Executive Director - Healing Housing

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Healing Housing's staff, programs, expansion and execution of its mission. The Executive Director is the public face of Healing Housing representing the programs and conveying the point of view of the organization to donors, volunteers, agencies, organizations, and the public. As with all positions, it is expected that the mission, vision and core values are exemplified by the individual filling this role. This position has primary responsibility for securing sufficient funds to realize the Board’s capital and programmatic goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategic Planning Planning and Implementation: Works with the Board of Directors to plan and execute the overall mission and annual goals of the organization. Works with the staff to ensure that the overall mission and goals are clearly articulated, understood and carried out throughout entire organization. Development Planning and Implementation: Works with the Fund Development Committee to set the yearly fundraising goals and the annual development plan each year with targeted objectives, methods, quantifiable outcomes, and timelines which will achieve budgeted goals. Board Duties: Attends all Board Meetings as an ex Officio member. Serves on the Executive Committee of the Board. Gives a report at each Board Meeting. Along with Board Chair prepares Board Meeting agenda. Prepares Board Packet for distribution one week prior to each Board meeting. Board Member Cultivation and Management: Works closely with current Board members to strengthen relationships and gain assistance with lead development of potential donors as well as new Board member prospects. Meets with Board prospects to cultivate a pipeline of potential new Board members. Arranges meetings with donor prospects brought forth by Board members. Donor Relationship Cultivation and Management: Develops and maintains ongoing relationships with major donors, including individuals, foundations and corporations by maintaining regular calls and visitation to ascertain donor updates, secure increased commitments, and explore opportunities to increase awareness and involvement of current donors in the activities of the Organization. Enacts activities outlined in yearly development plan to attract and acquire new individual, corporate and foundation champions for the organization. Tracks proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising. Attends all fundraising events. Marketing Organizational Strategy: Ensures that the Organization’s mission and vision are practiced and reflected throughout the Organization. Helps develop the marketing plan and budget. Community Involvement and Awareness: Attends Williamson County Chamber meetings. Acts as primary media representative for the organization by communicating to the public through TV, radio and social media. Identifies target organizations and schedules regular presentations to service clubs, community groups and potential funding organizations both on and off site to educate on issues surrounding addiction and recovery. Works to build and strengthen relationships within the recovery community. Fund Development Committee: Attends all Fund Development Committee meetings. Works with committee members to fulfill fundraising goals. Leadership & Administration: Leads and manages the Program Staff to ensure that all duties and responsibilities are being carried out according to established policies and procedures. Conducts weekly staff meeting with program staff and House Managers. Reviews weekly reports submitted by Program staff and addresses any issues that need to be resolved. Reviews and approves all policies and procedures. Interviews and selects new staff and performs all on-boarding and orientation. Financial: Ensures that all corporate books and minutes are kept up to date. Responsible for completing the HH annual budget and submitting it for Board member review and approval. Processes semi-monthly payroll. Submits financial information to accountant for all tax filings

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree; Minimum Experience: Three to five years of experience working in Development/Fundraising for a nonprofit. Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite. Preferred Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience grant writing, familiarity with donor software and familiarity with 12 step recovery. Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills including public speaking and making presentations; Attention to detail; Strong active listening abilities; Organizational skills; Works well under pressure; Ability to motivate/persuade.

REPORTS TO: Board of Direct. FLSA: Exempt HOURS: Full time 40 hours/week / Flex Schedule / Some weekends & evenings required. PRIMARY DUTIES: WORKS WITH: Board of Directors, Fund Development Committee, Program Staff.

How to Apply: Email Tracey Levine at tlevine@healinghousing.org.


Executive Director - Jordan Thomas Foundation

Purpose: To provide leadership, as well as, the efficient and effective operation of the Jordan Thomas Foundation and its mission, serving as a ‘one-person-shop’ for administrative and director duties. Stewarding relationships, funding, and expenses with utmost clarity and accountability. While the scope of this job is broad and deep, the volume of work varies on a part-time basis throughout the year.

