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Mending Hearts

Director of Development

Mending Hearts


Job Summary

Mending Hearts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that helps women restore their lives from addiction through a long-term treatment program that offers hope and healing in a supportive community environment – regardless of their ability to pay.

As the largest nonprofit in Tennessee offering the full continuum of care (detox through independent living) in Tennessee, we provide a holistic approach to addiction recovery through compassionate phases of care in a family environment. We identify the triggers and stressors of addiction while establishing the support needed for recovery. Our unique program develops independence and offers opportunities to reintegrate into society with confidence.

Our dynamic team of clinical, medical, nonprofit, and development professionals continues to expand as we identify more opportunities to help women seeking freedom from addiction. Our growing team welcomes members to a supportive professional environment.

The Director of Development will develop and lead Mending Hearts’ fundraising and marketing activities. Under general supervision, the Director will lead the team responsible for driving donations while prioritizing major gifts and year-end campaigns. Additionally, with strategy development and implementation, the Director will hold responsibility for marketing and media, fundraising events, community engagement, volunteer cultivation, foundation and government grants, and corporate sponsorships.

Job Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to)

All activities require the Director to plan, implement, steward, and evaluate …

… the development strategy to meet Mending Hearts’ annual fundraising goals and operating budget.
… strategies for building Major Donor support including identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships both directly and through Board/ED/CEO support, determining donor areas of interest, establishing amounts for asks, facilitating asks, and providing ongoing stewardship.
… strategies for increasing the number and amounts of individual givers including monthly recurring donations and one-time donors.
… strategies for securing corporate engagement through structured volunteer programs, sponsorships, and event participation.
… activities to achieve year-end campaign goals including development of collateral materials and target donor lists.
… foundation and government grants. Accountable for strategy and supervision, but does not write, report, or evaluate grants. Represents grant activity, targets, and calendar to Mending Hearts leadership.
… tools and activities to involve the Mending Hearts Board, CEO/Founder, Executive Director, and appropriate team members in fundraising activities.
… recognition of donors, donor database management, and calendar of activities for all aspects of development, grants, and marketing. Database management includes mining and analyzing the data.
… planned giving program and capital campaigns, as deemed necessary by the Board, CEO, and Executive Director.
… fundraising events including Annual Rise Breakfast, Women Touched by Addiction, Giving Tuesday, and the Big Payback.

Community Engagement
All activities require the Director to plan, implement, steward, and evaluate …

… volunteer base and activities (including data collection) through outreach to corporations, churches, civic groups, and schools.
… speaking and appearance opportunities for self, CEO/Founder, ED, and Board Members.
… participation in community and networking events.

Marketing and Media
– Develop brand awareness, physical and digital marketing*, and media strategies
– Hold responsibility for timely, accurate, and compelling marketing and media collateral including video tours, brochures, presentations, and the annual report
– Secure interviews and identify award nominations
– Write and distribute press releases
– Manage relationships with third-party vendors
– Oversee compliance with marketing and social media calendars
*Digital Marketing includes website, social media, email campaigns, text, peer-to-peer giving campaigns, and newsletters.

– Manage annual, event, and campaign expense budgets as established in cooperation with Mending Hearts leadership
– Supervise and develop two full-time employees:
1) Grants & Development Manager – responsible for grants, community engagement
support, donor stewardship, year-end giving/individual donor outreach,
corporate sponsor connections, and data management
2) Development & Marketing Coordinator – responsible implementation of
marketing strategies, support of all fundraising and community engagement
– Provide monthly reports, activity calendars, and presentations for monthly Mending Hearts Board meetings
– Work closely with the Board Development Committee to strategize and implement fundraising activities
– Participate as a Mending Hearts leadership team helping to deliver the organization’s strategies and facilitate day-to-day operations


– (Required) Minimum 5 years of proven experience in nonprofit fundraising
– (Required) Minimum 4 years of proven experience in nonprofit marketing
– (Required) Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience
– Budget management experience
– Staff supervision experience
– Public/Group setting speaking experience
– Effective, professional written and oral communication skills
– Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, donor databases (Boomerang experience is a plus), and social media platforms

Additional Information


  • Health Insurance
  • Paid-Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Dental Insurance

How to Apply

Please send your resume and the answers to the following to questions to hmcbee@mendingheartsinc.org.
1) How many years of fundraising experience do you have?
2) How many years of marketing experience do you have?


  • Date Posted: August 18, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 09/11/2023
  • Salary Range: $80,000
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F, 8:00am - 4:30pm