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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
The Director of Development for Operations and Stewardship provides visionary leadership, oversight, and direction to Direct Marketing, Direct Mail, Donor Services, Events, Prospect Management, Prospect Research, and Development Services for The Carter Center. The Director provides strategy and engaged operational insight and expertise to elevate the Carter Center’s approximate $300 million annual donations -- cash, in-kind and pledges. The Director will play an essential role in shaping future direct marketing efforts, fundraising operations, systems, and events, and will help foster new donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies to sustain and grow the Center’s existing donor base. The Director will help expand the Center’s donor outreach with the aim to build new partnerships and attract giving from new generations of donors who are aligned with the Center’s mission and vision. The Director is responsible for creating policies and designing and implementing systems to streamline the Center’s Development infrastructure and create seamless pathways within the organization to optimize donor cultivation and outreach, giving, and stewardship. As a proven leader, the Director is committed to creating and promoting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace environment. The Director is responsible for managing a large (10+) team of fundraising and administrative professionals. Reports to the Vice President for Development.
The Director of Development for Operations and Stewardship works in close partnership with the Vice President for Development and other Development leaders. The Director supervises the Chief Development Officer for Direct Marketing/Direct Mail, Strategist for Carter Center Weekend, senior staff responsible for the Center’s Prospect Management and Research team, and Development Services unit. The Director will identify areas within the Operations and Stewardship Unit where staff expansion is necessary to support growth plans, and the Director will create and implement a staffing plan to meet fundraising objectives and strategic growth across the Center. This position requires some travel and based on expectations of travel to certain locations, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) will be required.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.