Director of Development and Communications

Director of Development and Communications

The Director of Development provides leadership, strategic direction, and management to the development team and works in close partnership with the Chief Executive Officer. The Director will create and guide the implementation of fundraising strategies in order to sustain and increase the resource development portfolio of the organization. The successful Director of Development will work strategically to identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals and major donors for capital and operational support; oversee all external communications; serve as a member of the senior management team; lead the planning and implementation of events; provide support and supervision to a Development team; engage as a key ambassador and articulate spokesperson to the community.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

• Partner with the CEO in formulating the strategic fundraising plan that will support the overall strategic plan of the organization.
• Steward individual, corporate, and foundation support at all levels of giving.
• Work with CEO and Board members to identify, solicit and steward prospective donors.
• Participate in developing high-level gift request strategy with CEO, Board, and key solicitors and conduct asks of key donors for capital campaign, general operating, and program support.
• Explore and develop strategies for corporate and foundation funding opportunities and solicitations and cultivate relationships through meetings and general communication.
• Directly manage and engage donor relationships and solicitation process for select major individual, foundation, and corporate donor partners, and coordinate with the CEO to create a collaborative strategy for optimum impact.
• Develop and implement Planned Giving program, identifying potential donors and soliciting bequest gifts.
• Oversee the development of relevant resource building activities, direct mail campaigns, marketing, and fundraising systems management
• Responsible for supervising the execution of the direct mail campaign, annual report, newsletters, and various printed materials.
• Partner with the development team to engage in strategic communication planning, executing content and information strategy for targeted communications channels including social, collateral, direct mail, as well as general and targeted public relations.
• Ensure volunteer program is maximized as a cultivation and fundraising opportunity, while meeting operational objectives.
• Foster a culture of philanthropy and lead staff and volunteers to institutionalize philanthropy and fund development within FBNEGA.

Application qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least 10 years of leadership experience in nonprofit fundraising environment.
• A minimum of 10 years of supervisory experience is required for this position.
• A proven track record of success and progressive accomplishments in fundraising with experience in all, or most, areas of development.
• Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets.
• Demonstrated ability to identify, cultivate relationships with and secure major gifts from new donors.
• The organizational, time management and people skills necessary to succeed with multiple people engaged in the fundraising process.
• Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
• Active participation in all major fundraising events.
• Excellent technology skills including Microsoft Office and donor management software.
• This position works in an office environment but also requires local travel and may include night and weekend responsibilities.
• Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license required


Health, dental, vision, life, short-term and long term disability, retirement, vacation, sick,12 paid holidays, and bereavement.

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to Sherry Anderson at [email protected]

About the organization

The mission of the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia is empowering our community to target the root causes of hunger by providing healthy food, nutrition education, and innovative distribution methods. This mission is driven by our collective vision: creating a community where no neighbor experiences hunger.
Our team has united for nearly 30 years around building greater understanding of food insecurity, and creating clear pathways for donors, volunteers, and community members to partner with us, as the hub of an expansive supply and distribution network, in order to eliminate hunger across our 14-county region.

Additional information

Personal Qualities:
• A strategist who is adept at planning, prioritizing, multi-tasking, organizing, and following through while remaining highly energetic and focused.
• A team builder with strong skills in management and leadership.
• Energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activities.
• Committed to be enthusiastic about FBNEGAs mission and programs.
• Highly entrepreneurial, resourceful, and flexible.
• Self-motivated, discerning, and diplomatic, sharing information readily, listening as well as giving advice and respecting the abilities of others.