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.


Greater Nashville Nonprofit Job Opportunities

Major Gifts Director - The Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Our client, The Contemporary Arts Center, has retained our services to identify and hire a Major Gifts Director. Located in Cincinnati, this acclaimed fine arts organization has been dedicated to showcasing the artists and their work on the cutting edge of the art world for nearly 80 years. The CAC provides experiences through exhibitions and performances as well as educational and outreach programs, to engage and interact with the art, artists, and ideas of our time. Working with our regional community of visitors, patrons, and partners, and with our global community of artists and institutions, the CAC explores and celebrates the unfolding landscape of art and expression. Currently the CAC is establishing a more robust development presence among its patrons and existing donors. The successful candidate needs to be a seasoned development professional who can build upon a solid development program in this highly collaborative, fast-paced setting. This position reports to the Chief of Development and will work very closely with the Executive Director and senior staff.

Responsibilities: The Major Gifts Director will: Plan and execute fundraising strategies to assure necessary revenue to accomplish the organization’s goals including annual giving, major giving and planned giving; Build new and existing relationships through the identification, cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of individuals and naturally-aligned corporate and foundation donors; Represent the institution in the community through natural interactions; Monitor, track and analyze the performance of the development program.

Qualifications: Our ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of proven, successful, fundraising experience; Excellent communication skills; representing the organization with professional maturity; A builder and connector with a high level of intellectual curiosity and a tenacious spirit; A well-organized team member with an understanding of, and a passion for, the mission; An energetic doer who is comfortable and thrives in a creative, diverse environment. Compensation package includes a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and attractive benefits.

How to Apply: For confidential consideration, send your resume and cover letter to mgdirector@skystonepartners.com. Priority will be given to resumes received by December 21st, although resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


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


Manager of Development Events - Tennessee Performing Arts Center (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.

POSITION SUMMARY AND GOAL: 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. 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. EXEMPT: Yes; DEPARTMENT: Development; REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

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 preceeding 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.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 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 Jobs@TPAC.org or mail / fax a resume to: TPAC Human Resources, PO Box 190660 Nashville, TN, 37219 Fax 615-782-4001.


Associate Executive Director - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, a highly regarded national voluntary health services agency, is seeking a talented Associate Executive Director for its Nashville and Knoxville Chapter office, located in Nashville, TN.

Responsibilities: The Associate Executive Director will be responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including Special Events, Major Gifts, Corporate Sponsorships and Planned Giving and will provide leadership and staff oversight. Requirements: In addition to a proven track record of successful fundraising, with an ability to “raise the bar” annually, the Associate Executive Director will possess excellent leadership and managerial skills, including volunteer recruitment and retention, board development, previous equivalent P&L responsibility, and a passion for operational excellence. The successful candidate must be proactive, with superior communication skills and an entrepreneurial spirit. This chapter conducts a variety of special events annually that range from our signature GREAT STRIDES fundraising walk, hike, cycle and more. The Associate Executive Director will be principally responsible for the cultivation of new relationships with corporate and individual benefactors.

How to Apply: This is an outstanding opportunity that offers a high degree of visibility, opportunity for ongoing advancement, and an excellent compensation package. For immediate consideration, please click on this direct link to apply:https://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CFF&cws=1&rid=3148