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Nashville Pride

Executive Director

Nashville Pride


Job Summary

The purpose of Nashville Pride is to educate and foster a sense of pride, community, and
awareness of, about, and for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) people and
culture in Nashville and the surrounding region through the production of the Pride festival,
community Pride events, education and outreach to the LGBTQ+ community and the
community at large. Our mission is to create opportunities to celebrate, advocate, educate, and
connect people, respecting the full diversity of the LGBTQ+ community in Nashville.

Nashville Pride is seeking its inaugural Executive Director who shares the vision and mission of
our organization and can help create organizational structure while maintaining the
responsibility for the financial and operational stability and programmatic success of the
organization. The Executive Director is responsible for the direction and leadership toward the
achievement of the organization’s philosophy, mission, strategic and annual goals and
objectives. The Executive Director sustains strong and supportive relationships with the
community, donors, the media, the business communities, the public, government at all levels
and other LGBTQ+ organizations.

The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors.

Job Responsibilities

Board Governance: Works directly with the President of the board in order to fulfill the
organization’s mission.

• Set community goals and culture by providing leadership & vision.
• Responsible for communicating with the Board and providing timely, accurate, and
relevant information related to the strategic plan, grants, event planning and finances.
• Train, onboard and support new and returning board members.
• Prepare for, attend and follow-up with monthly board and committee meetings.

Financial Management: Develops resources and works with the board of directors to create
and achieve financial goals through revenue growth and expense management to ensure the
financial health of the organization.

• Work with bookkeeper and board Treasurer to provide monthly financial statements.
Oversee auditing process, ensure federal tax return and annual state reports are
• Work with Board President and Treasurer for developing the organizational annual
budget prior to the beginning of the fiscal year.
• Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within
the approved budget and monitoring resources and expenses.
• Responsible for developing resources, focusing on contributed revenue through
events including the annual festival, individual/corporate donors and grants in
conjunction with the Festival Director/Contractor and the board of directors.
• Financial management and oversight as defined in the organizational fiscal policy
and procedures.
• Develop and implement quarterly plans to maintain and achieve financial goals
budgeting, monitoring, and corrective action planning

Advocacy and Program Support: Works with board and staff to ensure that the mission
is fulfilled through programs and grassroots advocacy and education.

• Represent the organization and the broader LGBTQ+ community.
• Support and align with other LGBTQ+ organizations to promote LGBTQ+ equality and
equity issues in the broader Middle Tennessee region.

Organizational Operations: Manage all administrative aspects of the organization.

• Hire, train, supervise and retain competent, qualified staff and contractors in
alignment with strategic planning and organizational growth.
• Sign all contracts, agreements, etc., on behalf of the organization.
• Donor acknowledgement and receipts.
• Manage vendor contracts (insurance providers, software, etc.)
• Manage and regularly update the organization’s website.
• Works with team leaders on the communications team to provide ongoing strategic
direction, advice, and guidance on content, PR, advocacy engagement, and community
• In conjunction with the board volunteer committee, recruit, train and manage all
aspects related Pride volunteers


Minimum qualifications:
• A comprehensive knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and the issues surrounding it.

Additional Preferred qualifications/skills:
• Five years of experience at the executive level of a similar-sized organization, non-profit
experience preferred.
• A Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in organizational management, social science,
environmental studies, public policy, community development, human services
• Significant experience with fundraising and development, donor development, grant
management, grant proposal writing, and special events.
• Human Resources experience including staff and intern recruitment, hiring, mentoring,
evaluating and staff management.
• Visionary leadership, strategic, and planning ability coupled with effective organizational
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to resolve conflict with productive outcomes
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and operate in a solo office environment
• Possess a combination of experiences in program development, outreach, community
organizing, and public speaking, including experience planning participatory educational
events and large-scale fundraising events.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, networking, negotiation (conflict
management and resolution) and presentation skills.
• Ability to work on advisory committees, task forces, and external coalitions, and take on
effective leadership roles.
• Excellent office management and computer skills, including Excel, Word, Access,
Outlook, and desktop publishing software.

Additional Information

How to Apply

Nashville Pride is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements in pdf format to: careers@nashvillepride.org

The application deadline is Friday, January 29, 2021.


  • Date Posted: November 16, 2020
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $57,000 annually based on experience and background