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Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee

Development and Communications Director

Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee


Job Summary


Development and Communications Director


Executive Director




November 2021





Exempt      Administrative Nonexempt


Please submit salary requirements with resume



The Development and Communications Director will develop, implement, evaluate, and manage the fundraising and communication plans/schedules in accordance with the core values, mission, and vision of Begin Anew.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive fundraising and communications plan
  • Support and partner with the Executive Director on all major fundraising initiatives
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Execute strategies for a large sustained base of annual individual donors to include but not limited to Peer to Peer fundraising, monthly giving, and mid-year/year-end campaigns
  • Work with volunteers, overseeing organization and implementation of special fundraising events
  • Research foundation/grant opportunities for application consideration
  • Author, track, and submit proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising/grants
  • Collaborate with Executive Director, staff, and bookkeeper to obtain data, stories, and financial information needed for grants, Annual Report, Year in Review, website, newsletters, etc.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to develop, maintain, and grow church partnerships
  • Develop and build a legacy gift program
  • Develop and oversee strategies for 3rd party campaigns including but not limited to The Big Payback, Belk Charity Days, Taste of Williamson, etc.
  • Manage Donor Perfect database to track donor giving and run reports as needed to determine current status toward achieving annual metrics
  • Oversee regular updates to maintain compliance with Guidestar, Great NonProfits, and other desired seals of transparency or approval
  • Keep organizational website current and updated as well as related websites such as Giving Matters and Guidestar
  • Author and distribute event and organizational newsletters via Mailchimp or similar platform
  • Oversee and implement plans related to social media (Facebook, Instagram)
  • Design materials for social media, newsletters, and other applications using Adobe Spark
  • Maintain a current organizational brochure for marketing purposes
  • Communicate regularly with all Begin Anew staff
  • Passion for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and a willingness to sign Begin Anew’s Statement of Faith
  • Perform other duties as assigned


   Direct the work of others, including, but not limited to, planning, assigning, scheduling, and reviewing work. Holds colleagues accountable to quality standards and reviews performance. Responsible for hiring, training, developing, coaching, retaining, and terminating colleagues.

  Not applicable.


CUSTOMER FOCUS   Position primarily serves internal colleagues.

  Position primarily serves external customers.

  Position serves both internal and external customers.

CONFIDENTIALITY   Access to and/or works with sensitive and/or confidential information

  Not applicable



  High school diploma / GED

  Associate degree

  Trade or technical school (certificate or diploma)

  Bachelor's degree

  Master's degree



  0-1 years

  1-3 years

  3-5 years

  5-7 years

  7+ years


  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships


  • Experience with Squarespace, Adobe Spark, Mailchimp, Donor Perfect, and/or Salesforce preferred but not required




  • A strong passion for Christian ministry
  • Willingness to work with different cultures and faith beliefs
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Pleasant and calm demeanor in working with students, staff members, volunteers, and others
  • An ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at a time, with limited supervision
  • Experience coordinating and leading a team of volunteers


  Moderate Computer Skills (Basic use of email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, etc.)

  Advanced Computer Skills (Able to use email, word processing, computer systems, etc. to their fullest capacity)

  Technical Computer Skills (Basic programming, relational databases, and operating systems)

  Advanced Technical Computer Skills (Advance programming, relational databases, and operating systems)


  Moderate Communication Skills (Immediate peers & peers in other departments)

  Complex Communication Skills (Peers and leadership)

  Organizational Communication Skills (Company-wide)


  Job Specific Impact

  Department Specific Impact

  Organizational Impact


  Routine Business Problems

  Varied / Complex Business Problems

  Organizational Business Problems




The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by a colleague to successfully perform the essential duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit for extended periods of time; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl; speak or hear.  The colleague must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Repetitive motion of upper body required for extended use of computer.  Required specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Works in well-lit, ventilated, and climate-controlled environment


Monday – Friday; 8am-4:30pm, some flexibility with schedule due to office hours and hybrid of working from home, but averaging at least 40 hours per week for full time colleagues

  Approximately 20 hours per week for part-time colleagues


  Minimum overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

  Moderate overnight travel (25% – 50%) by land and/or air.

  Frequent overnight travel (more than 50%) by land and/or air

Additional Information




  • New Year's Day (January 1st)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and Friday following
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

In addition, the office will be closed from December 26th through December 31st to allow employees time off with their families. Holidays that fall on weekends may be observed the previous Friday or the following Monday.

Available after 6 months of employment

  • 5 vacation days

Available after 12 months of employment

  • 10 vacation days

401K available at employee's expense through Guidestone

Monthly additional pay of $125 toward health insurance

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to

No phone calls please. 


  • Date Posted: November 8, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 01/04/2022
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week; M-F 8:00am-4:30pm