The Mary Parrish Center

Development Coordinator

The Mary Parrish Center


Job Summary

The Mary Parrish Center (MPC) is a nonprofit human service organization that is dedicated to providing transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and coordinated entry for survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Our mission is to provide survivors of interpersonal violence and their children safe, accessible and compassionate housing with individualized care that promotes healing, autonomy and hope.

The MPC seeks a highly-organized individual with strong communication and fundraising abilities to fill its Development Coordinator position. The Development Coordinator is a new position who will work closely with our Director of Development and Executive Director as well as other staff to provide administrative support for fundraising. This position will have variable responsibilities supporting our fundraising efforts including our grant processes, events, reporting, community engagement, and database management. The Development Coordinator is responsible for achieving development goals while keeping with the mission, values, and vision of The Mary Parrish Center. This is an exempt, Full-Time position, reporting directly to the Director of Development and Communications.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities: Development

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develops and implements strategy to retain and grow recurring donor numbers and dollars; helps set annual goal and strategy to achieve that goal.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, develops growth strategy for new and current individual donors.
  • Promotes The MPCs mission via marketing mediums including social media, email, direct mail, various news outlets, etc.
  • Serves as point staff person for Giving Tuesday, The Big Payback, and other less intensive fundraising initiatives.
  • Provides support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Writes, assembles, and submits individual funding requests, solicitation letters, acknowledgements, stewardship reports and presentations where applicable.
  • Performs basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, maintaining a filing system and more including support executive staff in preparing board documents, distribution, and meetings.
  • Assists in scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.

Responsibilities: Grants Management                                  

  • Research grant opportunities and analyze requests for proposals.
  • Write and manage less involved grant applications and reports for government, corporate, and private foundations.
  • Maintain a grants calendar outlining grant submission and reporting deadlines informing executive staff about deadlines, opportunities, and outcomes.

Responsibilities: Database and Records Management

  • Perform and coordinate all duties necessary for the effective and efficient maintenance and utilization of donor database and record keeping functions.
  • Provides administrative support for pulling and cleaning mailing lists for newsletters, donor and special event communication.

Responsibilities: Social Media

  • Develops a strategy and calendar for our social media efforts.
  • Creates content for all social media channels.
  • Monitors and reports social media activitiy


Required Skills, Education, and Qualifications: 

  • Commitment to the organization's mission. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of fundraising and development experience.
  • Experience utilizing donor database or sales/tracking client contact system.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, computer and writing skills.
  • Excellent research skills, including the ability to synthesize large amounts of information and present it clearly through various dissemination strategies that can be easily digested by a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Flexibility required—some evening activities.

Desired Skills/Qualifications [Not Required]: 

  • Prior experience working with the nonprofit industry and/or in the field of interpersonal violence. 

Additional Information


Location: This position will work primarily from home with flexible in-office hours as needed. Our offices are located on the premises of our transitional housing program property in Nashville. Infrequent travel may be required for professional development trainings.

Compensation and Benefits: Competitive compensation package is based on experience. The salary range for this position is between $40,000 and $45,000 annually. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, and paid time off. 

How to Apply

To Apply: Please combine all materials into one PDF and email your (a) cover letter and (b) resume to with the subject line “Development Coordinator.”  Applications missing the required materials will not be considered. (No mail, calls, or faxes please.)


  • Date Posted: September 23, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Housing