Development Director Opportunity

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CDF: A Collective Action Initiative is seeking an experienced development director to lead this growing organization’s development plans.  Looking for a self-starter, team-oriented, and donor-focused individual to join our team!

RESPONSIBILITY:  To develop, implement and provide management oversight for CDF’s development program.  Responsible for CDF’s annual fundraising goals as identified in the Annual Development Campaign Plan.


  • Lead all development efforts for CDF, responsible for development and administration of the Annual Fundraising Campaign:
    • Develop Annual Fundraising Campaign; assist Executive Director with development of fundraising goals; plan and execute donor acquisition strategies
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with individuals, community stakeholders, foundations, and additional funding resource partners
    • Expand and build an individual  donor base and provide management support for a major donor portfolio
    • Coordinate with Communications Director on all relevant development related communication materials
    • Management and oversight of CDF events working with event consultant, as required.  Events may include fundraising, friend raising, and CDF Initiative related events
  • Oversee CDF’s grant process, working with staff and contractors as needed:
    • Write grant proposals and/or supervise grant-writing process; Manage grant/proposal expectations
  • Participate and serve as staff representative for the Board of Trustees Development Committee;
  • Management and supervision of the development expense budget
  • Prepare and maintain development program reports for ED and Board meetings
  • Assist with management and cultivation of community relations
  • Additional related duties as determined by Executive Director


EDUCATION: B.A. or B.S (in related field) is preferred.  Experience in non-profit development management and leadership required.


  • Minimum 5-8 years non-profit development experience required
  • Experience in and commitment to working cross-culturally in a diverse community
  • Familiarity with and commitment to community development principles and practices preferred
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, and nonprofit finance
  • Experience in donor acquisition
  • Experience in relationship-based fundraising
  • Experience in researching, soliciting, and closing major gifts
  • Experience working with private foundations and government funding agencies
  • Experience working independently and as member of a team
  • Experience in working within Atlanta funding community


  • Fluency in English
  • Creation/maintenance of relationships in culturally-diverse communities
  • Utilization of social media outlets as development communication tool
  • Strong communication experience, including written, public speaking, and presentation
  • Organization and time management, including strong attention to detail
  • Strong people skills, with the ability to comfortably integrate with diverse communities of supporters
  • Computer skills (Word, Excel, Outlook/Google, Salesforce or other CRM and related or similar office software

COMMITMENT:  CDF convenes conversations within the Clarkston community to help residents articulate their visions for the future and develop action plans to achieve those visions. CDF believes a community shaped by its residents is stronger and more viable than one shaped by outside forces.  For more information visit:

Competitive salary based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY:  Submit cover letter and resume via email to:

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