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Porter's Call

Director of Development

Porter's Call


Job Summary

The Director of Development (DOD) is a key leader of Porter’s Call and is responsible for overseeing all

fundraising and development initiatives for the organization. The DOD is a full-time, exempt position

that reports to the Co-Executive Directors. The DOD will shadow the Founder and will be trained and

onboarded by him in the DOD duties. The position can be worked remotely but must be based in the

Nashville area. The DOD will be in the office frequently for staff meetings and other related events.

Job Responsibilities

Fundraising & Development

● Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy for securing sustainable funding

● Assume overall responsibility for all fundraising, including corporate partnerships, individual

giving, major gifts, special events, annual giving, and peer-to-peer campaigns

● Identify donor prospects, cultivate and solicit individual, corporate, and foundation donors;

steward and build strong relationships

● Build and grow corporate partnership program

● Grow annual recurring giving program for individual donors

● Manage and grow annual fundraising event Evening of Stories

● Recruit and manage a volunteer committee for Evening of Stories

● Establish new fundraising events or campaigns that engage a new audience

● Conceptualize and execute stewardship events

● Research grant opportunities; develop and submit proposals

● Develop and implement a comprehensive donor relations plan


● Develop and maintain a 3-5 year strategic fundraising plan that aligns with the overall vision

for Porter’s Call; develop annual measurable objectives to support reaching goals

● Establish and oversee development operations policies, procedures, and best practices

● In collaboration with the Founder and Co-Executive Directors, lead and develop the board of

directors, including recruitment, onboarding, training, and retention specifically related to


● Build a young professionals board and artist advisory circle


● In collaboration with the Office Manager, develop and implement a comprehensive

marketing and PR strategy

● Create a strong presence for Porter’s Call in the music industry

● Develop relevant content for social media and external communications

● Oversee creation and distribution of digital newsletters and annual impact reports


● Develop an annual fundraising/development budget

● In collaboration with Co-Executive Directors, assist in developing annual revenue goals

● Prepare monthly development reports/revenue projections

● Ensure all donor records/files are maintained and kept confidential

● Maintain accurate grant records and submit reports as required by funders

● Perform other duties as assigned by the Founder and Co-Executive Directors


Job Qualifications

● At least five years of progressive experience in fundraising including a record of success in

expanding a donor base through cultivation and stewardship, event

planning/implementation, and board management

● Must respect the faith-based origin of Porter’s Call

● Superior persuasive writing and presentation skills

● Superior initiative and drive for results

● Must travel, use a personal cell phone, and work evenings and weekends as necessary to

accomplish job responsibilities

● Access to your own automobile with applicable insurance

Additional Information


● $5,000 Employer contribution to Health Savings Account

● Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision plans) – employer-paid premiums

● $1,200/yr. cell phone allowance

● 3% Simple IRA company match

● PTO – 2 weeks vacation, 4 personal days, and paid holidays (additional vacation accrued


How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to


  • Date Posted: May 31, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 07/25/2022
  • Salary Range: 70,000 to 80,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/week