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Development Director- Legacy Gifts

Location:  Park North - Dartmouth 
Requisition #:  51681


The Development Director provides leadership to a group of fundraising professionals and support staff.  This leader is personally accountable for an individual major/planned gifts fundraising goal.  They will help implement the new strategic plan as it relates to service line fundraising and other major gift initiatives.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • No professional certifications required
  • Demonstrated record of fundraising and management achievement for a minimum period of seven years
  • Campaign experience
  • Previous legacy/planned giving experience
  • A graduate degree or CFRE credential
  • Experience in healthcare philanthropy and knowledge of Atlanta philanthropy
  • Suitable knowledge of planned gift concepts and instruments
  • Background in leading staff
  • Strong communication skills, be team-oriented; and have an appreciation for the mission of a pediatric hospital
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:
    • Personal organization and time management
    • Human relations and teamwork
    • Personal adaptability
    • Personal motivation
    • Listening
  1. Develops annual goals, and implements action plans that maximize major gifts support of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
  2. Works closely with and assists the Vice President for Major & Planned Gifts in creating and implementing a system-wide major gift program, developing strategies for identifying and engaging potential prospects and growing donor base.
  3. Builds and maintains an active portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects.
  4. Models professional fundraising excellence to direct reports and peers.
  5. Provides leadership and support to direct reports toward achieving their individual goals.
  6. Supports and encourages staff professional development.
  7. Demonstrates “team player” attitude and positive approach.
  8. Maintains up-to-date records on both prospects and donors via Raiser’s Edge.
  9. Represents Children’s appropriately at miscellaneous community functions, networking and nurturing new and existing relationships.
  10. Maintains close association and expert knowledge of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

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 - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
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, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 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 60 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 recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  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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Address:  3395 Northeast Expressway, Atlanta, GA  30341
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Manager, Pediatric, Management, Healthcare