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Development Associate

National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Atlanta, Georgia / hybrid position
Closing date
Jun 29, 2023

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The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights. The Center is currently seeking a Development Associate to support our ongoing relationship building and fundraising efforts.  This is a hybrid position with a mix of in-office and remote work available.

Summary of Job

The Development Associate will assist in the expansion of our donor network and ongoing opportunities for donor support of The Center’s work.  Functional activities include coordinating events, project management, researching and identifying funding opportunities, adhering to a grant application submission calendar, and meeting all deadlines as required.  Under the direction of the Head of Development, the Development Coordinator works collaboratively within the development team and cross-functionally throughout the organization.

Reports To:  Chief Advancement Officer


  • Collaborate with the development team and agency departments to produce effective proposals.
  • Must be able to write persuasively to inspire partnerships.
  • Work with colleagues and vendors to produce relevant and successful fundraising events.
  • Research grant opportunities to support programs and operations.
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposals and appropriate / required documentation.
  • Assist with fundraising activities of The Center’s capital campaign for building expansion.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of all grant and report submissions.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in event planning, project management, research and fundraising.
  • Excellent relationship building and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent research and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining constituent records in CRMS database; experience with Blackbaud’s Altru database a big plus.
  • A genuine commitment to the mission, values and work of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.


Reasonable accommodations may be made as needed.

  • Capable of working on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Extended periods of sitting and/or standing
  • Ability to lift, carry, and or move up to 25 pounds
  • Bending, reaching, kneeling


NCCHR is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees based on age (40 and over), race, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, and the statuses protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

About Us

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights (The Center) is an engaging cultural center that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s ongoing struggle for human rights, whether at a local, national or global level.  Our purpose is to create a safe space for visitors and attendees to explore the fundamental rights of all human beings so that they come away inspired and empowered to join the ongoing dialogue about human rights in their communities, workplace, and lives.  The Center has a local footprint in downtown Atlanta, Georgia with a national reach in the ongoing pursuit of civil and human rights for all. To learn more, visit our website


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