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Siskin Children's Institute

Fundraising Manager

Siskin Children's Institute


Job Summary

Siskin Children’s Institute (SCI) is seeking a Fundraising Manager throughout the Nashville area.  The Fundraising Manager is accountable for producing significant annual increases in the number of donors to SCI at all gift levels.

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new individuals to build your donor portfolio to at least 250 donors and prospects
  • Identify and cultivate new major donor prospects, $1,000 – $100,000
  • Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of major donors, both new and prospective, with a minimum standard of five meetings per week with donors and prospects. Please note that face to face solicitations will be the main part of your position and should encompass the majority of your time
  • Manage and oversee the Nashville steering committee. Plan and execute bimonthly meetings and work to fill the committee with passionate, hardworking volunteers
  • Create/implement SCI fundraising and friend- raising events
  • Participate in community events to enhance knowledge of SCI in the Nashville market
  • Enter all touch points and activities in our donor database, in addition, manage the database to keep donor information current
  • Potential evening and weekend meetings
  • Potential travel to Chattanooga, TN
  • Other duties as assigned


 Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years fundraising or sales experience
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Nashville community and surrounding areas
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and speaking
  • Creative, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is capable of minimal on-site supervision
  • Superior problem solving, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled SCI events and donor, prospect and lay leadership schedules.
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Database – Salesforce, Blackbaud, Donor Perfect)

Additional Information


Siskin Children’s Institute seeks to be a leader in employee development through compreshensive benefits, ongoing training, competitive compensation, and a freiendly and respectful work environment

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply on the SCI’s career portal at www.siskin.org

Inquiries and applications are welcomed until the position is filled


  • Date Posted: April 5, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Other
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M-F