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Special Kids - Chattanooga

Director of Development Chattanooga

Special Kids - Chattanooga


Job Summary

Special Kids Chattanooga is seeking an experienced development professional who is responsible for oversight, initiative-taking planning, and successful execution of a comprehensive fundraising and development plan. The Director of Development will be motivated and inspired to engage donors and raise funds in support of the mission of Special Kids Chattanooga.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Grow awareness of the impact of Special Kids Chattanooga in the community.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, attention to detail and documentation.
  • Works well independently as well as under direct supervision.
  • Knowledge of new and traditional fundraising approaches and trends. Creative approach to identifying and implementing development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with marketing for the content and distribution of all organization’s social posts, emails, and publications.
  • Must attend meetings and conferences, participate in other activities, have an office and remote flexibility, and be willing to travel.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and Experience                                                                                                                          

Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business, Marketing, Mass Communication, or other related field, 3-5 years of development experience, donor management, and/or training in not-for-profit fundraising.

Computer Skills                                                                                                                                                              

To be successful in this job, an individual should have basic computer skills, including strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word, with the ability to learn new software and web-based applications.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) preferred. CPR certification is recommended.

Additional Qualifications

  • Compassion
  • Willingness
  • Courage
  • Faith

Additional Information


Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, Flex Dollars, Long/Short Term Disability, Life Policy, Paid Time Off, Holidays and Uniform Account.

How to Apply




  • Date Posted: February 7, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Health (Physical, Mental)
  • Start Date: 04/08/2024
  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Working Hours: TBD