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Associate Director of Development

Year Up | Atlanta GA 30308 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/11/2012

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Associate Director of Development

Year Up seeks an Associate Director of Development for its Atlanta site. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Associate Director will have demonstrated success identifying, soliciting, cultivating and closing $1,000 - $10,000 individual gifts. The Associate Director will be responsible for managing a portfolio of over 100 individual donors. This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic team to build out the individual donor pipeline, be part of a growing organization, and work with a highly-respected board and leadership team.
In keeping with Year Up’s model, the Associate Director will also interact with students as an advisor and group facilitator in a Learning Community.

In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Associate Director of Development will also interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, faculty and site leaders.

• Generate prospects for individual giving pipeline for follow-up and cultivation
• Set outcomes for success measures and act as lead project manager for goal setting and metric achievement
• Own a portfolio of donors making $1,000 - $10,000 gifts. Steward existing and new relationships for support; including, but limited to, the immediate cultivation of those in the Year Up Atlanta network
• Lead and follow-up on all individual cultivation events with support from the Development Specialist
• Oversee stewardship of a high-quality donor experience through correspondence, donor engagement, site and student engagement, professional proposals, mailings and acknowledgements
• Create, maintain, and execute strategy for existing and new relationships
• Implement fundraising strategy in conjunction with the Senior Director of Development
• Direct Development Specialist and Development Coordinator on all necessary prospect research, communication and cultivation event logistics
• General development team support when needed.
• Serve as an advisor for a small number of current students
• Participate in and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students
• Participate in staff meetings and trainings

• A passion for working with urban young adults and an unshakable belief in their potential
• A proven track record of 3-5 years in closing $1,000 to $10,000 figure gifts preferably in an entrepreneurial nonprofit environment
• Proven track record of being resourceful in identifying new prospects, expanding one’s portfolio of donors
• Experience in developing, cultivating, individual gifts; preexisting knowledge of the Atlanta philanthropic community is a plus
• Proven experience in stewarding meaningful philanthropic relationships
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to adapt to the fast pace of a high performing team
• Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills
• Strong decision making ability and attention to detail are equally important
• A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
• Must be comfortable with situational leadership
• Self-starter with ability to get up to speed quickly and work effectively with little direction or supervision
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint required; experience with development databases and Salesforce strongly preferred
• Candidates with five or more years in a development role with progressive responsibility favored
• Bachelor's degree in a related field required.

• Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience
• Competitive benefits package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match
• Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year with organization
• Professional development funds are available to aid Year Up employees in achieving career objectives
• The opportunity to be an integral member of an energetic, innovative, hard-working and rapidly growing team, within an organization that is committed to closing the Opportunity Divide in our country

Founded in 2000, Year Up is a non-profit organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experiences and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up recognizes that the Opportunity Divide—specifically, historical barriers to education and professional work—is driven by race, ethnicity, national origin and socio-economic status. Year Up seeks to close the Divide by setting high expectations and providing high support for our young adults.

Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships. Year Up lives by and adheres to a core set of values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young adults. With an operating budget of over $40 million, Year Up will serve more than 1,500 students in 2012 across nine sites in Atlanta, Baltimore (community college program), Boston, Chicago, New York City, Providence, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Year Up has the distinction of being rated one of the Top 10 non-profits in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, one of the 50 best nonprofits to work for by the NonProfit Times, and one of the best non-profits to work for by Opportunity Knocks. Other awards include Fast Company Magazine’s Social Capitalist Award for innovative business model and social impact in 2005, 2007, and 2008. In 2009, the Harvard Business School published a case study on Year Up’s origins and success.

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Location Atlanta, GA, 30308, United States
Categories Education, Youth Services
Function Development/Fundraising
Pref Degree Bachelors

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