Director of Development

Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett, Inc.
Gwinnett County, Georgia
Commensurate with experience.
Feb 14, 2019
Mar 16, 2019
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Director of Development

The Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett (AKA Good Sam Gwinnett and GSHCG) is a non-profit organization operating two charitable clinics in Gwinnett County (Good Sam East and Good Sam West, both in Norcross) providing low-cost medical care, dental care, counseling services, and access to medications across the life span of poor and uninsured children and adults.

Description of the Organization

The mission of Good Sam Gwinnett is to demonstrate the love of Christ through providing health and dental services to the poor and uninsured. Our goals include:

  1. providing quality low-cost and easily accessible primary healthcare and dental services to the poor and uninsured,
  2. decreasing the demand of the uninsured for non-emergent medical services on the emergency room, and
  3. providing a venue for rising medical professionals to become equipped to address the needs of disadvantaged patient populations.

The benefits of achieving our goals include helping to eliminate health disparities for poor and uninsured populations, helping to reduce the cost of indigent care on the public healthcare delivery system, and increasing awareness among medical professionals of the unique needs and challenges of the poor and uninsured.

  Position Summary

The purpose of the Director of Development is to significantly increase philanthropic revenue for Good Samaritan.  While sharing the mission of Good Samaritan, this professional fundraising position is focused on cultivating new donors while continuing to engage existing donors to ultimately provide financial support for the organization.  The director of development will manage key relationships with the objective of increasing individual and corporate contributions to assist in realization of our fundraising goals.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of active donors/investors with a focus to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts equaling $1,000,000 per year.
  • Create an annual fundraising plan and manage activities to accomplish forecasted goals and objectives.
  • Implement a personal schedule to visit face to face an average of eight (8) donors weekly for an annual average of 400 individuals.
  • Identify and cultivate a minimum of six (6) new major ($25,000+ gifts) donors annually.
  • Plan and host annual donor events
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director

Required Position Experience, Education and Skills

  • Active involvement in a local church and exhibit a vibrant, mature personal walk with the Lord, including a strong Bible reading component.
  • Have a heart for Christian ministry – Good Samaritan is a Christian ministry and expect employees to readily share the Gospel with our patients and volunteers
  • Possess a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising (preferably in  non-profit or ministry organization) or a related field.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • Be a high energy person who takes pleasure in “the hunt” for new donors as well as lifting existing donors to higher giving levels
  • Be able to relate to diverse constituencies and work as part of a team
  • Be a self-starter comfortable with taking initiative and setting own schedule
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, respond to unanticipated situations and work effectively under pressure
  • Maintain an upbeat, positive, “can do” attitude
  • Be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Be able to inspire and motivate others to support the organization’s goals and objectives
  • Have good reasoning ability to solve a wide range of business problems
  • Exhibit excellent organizational skills
  • Be able to communicate in writing and orally with sponsors, management and other co-workers, both individually and in front of a group is crucial
  • Be willing and able to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends (attending events to represent Good Samaritan)
  • Computer literate; able to utilize technological resources
  • Comfortable using Word, Excel and Power Point

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