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Development Director

Truancy Intervention Project
Atlanta, Georgia
$85,000-$95,000 per year, depending on experience, plus benefits
Closing date
Feb 12, 2023

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Focus Areas
Education, Youth Development
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
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TIP is seeking a Development Director to join our team. With a new Executive Director and Board Chair onboarding in mid-2023, the organization has energetically taken on the goal to expand its fundraising capabilities so that its mission can impact more Fulton County residents in need. With an annual budget of $1 million, TIP has a strong history of foundation support and has been slowly growing other sources of philanthropy (government, individuals, corporations). The new Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop and implement strategies that precipitate more diversity in its funding base. The ideal candidate will bring the vision, drive, and creativity needed to reach ambitious fundraising goals with an eye toward both maintaining our base of loyal donors and developing new donors and supporters.

This is a full-time position (40 hours/week). Competitive salary with benefits (details below) and a fun, accommodating work environment. The new Development Director will also be able to participate in the hiring of an administrative assistant supporting development activities as 50% of their workload. 


The Development Director will support TIP’s work by coordinating efforts to maintain and increase the organization’s funding base. The Director’s main objective is to maintain existing funding relationships while developing and implementing strategies to grow TIP’s funding from previously unsolicited or underdeveloped sources. As TIP embarks on a new strategic planning process in 2024, the Development Director will have the opportunity to set the organization’s strategic fundraising priorities and oversee implementation in order to help TIP deepen the impact of its successful programming and launch new initiatives. 


  • Work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to cultivate existing funder relationships and identify potential future donors and appropriate grant opportunities.  
  • Identify areas of opportunity for fundraising; develop and implement strategies to pursue these opportunities.
  • Develop individual giving strategy and implement methods to grow individual giving.
  • Draft grant applications; prepare grant reports and reports for other funders; manage communication with all funders.
  • Research and develop other funding opportunities, including foundation grants, government support, and individual giving.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Volunteer and Training Manager to plan and secure sponsorships for the annual Volunteer Appreciation event.
  • Until administrative support is secured, manage donation requests, pledges, and receipts; prepare and send acknowledgement letters and related paperwork; maintain donor database.
  • Assist with other organizational needs as appropriate.   


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in development field, preferably in major gifts programs, prospect identification and cultivation, and/or individual giving campaigns.
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector; capital or fund campaign experience; and knowledge of the Atlanta legal community a plus. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; outstanding writing abilities.
  • Superior attention to detail; ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to children and families, education, or communities experiencing poverty or other marginalized groups.
  • Willingness to pitch in where needed and wear an organizational “hat”; flexible; ability to be a team player and work collaboratively with staff and Board members from diverse backgrounds; prior experience in small non-profits or start-up organizations a plus.
  • Familiarity with Little Green Light preferred.


  • Salary range: $85,000-$95,000, depending on experience
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance (100% of premiums for employee paid by TIP); 403(b) plan
  • Generous vacation and sick leave; paid Fulton County holidays
  • Remote work/flexible schedule options
  • Close-knit, collegial office

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to Jessica Pennington, The position is open until filled. No phone calls or surprise visits please!

We strongly encourage people from historically marginalized groups to apply. It is the policy of TIP to provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Consistent with our core organizational value of diversity, we seek diversity in our workplace and strongly urge people in all protected groups to apply for employment.

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