Development Associate

Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 06, 2017
Jan 15, 2017
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Full Time
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Job Opening

Georgia Budget &Policy Institute (GBPI)

Position Title: Development Associate

The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute (GBPI) is seeking a Development Associate to support the organization’s financial growth and sustainability. The successful candidate will bring both knowledge and a track record of success in fundraising and/or business development.

Organization Overview: The Georgia Budget and Policy Institute is building a more inclusive economy where every Georgian has a chance at a decent job to raise a family, can go to a doctor when they get sick and attend great public schools and universities. We examine the state’s budget, taxes and public policies to provide thoughtful analysis and responsible solutions. State elected officials and other policymakers rely on our research and recommendations to help them make decisions critical to Georgia’s future. We are an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 2004 and a trusted source of nonpartisan information for Georgia policymakers, partners and the public.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive and Deputy Directors to design, manage and execute the organization’s annual fundraising strategy and operations. Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals.
  • Support the Board Development Committee by preparing agendas, meeting materials, scheduling logistics and follow-ups.
  • Develop, implement and manage unique and innovative strategies for fundraising including but not limited to individual giving, event sponsorships, earned income and grant management. Develop annual campaign(s) and implement across multiple platforms.
  • Research, write, and submit grant proposals, manage the administration of grants, oversee reporting requirements, write and submit grant reports.
  • Lead the administration of all fundraising events, including the management of sponsors, staff/team involvement, volunteers and vendors.
  • Develop, implement, and manage fundraising operations including donor-tracking systems, meeting preparation, gift processing and post-event gift donor management. Prioritize actions for Executive Director and Board of Directors to cultivate, solicit and steward donors.
  • Work with the communications staff to create donor-centric content for development materials including sponsorship packages, fundraising campaigns, annual appeal letters and donor newsletter.
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships pertaining to development and facilitate new relationships.
  • Represent GBPI with a polished, professional presence at networking events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of direct or related experience, or equivalent.
  • Experience fundraising, business development, marketing or related field.
  • Effective writing, editing and organizational skills are essential.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.
  • Must be comfortable working with donor databases and tracking systems.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies.
  • Basic knowledge of roles played by local, state and federal government.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once, to work independently, and to work as a team member to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment independently is required.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits including health insurance, dental and vision care, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement and generous vacation leave, sick leave and holiday schedules.


To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to with “Development Associate” in the title line. 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.


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