Responsibilities: Board Liaison: Act as liaison with the board of directors, conducting meetings, preparing agenda and minutes. Present recipient applications, financials needs, and other requests to the board. Gather information as needed. Coordinate communications with recipients and their families. Serve the board, assist with meeting dates and planning. Give them all information needed to fulfill their fiduciary responsibility. Update Conflict of Interest forms annually. Coordinate and formalize ideas and requests from Jordan Thomas to the board, as well as handle and coordinate requests and appointments for Jordan as needed. Front End Accounting Functions: Provide front-office support, mail, check and cash processing, gift processing, thank you acknowledgements, accounts payable, coordinate with accounting firm for check creation, matching gift coordination, etc. Oversee First Tennessee cash account. All functions needed to handle donations and information coming to the foundation. Donor Relations: Handle all gift processing functions, from deposits, to entry into the donor system, to thank you notes and follow-up with donors. Donor relations are critical. Accountability system in place. Manage and drive the donor system, producing donor reports as necessary. Follow good business, development and fiduciary standards for financial resources and business/donor relations. Recipient Relations: Coordinate and be the best friend of each recipient and their family, answering their calls and helping to implement and fulfill all their prosthetic needs as approved by the board. Financial Accountability including Investment Coordination and IRS Reporting: Coordinate with accounting firm for monthly payables along with board Treasurer’s signature. Preparation, input and review of the IRS Form 990, and any other State and local requirements. Coordinate and review financial fiduciary responsibility with the board of directors, monitor and review investment firm monthly statements, coordinate Investment Committee meetings and recommendations. Create financial statements as needed, including event financials, investment, P&L, Balance Sheet, etc. Education, Outreach and Public Relations including website design, content, etc.: Provide vision and leadership in support of and articulation of the JTF mission, including web content oversight, correspondence with publications, TV, and other requests such as book publishers. Prepare and publish all education and outreach documents, including newsletters, articles, press releases, brochures, and any needed marketing material. Also includes photograph management. Manage Facebook account, Twitter, etc. all social media functions unless outsourced. Oversee storage unit and maintain safe contents in storage unit, housing 7 years of accounting data plus historical notes and correspondence related to foundation. Fund Development: Write grants to support the financial aspects of the foundation, both specific and general. Be accountable and transparent with donors, in writing and in person. Responsible for fund development, both annual, endowment and planned giving. No capital fund at this time. Special Events: Volunteer coordination as needed. Plan, coordinate and implement special events from beginning to end, including Low Country Boil and annual golf tournament. Create financial operating statement of event. Handle vendor contracts, admission, sponsorships, volunteer assignments, food, drinks, transportation, decorations, program creation and outline, etc. All Initial Contact functions: Be the public face and voice for the foundation, answering all calls and fulfilling needed requests for information, appearances, invoices for recipients, etc. Coordinate with Jordan Thomas for requests for input, speaking engagements, quotes, etc. Oversight of Mission: Provide and implement policies and programs that serve the mission of JTF as well as the recipients and their families, i.e. summer camp coordination, event participation, travel, etc. Legal Requirements and Filings: Fulfill national, state and local legal requirements, i.e. State Solicitation Filing, Tn Corporate Annual Report, insurance renewals for liability and O&D, credit card online security checks, and PO box and bulk rate forms. Working Relationships Verbal and written reporting to Board of Directors. Represent the foundation to the general public, recipients and their families, donors and foundations, vendors, and volunteers.

Qualifications: Great organizational and multitasking skills. Great relationship skills. Good accounting and financial skills. Excellent personal and communication skills. Excellent presentation skills. Development/Fundraising Experience and Results. Work flexible hours and schedules, including evenings and weekends. Knowledge of accounting, donor systems and requirements, IRS requirements, spread sheets, word processing, and publication software.

How to Apply: Email all applications, including a cover letter, to Jenn Quinn: jquinn@liveparagon.com.


Development Director - Agape Animal Rescue

Exciting job opportunity for a growing not-for-profit animal rescue based in Middle Tennessee. Full time or part time hours available. This position will increase cash flow and develop new fundraising strategies to ensure ongoing and sustainable revenue to support our mission of finding loving homes for the dogs that have been abused, abandoned, surrendered or at risk for shelter euthanasia. You will work closely with Agape Animal Rescue’s Board of Directors to establish financial goals, facilitate multiple fundraising events throughout the year, and cultivate an active and diversified base of donors. If you are a creative, self-motivated, enthusiastic animal lover with a strong background in effective non-profit development and a passion for developing and implementing new fundraising efforts, Agape Animal Rescue is where you belong.

Responsibilities: Create and execute an annual fundraising plan in coordination with appropriate Board committees (annual giving campaign, majo gift campaign, donor prospect research plans, etc). Manage large-scale appeals (e.g. direct mail or email campaigns). Solicit major gifts and sponsorships through one-on-one meetings with donors or in conjunction with other staff or board members in-person, by phone or other means to explain the mission and purpose of the rescue, solicit funds and steward donors. Manage community giving campaigns through direct mail, social media and email. Develop relationships with philanthropic donors and practice excellent donor stewardship for long-term relationships. Manage the planning and execution of special fundraising events, currently including Agape Animal Ball and The Big Payback with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator (a volunteer position) to recruit, train, retain and support volunteers involved with fundraising events. Run a grant management program from identification to stewardship.

Qualities Needed: Passion for the organization’s mission. Strategic self-starter. Self-motivated to meet and exceed fundraising goals. Able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships to meet business objectives. Ability to clearly and persuasively communicate, write clearly and informatively; maintain positive relationships with key staff and volunteers. Understand unique needs and relationships with donors and volunteer community, align work with strategic goals, complete administrative tasks, and develop strategies to achieve organizational goals. Follow instructions, take responsibility for own actions; keep commitments, ability to keep confidences when necessary. Balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views, able to build morale and group commitment to goal, supports everyone’s efforts, willingness to negotiate and compromise.

Experience: Demonstrated fundraising successes with track record of successfully asking for and closing gifts and ensuring a positive experience for donors. Strong interpersonal and writing skills, experience in motivating staff, board members and volunteers.

Education: Industry certification or related college degree preferred. Technical Skills: Ability to work with donor and fundraising software (Neon), skilled with social media platforms, Microsoft Office, and Google docs. Preferred experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva.com, and Emma. Work Location: Work from home! Expected visibility at most adoption events on weekends, as well as active involvement at special events locations. Some weekend and evening work required. Success: Measured by the size, diversity and frequency of gifts, the maintenance of the existing donor pool, the expansion of donors AND by developing constructive and effective relationships with people.

How to Apply: Please send resume to resumes@agaperescue.org