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Director of Development

The Global Village Project
Georgia, United States
$70,000.00 - $75,000.00
Closing date
Jun 29, 2023


Global Village Project


Global Village Project, an innovative school committed to closing the education gap for refugee girls with disrupted education, seeks an experienced Director of Development to lead the fundraising program that will carry GVP into its next phase of impact. This is an exciting opportunity for someone to help lead the school through a pivotal time of growth.


The Director of Development will supervise and mentor the five-member Development & Volunteer team, integrating fundraising, special events, marketing, and volunteer program management to enhance GVP's reputation, relationships, and financial resources for long-term growth and sustainability. Reporting to and in partnership with the CEO & Head of School, the Director of Development will have primary responsibility for the fundraising initiatives needed to sustain and grow a $2 million budget, and will serve a key leadership role as an active participant in strategic decision-making. 


GVP is a multicultural school built on community, educational equity, and restorative practice. As a team, we practice collaboration, transparency, flexibility, inclusivity, cultural humility, and recognize that we are all lifelong learners and teachers. 



  • Work closely with the CEO and Development Committee of the Board to create and execute a comprehensive development plan
  • Develop metrics and goals and create reports to enable staff and board to monitor development and fundraising progress
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and CEO in organizational strategic planning
  • Develop and nurture the sense of community and philanthropy among faculty and staff, students, families, volunteers, mentors, board members, alumnae, neighborhood and community businesses, and other community members
  • Develop, manage, and execute strategies to achieve annual and long-range financial goals with defined metrics 
  • Lead execution of fundraising and outreach events, including the annual Global Village Welcome Walk and the Tribute to Education fundraising event
  • Work with the Grants Specialist on grant and foundation research, proposal development, grant writing, and reporting
  • Provide leadership to the communications priorities of the organization; defining and refining messaging that aligns with program priorities and fundraising efforts.
  • In partnership with the CEO, oversee marketing and communications for the organization, including newsletters, collateral and promotional materials, social media communications, and website
  • In coordination with the Finance Committee and Head of School, develop and manage the annual revenue and expense budgets for fundraising, communications and marketing, and other development department budget areas
  • Attend Board and Development Committee meetings; assume responsibility for all development reports to the Board
  • Contribute to a culture that values community, collaboration, and lifelong learning while upholding GVP’s guiding principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion



  • 5+ years of experience in nonprofit development, with proven achievement in raising and growing budgets of $1.5M+
  • Strong track record in leading and managing a team, with success in not only achieving collective objectives but also maintaining a growth-oriented, inclusive culture
  • Passion for empowering and educating refugee girls who face structural barriers to their education
  • Prior experience with capital campaigns is a big plus
  • Deep knowledge of the metro-Atlanta philanthropic community, and enthusiasm for expanding GVP’s network of funders and strategic partners
  • A record of success with a wide-ranging development techniques and strategies in individual and institutional giving
  • Ability to create and analyze data related to fundraising activities, and use it to clearly communicate progress and outcomes
  • Excellent working knowledge of Salesforce CRM as a tool for data analysis, moves management, and grants management
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency working with multilingual, multicultural communities and a personal commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion



GVP provides the opportunity to work within a vibrant community dedicated to teaching and learning, social justice, and service. We are located in downtown Decatur, across the street from the Decatur MARTA station. The position requires a criminal background check. Primary elements of the benefits package include:

  • Salary range of $70,000-$75,000 annually
  • 20 days of paid time off per year in addition to staff-wide designated paid holidays, with additional flexibility during summer hours
  • Health insurance, including optional dental and vision coverage, and an HRA plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Life insurance
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • GVP is in the process of expanding our benefits package to include a retirement plan, slated to begin during the 2023-2024 year
  • This position will require offsite meetings with donors in and around metro Atlanta, but will be based out of our school office in Decatur. Limited telework opportunities may be available.


Hiring Process

Interested candidates should upload their resume and cover letter to the Director of Development Application Form. Resumes and cover letters can also be mailed to Global Village Project c/o Erin Alred, P.O. Box 1548, Decatur, GA 30031. 


Applications will be reviewed beginning June 16, with priority given to submissions received by that date. We anticipate starting interviews the week of June 26 to accommodate GVP’s observance of Juneteenth and summer break (June 19-23). Interviews will include a small group Zoom screening followed by an in-person visit to GVP for a 2-part interview with the team and the CEO. Our intent is to fill the position for a start date on or around August 1, 2023.


About Global Village Project

As the only school in the U.S. for refugee girls, Global Village Project removes the barriers to refugee girls’ learning and amplifies their voices as creative young leaders. GVP’s full day academic program serves 40-50 refugee young women from Clarkston, Georgia, and students pay no tuition. A model for innovative, equitable refugee education, GVP builds on our students’ existing strengths to support them in becoming highly successful students and empowered citizens. 


GVP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, social class, marital status, national origin, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, and those with refugee and immigrant backgrounds who are excited about contributing to our mission. 

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