Managing Director, Ga City Solutions

Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 27, 2019
Sep 16, 2019
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
50 - 75%
Experience Level

GMA is currently seeking to fill the newly created position of Managing Director, Georgia City Solutions, Inc. Georgia City Solutions (GCS) is a new 501 (c)(3) subsidiary organization of GMA which has been established to create and support initiatives aimed at helping municipal officials build vibrant, prosperous and well-managed cities.  The position becomes effective on January 1, 2020, but a candidate will be selected, if possible, prior to that date and be given the opportunity to participate in budget planning, board recruitment and other start-up activities.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for the mission of GCS and be a respected, proven leader with strong management, organizational, strategic planning and communication skills. 

Job Functions include:

  • Oversees the administration, programs and fundraising activities of Georgia City Solutions (GCS)
  • Serves as liaison to the GCS Board of Directors and works directly with the Board to develop, implement and periodically update a strategic plan for the organization
  • Prepares the GCS annual operations and program budget for Board approval
  • Engages consultants and professional service providers, as necessary, to assist with fundraising, program development and execution, branding and communications, and other services needed by GCS
  • Collaborates with appropriate GMA staff for research, communications, program development, special event planning and execution, and other support as needed
  • Prepares reports and documents, as required, by GCS funders
  • Coordinates the development and execution of GCS programs
  • Supervises, directs and plans GCS program staff and contractors
  • Builds and cultivates relationships with organizations desiring to provide financial and programmatic support, resources and expertise to GCS
  • Prepares articles for the GMA magazine and content for the GMA website as needed
  • Responds to requests for information about GCS from city officials, the media, potential funders and the general public
  • Prepares and delivers presentations for meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge and awareness of applicable laws/regulations and relevant trends in the non-profit sector
  • Identifies, recommends and prepares for Board approval any needed amendments to the GCS Bylaws, policies and other governance documents

Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, urban studies, non-profit management, finance or related field (Master’s degree preferred); eight years of executive management experience in the public, corporate or non-profit sector (experience reporting directly to a governing board preferred); or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.