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WildCare Staff

WildCare is run by a dedicated staff of less than 30 part- and full-time employees supported by very dedicated volunteer corps.


WildCare envisions a future in which humans are committed stewards of the natural world and transform conflict with wildlife into coexistence.

Core Values

  • Dedication to Wildlife and the Environment
  • Care, Compassion and Inclusion
  • Pursuit of Learning
  • Sustainability

Open Positions

Job Title: Development Manager

Supervisor: Director of Development

FSLA Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: In person and remote        

WildCare is seeking a seasoned professional to help manage the daily activity of the organization's development department, collaborate on the implementation of fundraising campaigns and provide administrative support for a wide variety of projects, including WildCare’s upcoming Capital Campaign.

Candidates should have non-profit development experience, a talent for donor stewardship and be comfortable securing individual gifts. The right candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated and have a strong passion for our mission. The Development Manager reports to the Director of Development and is an integral part of the development team.


  • Implement cultivation strategies and move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure
  • Supervise a part-time Stewardship Associate
  • Oversee the comprehensive, timely, and innovative stewardship of mid-level donor gifts
  • Support the Director of Development in executing WildCare’s fundraising strategy to ensure established goals are met, including administrative support
  • Assist with the conceptualization, strategy and implementation of WildCare’s fundraising campaigns, including our monthly giving program, Giving Tuesday, Year-End Campaign, and planned gift program
  • Coordinate WildCare’s volunteer Development and Marketing Committee including scheduling and correspondence
  • Conduct prospect research, including preparing profiles, verifying research data, providing proactive research, and analyzing data on individual constituents of interest
  • Generate written talking points, emails, drafts, presentations, and other outreach material to assist with donor contact and follow-up
  • Collaborate with development team colleagues and across departments on a variety of projects, as needed

Experience: Three or more years in non-profit development; including seeking out and cultivating donor relationships, successfully soliciting major gifts, and donor stewardship.

Competencies: Customer-service orientated; comfortable soliciting donor gifts; skilled in project management; able to work with multiple deadlines under minimal supervision and respond quickly to shifting priorities; self-motivated and ​committed to teamwork.

Required: Bachelor’s degree; outstanding communication, interpersonal and writing skills; ​highest standards of confidentiality and discretion; strong personal commitment to WildCare’s mission; flexibility with job duties; availability to work occasional evenings and weekends; proficient in MS Office, Dropbox and Google Workspace applications; located in the Bay Area, or be willing to relocate for the position.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: K​nowledge of database management and reporting systems, supportive leadership.


WildCare offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm.       

WildCare is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


WildCare offers a robust benefits package including health care and retirement plans.           


WildCare’s mission is to advocate for wildlife for a sustainable world. WildCare leads the way in showing residents of the Bay Area and beyond how to live well with wildlife through a complete cycle of programs in wildlife medicine, advocacy and environmental education.                   

Each year WildCare treats over 3,500 ill, injured or orphaned wild animals in our wildlife hospital, teaches more than 40,000 Bay Area children and adults in our environmental education programs, advocates for legislation and public action that benefit wildlife and their habitats, and answers thousands of telephone calls concerning human/wildlife interaction on our Living with Wildlife Hotline – 415.456.SAVE.           

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To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Nicole Trautsch at

Please no phone inquiries.