About – Hiring – Development Manager


Title: Development Manager

Position type: Full-Time, Salaried

Salary: $50,000+ (Depending on experience)

Benefits: Generous paid time off, flexible benefits plan, professional development

Georgia Innocence Project (GIP) is dedicated to correcting and preventing wrongful convictions in Georgia.  GIP provides pro bono legal representation to free and exonerate people convicted of crimes they did not commit, uses education and policy reform to advance change, and provides support to exonerees.  The Development Manager reports to GIP’s Executive Director (ED), and is responsible for effectuating the following job responsibilities in accordance with GIP’s mission.


  • Manage fundraising and donor development to ensure the organization’s fiscal health and growth.
  • Effectively communicate GIP’s mission and work to advance programmatic and financial goals.
  • Work with board, staff, volunteers and exonerees in furtherance of development goals.


  • Collaborate with ED and board to develop and execute annual fundraising plan.
  • Support and encourage the ED’s and board’s fundraising efforts: help identify potential donors and provide support and materials to facilitate effective donor-centered fundraising.
  • Develop and execute cultivation strategies for major donors, including in-person solicitation.
  • Take the lead in developing, planning and managing donor cultivation and fundraising events.
  • Manage digital campaigns such as Georgia Gives Day / Giving Tuesday and End of Year giving.
  • Help maintain consistent communication with donors through assistance with e-mail updates, newsletters, blog posts and annual reports.
  • Maintain and build donor records and mailing lists. Effectively utilize and oversee donor database.
  • Manage system for timely donation acknowledgment.
  • Manage direct mail campaigns: develop content, work with mail houses, determine appropriate list segmentation, conduct analytical analyses and adjust accordingly.
  • Explore and pursue new funding opportunities from a broad range of sources.
  • Assist in writing government, corporate and private foundation funding proposals.
  • Supervise development assistant, interns, and volunteers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum three years nonprofit fundraising experience required.
  • Passion for GIP’s mission.
  • Ability and desire to understand complex programmatic issues and simplify them for other others.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Humble and confident – no job is too small or too big.
  • Respectfully and openly gives and receives constructive feedback.


Interested applicants should email the following in PDF format: 2 short examples of your work, a cover letter, resume, and three references to [email protected] Include “Development Manager” in the subject line of your email. We will then email you a short form to complete. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE. We will only consider applications that are submitted according to these instructions.

The Georgia Innocence Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly value a diverse workforce and inclusive culture for all employees.

Deadline: Position open until filled