Manager of Development Events & Services - Tennessee Performing Arts Center

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.

Summary: The Manager of Development Events and Services will lead and manage all aspects of the production of Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Development department-driven events while being responsible and accountable for event planning, timelines, budget management, and plan implementation to help ensure financial and other goals are met or exceeded. REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement. OBJECTIVES: 1) Lead, manage, and be point-of-contact for the production of all aspects of TPAC Development’s events and activities: TPAC Gala, TPAC Partnership Luncheon, President’s Dinner, and all other applicable activities (e.g. VIP Reception at TPAC’s Season Announcement Party, Regions’ Free Day, Tony Awards Viewing Party, TPAC Donor Lounge operations, community events, etc.) to ensure all measurable successes are met and/or exceeded. 2) Manage and maintain appropriate budget comprehension and oversight. 3) Manage all applicable vendor relationships in support of these events/activities. 4) Coordinate and aid in creation of all appropriate event invitations and collateral. 5) Help to increase visibility to the programs that comprise TPAC Education. 6) Help promote TPAC institutionally in the community

Responsibilities: 1) With SVP for Institutional Advancement and Development team, create and execute plans of action and timelines for all aspects of TPAC Development department-led events and activities during the fiscal year. 2) Oversee and manage all aspects of TPAC Gala (an annual black tie fundraising event comprising cocktails, dinner, awards program, entertainment, and auction), including any ancillary events, by coordinating with appropriate TPAC staff, event leadership, and volunteer committee members as needed—acting as liason with TPAC Gala Chairs to ensure communication is clear and expectations are addressed and satisfied; coordinate any and all event fulfillment with Development team. 3) Oversee and manage all aspects of TPAC’s annual Partnership Luncheon (a stewardship and appreciation event celebrating the support of the organization’s corporate and community sponsors and partners) by coordinating with all appropriate TPAC staff. 4) Oversee and manage the creation and execution of The President’s Dinner (a newly created donor benefit for key supporters) with appropriate team members, hosts, and venue. 5) Manage, with oversight from the Senior Director of Individual Giving, all operational aspects of the TPAC Donor Lounge—including catering, Food and Beverage staff, volunteer scheduling, and institutional calendar coordination. 6) Oversee and manage the annual VIP Reception at TPAC’s Season Announcement Party (a reception preceding the unveiling of TPAC’s new performance season). 7) Work in tandem with other TPAC departments on all additional and potential events, e.g. the annual Tony Awards Viewing Party, Regions’ annual Free Day performance, and other community events to ensure seamless coordination between all departments. 8) Manage all applicable vendor relationships in support of all events/activities. 9) Coordinate the creation and scheduling of all applicable event invitations and collateral material with Development team and Creative Services Director, including electronic creative pieces .10) Gain a thorough and complete understanding of all department budgets—how they work, how revenue streams are comprised and connected to expenses, and the impact they have on overall organizational bottom line. 11) Help create event budget(s) and be the primary lead on budget management by tracking both revenues and expenses regularly to ensure goals are met with support of the Manager of Development Information—notifying SVP for Institutional Advancement immediately of any impending non-trivial variances (revenue or expense) 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’s degree (B.A.) from a four year college or university and two (2) years related experience in development, administration, and event planning, preferably in a nonprofit setting. Skills and Knowledge Required: 1) Strong knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office programs such as Excel. 2) Excellent verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills. 3) Knowledge of theatrical, catering, marketing, fundraising, and printing industries terminology a plus. 4) Working knowledge of Tessitura software a plus. 5) Ability to work in a fluid, dynamic, and fast-paced environment. 6) Ability to work very flexible hours. 7) Personal interest and knowledge of the arts and humanities a plus.

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.

Vice President of Development - Dismas House of Nashville

For the formerly incarcerated, having a place to stay in a supportive environment is the first step toward successful re-entry to society. Upon their release, offenders who have been carefully screened, live at Dismas House as they transition back into the community. They find a safe haven and a family-like atmosphere amid college students, staff and many volunteers who become part of their daily lives. Typically, residents live for 4-6 months in Dismas House, which is built on a framework of support, self-sufficiency and personal accountability. Professional caseworkers help to match them with resources to meet each person’s unique needs. For their part, residents stay for a minimum of 90 days, uphold positive standards of living, participate in a holistic programming model, are active members of the household and broader community, and pay a modest program fee. They leave with a stable income, a supportive network of friends, a greater sense of self-worth, a fresh chance and real hope for the future. In this way, Dismas House combines a mission of caring with a unique form of crime prevention. Dismas is in the middle of an incredible multi-year expansion project which culminated with construction groundbreaking on a brand-new facility in December 2018. This new construction build of a 4-story, 22,000 sq. ft. space will allow the organization to accommodate 76 clients by serving as a center of community, housing, programming and culture. To meet the needs of clients, Dismas will need to scale immensely to a staff of 23 employees who will oversee executive, administrative and direct service responsibilities. 

