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Operation Stand Down Tennessee

Development Officer

Operation Stand Down Tennessee


Job Summary

The Development Officer is responsible for fundraising activities in assigned territories and markets.  He/she will work with the CDO, senior management team, regional staff, and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donations in support of the mission.

Job Responsibilities

Philanthropy and Special Events:

  • With the CDO, develops and implements specific fundraising plans including major gifts, corporate and foundation giving, and special event sponsorships.
  • Maintains quality of annual giving and works to build new philanthropic relationships, including high net-worth individuals, corporations and foundations, and individual donors.
  • Solicits gifts in strategic alignment of fundraising and community engagement goals.
  • Coordinates with the Grant Writer to submit required written proposals to secure gifts within assigned territory.
  • Working with the Special Events Manager assists in the planning, execution, and fundraising for Special Events throughout the region.

General Duties:

  • Adheres to agency and department policies and procedures
  • Participates in agency and department meetings and events, collection of data/information, and Quality Improvement Monitoring and Review.


Bachelor’s Degree or higher, in non-profit management, business, marketing, public relations, communication, or related fields.  A minimum of three years of direct fundraising experience is preferred. Possess valid, current Tennessee driver’s license.

  • Veteran preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills.
  • Broad capacity for global thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Ability to motivate clients and staff toward success.
  • Compassionate, energetic, and team-focused.
  • Comfortable in individual, group, and public speaking environments.

Additional Information


Fun, mission-driven culture; excellent PTO policy; 401K and subsidized health care, dental, and vision plan. 

How to Apply

A resume and cover letter should be submitted to jobs@osdtn.org. No phone calls, please. The selected candidate must pass a drug test and background check.

OSDTN is an equal opportunity provider of services and an equal opportunity employer- Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Americans with Disability Act of 1990. If you require support or adjustments during the job application or interview process, please contact us via email at jobs@osdtn.org or call 615-248-1981 and ask for HR. OSDTN is committed to complying with federal and state laws regarding individual needs, ensuring reasonable accommodations for applicants and candidates who may require assistance.


  • Date Posted: February 9, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 03/01/2024
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk