Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement (Special Events) – Georgia, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Location: Georgia - Atlanta, GA

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Inc is a private, non-profit national organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. We fund cutting-edge studies at major medical institutions, nurture investigators at the early stages of their careers, and finance underdeveloped areas of research. In addition, our educational workshops and programs, along with our scientific journal, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, enable medical professionals to keep pace with this rapidly growing field. Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s core values of compassion, integrity, leadership, collaboration, and inclusion inspire and drive every member of our highly performing team.

The Director, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement (Special Events) implements fundraising strategies that generate revenue in support of the Foundation’s mission including, but not limited to, special events, major giving and corporate/foundation giving.  The Director partners with leadership volunteers and committees to influence growth and drive success.  The Director will implement best practices and cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness in the community.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Lead and implement Torch Gala, the chapter’s largest fundraising event raising over $500,000 including Committee engagement and management.
  • Overall support for the special events budget for the chapter- total goal of $685,000 in revenue.
  • Analyze and improve existing events by ensuring best practices are implemented.
  • Recruit and influence volunteer leaders and committee members to assist in implementing the fundraising strategies that lead to revenue growth.
  • Partner with Executive Director in the execution of individual/foundation/corporate giving initiatives including identifying, cultivating and stewarding major giving prospects and donors.
  • Prepare and manage budget (income and expense) and work plan (with timeline and deliverables) for the successful completion of fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records and files for fundraising events, programs and activities and routinely review the status of each with the Executive Director.
  • Conduct planning and evaluative meetings with Executive Director and assigned volunteers relative to each fundraising event, program and activity.
  • Assist with the cultivation, solicitation, follow-up and recognition process for individual, corporate and foundation participation and donations.
  • Oversee the production of all collateral materials related to fundraising events, programs and activities.
  • Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising events, programs and activities.

Position Competencies:

  • Advanced Volunteer Engagement
  • Build Trust
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Drive Results
  • Executing Tasks
  • Forecasting
  • Guide and Develop Staff
  • Leadership
  • Manage Workflow
  • Relationship Building
  • Self-Awareness
  • Strategic Focus
  • Team Management
  • Time Management
  • Volunteer Development
  • Volunteer Engagement


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Five to seven years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably with a health-related organization.
  • Demonstrated success in the recruitment, engagement, and cultivation of high-impact volunteers.
  • Demonstrated track record in committee development within fundraising campaigns.
  • Strong leadership skills in volunteer engagement.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral, with public speaking ability that will inspire and motivate others.
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to teach, mentor and coach volunteers to achieve results.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with board members, volunteers and donors.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • High level of diplomacy, patience, and flexibility.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is required to see, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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