Summary: Working from the Nashville headquarters and reporting to the CEO, the incoming Vice President of Development is responsible for creating and executing the annual revenue plan for fundraising activities including cultivating and closing major gifts, stewardship of all donations, overseeing grant-writing efforts, and partnering with the CEO on fundraising efforts. The Vice President of Development also works as part of a revenue team that includes corporate partnerships, events and membership. The VP will also support the development activities in association with the Board of Directors and ultimately expand a successful program to build upon the financial resources necessary to further enhance the organization’s worldwide brand.

Responsibilities: Successfully develop and execute a personal department goal in excess of $1M of the organization’s $2.5M annual budget. Beginning as a team of one, build and grow a philanthropy department over a three-year period. Serve as a strategic partner and a member of the executive leadership team on a range of fundraising initiatives and programs including strategy development, donor cultivation, and donor events. Oversee the organization’s development department and direct all of the fundraising activities, including identifying funding   opportunities from foundations, corporations, and public   sources,  prospecting individual and major donors, and implementing targeted strategies for each opportunity. Develop donor relation strategies and stewardship to cultivate new corporate and foundation gifts. Create and maintain a consistent and methodical system for   timely cultivation, stewardship, and fulfillment of campaign donor recognition for annual individual donors. Work in conjunction with Board of Directors on fundraising initiatives. Develop and manage annual departmental budget and track expenses. Develop, communicate and implement goals and objectives. Ensure fiduciary responsibility, compliance, sound financial management and financial accountability for contributions,   income and all other assets.

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; Proven track record of fundraising with a minimum of seven years   and progressively responsible leadership; Experience working with volunteers, volunteer leadership, and   program staff; Must possess a high level of integrity with a proven ability to establish trust based relationships regarding ongoing, mutually beneficial partnerships; Able to work autonomously while achieving high impact results; Propensity to work with high energy, a high degree of initiative and from a positive perspective while maintaining flexibility and   attention to detail; An ability to work effectively as part of a team and an interest in   building a strong organizational culture; Excel in organizational leadership abilities, including increasing   efficiencies around systems, procedures and protocols; Be versatile in interacting and communicating effectively with   everyone from an ex-offender to a potential donor in the C-suite; Outstanding public presentation skills and a capacity to   communicate effectively to the press, board, committees, staff,   volunteers, and the public in a concise, focused and convincing manner.

Compensation: includes a competitive nonprofit base salary commensurate with experience, a performance-based incentive package and a package of employee and health benefits.

How To Apply: Please send resumes and a cover letter to

Director of Development - 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.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to No phone calls, please.

Planned Giving Officer - Gideons International

The Planned Giving Officer represents the Development Division in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and relational stewardship of individuals for their interests in financially supporting the mission of The Gideons International and its programs. This position will focus primarily on planned and deferred gifts, while also pursuing opportunities for major gifts—all with a heart of being donor-centric and promoting Biblical stewardship and generosity. Performance in this position requires functioning with impeccable integrity and securing gift commitments, with an emphasis on planned and deferred opportunities. The position will represent all of The Gideons International funding needs, matching each donor’s interests with the appropriate gift opportunities. Of equal importance will be collaboration within the Development Division and service to donors, and the accommodation of their best interest in the gift cultivation. A background in financial planning is preferred, and a legal background (J.D. degree) is a plus. The position reports to the Senior Planned Giving Officer of The Gideons International.

How to Apply: Please apply online at

Director of Development - St. Cecilia Academy

St. Cecilia Academy is a private Catholic college-preparatory high school for young women, owned and administered by the Dominican Sisters of Nashville, TN since 1860. The school is located on the Dominican Campus, which is also home to Overbrook School (elementary) and Aquinas College. St. Cecilia Academy emphasizes academic excellence and strong community within a Christ-centered environment, preparing young women to meet the challenges of modern life and to contribute in a positive way to the society in which they live.

Responsibilities: The full-time Director of Development leads the Advancement Department and works closely with the Principal and the Director of Advancement to oversee and manage all aspects of St. Cecilia Academy’s development program. The Director of Development must be able to think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes traditional and innovative strategies. Key components of this plan should include goals, strategies, and timetables for major and capital gifts, alumnae giving, annual fund, and planned giving. The Director of Development focuses on building key relationships with donors, alumnae, faculty and staff, parents, and volunteers, as well as community and corporate leaders. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, and be goal and deadline-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising and development work, preferably in education or nonprofit work. Catholic school or parish/diocesan experience preferred. Candidates should also have strong ability using Raiser’s Edge or similar donor databases and other fundraising technology.

How to Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter, summarizing related fundraising experience and stating why you would like to be considered for this position. Contact: Mrs. Chris Caprioli St. Cecilia Academy 4210 Harding Rd. Nashville, TN 37205 Phone: 615-298-4525 Fax: 615-783-0561 Email: Start Date: June 1, 2019