Greater Nashville Nonprofit Job Opportunities

Development &  Volunteer Specialist - Park Center

Summary: To manage the agency volunteer program, maintain donor database, assist with the execution of all agency special events and assist in creating consistent messaging and brand recognition for funding sources and other target audiences in the community through social media.

Responsibilities: Volunteer Coordination Responsibilities - Responsible for solicitation, cultivation and orientation of individual and group community volunteers to support Park Center’s members and staff, including holidays; Manage Park Center’s membership to Hands on Nashville for access to a wider pool of qualified volunteers; Develop and maintain relationships with area universities whose students are interested in volunteer and internship opportunities with Park Center’s programs; Maintain relationships with all volunteers and interns throughout their experience and solicit feedback to improve the volunteer program; Create and maintain a volunteer hours tracking system and produce reports quarterly; Create and implement a volunteer recognition program to honor their participation in Park Center’s mission of recovery; Will coordinate volunteer tours of Park Center, interviews, and applications; Serve as an advisor to Park Center’s Associate Board to maximize their involvement in the agency. Donation Records Management - Responsible for maintaining the eTapestry donor database with complete confidentiality; Solicit in-kind donations for agency programs via social media, as needed. Enter all in-kind donations into eTapestry donor database; Process thank you letters to donors within 48 hours of receipt of donation. Special Events - Assist in the execution of agency special events – How About Dinner and a Movie?, Celebration of Courage and Music for the Mind; Responsible for soliciting items and maintaining auction database for How About Dinner and a Movie?; Schedule and manage small events for fundraising and community awareness. Social Media & Community Relations - attend corporate and nonprofit events related to fundraising and community relations; create content for social media channels; monitor feeds to ensure consistency an reach; write/edit member success stories and volunteer profiles for sharing on social media. Other responsibilities - responsible for all communication regarding Board of Directors meetings. Also responsible for preparing materials and setup for Board meetings; other organizations tasks as assigned by the Director of Marketing & Development and President & CEO. 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications and/or Public Relations from an accredited college or university; Minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of nonprofit Development, preferred; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong organizational skills; Demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical behavior; Must have strong computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office suite; Experience with social media platforms; Able and willing to work outside of the standard work week, as required, including weekends and before and after scheduled hours.

How To Apply: Please send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a cover letter to

Development Director - Salama Urban Ministries

Summary: Consistent with the mission and vision of Salama Urban Ministries, under the direction of the CEO, the Director of Development is responsible for the direction and strategy of the philanthropic development of the organization. The Director will support and enhance a culture of giving through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, grant and corporate donors. The Director will apply best practices and innovative approaches to the administration of revenue-generating efforts, including, but not limited to, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, and planned giving.

Responsibilities: Oversees all fundraising plans and programs, including annual fundraising, major gifts, sponsorships, special events, gift planning, solicitation, direct mail, and digital/tech fundraising. Develops and cultivates relationships with current and potential donors and sponsors. Works in innovative ways to achieve full fundraising potential of the organization and donor recognition programs. Provides support to the Board of Directors and the Development Committee in fundraising including solicitation, training, development of materials, relationship management, and ongoing donor cultivation. Prepares a compelling case for support and fundraising communications materials. Develops budget projections and recommends fundraising goals to the CEO and the Board. Conducts fundraising and expense analyses to determine budget projections and goals. Maintains all fundraising databases and relevant Quickbooks content to ensure effective management of donor records. Supervises and works in tandem with the Communications staff to design and implement marketing campaign strategies to engage volunteers, and the public. Cultivates relationships with various media outlets to publicize the good work of the organization. Oversees and assists the Communications staff to develop content for communications, including newsletters, Annual Report, the website, and social media updates and campaigns. Conducts grant research and follows grant/funder guidelines to complete and submit prescribed grant applications and proposal narratives, to include budget information and supplemental materials. Fulfills post-grant requirements, to include grant reports, acknowledgements, etc. Collaborates with other staff members in a team environment, supports the CEO in relationship building, and participates in appropriate events to represent Salama Urban Ministries. Other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Required: •Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. CFRE, Foundation and planned giving expertise desirable. Minimum five years of successful, face-to-face fund raising experience required. Previous successful experience in nonprofit work. Experience with donor information software/databases.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills are essential. The abilities to handle multiple projects and to meet deadlines, goals and budgets are keys to success. The Director must be well organized, detail oriented, and computer literate – preferably with Microsoft Word and Excel. The director must be committed to the mission of Salama Urban Ministries. While normal working hours are required, this position will sometimes include evening and/or weekend work. Professional attire is required during normal working hours because of frequent meetings with volunteers and staff. Physical Working Conditions: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand; walk on uneven surfaces; sit; handle or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must be able to lift up to 25 pounds. The employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level is usually minimal to moderate.

How to Apply:  Contact Dawana L. Wade, C.E.O. Send e-mail to: or call 615-251-4050, Ext. 115

Regional Philanthropy Officer - The American Red Cross

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity as a Regional Philanthropy Officer. This mission-critical role serves as the key steward for a rich portfolio of current and prospective philanthropists in support of the American Red Cross. You will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from regional donors, thereby advancing the organizational mission and creating meaningful impact in the lives of both donors and beneficiaries of that mission. Based in the Nashville area, you will cultivate Individual Major Gifts donors and prospects in the Tennessee Region, primarily Nashville and Chattanooga, working collaboratively with a team of fundraisers across the state. This position is responsible for managing a portfolio of individual donors including members of the Tiffany Circle, a society of women leaders and philanthropists who commit a minimum of $10,000 a year in support of Red Cross work. This position supports the efforts of the Nashville Area Tiffany Circle by working with lead volunteers to develop strategy, grow membership, and plan and execute special events – and will work on launching a new Tiffany Circle chapter in Chattanooga.

Responsibilities: 1) Fundraising Targets and Portfolio Management: As a Regional Philanthropy Officer with a focus on Individuals, the fundraiser will manage an assigned portfolio of major gift donors and prospects across the state of Tennessee – primarily in Nashville and Chattanooga – with intent to form deep relationships. Responsible for minimum annual fundraising goal as specified in performance standards, including both renewable gifts and new incremental revenue. Develops donor management plans for entire portfolio resulting in strategic, knowledgeable and complex asks. Personally solicits assigned donor portfolio through face to face visits, including preparation of personalized materials. Revenue target may increase due to major domestic disasters. Serve as mentor/informal leader to less experienced team members and operational resource in the areas of retention and strengthening donor relationships. 2. Relationship Development: Develops ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of the American Red Cross. Cultivates relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach, using giving societies such as the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders as a key program. Works in partnership with Tiffany Circle volunteer leadership on strategy for retention and growth. 3. Strategy: Develops and executes ongoing strategy for qualifying donors to ensure retention, growth of donor contributions, as well as recapture from previous donors across the Tennessee Region. Works collaboratively with local fundraising team other departments and partners with development staff at the National Office to create customized solicitation strategies matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor/prospect. 4. Other: Participates in disaster relief fundraising projects as appropriate. 5. It is the responsibility of all Red Cross staff members to recruit, train and work with volunteers and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that each member of the regional management team to work with a volunteer counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth within the function. 6. Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the mission of the American Red Cross. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

Qualifications:  1) Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Advanced degree highly desirable. Experience: Minimum five years sales and/or fundraising experience required. Proven experience in developing strategies for donor retention growth and recapture and proven success with complex requests is required. 2) Management Experience: None required. 3) Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation. 4) Travel: Requires frequent travel within the Region. The amount will vary depending upon size and geography of region. The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package. If this sounds like the kind of opportunity that you’ve been waiting for, please visit our website at: The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.

How to Apply:

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