Emory University The Carter Center: Associate Director, Development, Annual Fund in atlanta, Georgia


The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at .


The Associate Director, Annual Fund is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of individual donors to The Carter Center. As a member of the Center's Major Gifts/Ambassadors Circle team, develops and implements strategies for management and cultivation of a portfolio of individual donors making unrestricted gifts of $1,000 - $20,000+ annually. Provides exceptional level of donor-focused service, including timely and appropriate follow-up to receipt of gifts and donor visits. Writes and edits promotional and fundraising materials, both for print and online. Assists in the planning and coordination of special events and fund raising projects. Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs. Researches donor histories and solicitation strategies. Assists in the planning, administration, and monitoring of the unit's budget. Designs and generates reports on revenue, donor retention, and other metrics as appropriate for strategic planning. The Associate Director may supervise intern and administrative staff. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director, Development, Annual Fund. This position requires travel up to 50% of the time to achieve cultivation, stewardship, and revenue targets.


  • Strong interpersonal and long-term relationship-building skills are essential.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.

  • Ability to understand and articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center and its programs in a compelling manner.

  • Excellent follow up and organizational skills. Familiarity with mass mailings and event planning preferred.

  • High degree of competency with Microsoft Office software and Raiser’s Edge constituent management system a plus.

  • Active engagement in professional development and best practices for fundraising programs.


  • Oversees alumni solicitation and relations, major annual fund raising, donor acquisition programs, and public relations.

  • Plans and coordinates special events and fund raising projects.

  • Develops strategies for marketing new and existing programs.

  • Researches donor histories and solicitation strategies.

  • Writes and edits proposals and other promotional materials.

  • Plans, administers, and monitors the department's budget.

  • Designs and generates reports.

  • May supervise staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


Bachelor's degree and three years experience in higher education, development, fund raising, or a related field.


Min Annual Rate

USD $53,600.00/Yr.

Mid Annual Rate

USD $71,700.00/Yr.

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Job Number 20526

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division The Carter Center

Department The Carter Center

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Development & Fundraising

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