The Georgia Public Policy Foundation, established in 1991, has long promoted free-market solutions for education, health care, transportation, criminal justice and much more in our state. We are proud to be one of only two state-based think tanks listed among the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” for both 2017 and 2018 by the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. Our principled, non-partisan approach has made us an indispensable resource for Georgia’s policy makers and we are ready to grow. Now the Foundation seeks a new team member to help develop our capacity to accomplish even more for individual liberty and limited government in Georgia.
About the Opening
Our new position of Development Associate is an entry-level role in the liberty movement. This new team member will support the CEO in expanding the Foundation’s base of investors by cultivating new investors and deepening our relationships with existing investors. This is a job for someone who has the computer skills to manage a database, the organizational skills to arrange meetings with prospective investors and follow up with them afterward, and the interpersonal skills to ensure our investors consistently feel engaged and appreciated. The goal is to better position the Foundation to promote our vision of a state where innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity thrive and individuals flourish based upon strong property rights, free markets and equal opportunity for all – therefore, it is essential that this team member also believe in this vision.
- Assist the CEO in growing revenue by managing day-to-day development operations.
- Understand the Foundation’s policy work well enough to answer basic donor questions.
- Increase the CEO’s contact with donors by scheduling phone calls and meetings.
- Improve donors’ engagement and satisfaction by managing the Foundation’s correspondence with them, including thank-you notes.
- Ensure the Foundation’s donor database is up-to-date by recording gifts and contact information, and work with accounting staff to reconcile donor and financial records.
- Identify opportunities for new or increased giving by periodically reviewing donor history and reaching out to donors personally.
- Research grant opportunities and help prepare grant applications.
- Work with other team members to create and execute fundraising events; assist with non-fundraising events as needed.
Personal Skills and Qualifications:
- Passion for limited government, free enterprise and personal responsibility
- Self-propelled motor
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Results-oriented approach to setting priorities and managing time
- Near-obsession with details and accuracy
- Curiosity about other people and skilled at listening attentively
- Desire to work flexibly, learn constantly and serve enthusiastically on a team
- Aversion to leaving tasks incomplete
Professional Skills and Qualifications:
- 0-3 years of experience, with experience in fundraising or external relations preferred; relevant internships will be considered experience
- Prior meeting and event planning experience a plus
- Excellent telephone skills and confidence in making calls to donors – both initial outreach and follow-up
- Knowledge of donor database software programs a plus
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:
- Cover letter detailing your interest in the position and salary requirements.
Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: https://talentmarket.org/candidates/apply-for-your-dream-job/.
Questions can be directed to Katy Ranville, Network Engagement Manager at Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.
Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.