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Development Manager

Athens, Georgia, USA

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is seeking a Development Manager to lead our fundraising and membership efforts. This role will support the Director of the Cultural Foundation. The successful candidate will be responsible for increasing net retained earnings through membership growth, grant acquisition, capital campaigns, sponsorship, and planned giving. They will work closely with the sponsorship team to ensure seamless activations and collaborate with the Oak View Group (OVG) Director of Partnerships to develop sales strategies. The Development Manager will also oversee the Cultural Foundation's endowment funds, donor designated funds, direct giving programs, and planned giving initiatives. They will assist with major capital campaigns, develop and execute brand marketing campaigns, and participate in community networking events to build relationships and foster membership and sponsorship conversion.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Achieve membership goals through strategic research, lead generation, and relationship building and closing the deal.
  • Develop and implement a referral system, member events, and an annual retention plan.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for all membership needs.
  • Maximize fundraising opportunities at all Cultural Foundation events.
  • Collaborate with the OVG Director of Partnerships on sales strategies.
  • Lead the Cultural Foundation’s endowment and planned giving programs.
  • Assist with major capital campaigns and donor relationship management.
  • Develop and execute brand marketing campaigns.
  • Participate in community networking events.
  • Assist with planning and hosting Cultural Foundation events and trips.
  • Maintain internal invoicing procedures and track and reconcile all sponsorship agreements, membership, and capital campaign proceeds.
  • Stay proficient in customer relationship management and ticketing systems.
  • Lead grant writing efforts.
  • Uphold the values and culture of The Classic Center Authority.
Educational Background: 
A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with customer relationship management software.
  • Demonstrated competence in accounting practices.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Highly effective communication skills with all levels of the organization and patrons.
  • A minimum of three to five years of experience in sales or customer service.



The Salary Range for this position is $48,000 to $50,000.

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance are included in the benefit package

Additional Information: 

The candidate who is selected for this position will have to successfully pass a drug screening and a criminal background check.

The Classic Center's EOE Statement

The Classic Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, and local law, including, but not necessarily limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information. The Classic Center is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct. In keeping with this commitment, The Classic Center will not tolerate harassment, discrimination or the unlawful treatment of employees or applicants. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), and consistent with this policy, The Classic Center makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless such accommodations would cause the employer an undue hardship. The ADA defines a disabled person as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Organization Info

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Athens, GA, USA
About Us

The Classic Center Authority shall enhance the quality of life in Athens-Clarke County by serving as the cultural, civic, and social center of the Southeast and by generating maximum economic impact.


Located in the heart of downtown Athens, Georgia, The Classic Center provides unique meeting space, outstanding special event services, and a wide range of entertainment options, making this unconventional convention center the choice for conferences, meetings, and special events!

The Classic Center is under the auspices of The Classic Center Authority (CCA), a political subdivision of the state government, created on March 10, 1988, as enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia. The Athens-Clarke County Commission appoints the 5-member CCA board of directors.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 9 2024
Active Until: 
Aug 8 2024
Hiring Organization: 
The Classic Center Cultural Foundation