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The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Development

The Carter Center

The Carter Center

Atlanta, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 17, 2024

The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Development

Job Number
125737
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
The Carter Center
Department
The Carter Center
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Advancement & Fundraising
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Atlanta
Location : Name
Carter Center

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Description

The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public and private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential donors to The Carter Center. The Senior Associate Director serves as a member of the Center's Individual Giving Unit, comprised of annual, major, planned, and leadership gift officers, and contributes to the development of plans and strategies to achieve gift income goals in support of the Center's health programs, peace programs, and overall operations. Due to the travel locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.

FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Coordinates, directs, and implements strategies for identifying, cultivating, and successfully soliciting individuals for gifts between $25K - 100K and $100K to $1M to support a department, school, or unit.
  • Solicits gifts in support of the school/unit.
  • Manages a portfolio of prospects through an active schedule of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship calls to donors and new prospects.
  • Builds relationships with current and prospective donors, alumni, and volunteers to support programs and priorities.
  • May partner with faculty to align priorities of the school/unit with donor goals/interests.
  • May work with central advancement offices to monitor status of the qualification, cultivation, and stewardship of prospects to build a pipeline toward major gifts.
  • May write or assist others in writing communication materials directed at donors.
  • Maintains information on selected donors and prospects including contact reports in CRM system.
  • Communicates in ways that are donor-centric, while furthering the mission of Emory.
  • Travels to meet with donors as needed.
  • May supervise staff.
  • May manage a program or initiative budget.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree and four years of experience in fundraising or related experience OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills are essential.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.
  • Ability to articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center in a compelling manner.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Familiarity with planned giving vehicles.
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge database management system a plus.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to The Carter Center on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines. All non-exempt employees must reside within the state of Georgia. The Carter Center reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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