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Position Description


Position:          Development Director                                              

Location:          Gallatin, TN

Status:              Part-time (20 Hours/week)

Reporting to:   Executive Director

FLSA Status:    Non-exempt



Responsible for the management of the activities associated with fund development, including, but not limited to, recruitment of sponsorships for special events; identification of major donors and potential grants; coordination of capital campaigns; and maintenance of donor information in database.

This position offers the opportunity to work remotely.




Planning & Managing

  • • Work with the Resource Development Committee and Executive Director to develop and implement a comprehensive written fund development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group in order to meet annual fundraising goals.
  • • Recruit, build, and provide leadership for Resource Development Committee as needed.
  • • Organize events related to the development of relationships – from point-of-entry to major ask opportunities.
  • • Help to plan, advise, and coordinate a capital campaign and donor pledge activities as needed.


Donor Cultivation and Stewardship

  • • Assist affiliate in maintaining donor interest and motivate donors to renew or increase their level of involvement.
  • • Work with the Executive Director to create presentations to new and current sponsors.
  • • Work with the Executive Director to proactively recruit new sponsors while maintaining current sponsors.


Prospect Identification and Solicitation

  • • Assist Board Members in prospecting their personal and business contacts and engaging them in the development process to increase funding.
  • • Work with Executive Director in identifying potential major donors.



  • • Work with the Executive Director and Communications/PR Committee in the creation of sponsorship materials, brochures, campaign pieces, videos, solicitation letters, etc. for direct appeal efforts.


Special Events

  • • Work with the Development Committee in the planning and implementation of special and fundraising events.
  • • Work with the Executive Director, Resource Development Committee, and Communications/PR Committee in the creation of appropriate appreciation and fund-raising event materials, including invitations, letters, support materials, printed programs and press releases.


Database Administration

  • • Oversee donor database through Network for Good.
  • • Maximize functionality/benefit of the donor software system.



  • • Bachelor’s Degree in Non-Profit, Marketing, Public Relations or other related field suggested.
  • • Minimum two (2) years of fundraising/development experience required.
  • • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • • Proficiency in Windows, including EXCEL and PowerPoint.
  • • Ability to work independently within budget constraints.
  • • Excellent organizational skills.
  • • Ability to drive and access to a personal vehicle; proof of clean driving record.
  • • Knowledge of grants preferred.
  • • Knowledge of the Sumner County TN market and not-for-profit community preferred.



  • • Ability to read, write, hear and communicate adequately to complete job duties and responsibilities
  • • Must be able to see adequately to type, read, file and use office equipment
  • • Ability to drive
  • • The work is moderately sedentary with local travel within 30 minutes of office required.  Extended sitting, standing, and intermittent lifting and walking.


To apply, reply to with:

  1. 1. Resume
  2. 2. Letter of Application
  3. 3. Contact Information for at least three references (phone, e-mail)


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