Development and Operations Coordinator CENTER FOR TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Development and Operations Coordinator
Job Profile and Description

The Development and Operations Coordinator will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director and provide support both operationally and administratively across the organization. Primary duties will include day to day operations of CTC; internal and external communications; providing administrative and general support to the Director; buildings and ground management; cultivating meaningful partnerships within the Commons; preparation of proposals, grant applications and assisting with donor relations; supporting special events and community meetings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Coordinate planning, logistics, set-up and communications for meetings and workshops.
• Provide development support through grant writing, data entry into CTC’s donor management
system and assistance with appeals and acknowledgements.
• Providing marketing communications support through maintaining CTC’s social media presence, creating a monthly e-news, blog and print materials.
• Perform basic bookkeeping.
• Manage the organization's physical infrastructure and systems maintenance (phone system, computer system, janitorial services, ordering supplies, etc.).
• Assist with the creation and maintenance of organization’s procedures and policies.
• Maintain building relations.
• Provide technical assistance as needed in the designated community engagement hubs.
• Champion CTC’s mission and work in Memphis along with other staff and the CTC board.
• And other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements
• At least 18 years of age at the commencement of service
• 2-year degree, business administration or related field

Desired Qualities and Skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in basic technologies including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
• Highly organized with excellent time management skills.
• Self-motivated requiring minimal supervision or direction.
• Strong interpersonal skills to interact with various staff and stakeholders.
• Attention to detail.
• Ability to give, accept, and respond to feedback in a constructive manner.

Work Conditions
• The job requires some evening and weekends in order to support community meetings, events or to meet project deadlines.

Salary is $30,000 per year with benefits. This is a full time position.

CTC’s Mission:
"CTC engages, equips, and mobilizes individuals, organizations, and congregations to be agents of holistic transformation in their neighborhoods and communities."

CTC’s Core Values
• Diversity, equity and inclusion
• Mutual and reciprocal relationships of trust
• Participatory, collaborative, collective action
• Focusing on capacities, assets, and strengths
• The importance of history, heritage, and local culture
• Visioning, organizing, action, reflection, change

To Apply
Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume to or mail to Center for Transforming Communities, 258 N. Merton, Memphis, TN 38112.

Please note that an invitation to interview for the position will be based on the strength of your cover letter. You letter should explain how your qualities, skills and experience will make you an ideal candidate for the job. Early submissions are encouraged, as applications will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and continue until the position is filled.



POSITION TITLE: Development Officer

SUPERVISOR: Chief Development Officer

FLSA STATUS: Full-Time Regular, Exempt

SALARY: Commensurate With Experience

The Development Officer will work with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in securing funds for the Soulsville Foundation to support initiatives of The Soulsville Charter School, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and the Stax Music Academy. This position will work to influence and build relationships with individual donors, corporations, foundations, and volunteers and will assist in planning, developing, and maintaining fund-raising program initiatives, campaigns and events.

• Assist with creating and maintaining annual fundraising plan and related calendar.
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
• Support the CDO in the solicitation of individuals, corporations, foundations, and other groups.
• Maintain timely and consistent contact with donors and potential donors in order to establish, sustain, and enhance positive relationships leading to ongoing gifts.
• Work to create and implement ongoing campaigns designed to build the donor base.

Grant Writing
• Research grant opportunities to find potential new funding sources.
• Collaborate with CDO and Directors within the organization to prepare narrative and related materials, complete applications, and follow up with related reports and stewardship.
• Maintains comprehensive schedule of grant opportunities, deadlines, follow-up activities and reporting requirements for grants received.

• Responsible for gift acknowledgement process and thanking donors in a timely manner.
• Monitor Foundation compliance with donor gift intent.

Special Events
• Develop strategies and oversee fund-raising events that are consistent with the Soulsville Foundation’s mission and supportive of the strategic goals of the organization.
• Maintain events calendar.
• Manage the implementation and logistics of Soulsville Foundation fundraising and donor stewardship/cultivation events.
• Assist with securing corporate sponsorship for events via proposals and grant requests as needed.
• Solicit in-kind goods and services as needed.
• Recruit and manage volunteers for events.
• Screen requests from business and community groups requesting permission to do a Soulsville Foundation fundraiser
• Schedule and document post event de-briefings.

Database Management:
•Manage gift entry and donor acknowledgement process.
• Maintain donor and foundation records to ensure accuracy and efficacy of donor database.
• Create monthly and annual fundraising reports

• Act as a member of the Soulsville Foundation team by attending meetings and providing input to strategic initiatives.
• Participate in long range planning and annual budgeting

• Perform other reasonable duties as assigned by Soulsville management

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Bachelor degree in marketing, public relations, communications, or related subject.
• Minimum of two (2) years fundraising experience.
• Working knowledge of special events and fundraising for organizations.
• Knowledge of the grant writing process and experience writing grant proposals.

• Excellent communication skills, including writing, presentation, and public speaking.
• Excellent organizational and planning skills. Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects and work assignments from a variety of staff and volunteers.
• Possess a strong sense of protocol, tact, and diplomacy and ability to work well with a variety of people and personalities.
• Able to maintain confidentiality.
• Willingness to take and utilize constructive feedback.
• Computer skills (Microsoft products, MS Word, MS Excel. PowerPoint and database management desirable).
• Capable of working with professional and lay volunteers and staff with sufficient maturity, judgment, confidence, and poise in a dynamic environment.
• Ability and willingness to work irregular hours.
• Ability to track and maintain expenses within an established budget.

Physical requirements include ability to sit for extended periods at a desk and at meetings on airplanes and automobiles, standing, climbing stairs, walking, mental pressure; lifting files, boxes, suitcases, etc., weighing up to 25 pounds. Ability to work flexible hours, including some weekends and holidays.

Fast paced office environment and travel to client locations, events, etc.

TO APPLY: Applicants need to send a resume, cover letter, and list of possible references to

Director of Development BIRTHRIGHT OF MEMPHIS, INC.

Position Objectives:
Develop and implement strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit prospective major gift donors to Birthright.  This job involves relationship building and communication to convey the Birthright vision.

1. Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
2. Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
3. Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing and reporting requirements.
4. Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts, bequest expectancies, estate, trusts, charitable annuities, life insurance, financial planning, and deferred giving.
5. Direct capital campaign funds and other major fundraising drives.
6. Work closely with the Executive Director, the Board of Directors and the Event Planner.
7. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times.

• Bachelor’s degree in an applicable discipline. Certification in fundraising a plus.
• Familiarity with and interest in the mission of Birthright.
• Excellent written, verbal and social media skills.
• Ability to build strong interpersonal relationships.
• Five (5) years of professional fundraising experience.
• Team player with an ability to work independently.
• Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Competitive, commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Resumes may be sent to or 115 Alexander St. Memphis, TN 38111
No phone calls will be accepted regarding position.


Donor Services and Database Manager ORPHEUM THEATRE GROUP

Title: Donor Services and Database Manager
Department: Development
Reports to:  Vice President of Development
FLSA Status: Full-Time, Exempt    

The Donor Services and Database Manager supports fundraising projects and initiatives by helping to collect and manage data so that it can be used to analyze development functions, productivity, and redundancies.  The manager interacts frequently with donors and plays an important role in ensuring that donors receive prompt and accurate communications.  The Donor Services and Database Manager supports fundraising projects and initiatives that support the Orpheum Theatre Group.

Duties include but are not limited to:
• Donor Services
    o Assist other staff members in coordinating events and fundraising activities
    o Assist in Donor Benefit Fulfillment
    o Manage donor renewal schedule, insuring every donor is contacted in a prompt manner
    o Invite donors and receive rsvp’s to events and activities
    o Manage donor pages in theatre Playbills (“The Marquee”)
• Database Management
    o Manage donation receipt process including entering all donations into the Archtics database, processing all acknowledgement letters, and maintaining all     donor accounts
    o Design, develop, and provide queries and reports from database to give updates on donations received
    o Provide database quality control; investigate and resolve data inconsistencies to ensure data integrity
    o Advance work flow though data entry, collection, and reporting procedures
    o Create invoices for donors, sponsors, and events
    o Process raffle and auction tickets
    o Compose communications including thank you letters, and related correspondences, in a timely manner to acknowledge contributions
    o Pulling and coordinating all development mailings
    o Manage auction database

o Bachelor’s Degree  
o 1+ year experience Data Entry, or comparable work experience
o Fundraising database experience preferred
o Experience working with Ticketmaster/Archtics preferred

Demonstrates trustworthiness, responsibility, and accountability. Excellent written, oral and technological communication skills. Extremely organized and detail oriented. Excellent Customer Service Skills. Proficient in Data Entry, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Able to work flexible hours. Willing to work nights and weekends, as requested.

Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands:
Employee required to spend majority of time remaining in a seated position looking at a computer screen. In addition, employee will be required to do some standing and walking. Occasionally, employee may need to bend, crawl, or lift up to 25lbs. Employee will be in a well-lighted heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

To apply:
Interested candidates may send their cover letters and resumes to