Development and Corporate Relations Director

Gainesville, Hall County Georgia
Up to $60,000 + benefits
Jan 18, 2019
Feb 17, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Development and Corporate Relations Director

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer


This position is responsible for providing leadership to create, manage and evaluate agency donor development (traditional and corporate), marketing and communications. The Director of Development and Corporate Relations serves on the Leadership Team and assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with agency direction, strategic planning, corporate relationship development, volunteer efforts, grant research and writing and major fundraising initiatives and events.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists the CEO and CFO in developing the annual budget and business plans for the Development Department
  • Assures that plans, timelines and accountability are in place and monitored for department activities
  • Communicates progress of goals and identifies issues with solutions along the way
  • Creates tour opportunities for businesses, civic groups, churches etc.  Leads and guides tours as scheduled
  • Identifies potential individual, corporate and other donors.  Helps to create a new business plan for revenue generation separate from events and traditional fundraising activities.
  • Creates strategies(events and campaigns) and implements plans for operations, annual funds, planned giving, and endowment
  • Oversees donor acknowledgments and recognition activities
  • Designs and manages publications:  Annual Report, monthly e-newsletter, brochures, event graphics and publications, campaign graphics
  • Creates social media platforms that integrate into a larger marketing strategy
  • Board of Directors liaison, lead communication (meeting prompts, editing minutes, managing electronic voting etc) and scheduling of board meetings and retreats
  • Advisory Board liaison, lead communication and scheduling of meetings and retreats
  • Assist in grant research for foundations, proposals, tracking, reporting and writing

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Strong leadership, communications, writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to create gift generation from beginning to close
  • Knowledge of donor and auction software programs
  • Outgoing and engaging community presence and network-ability to work with and motivate staff and board to advocate for Sisu.
  • Self-starter and goal driven

Minimum Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (marketing, business or non-profit management)
  • Supervisory experience
  • Non-profit experience preferred

Preferred Training:

  • Master’s degree (business or non-profit management)
  • Certified Fundraising Executive
  • Non-profit work with children’s causes

Key Performance Factors:

  • Balanced, diversified and effective fund development plan in place
  • Annual Fund, Corporate support (not related to event sponsorship)
  • New funding sources are developed and current sources are maintained
  • Increase in Fundraising dollars, corporate relationships and board engagements




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