The Carter Center: Senior Associate Director, Development, Major Gifts

The Carter Center, Emory University
March 3, 2020
Atlanta, GA
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
maram ashe alawi
453 Freedom Parkway


The Carter Center is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization founded in 1982 in Atlanta, GA, by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. The Center has helped to improve millions of lives in more than 80 countries by waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope. The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

The Carter Center collaborates with other organizations, public or private, in carrying out its mission around the world. Current information about the Center’s many programs and activities are available at The Carter Center.


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer for Major Gifts (CDO), the Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts is charged with the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of potential donors to The Carter Center. The Senior Associate Director serves as a member of the Center’s Major Gifts team, comprised of annual, major, and planned gift officers, manages a portfolio, and contributes to the development of plans and strategies to achieve gift income goals in support of the Center’s Health and Peace Programs, and overall operations. The Senior Associate Director may supervise intern staff. As a member of the Major Gifts team, the Senior Associate Director will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors for all major gift efforts, campaigns, and planned giving.



• Extensive travel is required with an ability and willingness to travel up to 40% of time.
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years in fund raising for a non-profit organization, to include direct gift solicitation experience.
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills are essential.
• Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and oral forms.
• Ability to articulate the mission and goals of The Carter Center in a compelling manner.
• Familiarity with planned giving vehicles.
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge database management system a plus.

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, you must apply online: Job Number 36455

The Carter Center/Emory University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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