• The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Development, Annual Fund

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    The Carter Center
    The Carter Center
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Job Category
    Advancement & Fundraising
  • 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 or 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.




    Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, Major Gifts and Annual Fund (CDO), the Senior Associate Director, Annual Fund is charged with development and implementation of strategies for cultivation and solicitation of individual donors to the Annual Fund at The Carter Center. S/He is responsible for all aspects of the annual fund marketing program known as the Ambassadors Circle, a level of giving for donors making unrestricted gifts of $1,000 + annually. This may include marketing, budget and revenue management, communications, development and implementation of strategies, and event planning for solicitation and cultivation of members of the Ambassadors Circle, with the goals of generation, retention and growth of donors' giving. Provides exceptional level of donor-focused service, including timely and appropriate follow-up to receipt of gifts and donor visits The Senior Associate Director, Annual Fund is further responsible for analysis, planning, and management of the Annual Fund revenues and expenditures.  S/he supervises professional and administrative staff. S/he also serves as a member of the Center's major gifts and annual fund teams, and contributes to the development of plans and strategies to achieve revenue goals in support of the Center's health and peace programs and overall operations. S/he also manages a tailored portfolio of individual donors. The position requires travel up to 40% of time to achieve cultivation, stewardship, and revenue targets.


    • Proven experience managing non-profit fundraising, with a focus on developing strategy and implementing annual giving programs including direct solicitation experience.
    • Strong interpersonal and long-term relationship-building skills are essential.
    • A disciplined, results-oriented self-starter who can work both independently and collaboratively in a fluid environment.
    • Well-developed analytic, strategic, critical, and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent project management skills - ability to take lead on multi-functional projects, manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities and competing demands, and adapt to frequent and unexpected changes.
    • Strong attention to detail and able to develop, implement, and analyze strategies with minimal oversight.
    • Strong communication skills (written, oral, and presentation) to effectively articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center and its programs in a compelling manner.
    • High degree of competency with Microsoft Office software and Raiser’s Edge constituent management system a plus.
    • Active engagement in professional development and current on best practices for annual fund programs.
    • Familiarity with planned giving vehicles.




    • 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.

    Additional Details



    Min Annual Rate
    USD $57,700.00/Yr.


    Mid Annual Rate
    USD $78,800.00/Yr.


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