Development Associate

POSTED ON 9/30/2022 CLOSED ON 11/3/2022
Children's Museum of Atlanta Hired Organization Address Atlanta, GA Full Time

Job Posting for Development Associate at Children's Museum of Atlanta


We are the Children's Museum of Atlanta, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and we are the only educational venue of its kind in Atlanta. Through community outreach initiatives, educational programs, and exhibits designed for children ages 0–8, the Museum strives to spark every child’s imagination, sense of discovery and learning through the power of play and we are hiring!

Children’s Museum of Atlanta fosters an inclusive, collaborative culture. We do so by being transparent and inviting our team to bring ideas to the table. We have built a diverse team that has a passion to create programs and a Museum that cultivates the power of play for all children in our community. We welcome team members who share our Mission, know how to play well with others, and strive for excellence. And. Never. Stop. Playing. 

This is a part time, 30 hours/week, non-exempt, hourly position at a rate of $15/hour, that reports to the Assistant Director of Strategic Advancement.

We offer medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous PTO, 401K, FSA, Museum family membership, and discounts in the Museum store. We offer free parking and we are easily accessible by MARTA.

Primary role

The Development Associate, under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Strategic Advancement, supports the advancement team’s fundraising efforts. They will perform administrative functions required to raise funds for and advance the mission of the Museum. These functions include, but are not limited to, managing annual fund and individual donor gifts, generating reports, special event work and support of the Museum’s Board of Directors. 


  • Enter and maintain individual and special event pledge and giving records into the Museum’s CRM 
  • Generate gift acknowledgements and fulfill recognition requirements 
  • Assist with presentations and meetings for volunteers and Board of Directors 
  • Assist with special events, including annual gala, golf tournament, and donor recognition events 
  • Maintain Board of Directors information and ensure up-to-date records are accessible to team; maintain Board of Directors data regarding meetings and ad hoc events as needed 
  • Maintains Advancement team expense budget, invoice tracking, submitting expenses and check requests as needed 
  • Maintain records for and assist with annual audit preparation. 
  • Generate weekly fundraising status reports for department 



Accountability: Excellent time management skills and ability to independently manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines, exceptional organizational skills with a high degree of accuracy, professionalism, and strict attention to detail (confidentiality) 

Communication: Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills and adept at relationship building, strong presentation skills 

Initiative: Eager to create efficiencies to better programs and processes, willingness to seek support for proper completion of job tasks, ability to self-motivate 

Adaptability: Open to new ideas; Flexible, able to learn and embrace procedural changes within an organization, ability to work in a team to achieve fundraising and overall organizational goals 

Collaboration: Ability to work well with others, open to sharing ideas and building on others suggestions 

Strong Technical Skills: Knowledge of CRM systems, proficient in Microsoft office suite, ability to learn new software, experience with gift entry procedures and database management experience preferred 

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