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Director of Development

CASA Nashville


Job Summary

The CASA Director of Development is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive development program with a strong focus on major gifts cultivation, corporate partnerships, direct mail campaigns, planned giving and grants.

Job Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:      

  • Create and implement annual fundraising plan supportive of overall agency goals
  • Implement development activities including major gift solicitation, corporate, direct mail, foundations, grant writing and planned giving
  • Develop and strengthen donor relationships through identification, cultivation and stewardship
  • Personally cultivate and solicit a portfolio of at least 25 new individuals and corporations
  • Work with volunteers, including board and advisory board members, in identifying, contacting, and soliciting prospective donors 
  • Achieve annual targets, as agreed upon with the Executive Director, in number of solicitation visits, number of new and renewed donors, and dollars raised
  • Compose written communications – letters, proposals, etc. – to aid in cultivating, stewarding and soliciting prospects
  • Develop and implement a marketing and public relations plan in conjunction with Marketing Committee
  • Work with board members to maximize board involvement in fund-raising efforts, including setting fund-raising goals, establishing fund-raising plan, developing fund-raising strategies, training and utilizing the board in fund-raising efforts
  • Provide staff support and leadership to the Development and Marketing Committees
  • Work in conjunction with grant writer to manage grant applications and calendar
  • Ensure grant outcome reporting information is properly captured, recorded, and submitted to grantors and leadership.
  • Develop departmental budget and monitor throughout year
  • Actively participate as member of senior leadership team
  • Organize and manage capital campaigns as needed
  • Work in conjunction with Development Manager in maintaining an accurate constituent database
  • Manage and support CASA fundraising events
  • Participate in community functions to increase awareness of CASA as requested
  • Assist Executive Director with various other duties as requested.
  • Regular attendance during office hours and reliable transportation required.


Bachelor’s degree in a field related to fundraising and development (i.e., marketing, business, communications) required. Masters Degree Preferred. A minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit development preferred. CFRE preferred. Very strong written and verbal communication and great interpersonal skills required.

Additional Information


This position is benefits eligible.

How to Apply

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  • Date Posted: June 4, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000 DOE