workplaces as fulfilling as The Seeing Eye. Our employees do meaningful work and go home at the end of the day knowing they've made a difference. The Seeing Eye employs about 150 people at our Morristown, New Jersey campus, with jobs ranging from kennel workers to fundraising specialists.

Quite frequently, people ask us, "How can I become a Seeing Eye® instructor?" Staff instructors are full-time employees who hold college degrees from various fields of study and have successfully completed our specialized on-the-job apprenticeship program. They relate well to dogs and people and are physically fit, since their jobs are physically demanding and involve working outdoors in all weather.

Current Openings

The Seeing Eye is looking to fill the following position:

Donor Relations - Senior Specialist

The Seeing Eye, the world’s oldest organization devoted to breeding, raising, and training dogs to work as guides for blind people, has an opportunity available for a Donor Relations - Senior Specialist at its main campus in Morristown, New Jersey. Reporting to the Sr. Manager of Donor Relations, the successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating gifts of $5,000 and above from prospective and current donors with a focus on planned giving.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 150 prospective and current donors in North America.
  • Research current and prospective donors and apply acquired knowledge to enable successful donor cultivation and achievement of annual gift targets.
  • Grow and oversee planned giving program through regular donor contact, outreach materials, personal visits, and recognition events.
  • Keep timely and accurate records of donor communications in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Engage prospects and donors with well-written communications, including financial calculations and legal requirements.
  • Invite prospective/current donors to campus, conduct tours, and/or personally visit these donors in their hometowns.
  • Develop collaborative working relationships with Donor & Public Relations team, Leadership Team, and key volunteers.
  • Oversee donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Identify, coordinate, and provide follow-up after special events to cultivate new donors.

Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in fundraising and development
  • Ideal experience will show evidence of one's professional growth through roles of increasing responsibility and accomplishments in those roles which consistently met or exceeded goals and expectations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-honed communication skills as reflected in candidates writing and ability to speak in public forums
  • Ability to build enduring relationships between donors and The Seeing Eye
  • High degree of self-initiative
  • Strong time management skills
  • Commitment to team success
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office with proficiency as a Raisers Edge user desirable
  • Ability to travel for day-trips for donor visits throughout NY/NJ/CT/PA and some multi-day travel trips, mostly within the U.S.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to:

Linda Swanson, Sr. Specialist, Human Resources
P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375
via e-mail to jobs2@seeingeye.org or fax to (973) 644-5398.


The Seeing Eye is an Equal Opportunity Employer