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Martha O'Bryan Center

Development Coordinator

Martha O'Bryan Center


Job Summary


Martha O’Bryan Center (MOBC) is an anti-poverty non-profit organization with longstanding history and deep community roots, grounded in tradition and strengthened by innovation.  Founded in 1894 when Miss O’Bryan organized the Gleaners Society at First Presbyterian Church to support impoverished North Nashville residents, Martha O’Bryan Center has operated from the heart of Cayce Place – Nashville’s most distressed community – since 1948.  This is where we continue in service, partnering with Cayce Place families to open doors of hope and possibility, create a culture of attainment, and positively shape future generations.  Martha O’Bryan Center serves 12,000 people annually with its programs in early learning, parent empowerment, youth development, adult education, food security, crisis counseling and public charter schools East End Prep and Explore! Community School.

Mission Statement:  On a foundation of Christian faith, Martha O’Bryan Center empowers children, youth, and adults in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment, and fellowship.

Critical features of this job are described under the headings below. They may be subject to change due to changes in our business processes or other business-related reasons.


The Development Coordinator supports the development team efforts to build and maintain a broad base of support from individuals, corporations, churches, and foundations through relationship fundraising efforts. This role contributes to the development effort through a variety of administrative and logistical tasks, and well as leading specific projects that build the capacity of the team and enhance the experience of our supporters.

Job Responsibilities


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Volunteer Management

  • Manages incoming requests from volunteers and recruit volunteers through various channels including information fairs, stakeholder meetings, and digital outreach.
  • Creatively and proactively works with program staff to develop volunteer opportunities and maintain calendar and menu of volunteer options that add value to programs and provide a variety of meaningful volunteer experiences as well.
  • Manages small, medium and large volunteer groups with appropriate training and preparation as well as follow up to create memorable volunteer experiences.
  • Trains program managers on volunteer program processes and reviews volunteer program with program staff as needed.
  • Onboards volunteers with appropriate safety protocols (background checks, etc) and orientation to Martha O’Bryan Center.

Donor Support

  • Manages in-kind donations receiving process, including donor support, dissemination of donations to appropriate programs, and follow up communications as needed.
  • Manages strategy for in-kind donation requests for silent auctions, program needs, events, etc.


  • Manages creation of promotional materials, annual fund solicitations, and other communications.
  • Develops and manages strategies and ongoing activity for assigned communication channels for the organization, such as social media, website and/or personal engagement calendars and team calendars.

Data Management Support

  • Maintains accurate contact information, and other relevant data about segments of the organization’s constituency as directed, using the Raiser’s Edge system. In coordination with the Development Data Manager, works proactively to maintain the integrity of the data base, evaluating it for needed information and problems.

Event Management Support

  • Provides logistical support for events, such as set up, clean up, and follow up for participants.
  • Manages segments of complex events such as vendor management, marketing strategy and execution, and space coordination



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One or more year of related experience and/or training.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the nonprofit sector.

The above qualifications express the minimum standards of education and/or experience for this position. Other combinations of education and experience, if evaluated as equivalent, may be taken into consideration.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Consistent and steady commitment to assigned responsibilities as well as professional passions.
  • Maintains credibility through sincerity, honesty, and discretion.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong time management skills; uses time effectively; consistently meets deadlines.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Documents regularly, thoroughly, accurately, and completely.
  • High level of detail and accuracy.
  • Exercises good and consistently fair judgment, courtesy, and tact in dealing with the staff and public in giving and obtaining information.
  • Computer literate including familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, database, desk top publishing software, email and the internet.

Special Demands:

The special demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regular local travel (50%).
  • Current, valid driver’s license.


Additional Information


This is a benefits eligible position.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth