The Director of Development is responsible for creating fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, writing grant proposals and submitting grant reports. This position manages individual and corporate gifts, as well as annual giving. It also includes leveraging key relationships and contacts to ensure meeting the organization’s revenue goals. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising, we encourage you to apply.

Accountability: The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director

Working Hours: 40 hours per week. Some weekend and evening hours may be required, rarely


  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation sponsors, congregations, and individual donors

  • Collaborate with staff and the board on the planning and implementation of fundraising events and donor receptions

  • Write grant proposals and ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to corporate, foundation, and government funders

  • Develop social media posts, monthly e-newsletters, annual reports, appeal letters, and print marketing material related to fundraising in collaboration with our communications consultants

  • Represent Family Promise to the public

  • Coordinate development luncheons with board of trustees


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field


  • 3- 5 years' fundraising experience with a nonprofit organization; emphasis on grant writing and corporate sponsorships, preferred

  • Familiarity with Kindful donor management software, preferred

  • Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and a thorough understanding of strategic development

  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts

  • Strong community engagement, partnership-building, and event planning skills

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary range of $35,000 to $45,000 per year, commensurate with experience

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave

  • 403b retirement plan with organization match

  • Monthly health coverage subsidy in a qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangement

  • Supplemental insurance – optional (short-term disability, accident, cancer, hospital)

  • Paid professional development (trainings, conferences, seminars)

  • Travel reimbursement (hotel, mileage, meal per diem)

Interested applicants may submit cover letters and resumes to

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Aggie, second from left, accepting The Nightingale Network's grant to help Family Promise's program of housing homeless mothers

What do you do as a Family Promise board member?

I joined the board of Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga about three years ago, and this year, I have the privilege to serve as the Board President.

Why do you believe in FP's mission? Why are you on the board?

My family and I love living in Chattanooga, and we fully believe that this community can and should support all of its members, especially in times of crisis. I believe in Family Promise's mission because every child, every person, deserves a home. This core belief is why I serve on the board, and I welcome you to join us in ending family homelessness.

How can others join you and support the Family Promise mission?

The most direct way to help right now is by donating - every dollar helps. We also rely on volunteers, and you can contact our office to learn more about those opportunities - both current and for when we emerge from the public health emergency. 

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Brooke volunteering at the Family Promise Day Center

What do you do as a Family Promise board member?

Currently, I am the FPGC board vice-president and personnel committee chair. I collaborate with the other board officers, members, and the executive director to make financial and strategic planning decisions to assist with the stability and growth of Family Promise. I also work with the executive director on personnel matters that may arise.

Why do you believe in FP's mission? Why are you on the board?

In the past, I have worked with individuals who had been homeless for some time. I observed their plight to get out of their current situation and noticed several obstacles as they looked for work. For instance, how does one obtain and keep employment if maintaining proper hygiene is not available? If a person does not have a safe place to sleep, how can that person be well rested for another day of work? I noticed that stable housing is the boost that is needed to overcome financial difficulty. That’s why I was drawn to Family Promise and their mission to assist families with children in becoming independent through assistance with housing and continued case management. Our programs work! Over 80% of our families transition to stable housing.

How can others join you and support the Family Promise mission?

Although COVID-19 has changed some of our procedures, we are still utilizing host congregations to house families in need. If your church or organization would like more information, please contact us. If you would like to support our belief that every child deserves a home but are not able to assist at this time physically, we also accept financial donations through our website or by check made to Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, P.O. Box 1146, Chattanooga, TN 37401.

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