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The Land Trust for Tennessee

Director of Development

The Land Trust for Tennessee


Job Summary

About The Land Trust for Tennessee and the Position

The Land Trust for Tennessee (“LTTN”) is a statewide, accredited non-profit land conservation organization with an office in Nashville and an office in Chattanooga. Now in its 20th year, LTTN has protected 130,000 acres through over 400 conservation projects across Tennessee. LTTN seeks a seasoned professional to join our collaborative staff and our highly-regarded board in this full-time position. The position is based in Nashville with a statewide focus, and offers an impactful, demanding work opportunity at one of the region’s premiere conservation organizations.

The Opportunity

The Director of Development serves as LTTN’s chief fundraiser in direct partnership with LTTN’s President & CEO. As a member of the LTTN Leadership Team, the Director of Development designs and implements fundraising strategies to meet a $2.5 million annual program budget (which includes but is not limited to individual, corporate, foundation, and events revenue streams). The Director of Development also leads periodic planned, capital, and acquisition campaigns; and oversees stakeholder relations and communications. The Director of Development serves as the liaison to the Development and Engagement Committee of the Board of Directors and leads and mentors a cohesive Development and Engagement staff. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, nimble, disciplined leader who embodies and inspires a culture of philanthropy. The Director of Development must have the composure and sophistication to make genuine connections with LTTN leaders (including governance volunteers, high net worth donors, and corporate partners), moving them to deeper levels of commitment to LTTN.

Job Responsibilities

Success Profile

The candidate will:
• have a quantifiable track record in design and active implementation of a comprehensive fundraising plan;
• possess strategies to engage busy leaders – from colleagues, to our board, to our development committee – to be strategic, confident, active participants furthering fundraising goals;
• enjoy serving as a manager and mentor of colleagues across our organization;
• naturally adapt to shifting needs and situations, and thrive in a culture of collaboration and accountability.


Minimum Requirements

A bachelor’s degree, a minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience in fundraising, and at least two (2) years managing a team of four (4) or more staff. Working knowledge of planned giving tools. Superior interpersonal and written communication skills. Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. Flexibility to travel and work evenings and weekends. Full computer skills, including working knowledge of MS Office suite. Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Proven track record as a strategic, self-starting, team player.

Additional Information


Salary is commensurate with experience. The Land Trust for Tennessee is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Kayla McBride, Operations Manager,


  • Date Posted: January 27, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Environment
  • Salary Range: Negotiable