Thursday, October 28, 2010

Georgia Budget and Policy Institute Job Announcement

Position Title: Development Director

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) seeks to hire a half-time Director of Development. The GBPI is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that conducts research and analysis on a range of state tax and budget issues, with a particular focus on issues affecting low and moderate income Georgians.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Development shall:

* Develop and implement a strategic development plan to include a major donor campaign, direct mail, donor recognition, and fundraising events
* Develop and maintain systems for cultivating, thanking, tracking, reporting to, and building strong relationships with donors and prospects
* Conduct research on donors and prospects, and create and maintain accurate donor and prospect records including profiles, proposals, acknowledgements, and other correspondence
* Coordinate a yearly major fundraising event as well as smaller fundraising events
* Maintain fundraising database (Exceed)
* Perform some grant writing

Minimum Qualifications

* Undergraduate degree with at least three to five years relevant experience
* Major donor fundraising experience a plus
* Strong written and oral communication skills
* Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task effectively
* Excellent Interpersonal skills
* Self-motivation
* Ability to work independently and to prioritize tasks
* Willingness to work as part of a team
* Strong commitment to the mission of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute

The Development Director will report to the Executive Director. This position will start out as half-time, although it could develop into full-time status after a one-year review. Full-time employees receive benefits including health care insurance, generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave, and a flexible work environment.

To Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, names and contact information of three references to:

Executive Director
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
100 Edgewood Ave
Suite 950
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Or by e-mail at

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, and any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.

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