Knoxville: (865) 540-1311
| Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911
Knoxville: (865) 540-1311 Chattanooga: (423) 954-1911

Development Director
Bridge Refugee Services- Knoxville, TN

This position supports the programmatic work of Bridge Refugee Services by securing sufficient
resources to meet the needs of our organization and clientele. The position is located at Bridge’s main
office in Knoxville, TN. The Development Director will work with the Executive Director to create a
fundraising strategy and identify potential funders in the community and beyond. Successful candidates
will have a diverse skill set including grant-writing, donor relations, event planning, public relations, and
branding. The Development Director will be in charge of maintaining and utilizing the donor
management system to effectively solicit donations. Additionally, the Development Director will assist
with advocacy and community outreach on behalf of Bridge.


• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Nonprofit Leadership, Communications or Public
• At least two years of grant writing and fundraising experience
• Experience in a non-profit work environment is preferred
• Excellent verbal, persuasive writing and communication skills
• Knowledge of fundraising strategies and techniques
• Track record of successful grant applications
• Commitment to Bridge’s mission to assist refugees in rebuilding their lives
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to work well with a small, collaborative team of staff
• Experience and skill in public speaking
• Strong relationship building and solicitation skills
Essential Functions:
• Cultivate, recruit, and recognize community and corporate partners
• Create and implement Bridge’s development plan and a fundraising policy alongside the
Executive Director
• Seek increased corporate gifts and partners annually
• Research and write grant applications to support Bridge’s programming and staff
• Plan, oversee fundraising events and manage the development of event materials (brochures,
invitations, posters, etc.)
• Coordinate database and tracking of donors and prospective donors
• Maintain social media and Bridge’s website
• Meet with potential donors in person to solicit funds
• Write monthly newsletters to the broader community

How to Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Drocella Mugorewera at