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Development Specialist

Tennessee Justice Center


Job Summary

Development Specialist

Full-Time Position | Based in Nashville TN 

For over 27 years, we at the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) have been standing with Tennessee families and helping them access the basic necessities of life. We believe that all our neighbors have value and dignity, that all deserve the opportunity to thrive, and that our laws and public policy should reflect these shared values. Every day our courageous team works hard on behalf of and in partnership with Tennessee individuals, families, and communities.  

Do you want to join our mission?  

We are looking to hire a Development Specialist to process donations and gifts, help grow our prospective donor list, and assist with fundraising campaigns and activities to meet our annual financial goals. If you are very organized and pride yourself on accuracy with strict attention to detail, this is the position for you. 

Job Responsibilities

A typical day might look like: 

  • Processing donations made through our website, by check, and other means.
  • Accurately record donor information, gifts, and other information in our donor database
  • Maintain clean and up-to-date donor records to ensure effective communication
  • Respond to donor inquiries about gifting to the TJC 
  • Draft “thank you” notes to donors for gifts under $100  
  • Work with the Development Manager to identify potential new donors and partners and  support the implementation of strategies to expand our donor base  
  • Provide support as directed by the Development Manager with annual fundraising  campaigns and activities 
  • Assist in the planning and coordination of fundraising events to raise community  awareness and meet fundraising goals 


This position might be for you if: 

  • You are super organized and obsessed with the details 
  • You have dogged determination and superb time management skills 
  • You are self-motivated but enjoy working collaboratively in a team environment 
  • You think creatively when engaging potential donors 

This position is even a better fit if: 

  • You are looking for an entry-level position 
  • You have graduated from a college or university 
  • You have at least two years of professional work experience in a non-profit or small  business
  • You have a strong working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or an equivalent donor  management platform

Additional Information


Why you would want to join us: 

The Tennessee Justice Center offers amazing co-workers, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits, including paid maternity/paternity leave, retirement plan contribution, and high-quality medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage. TJC is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

To Apply: Send us your cover letter and resume via email to jobs@tnjustice.org. Please include “Development Specialist” in the subject line of the email.  

For more information about the Tennessee Justice Center, visit tnjustice.org.


  • Date Posted: January 20, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services