Available Positions

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain clear vision and oversight of all programs, program progress, program funding and program staffing;
  • Ensure that the Cumberland River Compact’s programs are innovative and mission driven.
  • Reinforce and cultivate a culture of excellence among staff, donors and general public.
  • Quantitative tracking of program milestones, deliverables, and deadlines;
  • Participate in grant writing, reporting, managing and communication with funders;
  • Establish and maintain robust and diverse relationships with county, state, and federal agencies;
  • Conceive and implement solution-based projects through competitive grants and awards;
  • Coordinate activities with other state office restoration field staff;
  • Represent the Compact on basin wide committees and organizations and at various state/regional/national conferences;

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in science or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 5-7 years of management experience including experience of being final responsibility for the quality and content of programs
  • Growth oriented mind set with a focus on effectively leading and scaling within an outcomes-based organization
  • Experience with stream restoration
  • Experience managing compensatory mitigation program
  • Experience with conservation easements
  • Proven track record in grants/contract management
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software
  • Commitment to training programs that maximize individual and organization goals across the organization including best practices in human resources activities
  • Proven ability to coach, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives
  • Ability to lift, push, pull at least 40 lbs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products

COMPETENCIES

The Deputy Director should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability/flexibility: Flexibility, versatility and tolerance in a changing/start-up/entrepreneurial work environment
  • Foster transparency: Create clear lines of sight into the organization for all stakeholders
  • Discretion: Act with discretion, particularly when handling sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality of all proprietary and personal data
  • Ethical behavior: Ensure that personal behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with the standards set forth by the organization and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Relationship building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Communications skills Persuasive and passionate communicator with strong verbal and written skills as well as strong listening skills.
  • Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations and create new opportunities for the organization.
  • Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Leadership: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Decision making: Assess situations to determine their level of importance, urgency and risk; make clear and timely decisions that further the organization’s best interest.
  • Organization/Goal Setting/Evaluation Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Problem solving/reasoning skills: Assess problems, identify root causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Strategic thinking: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.
  • Ability to manage change and lead change management: Adopt and integrate the board’s theory of change and model positive change behavior
  • Maintain poise and professionalism: Ability to maintain poise and professionalism with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations

Contact Information and Procedure:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than May 26, 2017 to  info@CumberlandRiverCompact.org.  No phone calls, please.

Email: info@cumberlandrivercompact.org

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the executive director, the Development Manager is responsible for generating revenue through individual giving programs and providing support for philanthropic events produced by the organization’s events and operations coordinator. The Development Manager maintains the Compact’s donor database, cultivates relationships with potential donors and works closely with the executive director to develop individual giving strategies that encourage unrestricted gifts to further the organization’s mission and operations.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

LEADERSHIP

  • Ensure that the organization meets its annual targets for public support
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the executive director
  • Maintain high level of knowledge of Nashville’s philanthropic community
  • Support the Compact’s board of directors and development committee in their goals and work
  • Facilitate connections to key stakeholders and potential donors

DEVELOPMENT

Relationship development/management

  • Develop and execute donor retention strategies to ensure satisfaction and continued revenue in conjunction with executive director
  • Manage end-to-end membership process for new and existing members

Event Planning/Special Projects

  • Support event and operations coordinator in the planning and implementation of fundraising events and special fundraising campaigns related to events.

Campaigns/Major Gifts Development

  • Research funding sources and write funding 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
  • Support executive director in strategic development and execution of campaigns including, but not limited to, annual campaign, capital campaign and flash campaigns

Donor Cultivation/Retention

  • 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, using data to inform approach to donor cultivation
  • Work with executive director on donor retention activities

Administration/Reporting

  • 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, fielding public inquiries for information.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Create or support creation of donor communications which may include, but is not limited to, emails and newsletters and annual reports
  • Create or support creation of social media content for donors
  • Generate thank you notes, cards and other acknowledgment communications 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public relations/marketing, nonprofit leadership, or related field
  • At least 3 years proven track record of developing individual gifts in a nonprofit organization
  • At least 3 years of experience in event-based fundraising
  • Strong knowledge of the Nashville philanthropic community
  • Microsoft Office Suite including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; proficient in Kindful and Quickbooks
  • Ability to lift, push, pull at least 40 lbs.

 COMPETENCIES

The philanthropy coordinator should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Adaptability/flexibility: Flexibility, versatility and tolerance in a changing/start-up/entrepreneurial work environment
  • Relationship building: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Planning: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results
  • Communications skills Persuasive and passionate communicator with strong verbal and written skills as well as strong listening skills.
  • Leadership: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Creativity/innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations and create new opportunities for the organization.
  • Problem solving/reasoning skills: Assess problems, identify root causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Decision making: Assess situations to determine their level of importance, urgency and risk; make clear and timely decisions that further the organization’s best interest.
  • Strategic thinking: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization.
  • Foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Maintain poise and professionalism: Ability to maintain poise and professionalism with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations

Initiative

  • Discretion: Act with discretion, particularly when handling sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality of all proprietary and personal data
  • Ethical behavior: Ensure that personal behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with the standards set forth by the organization and aligns with the values of the organization

Contact Information and Procedure:

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements no later than May 27, 2017 to  info@CumberlandRiverCompact.org.  No phone calls, please.

Email: info@cumberlandrivercompact.org