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Development Manager, Atlanta Contemporary (Atlanta, GA)

Job Summary

The Development Manager plays a key role in the long-term financial stability and durability of Atlanta Contemporary (AC) through successful membership cultivation, and retention, the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies including the annual fund campaign, as well as Join in June and the research, application and management of government and foundation grants. The DM should be a highly motivated self-starter with outstanding organizational, communication and time management skills.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategizes with the ED to implement an annual development plan that incorporates a range of strategies including annual appeals, grants, corporate and individual appeals, and special events geared towards contributed revenue solicitation.
  • Manages government and foundation grant programs including conducting research, writing proposals, and applications, foundation visits, and reporting to grant-making organizations.
  • Annually identifies, coordinates and implements AC Support program (membership) including renewals and acquisition.
  • Performs prospect research on government and foundation grants, corporations, and individuals to identify and evaluate specific donors.
  • Manages and works closely with the Visitor Services Coordinator and Welcome Desk Associates to increase contributed revenue and track metrics (audience data, at the door donations, and SHOP sales) including:
  • Any outgoing marketing & support campaigns through MailChimp and social media platforms
  • Handles organizational donation requests, answers questions, provides research, fulfills website requests, and manages specific needs of members.
  • Maintains Salesforce database by ensuring accuracy of gift entry and/or updating database with gift and donation details.

Leadership Requirements of Role

  • This role leads Development activities which is the revenue generating arm of the organization.
  • This role coaches, leads and motivates one FT staff and PT associates as well as interns and volunteers.
  • Works collaboratively in a team-oriented mission-focused environment.


  • Minimum of an Undergraduate degree.
  • Minimum of 4–6-years of previous experience in a museum or other non-profit organization, at least 2 of which was in a development role.

Annual Salary – $50,000

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Veronica Kessenich, at veronica@atlantacontemporary.org. You can also view the full job description and apply online here.

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