FULL-TIME POSITION: Development Director
HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:00
REPORTS TO: The CEO
Metropolitan Ministries, Inc. (MetMin) is a 42 year old faith-based social services agency whose primary goal is to prevent homelessness by assisting those whose stability is at risk and to provide homelessness remediation to those who have become homeless. MetMin is a community hub where people come together in compassion, kindness, and mutual respect to provide needed assistance that prevents homelessness and fosters hopefulness.
The Development Director works closely with the CEO and the MetMin Board of Directors to assure that messaging and resources align with or exceed the Ministry’s strategic goals and programming. The Development Director is responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring the Ministry’s Development Plan. This professional must have an established background in coordinating large-scale events, nurturing existing donor relationships, cultivating new donor relationships, and assuring that messaging across all platforms is relevant, timely, and engaging.
MetMin is founder of The Impact Hub, where aligned agencies are co-located and work together toward common social justice initiatives. A warm and welcoming demeanor is crucial to safeguarding The Impact Hub’s core values of radical hospitality and judgment-free interactions.
Collaborate with the CEO in the creation and monitoring of the Ministry’s Development Plan
Collaborate with the CEO in nurturing relationships with existing donors and cultivating new donor engagement
Assist the CEO in all areas of grantsmanship: research, writing, defending, monitoring and reporting
Fundraise for, direct, and implement all aspects of special events, especially MetMin’s signature annual event, the MetMin King Oehmig Memorial Golf Classic
Lead the volunteer Golf Committee in their additional fundraising efforts, providing timely and accurate goals reporting
Create and oversee the timely development and distribution of all events-related communications, acknowledgements and stewardship
Identify and direct all event support staff and volunteers
Identify and communicate with new prospective donors through their event participation
Maintain and consistently monitor the Ministry’s solicitation list, including individuals, businesses, foundations and others
Collect, record, report and all donor activities on MetMin’s DonorSnap database
Message and implement fresh fundraising trends to communicate emerging community needs and critical collaborative service initiatives
Develop, maintain and assure that MetMin distributables are relevant and consistent across all platforms
Grow MetMin’s “31 Matters” monthly giving donor base
Input contributions immediately and send donor acknowledgements within 72 hours of gift receipt
Process all necessary matching gift documentation
Provide exceptional donor appreciation activities and communications
Represent MetMin as an engaging public speaker, presenter and guest service advocate
Other duties as assigned.
Ideal Candidate Qualities
MetMin’s ideal candidate for Development Director is passionate about MetMin’s mission, vision and values, and superbly and sincerely communicates MetMin’s work, impact and growth to a wide range of constituents. The Development Director is an enthusiastic self-starter who is energized by working both independently and as a team member in a dynamic, results-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment with tight deadlines and sometimes shifting priorities.
This highly organized individual has a keen attention to detail, is flexible, and enjoys problem-solving. The Development Director is personable and a master communicator in all settings, including but not limited to the written word, face-to-face interactions, and online platforms.
Dedication to MetMin’s mission, vision and values
Five successful years of area event management, donor maintenance and donor cultivation
Engaging communicator with exceptional written and oral skills
Excellent organizational and follow-through skills
Unwavering commitment to donor and potential donor confidentiality
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Knowledge of the Chattanooga area charitable giving community is a plus.
MetMin offers a generous benefits and paid vacation package.
Eligible applicants may submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2022.
MetMin is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all those housed at The MetMin Impact Hub.