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Director, Government Relations

Director, Government Relations
Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Posted: 04/09/2024

Job Summary:

The Director of Government Relations is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to advance the organization’s policy priorities, secure government funding, and increase visibility and support among government stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions and Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement a government relations strategy that advances the organization’s policy priorities and funding objectives.
  • Build and execute an annual stewardship plan that ensures strong relationships with key elected officials and their related governmental agencies across the ten counties in which BGCMA is located, with a focus on identifying key engagement opportunities with Clubs and their members.
  • Develop and project-manage an annual calendar of meetings, events, and other engagement activities across BGCMA’s 10-county footprint that brings greater visibility to BGCMA.
  • Partner with volunteer leaders from the county boards, corporate board of directors, and board of trustees to build relationship maps that help to advance and sustain relationships with key government stakeholders.
  • Partner with the GA Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to support the advancement of state-level legislative priorities and stewardship activities.
  • Write and submit government grant applications and grant reports as required.
  • Create new proposals, presentations, and project management plans that help to secure new government grants or steward existing grants.
  • Execute all duties necessary for the successful implementation of the partnerships, including cross-functional collaboration with finance, programmatic subject matter experts, marketing and communications, and other stakeholders, as appropriate.
  • Support the Resource Development team with special events, grant writing, reporting, and other activities that support the organization in meeting its annual fundraising goal.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a preference in Business, Communications, Marketing, or Public Affairs preferred.
Skills & Experience:
  • 2-3 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex tasks involving multiple stakeholders.
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Government relations and/or fundraising/donor support experience a plus.
  • Excellent time-management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the organization (both internal and external).
  • Superior analytical and organizational skills with excellent attention to detail and a high degree of personal initiative.
  • Demonstrated computer skills proficiency (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Office).
  • Prior experience in nonprofit and/or governmental agency preferred.

Environment & Working Conditions:

Normal internal office environment. Able to travel throughout the Metro Atlanta area to attend donor meetings and events; some evenings and weekends required. Occasional need to travel to club locations within the Metro Atlanta area. Frequent internal contacts with employees throughout organization required. Opportunity to work remote 2-3 days per week. The position requires walking and climbing stairs; Light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently.

Employee Classification:

Exempt employees are not entitled, under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to the protections of the wage and hour laws of the state or the FLSA. Exempt employees must always be paid on a salary basis and not be subject to reduction based on the quality or quantity of work performed.


The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, nor to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

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