The Senior Associate Director reports to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) for Health, Peace, and Education Programs and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for marketing new and existing programs of The Carter Center. Working with the CDO and other development staff, the Senior Associate Director manages fund raising for a portfolio of domestic and international projects, which require funding primarily from foundations, corporations, governments (foreign and U.S.), and multilateral organizations, as well as individuals. The Senior Associate Director writes and ensures the submission of timely and compelling proposals and complex narrative and financial reports, working with staff across the Center. The Senior Associate Director interacts with donors, making and responding to inquiries. Domestic and international travel is required.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- At least four years of professional development experience, including significant experience in grant writing, grants management, and donor relations.
- Requires the ability to draft complex proposals and narrative reports.
- Must have a solid understanding of program budget development and financial reporting, as well as experience collaborating with program and finance staff.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
- Must possess strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and able to work collaboratively as well as independently with minimum supervision.
- Must have the ability to develop consensus among diverse constituents.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required, as is the ability to learn Raiser's Edge.
- Significant experience in fundraising for international programs is desired.
- Experience working with private foundations, USAID, DFID, and other international development agencies, and donors headquartered in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East is preferred.
- Proficiency in a second language, particularly Spanish, French, or Arabic, would be beneficial.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Develops, coordinates, and implements fund-raising activities which may include direct mail, planned giving, endowment campaign and/or special fund-raising initiatives.
- Maintains a thorough working knowledge of programs. Develops and implements strategies for marketing new and existing programs.
- Manages fund-raising initiatives for specific programs, which may be funded by foundations, corporations, governments (foreign and U.S.), organizations or individuals.
- Assists in preparing budgets, monitoring expenditures and preparing financial reports.
- Builds relationships with current and prospective donors. Maintains updated information on prospective donors.
- Oversees the development of communication materials directed at donors.
- Designs and implements strategies for cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of various development strategies, and prepares alternative approaches to meet goals.
- Plans cultivation and solicitation trips.
- Prepares briefing materials for trips and ensures comprehensive follow-up after donor visits.
- May identify foundation support opportunities.
- May write or assist others in writing grant proposals.
- Ensures timely submission of proposals/reports.
- May develop and make presentations; may write and present speeches.
- Supervises staff, volunteers, and vendors.
- Performs related responsibilities as required.
Bachelor's degree and four years experience in higher education, development, fund raising or equivalent experience in a non-profit institution.