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Development Manager


The Development Manager assists the Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Development in the creation of the agency’s annual fundraising plan, leads implementation of special events, provides support to annual fund drives and manages a portfolio of current and prospective mid-level donors. This role works to build the organization’s long-term fundraising capacity in order to meet its evolving need for private support through the development of monthly giving, corporate giving, and planned giving programs. This position is vital to the collaboration, development, and implementation of new strategies to retain donors, bolster existing donors and engage new prospects. The Development Manager supports the Deputy Director of Community Engagement and Development with data management, acknowledgments, gift entry, budgets, board reporting, etc. Additional job duties include development of fundraising campaigns, including website updates, donor correspondence, direct mail list, email solicitations, and digital campaigns. This position is funded in part by, and in collaboration with, one or more grants. Personnel must adhere to goals and outcomes detailed in the grant contract. This position is funded for the duration of the grant(s) and subsequent renewal may result in modification of job duties and responsibilities.


Who We Are Looking For:

  • Strong event planning and project management background.
  • Consummate and enthusiastic professional.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work on a fast-paced, high demand team.
  • Ability to keep confidences and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in fundraising or professional experience in goal-oriented environments.
  • Critical thinker with strong problem solving skills.
  • Reliable and dependable.
  • Works well as a member of a team and independently.
  • Willingness to help others and share knowledge, information, contacts, and experience.
  • Great sense of humor and a commitment to the principal of equal justice and advocacy for low-income persons.
To Apply: 

Email cover letter, resume, and three references (with email addresses and phone numbers) in PDF format to our Hiring Manager at Subject line should read: re: Development Manager position.

Apply as soon as possible. Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.


Submission Deadline: 
September 26, 2022
Organization Information: 
Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee
1321 Murfreesboro Pike, Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37217
United States
Phone: (615) 244-6610