Development Director

Full Time
4 weeks ago

Job Summary

The Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, is currently seeking a Development Director to give leadership, direction, and support of fundraising campaigns. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts, special events, and annual campaigns. If you have experience in non-profit fundraising and development including special event management, we encourage you to apply.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising plan, including cultivating individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as exploring new avenues for fundraising opportunities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including current and potential donors, community leaders, and corporate partners.
  • Collaborate with the executive team and board members to develop strategic fundraising initiatives, campaigns, and events.
  • Manage and steward a portfolio of existing donors, ensuring timely donor recognition and engagement.
  • Research and identify prospective donors, preparing compelling proposals and presentations to secure financial support.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of fundraising events, managing event logistics and volunteer engagement.
  • Prepare regular progress reports and analyze fundraising data to evaluate the effectiveness of strategies and identify areas for improvement.
  • Stay updated on emerging trends and best practices in nonprofit fundraising, incorporating innovative approaches to enhance our development efforts.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in fundraising, development, or a related role, preferably within a nonprofit organization.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully securing major gifts and developing sustainable donor relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage and inspire a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Proven experience in creating and executing successful fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to multitask and manage competing priorities.
  • Proficiency in donor management software and MS Office Suite


In addition to offering a competitive salary, Professional Scouting offers benefits including major medical insurance, prescription plan, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, and a 403(b) retirement plan including a matching contribution plan from the company, as well as compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer a vacation policy and ten-holiday observances. All councils are equal opportunity employers

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted.

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Atlanta, GA 30339

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