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Fannie Battle Day Home for Children

Director of Development

Fannie Battle Day Home for Children


Job Summary

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the Development Director will spearhead development and marketing efforts as Fannie Battle Day Home for Children looks to build on its 130 years of providing affordable, high quality childcare to working families. The Director will have the opportunity to expand the development function within the organization and grow the donor base throughout middle Tennessee.

Job Responsibilities


  • Develop and execute Fannie Battle Day Home for Children’s annual fundraising/development plan, to include personal solicitation, direct mail, and special events
  • Secure financial support from individuals and corporations
  • Manage the implementation of Raiser’s Edge and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors and corporate partners
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee planning and logistics of special events, including Caroling for Kids and YUM!East
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Assist Grant writer and Program staff with management of program data and grant fulfillment
  • Develop an annual development and marketing budget and align with organizational budget
  • Regular communication and coordination with Development and Special Event Committees
  • Oversee volunteer recruitment and scheduling of volunteer opportunities
  • Participate in day-to-day center operations as a member of the leadership team




  • BA/BS (required), plus 3-5 years of development experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, project management, and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building skills required
  • Experience with donor management software required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred

Additional Information


Fannie Battle Day Home offers competitive wages for qualified candidates, paid time off, flexible schedule, professional development opportunities, insurance stipend, and other benefits for full-time staff.

Fannie Battle Day Home proudly supports a diverse workforce EOE.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest in this opportunity, your resume, and three references to:
Kristie Ryan, CFRE, Executive Director

No calls will be accepted.

**Candidates who are chosen to move forward in the interview process will be asked to supply samples of their work and are encouraged to include direct mail letters, gift acknowledgements, newsletters, etc. 


  • Date Posted: January 7, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Start Date: 03/01/2021
  • Salary Range: DOE
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk