Greater Nashville Nonprofit Job Opportunities

Development Manager - Moves and Grooves Inc. 

Responsibilities: The Development Manager assists in the overall operation of the Development Department. Oversees donor stewardship (communication, recognition, and retention). Manages large-scale appeals (direct mail campaigns, e-mail campaigns, etc.). Responsible for soliciting sponsors for special events. Will provide other assistance to all special events as time permits. Works closely with Executive Director to achieve organization’s fundraising goals. Development Manager will accurately scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects and will sets objectives and goals to meet and or exceed. Measures performance against goals; evaluates results. Relates well to all kinds of people inside and outside the organization. Builds appropriate rapport, constructive, and effective relationships within the organization and community while using diplomacy and tact to diffuse any potential high-tension situations

Qualifications: 2+ years of experience working in the development space. Advanced computer skills. Familiar with the Kindful System is a huge plus. Management Experience a plus. Must be extremely well organized and have leadership qualities. Can work well under tight deadlines and in stressful environments. Must be able to change directions quickly and with ease. Must be a positive and forward-thinking person; high energy; dedicated; and have a passion for the non-profit world. Supporting documentation and criminal background check s are required for all positions. Moves and Grooves, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to

Development Director - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

The Development Director role is a great opportunity to join a strong Chapter team and work closely with the Executive Director and local leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapter. The Development Director will lead and manage the development staff in East and Middle Tennessee and will have oversight for all fundraising events across the territory. In addition to making sure the fundraising events meet revenue goals and are well-executed, the Development Director will also have direct responsibility for Walk and Gala Sponsorship across the territory ($750,000+) as well as Nashville Gala tables and Fund a Cure under $10k ($450,000+). For a complete position description or to apply, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to JDRF by visiting

How to Apply: If you’d like to join our team, please submit your resume and cover letter with salary requirements to JDRF by clicking the job URL

No Phone Calls Please. Only those candidates who meet our qualifications will be contacted. No staffing agencies please. JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Development - University of Memphis, Lambuth Campus

The University of Memphis is seeking a Director of Development for the UofM Lambuth Campus to join our fundraising team.

Responsibilities: The Director of Development will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors in support of the UofM Lambuth, with a focus on gifts of $25,000 and above. The primary purpose of this position is to foster focused relationship building and major gift cultivation and solicitation efforts to serve the needs of the University of Memphis Lambuth Campus. Responsible for developing fundraising and development programs and for directing related activities in support of these programs. Although located on the Lambuth Campus, the Director of Development will be a part of the UofM’s central development team; will report to the Sr. Director of University Development; and will be required to attend regular meetings on the Memphis campus. The Director of Development will actively manage a portfolio of 100 prospects and donors, execute a target of 95 personal visits, and deliver 18-22 written proposals annually. Must be able to work independently.

Qualifications: This position is located in Jackson, Tennessee. Successful candidates must reside in the Jackson area or be willing to relocate. The position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a collaborative, supportive work environment. Bachelor’s degree is required with a master’s degree preferred. Five years of related experience. Higher education experience, in particular advancement experience, is preferred. The position reports to a Sr. Director of University Development and works closely with the Vice Provost of UofM Lambuth.

How to apply:

Director of Donor Relations - Evergreen Life Services

Evergreen Life Services: Here at Evergreen our mission is to serve, provide for and champion individuals with disabilities. Evergreen Life Services (ELS) is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides a full range of professional services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Founded in the 1950s, today we are proud to serve nearly 1,300 individuals with disabilities in 8 states.

Responsibilities: Evergreen Life Services is in search for an Director of Donor Relations for the Nashville, TN area. This individual is responsible for soliciting gifts of $1,000+ from donors and prospective donors.

How To Apply: If interested please click the following link:

