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Development Associate

Auditory Verbal Center
Atlanta, Georgia / Option of working in our office or remotely
Closing date
Jul 12, 2024

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Part Time
Experience Level

Job Details

The Auditory Verbal Center is seeking an experienced individual to be the Development Associate as a part-time position. The Development Associate will be responsible for managing the grants process for Auditory Verbal Center, including research, cultivation, writing, submission, internal filing and documentation, communication, and tracking. They will also support the Marketing Department in leading the silent auction and raffles for our annual events such as the Gala and Golf Tournament. This position has the option of working in our office or remotely.

Email resume to Debbie Brilling, Executive Director/CEO, at dbrilling@avchears[dot]org.

Key Responsibilities

Below is a summary of tasks for the Development Associate position and at times, you will help with other such duties that may be needed by the Marketing Coordinator and Executive Director.

Fundraising, Special Events, and Donor Development

  • Seek and recruit sponsorships for our special events including the Gift of Sound & Voice Gala, Golf Tournament, Atlanta Social, Macon Social, etc.
  • Acquire donations of the following for our special events:
    • Silent Auction Items (gift certificates, attraction tickets, hotel getaways, etc.)
    • Live Auction Items (travel and experience packages, etc.)
    • Raffle Items (golf related items, etc.)
    • Gift In-kind (bottled water and snacks for socials, etc.)
    • Develop and cultivate relationships with donors and sponsors  

Grants Research, Writing, and Management

  • Conduct internal and external research to identify funding opportunities with foundations, governmental agencies, corporate, and community-based funding organizations
  • Write grant proposals, letters of interest/inquiry, concept papers, and related materials for proposal submissions that align with the Auditory Verbal Center’s mission
  • Prepare and submit applications and reports per funder requirements and deadlines
  • Monitor application and reporting timelines and communicate them to ensure we are meeting funder deadlines and requirements
  • Track pre-award, awarded, and closed grants; input all actions, opportunities, etc.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to collect data, photos, and anecdotes for use in grant reports

Skills & Qualifications

  • 2+ years in grants management and/or grant writing
  • Strong communication skills, particularly writing
  • Confidence in working independently and taking the initiative to produce quality and efficient work
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle multiple demands, and maintain deadlines
  • Ability and passion for building relationships
  • Confidence in asking for donations from various vendors and sponsors
  • Skilled in Microsoft office programs such as excel, WORD, and Outlook


FOR OVER 47 YEARS, the Auditory Verbal Center, Inc. (AVC), a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3), has provided a family-centered and holistic approach to supporting and improving the lives of the deaf or hard of hearing.

AVC offers truly unique services, making it one of only a few such centers in the United States offering comprehensive Auditory-Verbal therapy and a full-service Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic.

We focus on listening and spoken language, with locations in Atlanta and Macon and we also offer Teletherapy services for families who are unable to attend in the clinic, due to distance or limited transportation.

The Audiology & Hearing Aid Clinic is at the Atlanta location and serves anyone from birth to seniors with the primary focus of adult clients.

The Listening and Spoken Language Specialists in the Auditory-Verbal Program teach children with all degrees of hearing loss how to listen and speak WITHOUT the use of sign language or lip reading.

All of our highly-trained specialists can offer services and consultation or referrals on a vast variety of issues concerning auditory-verbal therapy, cochlear implants, hearing aids and a host of other hearing impaired resources for the deaf or hard of hearing.

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