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Development Manager  

Tucker, Georgia
Closing date
Jul 24, 2024

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position:         Development Manager  

Reports to:     Director of Development  

Department:   Development 

Location:        Tucker,GA

FLSA:              Exempt 


Job Summary: 

The Development Manager will manage Wellroot Family Services’ efforts to connect major donors and corporations to our mission. A successful candidate will have a passion for fundraising and connecting people and community resources with Wellroot toward the goal of ensuring every child has a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home. The position reports to the Director of Development and plays a critical role in helping the development team meet annual fundraising goals, while supporting the strategic objectives of the organization. 


Work closely with the Director of Development to align major gifts and corporate partnership efforts with overall fundraising goals. 

Individual Donors 

  • Develop and implement a moves management system to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio that includes major donors and planned giving prospects. 
  • Manage a portfolio of 30-50 individual donors, focusing on securing 4-6 figure gifts. 
  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential major donors and develop personalized cultivation and solicitation strategies. 
  • Develop and implement a volunteer guild to engage key donors and community leaders. 
  • Provide regular reports to the Director of Development on major gift activities and outcomes. 
  • Create and manage a retention and acquisition strategy to leverage the Fostering Success Tax Credit. 

Corporate Partners 

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive plan to engage corporations in volunteerism, sponsorships, employee giving, and the Fostering Success Tax Credit. 
  • Manage a portfolio of 20-30 corporations, cultivating and stewarding relationships to secure financial support and other resources. 
  • Develop tailored proposals and presentations for corporate partners. 
  • Coordinate with the Community Engagement and Marketing teams to create opportunities for corporate involvement and recognition. 
  • Track and report on corporate engagement and funding metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies. 
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to represent Wellroot Family Services to individual donors, churches, and community groups 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years in non-profit development experience, ideally with a focus on major gifts and/or corporate partnerships 
  • Preferred experience working in non-profits supporting children, youth and families, or faith-based organizations  
  • Proficiency in using CRM or donor databases, preferably DonorPerfect, and ability to maintain electronic donor and prospect files   
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word)  
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to convey information and opportunities effectively and passionately  
  • Ability to compile statistics and measure program performance   
  • Collaborative, flexible, amiable, & willing to work as a team player  
  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational, and effective time management skills  

Working Environment

Willing to travel occasionally throughout the Greater Atlanta area and North Georgia to meet with donors. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. May be subject to imposed deadlines. General office environment: some stress may occur in meeting required deadlines. This position uses office equipment, software systems and a computer approximately 70% of the work day. 


Our mission: We restore children and families from trauma through Jesus Christ.

Our vision: We envision a world where every child is raised in a loving, compassionate, and nurturing home.


Foster Care in GeorgiaFor nearly 150 years, Wellroot Family Services has been leading the effort to transform the lives of children and families in Georgia. Through our four programs, Wellroot cares for and encourages the growth and healing of children, young adults and families in and affected by the foster care system of Georgia.

Wellroot first opened its doors in 1871. Its name at the time, though, was The Decatur Orphans’ Home. Its mission was to serve the needs of children who had been orphaned during the Civil War. Over the next several decades, the needs of children and families in Georgia changed, as did the focus and programs of The Decatur Orphans’ Home, whose leadership continued to grow and transform the organization in order to better meet those needs. In 1934, after 63 years as The Decatur Orphans’ Home, The Board of Trustees approved a name change that would better reflect the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an Foster Familiesagency of the Methodist Church. The new name was The Methodist Children’s Home.  Thirty-six years later, in 1970, “United” was added to the name, reflecting the continued growth and transformation of the Methodist denomination.

The needs of children and families in Georgia continue to change and true to our heritage, the programs and focus continue to be transformed in order to better meet those needs.

In December 2018, the Board of The United Methodist Children’s Home approved another name change, one that better reflects the growth of the organization, along with its potential as an agency of The United Methodist Church. After 49 years of operating as The United Methodist Children’s Home, our organization is now called Wellroot Family Services.

Built on industry best practices, our Christian faith and bold, new innovative approaches toward child welfare, Wellroot is the leading faith-centered family services organization in Georgia. As an agency of The United Methodist Church in North Georgia, Wellroot Family Services’ programs were designed to respond to the needs of children and families through faith-centered service. With a focus on supporting youth from infancy through early adulthood, we help people reach their God-given potential through the encouragement and love of a healthy home.

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