Cumberland River Compact
Community & Nonprofit
Position Description / Responsibilities
Cumberland River Compact was founded in 1997 and is an IRS designated 501(c)(3) serving the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. We are committed to enhancing the health enjoyment of the Cumberland River and its tributaries through education, collaboration, and action. We believe that water quality and a healthy environment are fundamental to sustainable, strong local economies. Since our founding, we’ve worked cooperatively with local, state and federal agencies, farmers, businesses, technical professionals, local neighborhood groups, and other watershed stakeholders who share this belief. Through a strategy of Teach, Protect, Connect we ensure clean and abundant water resources that support life, recreation, and economic well-being throughout the basin.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Director is responsible for generating revenue through individual and corporate giving programs and philanthropic events. The Development Director maintains the Compact’s donor database, cultivates relationships with potential donors and works closely with the Executive Director to develop individual and corporate giving strategies that encourage unrestricted gifts to further the organization’s mission and operations. The Development Director will enjoy a corporate culture that is entrepreneurial, collegial, and often requires an all hands on deck attitude.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure that the organization meets its annual targets for unrestricted, public support
Serve as a trusted advisor to the executive director
Create and execute the organization’s annual development plan with timeline and goals
Maintain high level of knowledge of Nashville’s philanthropic community or have a desire to learn
Support the Compact’s board of directors and development committee in their goals and work
Facilitate connections to key stakeholders and potential donors
Work with program staff to build development team
Work with executive director and board to create a 5 year strategic plan for unrestricted, public support
Develop and execute, in conjunction with executive director, donor retention strategies to ensure satisfaction and continued revenue
Manage end-to-end membership process for new and existing members
Event Planning/Special Projects
Plan and implement fundraising strategies and campaigns specific to events
Campaigns/Major Gifts Development
Research funding sources, write, and track foundation and corporate fundraising proposals in conjunction with executive director
Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
Develop and execute campaigns including, but not limited to, annual campaign, capital campaign, and flash campaigns
Create a donor-centric culture focused on long term cultivation with current and prospective donors including meaningful touch points throughout the year
Gather, interpret, and report donor data to inform approach to donor cultivation
Work with executive director on donor retention activities
Maintain donor database and process incoming gifts
Manage donor data, maintaining confidentiality and security of personal and proprietary information
Prepare or support preparation of impact and compliance reports
Pull mailing lists, generate donor reports
Provide administrative and project support for other programs and initiatives as needed.
Provide basic office support, which includes, but is not limited to, answering phones and fielding public inquiries for information.
Create or support creation of donor communications which may include, but is not limited to, emails,newsletters, and annual reports
Create or support creation of social media content targeted to donors
Generate thank you notes, cards and other acknowledgment communications
Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations/marketing, nonprofit leadership, or related field
At least 5 years proven track record of developing individual gifts in a nonprofit organization
At least 3 years of experience in event-based fundraising
Proficient in Kindful, Quickbooks; Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proven track record identifying and developing corporate prospects with a strong understanding of corporate giving.
Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication
Ability to lift, push, pull at least 40 lbs.
Submit resume, cover letter and writing sample relevant to the position email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
2 Victory Ave
Nashville, TN 37213