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Neighbor 2 Neighbor

Director of Programs and Grant Development

Neighbor 2 Neighbor


Job Summary

The Director of Programs and Grant Development, under the supervision of the Executive Director, will be responsible for the day-to-day planning and implementation of all training and networking programs; researching the availability of both public and private grants, the development of proposals, completing grant-specific reports, and maintaining all grant-related documents; and performing administrative duties related to all fundraising efforts as well as services and programs.

Job Responsibilities

Partner collaboratively with the Executive Director, as well as other staff and Board of Directors, to fulfill the mission, vision, values, and priorities of Neighbor 2 Neighbor.


  • Lead the day-to-day planning and implementation of all training and networking programs, including program logistics, the coordination of registration and volunteers, and evaluation. This may include serving as lead facilitator/instructor for specific programs or identifying, recruiting, and training facilitator/instructor(s).
  • Work with the Executive Director to design all training curriculum that includes a clearly articulated set of learning objectives, desired outcomes, content or information to be transmitted; the structure, format, and sequencing of the curriculum; the training methods; competency assessments; and the tools and methodology for measuring success.
  • Develop and maintain a rigorous evaluation framework to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of our services and programs.
  • Provide support and outreach to residents, neighborhood leaders, neighborhood organizations, and other key stakeholders.
  • Assist as needed with consultation and referral services, as well as collaborative projects.
  • Direct and provide guidance to volunteer trainers and assigned contractors.


  • Collaborate with N2N leadership to define goals, objectives, outcomes, scope, feasibility, and program design.
  • Identify new corporate, foundation, and other non-governmental sources of grant funding.
  • Attend preliminary and informational meetings relevant to grant development submission and/or ongoing reporting, as appropriate.
  • Document grant funder data, outcomes, and relevant feedback in donor database/grant calendar for effective grants management and tracking.
  • Develop and execute a process of gathering and submitting progress reports as required by funders and the organization.
  • Maintain all grant-related documents.


  • Create reports from fundraising and email marketing platforms.
  • Update and maintain N2N’s customer relationship management database.
  • Generate and sign written acknowledgement letters required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to substantiate a charitable contribution of $25 or more.
  • Generate appreciation cards and letters for donors, sponsors, and other funders to be signed by the Executive Director.
  • Format information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, newsletters, presentations, reports.
  • Document preparation and editing

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.




  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • Courses in Grassroots Organizing, Asset-Based Community Development, Outcomes Measurement, Curriculum Development, Leadership Development, Interpersonal Communication, Conflict Management, in addition to Grant Writing and Coordination.



  • Five (5) or more years experience in adult learning and/or organizational development.
  • Five (5) or more years experience in grant writing.


  • Neighborhood organizing (alternatively grassroots/community organizing);  curriculum and program development



  • Be comfortable with shifting from strategic thinking to hands-on execution as required and have a passion for learning and development.
  • Ability to prioritize, work efficiently and productively, and manage time well.
  • Have a talent for building positive working relationships that help everyone to achieve goals and organizational objectives.
  • Be clear, concise, and focused; able to tailor your message for the audience; and, listen to others.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher) and/or Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, and Slides).
  • Drivers license


  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Grassroots/Community Organizing

Additional Information


Flexible vacation and PTO, as well as a Winter Break at the end of each year.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume with references to Jim Hawk, Executive Director.

  • Email: jim@n2n.solutions
  • Mail: Neighbor 2 Neighbor, Attention Jim Hawk, PO Box 100941, Nashville, TN 37224

Deadline: Saturday, February 18, 2023


  • Date Posted: February 3, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Administrative
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 03/01/2023
  • Salary Range: $45,000 - $52,000
  • Working Hours: 40-45 hrs/wk; evening and weekend hours required