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Nashville Rescue Mission

Donor Relations Officer

Nashville Rescue Mission


Job Summary

Hope Lives Here! 

At Nashville Rescue Mission, you’ll be empowered to influence and impact lives. Join our team today!

Nashville Rescue Mission is actively seeking a Donor Relations Officer to join our Development Team.  This position will develop strategies and build relationships to secure major gifts and work with other donors/prospects as assigned. Uphold the Mission Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct.

Job Responsibilities

 Essential Duties:

  • Actively manages key relationships with donors to sustain and upgrade a gift level of $2500 and above.
  • Supports the fundraising and financial development goals of the Mission by giving tours as needed.
  • Works with the Vice President of Development to thank, cultivate, and solicit targeted donors.
  • Participates in speaking engagements as needed to promote the Nashville Rescue Mission.
  • Participates in regular meetings of the Development Team.
  • Prepares reports for the Vice President of Development as requested.

 Other Duties:                       

  • Other duties may be assigned by the supervisor.

 Performance Standards:

  • Meets or exceeds budgetary objectives through assigned major gifts and other donors.
  • Individual record keeping is accurate and notes are placed in major gift donor records.
  • Participates in the development of the annual strategic plan for the department.
  • Manages personal time effectively by focusing on the most important goals each month.
  • Supports the Mission Statement and Values of Nashville Rescue Mission.
  • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for the Nashville Rescue Mission.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all donor information as well as resident, employee, and operations data.
  • Adheres to the standards as set forth by Citygate and ECFA.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in communications, marketing, public relations, or related discipline required or 8 years of equivalent experience with a nonprofit.  
  • 3 – 5 years experience with a proven track record in successfully cultivating and stewarding new and existing donors and soliciting gifts.
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of relational databases, Raiser’s Edge and iWave preferred.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and public presentation skills.
  • Must possess computer skills with emphasis on Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Ability to qualify as a Designated Mission Vehicle Driver under NRM insurance policy:
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Have no more than two moving violations in a 3-year period or more than one accident in a 1-year period
    • Proof of insurance on personal vehicle (current)

 Physical Factors:

  • Regularly include standing, walking, reaching, lifting, bending, kneeling, stooping, sitting, pushing and pulling, lifting up to 30 pounds or less, and climbing stairs.
  • Regularly include typing/computer usage and speaking skills.
  • Regularly include moderate reading and writing skills; proficient interpersonal relations and communication skills; manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • Driving to/from meetings with potential and existing donors.

Working Conditions:

  •  Inside work environment.

Additional Information


Heath benefits, time away from work, life insurance, and more

Eligible employees have medical plan options that give you the flexibility to choose the coverage that is right for you. Plans include a Health Savings Account with both employee and employer contributions. Telemedicine services are also available with all plans. You can also enroll in Dental and Vision plans. 

Nashville Rescue Mission offers a generous Paid Time Off policy that allows new employees up to 27 days off their first year (pro-rated based on start date) for relaxation, holidays and to care for themselves or a family member in times of illness. We also support our employees with paid maternity and paternity leave.   

When life is getting difficult, it can help to talk with a professional. That’s why we have a Chaplain on staff as well as offer free counseling and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program. 

As part of the Nashville Rescue Mission family, you can also enjoy other company-paid benefits like life insurance and short and long-term disability. 


Let us help you save for the future. Nashville Rescue Mission contributes 3% of an employee’s earnings after they have completed their first year of service. If you decide to contribute to the plan as well, you will enjoy a 50% match on contributions from 1% to 6%.

How to Apply

Nashville Rescue Mission has retained the services of Heather Campbell with ThinkingAhead Executive Search.  If you are interested and qualified, please send a resume and a letter of interest to hcampbell@thinkingahead.com.


  • Date Posted: June 27, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Salary Range: $70,000 - $87,000