Positions currently available:
Development and Communications Associate
Location: Atlanta, GA
Placement Type: Fundraising/Resource Development
Concern Area: LGBTQ
Position type: Full time
Georgia Equality equips lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Georgians and their allies with the skills and tools necessary to become effective advocates for advancing equality in Georgia. The work is accomplished by (1) educating the public, business and corporate leaders, elected officials, and policymakers; (2) building coalitions and mobilizing allies; (3) increasing the participation of the LGBT and allied communities; and (4) organizing and empowering the LGBT community and their allies in urban, suburban, and rural communities across Georgia.
The Development and Communications Associate will work closely with the Development and Communications Manager to plan and carry out the organization’s fundraising and communications goals. This individual is a self-starter, has the ability to work on multiple projects at once, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly dynamic environment.
- D/C Associate will support the development and communications work of Georgia Equality, and will report to the D/C Manager.
- Associate will be integrally involved in the donor cultivation latter by supporting cultivation events (house parties, galas, receptions, etc.) and ensuring donors are recognized appropriately for their gifts. Associate will also track donors and donations to ensure cultivation pipeline is working properly.
- Associate will serve as a main administrator of organizational database, working to establish database norms and guidelines and work to maintain list hygiene.
- Associate will lead on the development of an organizational branding guide, with buy-in and approval from appropriate parties, and will ensure all communications leaving the organization are compliant to branding and style norms.
- Communications with supporters and members will be led by the Development and Communications Associate and overseen by the Manager, including email, social media, website and newsletter content and development (including serving as the primary overseer of Georgia Equality’s digital presence and general correspondence.)
- Associate will support the work of the Development and Communications Manager in donor relations, fundraising efforts, as well as legislative support and organization of press events.
Education and Experience Qualifications:
- Relevant Bachelor’s degree or two years of experience working in fundraising or communications is highly desirable.
- Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
- Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences; friendly and professional demeanor that engenders relationships with donors and colleagues
- Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, as is computer proficiency.
- Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred
- Travel will be required and applicants must have their own vehicle for transportation.
Salary is competitive and is based on experience. Competitive benefits are offered including health, dental, vision, and generous paid time off.
Georgia Equality is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
Interns Wanted: Work for Social Justice and Receive College Credit!
Georgia Equality is currently accepting applications for interns. We’re looking for motivated individuals willing to make a commitment of 15 – 20 hours per week (up to 40 hours per week available).
The movement towards equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Georgians cannot be won overnight. If we are to reach our goals it is imperative that we support and foster leadership in those who will continue the fight. As an intern at Georgia Equality you will learn the basic and advanced skills needed to become an effective grassroots organizer in the world of non-profit.
Internships are available year round and are unpaid. Georgia Equality can offer school credit for internships.