Fundraising and Development Manager

7 days left

Jekyll Island, Georgia
$43,000 - $46,000 (DOQ)
May 27, 2021
Jun 26, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED), the Fundraising and Development Manager will perform a range of activities to support all aspects of the development, fundraising and donor stewardship of the Jekyll Island Foundation.  The Fundraising and Development Manager is responsible for all fundraising and development activities and will forge new and nurture existing relationships to build lasting connections among donors and increase financial resources. This role oversees annual giving, including membership/sponsorship renewals, special events, planned giving programs and grant opportunities, with a view toward strengthening all advancement programs. The Fundraising & Development Manager will have the opportunity to build the development function, with the initial focus on major gifts and annual benefits.  



Conducts donor relations including but not limited to:

  • Assists with the management of daily activities of JIF's development programs.
  • Assists in the development of goals and strategies for all fundraising initiatives and campaigns. 
  • Assists in the planning and timely implementation of marketing programs and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement, including creating mailing lists and merging campaign letters.
  • Develops and maintains a prospect portfolio to optimize fundraising opportunities. 
  • Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. 
  • Conduct donor prospect research to identify new corporate, foundation and individual prospects and funding opportunities and assist Executive Director establish contact and relationships. 
  • Assist with creation and execution of a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors (major gift, corporations, and foundations). 
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors.
  • Solicit and secure contributions including corporate, foundation and/or individual donors.
  • Demonstrate exceptional donor and customer relations skills, handling issues that arise appropriately according to established procedures and specific situations.
  • Manage administration and coordination of basic accounting functions, to include reconciliation of donation data with accounting records, communication with contract accountant, and annual audit.
  • Assist with coordination and execution of activities, travel, and events by organizing, scheduling, and communicating meetings, announcements, appointments, etc.  
  • Manage the implementation of donor software, data entry and gift processing for all constituents, prospects, and campaigns; actively update records and ensure consistent and accurate formatting of all records so information is accurate and may be extracted quickly and with flexibility.
  • Assist with grant writing and management, including corporate and foundation grants.
  • Performs general office administration including but not limited to:
  • Compose letters, memorandums, and reports; prepare documents for signature.  
  • Prepare materials for board meetings to include copying and collating meeting materials and board meeting communications.
  • Produce minutes for all meetings and list of action items for immediate distribution.
  • Maintain complete confidentiality of all records, documents, conversations, and communications.
  • Maintain accurate, organized, and efficient filing and retention systems.
  • Monitor websites/social media pages and assist with content update.
  • Answer telephone, directs calls, and relays messages efficiently and accurately.
  • Accept invoices and deliveries. 
  • Prepares daily/weekly deposit, opens, sorts, and distributes incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Maintain office supplies.
  • Create and maintain a high-performance environment characterized by a positive attitude and a strong team orientation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a related field. 
  • Minimum of three (3) years relevant experience in relationship sales, fundraising, or donor cultivation, development, and support preferred. 
  • May consider a combination of education, training and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with fundraising software, SAGE (Abila) preferred.
  • Proficient in general PC skills, including word-processing and spreadsheet applications (Word and Excel preference).
  • Reliable and exceptional customer service and organization skills.
  • Ability to self-manage priorities, tasks and time proficiently.
  • Professional appearance.
  • Willingness to work during irregular hours including evenings and weekends to attend meetings/events beyond the normal working schedule.
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation with the ability to travel approximately 10% overnight and approximately 30% locally.  
  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality is required.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Exert up to 35 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
  • More than 50% of the typical work day will be spent reaching, grasping and using repetitive motions of wrist, hands and fingers. 
  • Between 25% and 50% of the typical work day may be spent sitting, walking, and/or standing. 
  • Less than 25% of the day is spent climbing stairs, crouching and/or stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling and lifting. 
  • Must have visual clarity to prepare and analyze data and figures, transcribing, use of computers and expansive reading. 
  • Sensory abilities required include vision, feeling and touching with more than 50% of the day spent talking and hearing. 
  • Majority of work will be performed within an indoor office environment. Typically work is not conducted in adverse environmental conditions, however, on occasion work is subject to outdoor environment including exposure to heat, humidity, cold or other inclement weather.
  • Noise level is considered quiet to normal. 

This description of job responsibilities is intended to reflect the major responsibilities and duties of the job, but is not intended to describe minor duties or other responsibilities that may be assigned from time to time.
This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.  Applicants who complete the online application process will receive an email receipt of submission to the email address provided.  If email confirmation is not received, applicant may contact Human Resources at 912-635-4086 for confirmation, however, due to the volume of applicants received, we are unable to provide information on application status after receipt.  
All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Incomplete applications or applications without accompanying documents when required will not be considered.  Selected applicants will be contacted for the next steps in the selection process. Relocation expenses are not authorized, applicants should consider this when applying. 
Jekyll Island Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Authority supports equal employment opportunities for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.