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Chief Development Officer

GCN Executive Search for Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers
Office located in Americus, GA - Opportunity to work remotely, must be near large airport for travel.
Salary range staring at $145k-plus, depending on experience.
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Chief Development Officer


Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health, strength, and resilience of all caregivers at every stage of their journey.  RCI coaching and support to caregivers has grown to embrace opportunities nationwide to reach more caregivers in more places.

Open Position

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing national organization with a very relevant agenda for the caregiving challenges we face as a country. Prospects and leads are abundant given Mrs. Carters connections and visibility on the issue. This is a rare opportunity for the right person with the passion, strategy, and skill to raise significant funds to support one of the more pressing issues of our time with aging baby boomers and their desire to age in place. The successful candidate will be able to serve as a thought-partner to the CEO and Chief of Staff to seek, solicit and obtain foundation, major gifts, and individual giving on scale that reflects positively on RCI’s association and relationship to Mrs. Carter.  

The CDO will be responsible for hiring a data analytics team member to assist in the day-to-day details of the development department. Priorities for the first year will include:

  • Converting prospect leads to donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Developing long term relationships with key national foundations based on introductions created by staff and the Carters.
  • Designing the major gift fundraising strategy and legacy giving approach
  • Developing successful annual campaign
  • Creating a planned giving program that can grow over time.

Fast Facts

  • Location: Main office located in Americus, GA, however this position will be in or near metro-Atlanta, or a large airport anywhere in the country
  • 2021 Budget: $3.1M annual operating budget with anticipated growth
  • Board members: 5, and employees: 17 total with additional contractors as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. Master’s degree in business, nonprofit admin, or social work is an advantage
  • A concentration in social services or public service is preferred
  • Certification as a fundraiser is preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity

RCI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination regarding race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran  status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

To Express Interest

RCI and GCN Executive Search, having been engaged to conduct this search, invite your participation in this outstanding opportunity. To express interest please send your resume via email only by clicking the Apply button. 

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