The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) is a research and advocacy organization that advances lasting solutions to expand economic opportunity and well-being for all Georgians. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions that address inequities in our state. We educate the public about complex issues confronting Georgia. We activate Georgians to call for policy solutions that put people first. We aim to inspire informed debate and decision-making, advancing our vision of a fair and inclusive Georgia where everyone can prosper. We are an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and a trusted source of nonpartisan information for Georgia policymakers, partners and the public.
The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is seeking an Associate Director of Development to support the Development Director and the organization’s financial growth and sustainability. A successful candidate will bring knowledge of fundraising or business development and demonstrated interest/experience in public policy.
The Associate Director of Development is a valued member of the GBPI team who plays a critical role in growing the impact of the organization’s research, outreach and communications through fund development. This individual will work closely with the Development Director and CEO to grow and sustain GBPI’s individual giving pipeline, manage the day-to-day functions of GBPI’s donor database (Salesforce), track and execute grant-related deliverables and reports, collect and organize prospective donor information from GBPI’s board of directors and support development-related administrative tasks on an ongoing basis.
Our core strategies include research and analysis, strategic communications and community outreach. Given the nature of GBPI’s work, the organization’s fundraising needs are somewhat unique. GBPI is seeking a candidate who understands and enjoys both public policy and fundraising.
The successful candidate will have outstanding written communication skills, strong interpersonal savvy, demonstrated interest and/or experience in public policy, a commitment to racial and ethnic equity and inclusion, database management experience and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet aggressive deadlines.
The Associate Director of Development will report to the Development Director.
The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of those the Director of Strategic Communications will be expected to perform:
- Assist and support GBPI’s development team (Development Director, Finance Director and President & CEO) by:
- Managing existing donor lists and prospective donor leads in Salesforce and providing regular reports
- Participating in weekly development check-ins, providing updates on individual giving, grant deliverables, and relevant administrative tasks for the team; and
- Running up-to-date giving reports in Salesforce as needed.
- Assist in writing and editing grant proposals and reports on an ongoing basis.
- Manage administrative tasks associated with the organization’s fundraising efforts, including but not limited to supporting direct mail solicitations, events and donor communications.
- Assist in creating and executing development-related follow-up communications after events, webinars and in-person meetings with various stakeholders.
- Manage day-to-day functions of GBPI’s donor-tracking systems, including prompt gift processing and acknowledgment.
- In partnership with the Development Director, work with the communications staff to create donor-centric content for development materials, including sponsorship packages, fundraising campaigns, annual appeal letters and GBPI’s donor newsletters.
- Collaborate with the Development Director on identifying, stewarding and soliciting sponsorships for GBPI’s annual policy conference.
- Collect and organize prospective donor information.
- Represent GBPI with a polished, professional presence at all events.
- Knowledge of role played by local, state and federal government is required.
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training and two years’ work-related experience.
- Experience with fundraising, business development, marketing or related field.
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience in public policy.
- Effective writing, editing and organizational skills are essential.
- Must be comfortable working with donor databases and tracking systems. Experience with Salesforce NPSP is a plus.
- Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and work both independently and as a team member to achieve common goals.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment independently is required.
- GBPI is operating on a remote work schedule. However, we have a strong preference for candidates who can work in the office periodically to support fundraising tasks.
Salary range is mid-$70K, commensurate with experience. Robust retirement, healthcare and disability insurance, vacation and holiday benefits, along with a professional development allowance.
How To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Associate Director of Development’ in the title. No calls, please.
GBPI is an equal opportunity employer, and as such takes affirmative action to ensure that discrimination does not occur on the basis of race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.