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Part-time Development Manager

Nashville Children's Alliance


Job Summary

Organizational Overview: The Nashville Children’s Alliance (NCA) is a nonprofit agency dedicated to reducing the trauma of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse. NCA provides services at no cost to children in Davidson County who have experienced sexual or severe physical abuse. Some of these services include front-line forensic interviews to assist in determining if abuse has occurred, weekly therapy sessions, court support, crisis services to families and support groups for non-offending parents. NCA works with the Department of Children’s Services, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and the Office of the District Attorney General to ensure that NO child falls through the cracks. NCA also provides team training for these organizations on issues related to children who have suffered abuse and their ongoing needs.

Purpose: The Development Manager is responsible for implementation of a successful multifaceted fundraising and communications strategy to support the programs and operating needs of an agency committed to reducing the trauma of child abuse victims and their families by facilitating a comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach to detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.

Job Responsibilities

  • Create and implement annual fundraising and communications plan supportive of overall agency goals
  • Implement development activities including major gift solicitation, grant writing, corporate, direct mail, foundations, planned giving and fundraising events
  • Work with volunteers, including board members, to identify, contact, cultivate and solicit prospective donors
  • Compose written communications to aid in cultivation, stewarding and soliciting prospects
  • Develop and strengthen donor relationships through identification, cultivation and stewardship.
  • Work with board members to maximize board involvement in fundraising efforts, including setting fundraising goals, establishing fundraising plan, developing fundraising strategies, training and utilizing the board in fundraising efforts
  • Provide staff support and leadership to the board development committee
  • Recruit volunteers to support fundraising efforts
  • Oversee and manage fundraising events
  • Manage gift tracking on Sales Force, timely acknowledgments and reporting on use and impact of funds raised
  • Achieve annual targets, as agreed upon with the CEO, in number of solicitation visits, number of new and renewed donors, and dollars raised
  • Compose written communications – letters, proposals and mailings to aid in cultivating, stewarding and soliciting prospects; produce simple marketing and promotional materials for various events and initiatives
  • Conduct and facilitate center tours, lunch and learns and other events to engage donors/prospects.
  • Track fundraising activities
  • Provide analysis to CEO regarding revenue, sources and targets for fundraising activities
  • Prepare and present donor/revenue reports
  • Assist CEO with various other duties as requested


  • Minimum of five years successful experience in fundraising and public relations/communications/marketing with proven results
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Superior influencing and negotiation skills, including the ability to lead and work collaboratively with a cross-functional team of both internal leadership team and external stakeholders, including board members
  • Proven ability to write content in a clear, concise, compelling way
  • Can-do, self-starter attitude and a sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment
  • Continuous demonstration of superior problem-solving, decision-making and project management skills
  • Results-oriented with an ability to think strategically while executing tactically
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a strong team player in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of stakeholders
  • Proficiency with Microsoft platforms and social media communications

Additional Information



How to Apply

Please combine all materials into one PDF and email your (a) cover letter with salary requirements and (b) resume to Dawn Harper, with the subject line “Development Manager.”  Applications missing the required materials will not be considered. (No mail, calls, or faxes please.) 


  • Date Posted: August 18, 2020
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 20-25 hours/week