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Development Officer

Atlanta, Georgia
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Closing date
Mar 27, 2023

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Focus Areas
Mental Health / Crisis Intervention
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Full-time, salary range $50,000-$60,000 (some evenings & weekends required).

The new Development Officer 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. The Development Officer will have the opportunity to set the organization’s strategic fundraising priorities and oversee implementation in order to help COR deepen the impact of its successful programming and launch new initiatives. This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director.

The Ideal Candidate Is/Has:

  • Three to Five years of demonstrated fundraising experience in a nonprofit, community impact environment with success in raising funds through diversified income streams.
  • Enthusiastic about meeting new people, pays attention to detail, and has a zeal for cultivating relationships and a heart for social justice.
  • Strong presentation, verbal, and written communication skills with experience drafting fundraising solicitations, press releases, and other professional communications.
  • Emotional intelligence, empathy and the ability to engage with people from various backgrounds.
  • Ability to “close” gifts (must have strong salesmanship and relationship-building capabilities).
  • Demonstrated experience on a team with measurable revenue goals and KPIs.
  • Desire to learn and be well-informed of trends in fundraising.
  • Connections with and/or understanding of major donors and philanthropic community in Atlanta.


  • Create an annual development plan to support our short- and long-term philanthropic objectives.
  • Work with Executive Director to engage and empower our Board of Directors in fundraising activities, serve as primary staff liaison to Board Development Committee. 
  • Coordinate with program team to ensure fundraising supports programmatic goals and incorporates storytelling and mission moments.
  • Manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects with Executive Director.
  • Coordinate corporate sponsor prospecting and sponsorship asks with Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Utilize donor database to appropriately maintain donor, sponsor and volunteer information, track contributions and acknowledgements.
  • Craft regular constituent communication, including emails, social media (YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook), website updates, brochures, flyers, videos, and newsletters in conjunction with other staff.
  • Manage Development interns or organizational interns who support Development work.
  • Actively participate in strategic planning and team meetings, and engage in collective problem-solving. 
  • Represent COR at fundraising and friend-raising events and speaking engagements.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to using the opportunities of this position to make COR a more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible organization.

Why We Might Choose You:

  • You have a passion for COR’s mission and the ability to comprehend and effectively communicate our vision of equity for students, especially those who are marginalized by poverty and race-based educational inequities and those impacted by structural racism and historical exclusion.
  • You are willing to pitch in where needed and wear many hats. You are flexible and have the ability to be a team player and work collaboratively with staff and Board members from diverse backgrounds.
  • You are genuine and build authentic relationships and follow through on commitments. You develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders to COR.
  • You have a track record of accomplishing ambitious goals and getting results even when there are obstacles. You set a high bar and meet it, because you think three (or 30) steps ahead to anticipate hurdles and come up with pragmatic solutions. You plan backwards and involve others appropriately.
  • You have a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. You are able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. 
  • You notice and fix errors that others might overlook. You acknowledge mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities. You have a track record of leaving things better than you found them.

Why Choose COR:

Our team is small yet mighty. We support a healthy work-life balance and encourage self-care. COR is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its practices, especially when it comes to growing our team. Our culture promotes inclusion and embraces how rewarding it is to work with one another when we are able to be the best versions of our full selves at work. 

To that end, we’re aware of the research indicating that women and minorities tend to avoid applying for jobs that they don’t check 100% of the boxes for. If you believe you have the superpowers needed to thrive at COR, but you’re on the fence because you don’t meet all the qualifications - please take the leap, apply and tell us why we should choose you. Check us out at and @whatsyourcor on all social media to see the awesome work we do!


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