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Development Director, Foundation Relations

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Support II 
Requisition #:  92941



As a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality pediatric care to the kids in our community, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta depends on the generous support of our donors. Every day, lifesaving work happens at Children's, and contributions help us provide a wide range of necessary care. We never want to turn from our responsibility to help, so we're preparing to meet the growing needs of kids in our region - not just today, but years into the future.


The Director, Foundation Relations will provide leadership to a group of fundraising professionals and support staff; be personally accountable for a fundraising goal, and help implement the new strategic plan as it relates to service line fundraising and other major gift initiatives. 


  1. Develops annual goals and implements action plans that maximize foundation grants in support of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
  2. Works closely with and assists the Vice President for Individual, Foundation, and Legacy Giving in developing strategies for identifying and engaging potential prospects and cultivating and nurturing the existing donor base.
  3. Models professional fundraising excellence to direct reports and peers.
  4. Provides leadership and support to direct reports toward achieving their individual goals.
  5. Supports and encourages staff professional development.
  6. Demonstrates “team player” attitude and positive approach.
  7. Maintains up-to-date records on both prospects and donors via Raiser’s Edge.
  8. Represents Children’s appropriately at miscellaneous community functions, networking and nurturing new and existing relationships.
  9. Maintains close association and expert knowledge of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Demonstrated record of fundraising and management achievement for a minimum period of seven years
  • Campaign experience


  • Bachelor’s degree


  • Five years' experience with private grant-making foundations
  • A graduate degree or CFRE credential
  • Experience in healthcare philanthropy and knowledge of Atlanta philanthropy


  • Knowledge of and experience with foundation relations and giving
  • Deadline-driven; able to effectively manage timelines with great attention to detail
  • Background in leading staff; strong people leadership skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written
  • Excellence in building both internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrates the following skills in accomplishing job duties and responsibilities:
    • Personal organization and time management
    • Human relations and teamwork
    • Personal adaptability
    • Personal motivation
    • Listening


  • No professional certifications required


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:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 2, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Manager, Pediatric, Management, Healthcare