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Director of Development

Renewal House


Job Summary

Renewal House is seeking a full-time Director of Development to oversee the implementation of all fund development activities of the agency, including fundraising events, donor engagement and solicitations, community engagement, grants management, and marketing.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in generating revenue. Candidates will be able to effectively manage employees to successfully meet fundraising and engagement goals. This candidate should have prior experience with successful fundraising and event management, managing a donor database, and utilizing marketing tools. This position is an integral part of the fund development team and must be committed to working in this team environment to ensure goals are met. The ideal candidate will be able to handle a diverse workload with efficiency and flexibility. If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging opportunity, this may be a good fit for you!

About Renewal House

Renewal House is a comprehensive addiction recovery community for women in recovery and their children, which includes family residential services for pregnant and parenting women and licensed intensive outpatient and recovery support services for women. Renewal House is committed to providing high-quality services for families to help families recover together. This fast-paced work environment offers an opportunity to have a real impact on families in our community.

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities

The Director of Development is responsible for the following:

· Meeting and exceeding fundraising goals through oversight of fundraising/event efforts, other fundraising campaigns, and solicitations of individual and corporate donors.

· Ensuring the agency’s donor database is maintained appropriately.

· Increasing awareness of Renewal House through community engagement activities, marketing, social media activities, website management.

· Overseeing the recruitment and management of individual and group volunteers, including donations of in-kind items and pro-bono services.

· Overseeing grants management process from opportunity research to award and reporting.

· Supervising three full-time staff members (Community Engagement Coordinator, Development & Events Coordinator, and Grants Manager), volunteers, and interns.

· Serving as a member of the Renewal House leadership team.




Required Qualifications:

· Broad-based skills and experience that would typically be obtained through a Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years of experience. Master’s degree is preferred.

· Experience with successful fundraising campaigns, including event planning

· Experience with donor database management – Raisers Edge experience is preferred

· Marketing and Social Media experience – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked In

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with different audiences

· Computer skills including office suite software, image editing or graphic design software, donor tracking software, and social media platforms.

· Organized, enthusiastic and self-motivated

· Ability to multi-task and work independently

· Valid Tennessee driver’s license with good driving record

Additional Information


Renewal House offers a competitive salary, generous leave package, and supportive benefits. The leave package include seven agency holidays, paid time off, health leave, and other leave options. Renewal House pays for 100% of employees’ health insurance and offers low-cost dental and vision insurance. Additionally, Renewal House pays for short-term disability and life insurance for full-time employees. Renewal House will also match the employee’s contribution to an IRA (up to 3% of the employee’s salary).

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Pamela Sessions, CEO, via email to or via fax to 615-255-4090.


  • Date Posted: March 24, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services