Development Officer, Fundraising Events

POSITION TITLE: Development Officer, Fundraising Events
FLSA: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Development
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Development
REVISION DATE: 11/01/2018

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION:

This full-time position is responsible for the planning, management, and implementation of fundraising events for the Development Office; with a hyper-focus on fundraising, relationship management (high-level donor and volunteer), as well as donor cultivation & stewardship.  Events include the annual Garden of Eden Ball (September) the Garden’s primary event fundraiser, the bi-annual Flower Show (February), Gardens for Connoisseurs Tours (May), Explorers Plant Auction (April), and support of miscellaneous Development events. This position plays an integral role in the Development Department.

 

Garden of Eden Ball

  • Work directly with Ball Chairs, advisor and other key volunteers in planning the annual event
  • Manage budget to ensure net revenue projections are achieved
  • Shepherd Ball fundraising efforts (including individual, foundation and corporate)
  • Oversee production of all Ball collateral materials
  • Collaborate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure all event details are effectively implemented, and manage the event for optimal success

Flower Show

  • Work directly with Flower Show Chairs, committee and other key volunteers in planning the bi-annual event
  • Manage budget to ensure net revenue projections are achieved
  • Shepherd fundraising efforts (including individual, foundation and corporate)
  • Oversee production of all Flower Show collateral materials
  • Collaborate with internal departments and external vendors to ensure all event details are effectively implemented; and manage event for optimal success

Administration

  • Develop annual work plan and revenue goals
  • Participate in donor prospecting, cultivation, stewardship and solicitation
  • Collaborate with and provide regular updates to Development Manager and Vice President, Institutional Advancement, as well as Advancement Department
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Development Manager and/or Vice President, Institutional Advancement

Garden Associates

  • Work directly with the Garden Associates Board to act as liaison between ABG and the Garden Associates
  • Manage the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tours, including event budget
  • Provide light administrative support to Garden Associates

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The ideal candidate is highly motivated, a self-starter, and a team player with energy, positivity, and flexibility.  The position requires very strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication abilities, exceptional project and time management skills, fine attention to detail, exemplary organization skills, adaptable to fast-paced work environment, and the ability to develop and maintain superb donor relations.  Experience working with volunteers is a plus.

 


Please e-mail resume to Careers at careers@atlantabg.org, along with the title of the position you are applying for.

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.