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Launch Tennessee

Development Coordinator

Launch Tennessee


Job Summary

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN)  is a public-private partnership that supports entrepreneurship and economic development with a goal to make Tennessee the best state in the country for startups. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit we are uniquely positioned to provide direct investment, while also supporting collaboration among founders, investors, researchers, private sector institutions and government. We foster entrepreneurship, technology advancement and workforce development through capital access, commercialization, mentorship, marketing and partnerships.

Our core values are:

  • Not just thinking outside the box, but breaking it
  • Putting people first in everything we do
  • Going further together through collaboration
  • Being accessible and inclusive always
  • Being driven to serve
  • Life’s too short to not love what you do!

Position Overview:

Development is essential to helping us meet our goals and drive our organizational mission. We are looking for someone who is excited about our mission, embodies our core values, and has a desire to help us put a megaphone on the innovation happening in TN, share about our efforts to support entrepreneurs statewide, and inform where we are headed next.

The Development Coordinator will help LaunchTN use data and other measurable points of information to tell our story as an organization and generate support through multiple channels. The right candidate will be well-organized and detail-oriented, as those attributes will be essential for assisting with grant funding pursuit and compliance. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for using data and metrics to develop recurring and one-time reports for internal use and for sharing with external stakeholders. In addition to working with grants, the position will touch on multiple areas of fundraising and partner cultivation.

Job Responsibilities

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with development team to administer and evaluate survey data for program evaluation and partner progress
  • Develop recurring and one-time reports for internal and external use (i.e. to satisfy requirements for grant compliance/reporting, to ensure compliance with district, state, and federal policies, regulations, and laws)
  • Maintain spreadsheets and other tools used in data compliance
  • Participate in efforts to maintain organization’s database
  • Work with other team members and partners to assist in their use of data and metrics in their programmatic reporting

Core Competencies:

  • Mission-focused: interested in/committed to LaunchTN mission to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state
  • Relationship-Oriented: values people over processes and enjoys working as part of a diverse team
  • Collaborative: understands the value of meaningful engagement
  • Results-Driven: dedicated to shared and measurable goals – creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies for meaningful impact
  • Tech-savvy: able to work with or quickly learn and navigate multiple platforms to compile, aggregate, and summarize quantitative and qualitative data points

Additional Responsibilities and Expectations:

Plan and execute all responsibilities with a view toward:

  • Maximizing authentic inclusion, collaboration, and partnership with Network Partners, Ecosystem Builders, and other stakeholders with a focus on user (and team member) experience and empathy for that experience
  • Expanding direct or indirect financial and non-financial resources available to Tennessee companies to enable their formation, growth, and sustainability
  • Acting as an ambassador for and building awareness of our vision to make Tennessee the most start-up friendly state in the nation
  • Exercising creative, critical, strategic thinking through a problem or opportunity to deliver a high-quality outcome
  • Collaborating, seeking feedback before action, and building trust among the team and stakeholders
  • Being decisive and action-oriented
  • Being aligned with our core values


  • Willingness to become a part of the Tennessee entrepreneurial support ecosystem and play a part in building a more thriving and innovative Tennessee
  • Service-oriented with genuine interest in working for a not-for-profit organization
  • Bachelor’s degree in field related to work described
  • Advanced Excel user
  • G Suite user experience
  • Familiarity with relational database management and integrations (i.e. Airtable platform, Zapier workflow automation)
  • Strong command of technology as a tool for organizational success and an interest in effective utilization of technology
  • Effective communicator who is organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work with data to generate insights and present information in the form of data reports and dashboards
  • Time management and adherence to deadlines

Additional Information


LaunchTN values work/life balance. Evening and weekend work may be required as a part of very occasional organization-wide events. LaunchTN is willing to offer flexibility in work arrangements for the right candidate.

Overview of Benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) program with employer match
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Birthday off (paid)
  • 15 paid holidays
  • Annual bonus potential
  • Fun team outings/events

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to LaunchTN Development Director, Emily Masters:


  • Date Posted: April 20, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Analytics / Evaluation
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 06/01/2023
  • Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000
  • Working Hours: 37.5 hours/week