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Associate Development Officer

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday 
Employment Type:  Full-Time


The Associate Development Officer provides support to assigned areas of the Foundation. Establishes and maintains comprehensive programs and services that meet the demands of healthcare fundraising and fulfill the vision and mission of the Foundation in an organized, effective, innovative, and cost-effective manner. Broadens and maximizes support for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Provides exceptional donor recognition and value for gifts.

The mission of the Children’s Foundation is to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow through the philanthropic support of individual donors, charitable foundations and corporations. Our Foundation relies on volunteers in the hospitals and in the community. Each year, in-hospital volunteers donate more than 127,000 hours of their time, and community volunteer groups raise millions for Children’s through fundraising activities and events.

As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric care to the kids in our community, we depend on the generous support of donors to help uphold our Mission and perform the work we do each day. We are grateful to all of our donors for their support.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, English, or related field


  • 3 years of experience in development/fundraising
  • 1 year of experience in successful solicitation of $10,000 major gifts
  • 1 year of experience in successful annual fund coordination and gift solicitation in the $1-$9,999 donor segment
  • Experience in direct mail


  • 2+ years experience writing grant proposals and stewardship reports, including narrative and fiscal
  • Experience with non-profit healthcare fundraising
  • Experience in Raiser's Edge software


  • Proven writing skills, including thorough knowledge and demonstrated accuracy of correct grammar
  • Skilled in conducting research online and via other resources
  • Excellent team building, communication, customer service, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Aptitude for conflict resolution, problem-solving, strategic planning and evaluations, and financial analysis
  • Must have the ability to represent Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in a credible, effective manner among friends of the hospital, trustees, parents, individuals, corporations, and foundations
  • Must possess excellent skills related to organization of work priorities, have the ability to meet multiple deadlines, and work well under pressure
  • Demonstrated professional educational enhancement such as through seminars and advanced training
  • Knowledge of computer fundraising software
  • Demonstrates team player attitude and positive approach


  1. Uses moves management philosophy to cultivate prospects by mail, telephone, personal meetings, and proposals.
  2. Supports annual goals and implements action plans in assigned areas which maximize Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta fundraising support.
  3. Works closely with Foundation leadership and other Foundation teams to implement a comprehensive systemwide solicitation program in assigned areas, encouraging ongoing support and stewarding prospects and donors through the fundraising continuum.
  4. Implements strategies for identifying potential prospects and growing donor base.
  5. Represents Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta appropriately at miscellaneous community functions to network and nurture new and existing relationships.
  6. Helps achieve annual revenue and other targets in areas of responsibility while minimizing cost to raise a dollar.
  7. Maintains close association with and expert knowledge of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  8. Maintains up-to-date records on both prospects and donors via Raiser’s Edge.  
  9. Supports and encourages staff professional development by communicating with peers in other organizations to generate new fundraising ideas.
  10. Participates in educational programs, professional organizations, and development activities to maintain knowledge of national trends and promote leading-edge performance.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance

Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Climbing - Not Present

Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.

Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 28 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for thirteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Requisition #:  30330     
Location:  Park North - Dartmouth  -  3395 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA  30341
Function:  Development/Foundation - Development/Foundation

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Developer, Pediatric, Technology, Healthcare