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Director of Advancement

School: Cumberland Academy of Georgia
Available Position: Administrator

Director of Advancement
Job Description

Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of children with high functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences. Located in Sandy Springs, the mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential.

The Director of Advancement will work with the leadership team to develop and implement the Strategic Advancement Plan. This plan encompasses the annual fund, special events, writing grants, the capital campaign, scholarships, planned giving and major donor solicitations.

Develop and promote Annual Fund and other fundraising incentives
Manage donor database
Research and submit grants suited for school needs and population
Develop donor communication
Prepare personalized solicitation and thank you letters
Spearhead annual gala and other events to ensure success by working closely with parents and volunteers through the entire process
Build/increase Georgia GOAL Scholarship Fund with an organized plan for solicitations to businesses and stakeholders
Work with marketing team to promote advancement efforts
Work with Board of Directors on special projects that support mission, goals and strategic plan

Required Qualifications:
3-5 years non-profit development experience
Grant research and writing experience
Database development experience preferred

The applicant will possess the following qualities:
be an active team member and collaborative decision-maker.
understand and advocate for Cumberland’s Mission in all situations.
be a clear communicator who possesses excellent listening, verbal, and writing skills.
be a relationship-builder, demonstrating personal flexibility and a sense of humor.
be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills.
maintain confidentiality in all situations.

Application Process:

The position will remain open until filled. Come be a part of this growing special-needs school with a very busy and thriving environment. Strong benefits plan. Compensation is competitive and is commensurate with experience.
Send resume to Mrs. Debbi Scarborough at

Cumberland Academy of Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender identity, veteran status, sex, age, or sexual orientation in employment, admission of students, or in providing its services in any manner. Cumberland Academy of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact name: Debbi Scarborough
Contact email address:

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