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December 14, 2020
This role is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive fund-raising program on behalf of Covenant House Georgia (CHGA). The ideal leader in this role is intuitive, energetic, compassionate, and has a passion to enhance the mission and vision of CHGA. Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills are also required to guide and direct the development team toward reaching established goals. The Director of Development reports manages a department of ten with four direct reports. This role reports to the Executive Director and is one of four members of the executive leadership team.
Reports To: Executive Director
Date: 7/15; Revised 6/2020, Revised 12/2020
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Covenant House Georgia reserves the right to unilaterally modify, remove, or add to any of the following:
. Oversees and coordinates the organization’s resource development strategy, including corporate, foundation and government grants, major and planned giving programs, on-line strategy (e.g., digital fundraising, social media, blogs, and e-blasts), annual events, capital campaign, peer to peer fundraising, and Board of Directors Giving.
. Works closely with the board of directors’ development and communications committees to execute organization’s strategic plan and the development team’s fundraising and communication goals.
. Prepares and implements annual fundraising plan, including building infrastructure and processes within the development department designed to identify, cultivate, and solicit donors and prospects.
. Conducts prospect research and evaluation, including developing strategies to secure and grow donations.
. Develops and implements a stewardship program to ensure that current donors continue and increase their support to CHGA.
. Works with Development Managers and Coordinators to ensure that all donors are properly acknowledged in a timely manner through a portfolio process.
. Creates and maintains existing and new corporate, civic, and individual partners hosting their volunteer engagement and corporate service days.
. Specifically manages c-suite volunteers and committees from the corporate and philanthropic community as well as major gift individuals.
. Identifies, cultivates, and stewards relationships leading to approval of grant proposals for foundation, corporate, and government support.
. Partners with Covenant House International to implement federation initiatives at the local level (e.g., brand roll out, events and corporate partnerships).
. Participates in Ad hoc projects with the Executive Director.
. Supervises donor databases, ensuring accurate and timely updates for revenue management and submits development reports to Board of Director’s Committee Chairperson, Executive Director, and Director of Finance at least monthly.
. Helps develop and manage organization and department’s annual budget.
. Prepares and executes presentations to community groups and civic organizations about CHGA.
. One of two external communications spokespersons for the organization ensuring media alerts, newsletters, website, social media content, and other publications’ accuracy, sync with the mission, and branding controls.
. Ensures compliance of files in accordance to specific city, state and Federal guidelines.
. Participates in weekly senior leadership meetings, monthly executive leadership, and bimonthly board meetings.
. Participates in other CHGA programs and activities as required.
. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with co-workers, supervisors, representatives of other agencies, and the public.
. Effectively communicates, verbally and in writing, with both internal and external individuals and/or businesses.
. Maintains a valid Georgia Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
. Responds in a timely manner to emergencies and resolve issues.
. Performs all other duties as assigned.
. Ability to:
+ work standing, walking, and/or sitting a minimum of 8 hours per day/shift;
+ travel (local and interstate) as needed for training or to fulfill job requirements;
+ maintain an office at CHGA;
+ capacity to work remotely;
+ uphold CHGA standards of conduct, policies and procedures at all times; and
+ model appropriate, professional behavior for staff to establish and maintain superior services to youth in a safe and inviting atmosphere.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: The Director of Development supervises the development team of ten, with four direct reports (Assistant Development Director, Foundation and Government Relations Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Peer to Peer Coordinator) and may assist in supervising other staff as assigned.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Business Administrations, Human Services or related field preferred. Five plus years of experience in direct fundraising, a proven track record of soliciting six and seven figure gifts, and supervisory experience. Sufficient health, ability, experience, and education to perform the assigned duties with or without accommodation; experience managing fundraising database; possess strong computer, communication & interpersonal skills; must have excellent organizational skills. Familiarity with the Atlanta, Georgia, fundraising landscape preferred.
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Covenant House Georgia
1559 Johnson Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Main Phone: 404-589-0163
Covenant House Georgia
PO Box 94465
Atlanta, GA 30377
Youth Direct Line: 404-713-0954
501(c)(3) organization - Tax ID#: 13-3523561 - All donations are tax-deductible