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Employment Opportunities at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

Development Manager

The mission of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to deliver language courses and programs that foster communication, education, collaboration, and cultural exchange for life-long learners for whom German is not their first language, natives of German-speaking countries, and people residing in the Southeastern United States interested in or affiliated with Germany or Europe through heritage, career, or personal experience. 


The Development Manager works closely with the Development Committee of the Board and the Executive Director to ensure that the organization raises the funds it needs to continue operations and supports the Board as a liaison. 



  • Ability to understand challenges facing non-profit organizations  
  • Ability to manage/reschedule priorities effectively  
  • High-level customer-service orientation  
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with maximum discretion  
  • Experience in non-profit environment is preferred but not a requirement 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including letter/memo/e-mail 
  • High level expertise in Microsoft Office 365 
  • Experience with Donor Management Systems preferred 
  • German language skills are preferred but not required  


Tasks include but are not limited to:   

Manage Donor and Membership Relationships 

  • Serve as a point of contact for members, donors, sponsors  
  • Identify and establish contact with potential donors via database and online-giving-platform  
  • Function as the SME for the organization’s CRM and donor management software  
  • Participate in community networking events 
  • Develop membership benefits program  
  • Process and track memberships  
  • Communicate with members and future members  

Create and Track Fundraising Events  

  • Organize Fundraisers, incl. Annual Signature Event and End-of-year campaign 
  • Create and submit reports on the progress and effectiveness of each campaign  

Research Funding Sources & Raise Funds  

  • Involved in identifying and reporting about grant sources  
  • Develop new donors 

Provide Administrative Support  

  • Involved in tracking data of Goethe events and Language program to expand funding opportunities  
  • Involved in development of corporate contacts for Language program  
  • Capture all donor relationships  

Board Support  

  • schedule and invite to Board meetings  
  • compile Board-related documents  
  • meticulous corporate file management 


This role 

  • is exempt, full-time 
  • Employment at will 
  • includes medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • is hybrid; typically, 2 days at the Downtown Atlanta office are required 
  • reports to the Executive Director


Physical Requirements 

To perform this job successfully, the employee must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. All employees must be able to communicate face to face or through technology with or without reasonable accommodation. Employee will be in an office environment (well-lit, heated and air-conditioned) typically stationed at a desk or table. Home-Office opportunities can be arranged in coordination with the Executive Director and Executive Team. Employee will be asked to sit and stand for various increments of time, and to lift/push up 30 lbs. Clerical office duties on various forms of technology are required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 


Please send your resume to:

German Language Instructor(s)

  • Location: Must be available to work in Downtown Atlanta
  • Part-time, hours based on the number of courses ​taught (typically one to three courses ​per quarter)
  • Classes are held mostly evenings and on Saturday morning
  • Additional opportunities to teach workshops, individual instruction, or corporate courses
  • Opportunity for growth via required and employer-provided trainings in language pedagogy, exam administration, European language learning standards
  • Reports to the Executive Director (ED) and the Language Program Director
  • Employment is at-will

Join our German Language Program team for in-person instruction in our new German Cultural Center location in Downtown Atlanta/Peachtree Center.

Our instructors  teach one or multiple courses per quarter based on enrollment. Group courses consist of groups of four to twelve adult students. Our general language group courses take place Monday through Thursday evenings or on Saturday morning. In addition, qualified instructors see opportunities to teach exam prep courses, writing classes, cultural and language-learning workshops, and may contribute with individually developed course offerings that fit the program of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. 

In addition to in-person teaching in our center, the instructor may be assigned an online course via Zoom for our students throughout the Southeastern United States.



  • Fluency in German and English (native or near-native) is a must
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in German, Education, or a related field
  • Experience teaching German as a second/foreign language ​
  • Preferably experience in teaching in-person as well as via video conferencing software and systems
  • Weeknight and / or Saturday morning availability
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Teams
  • Experience with educational technology and online teaching tools
  • Permission to work in the United States (Green Card or US citizen)


  • Implement lesson plans that appeal to a diverse group of students
  • Encourage students to attend language and culture events
  • Attend Goethe-related teacher training seminars
  • Work enthusiastically as a member of the Goethe Team

Only local candidates will be considered.

Please email a resume and cover letter to ​