Director of Corporate Relations - TPAC

TENNESSEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: To lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Revenue Generating/Department & Organization Role: 1) Serve as lead of TPAC’s Sponsorship Team to secure funding to support annual goals by working closely with Sponsorship Team: President/CEO, COO, VP for Institutional Advancement, Senior VP of Programming and Curation, Senior Director of Marketing, Senior Director of Grants, Senior Manager of Development Information, and others as appropriate. 2) Create an active pipeline of corporate prospects through research, identification, and tracking of sponsor and donor activity; regularly update prospect lists for evaluation and input of VP for Institutional Advancement and Sponsorship Team. 3) Integrate sponsorship initiatives and programs with other key departments such as Marketing, Communications, Box Office, Education, Programming, Sales, and Event Services as needed. 4) Develop and update a diverse menu of sponsorship/funding opportunities to attract corporate support for programming, education initiatives, TPAC Gala, and targeted institutional priorities based on TPAC assets.  5) Develop and oversee overarching sponsorship strategy with creative approaches to attract corporate support; create tactical solicitation process through personal contact and systematic call management; coordinate with Senior Director of Grants to ensure against potential conflicts in targeting. 6) Prepare tailored sponsorship materials and deliver unique presentations to prospective sponsors and donors. 7) Negotiate sponsorship agreements and their timely renewals to maximize retention rates; ensure all fiduciary responsibilities and requirements, such as invoices, are tracked, completed, and received. 8) Coordinate and confirm all sponsorship fulfillment requirements (including regulation of all marketing materials for correct logo placements, media exposure, etc.) as well as monitor each agreement for any necessary adjustments to ensure timely execution of promised deliverables by communicating to appropriate staff.  9) Prepare and coordinate annual fulfillment reports/notebooks for all designated sponsors. 10) Work closely with Senior Manager of Development Information to maintain accurate sponsor and donor information in Tessitura database; document and disseminate all signed sponsorship agreements and relevant materials to appropriate staff and departments. 11) Work in concert with Development department and TPAC team to support the production of TPAC Gala and any additional fundraising/cultivation endeavors as assigned. OTHER - Budget: Have a thorough and complete understanding of budgets of oversight – how they work, how revenue streams are comprised, how they are tied to connected expenses, and the impact they have on the organization’s budget; Create an accurate annual budget/goals for sponsorships and TPAC Gala; Maintain/oversee areas of budget oversight in a fiscally responsible manner; Manage process and monitor status; Monitor revenue activity through appropriate reports; Monitor expenses through purchase orders, payroll approvals, and thorough review of financials received from TPAC Business Office; Have an awareness of the status of budget at all times, allowing timely recognition and reporting of variances (past or present) to the Business office for proper handling in the re-forecast process; Notify VP for Institutional Advancement immediately of any impending non-trivial variances (revenues or expenses) as soon as identified The above listed duties are not all inclusive. This position is expected to perform other work related duties as assigned even though they may not be considered primary duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience Required -  Bachelor of arts or sciences degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four year college or university with five to seven years of proven related experience in direct fundraising. Skills and Knowledge Required - 1) Excellent leadership skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team setting.  2) Self-motiviated individual with strong administrative, planning, and organizational skills. 3) General knowledge of the performing arts. 4) Knowledgeable about all aspects of fundraising and sponsorships, including campaign design, proposals, presentations, and execution. 5) Successful experience in the design and implementation corporate sponsorships and special event fundraising efforts. 6) Knowledgable about prospect research and comfortable with utilizing various development tools and technologies. 7) Proven record of success in expanding donor base through cultivation, excellent donor management, and stewardship. 8) A record of successfully achieving fundraising goals. 9) Superb oral and superlative written communication skills with an ability to speak and write persuasively about the mission, needs, and campaign goals of Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 10) Comfort serving as an ambassador for Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 11) Display the maturity, discretion, integrity, high-energy, and cultural sensitivity needed to work effectively in a high profile arts institution. 12) Outgoing, people-oriented person with outstanding interpersonal skills. 13) Demonstrated ability in advanced creative thought, detail, and “big picture” strategy development. 14) Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Word and Excel. 15) Ability to work event evenings and weekends as needed. 16) Ability to maintain a high level of poise and professionalism in all circumstances. 

REPORTS TO: Vice President for Institutional Advancement

How to Apply: Please submit your resume to or mail / fax a resume to: TPAC Human Resources PO Box 190660 Nashville, TN 37219 Fax 615-782-4001.  Please, NO phone calls.

Director, Development -- The Family Center

Summary: The Family Center (a growing, fast paced nonprofit currently located in Davidson and Rutherford Counties) seeks a dynamic new “family member” to serve as its Director, Development. Qualified candidates must have a willingness to embrace a Trauma Informed Culture that also honors all races, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, and gender identities. The Director, Development is integral in helping TFC pursue our mission of breaking multi-generational cycles of child abuse, neglect, and trauma by spearheading all Development efforts, engaging in the mission as a means to expand revenue, and utilizing analytics as a tool for making the case for current/future donors. Competitive candidates will: welcome curiosity as a means to learn and grow personally and professionally, greet challenges with flexibility and a collaborative approach, and pursue excellence in work products and community presence.

Responsibilities:  develop, execute, and evaluate annual plans and ongoing strategies that ensure The Family Center exceeds its development goals each year;  identify and incorporate successful strategies for significantly broadening and deepening individual and major donor support (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and potential major donors); engage collaboratively with the President/CEO, Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff; lead a small, yet mighty Development Team that focuses on government and foundation support, Data Management, and IT Solutions; oversee corporate, foundation, and government grant proposals (in collaboration with program leadership) and ensure all reporting requirements are met by deadlines; embrace & demonstrate core organizational values; oversee two annual events (committees, budgeting, logistics, etc); engage with 3rd party events

Qualifications, Skills, & Knowledge: Bachelor’s required, Master’s preferred; 5+ years of development experience; innovative leader, self-initiator, fast learner, team player; highly developed interpersonal skills, affinity for networking and high level of confidence and poise; excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively contribute to grant proposals, donor research, marketing efforts, public relations, and communications; understanding of grant writing and donor research; proficiency in MS Office Suite, Donor Perfect; confidence and competence in learning and using existing and new technologies; ability to effectively interact, communicate, and collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds; excellent organizational and project management skills; capable of meeting challenging deadlines while “herding cats”; must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license; openness to a work culture that is very fast paced and growing rapidly across Middle TN.  This is a full-time exempt position that requires evening and weekend commitments throughout the year. Local travel is required, and occasional national travel may be expected. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and organizational budget.

How To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to: