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Engagement Manager

Creative Destruction Lab

Creative Destruction Lab

Sales & Business Development
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • This position will interact on a regular basis with CDL founders, Mentors, Corporate Partners, Academic faculty, and other CDL and Georgia Tech employees.
  • This position typically will advise and counsel: CDL leadership
  • This position will supervise


Job Duty 1 – Supports donor relations by:

  • Managing donor relations
  • Developing and implementing plans to support donor management and
  • stewardship strategies and/or activities
  • Handling sensitive and/or confidential information
  • Drafting donor acknowledgment and recognition communications
  • Creating and editing a standard operating procedures manual
  • Responding to and resolving service complaints
  • Meeting face-to-face with current and potential donors to discuss giving interests and opportunities

Job Duty 2 – Supports fundraising efforts by:

  • Providing feedback on the planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns
  • Analyzing complex giving and donor trends/patterns and making strategic recommendations to senior CDL officials
  • Developing marketing/communications strategies that support fundraising campaigns and programs
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Analyzing the impact of stewardship programming on fundraising initiatives

Job Duty 3 – Leads project initiatives by:

  • Developing overall project design
  • Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance
  • Developing charter, scope, resources, and schedule for project(s)
  • Planning and implementing project phases
  • Liaising with management to determine goals and priorities
  • Develop project schedules, including milestones, critical path, timelines, deliverables, and reporting
  • Developing and maintaining project quality control standards
  • Planning and implementing a workflow for a group
  • Resolving project disputes and conflicts between project stakeholders
  • Implementing project communications plans
  • Conducting market research and analysis
  • Handling complex and/or sensitive information

Required Qualifications

Five or more years of job-related experience

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Proposed Salary

  • Salary Range: $60,846-$82,749/yr
  • Job Grade: A9

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Entrepreneurial and highly motivated with a strong interest in startups and venture capital
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for consistently meeting or exceeding performance objectives
  • Strong, team-oriented work ethic with a willingness to work independently and autonomously
  • Highly organized with strong project management experience

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

Other Information

  • This is a supervisory position.
  • This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
  • This role is not considered a position of trust.
  • This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
  • This position does not require a security clearance.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Background Check

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