Director of Development

REPORT TO: VP for Development & Marketing

DEPARTMENT: Development




  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of five years successful non-profit fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated success cultivating individual donors and soliciting $1,000 gifts
  • Demonstrated success grant writing and managing relationships with high-level foundation donors
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends, as appropriate


  • Participate as a member of CVI’s fundraising team
  • In collaboration with the VP for Development & Marketing, set strategy for CVI’s major gifts campaign
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement CVI’s major gift program to meet the organization’s fundraising goals
  • Personally manage a portfolio of high level individual and foundation donors and prospects
  • Develop and implement cultivation activities and events for major donors and prospects
  • Identify and cultivate planned giving prospects
  • Manage relationships with high-level foundation donors
  • Oversee all grants related activities
  • Supervise Grant Writer


Individual Giving:

  • Develop, plan and implement CVI’s major gift initiative including analysis of constituent files, prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100-125 prospects and donors, with an annual target of 75-100 meaningful donor contacts that advance the fundraising process towards solicitation
  • Work with development team to design multiple solicitation opportunities for current donors and prospects
  • In collaboration with the VP for Development & Marketing, develop and implement cultivation activities and personal visits to generate interest in the Cook Legacy Society

Foundation Relations:

  • Oversee all grants related activities, including portfolio management of 50-75 private, family and corporate foundation prospects
  • Supervise activities of the Grant Writer, including cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship
  • Personally manage a portfolio of 10-20 high-level private, family and corporate foundation prospects and donors


  • Maintain accurate records of fundraising activities and interaction with prospects and donors using CVI donor management software, including recording contact reports for all substantive prospect and donor communication
  • Inform Vice President of Development & Marketing and President of activities and include other CVI personnel in visits and meetings as appropriate
  • Participate in CVI Board of Trustees Fundraising Committee meetings, involving volunteers in the stewardship/solicitation/proposal process, as appropriate
  • Write and edit high-level donor communications as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines independently
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent relational and collaborative skills
  • Knowledge of Atlanta financial resources and philanthropy helpful


  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.
  • Sitting and or standing for periods of time
  • Ability to travel independently as needed


Please submit resume and cover letter (both required) via email to:

No phone calls or faxes, please.

We offer excellent benefits including health, vision, life and dental insurance, benefit leave and sick leave, 403(b), and parking. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

*Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace*