Knoxville: (865) 540-1311

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

Bridge Refugee Services


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




Job Title: Case Manager

Bridge Refugee Services -Knoxville Office is looking for dedicated candidates for the Case Management position. The Case Manager position is a full-time position. Candidates must own their own vehicle and have car insurance.


  • Coordinate apartment set up for arriving refugees. This often includes moving furniture and household goods into the apartment.
  • Develop Self Sufficiency Plans with clients, assisting them to develop realistic goals for their resettlement period.
  • Maintain detailed and timely case notes and financial logs in compliance with Bridge’s grant agreements.
  • Facilitate and supervise cultural orientation sessions for new refugees.
  • Teach refugees their rights and responsibilities.
  • Assist refugees to enroll in English Classes
  • Communicate regularly with the Department of Human Services (DHS), Social Security office, healthcare facilities, and other social service agencies.
  • Assist the Volunteer Manager with recording volunteer time and donations for Bridge’s programs.
  • Maintain communication with clients and resolve conflicts through appropriate interventions.
  • Orient clients to community resources
  • Guide individual volunteers and cosponsor team’s interventions
  • Perform other responsibilities as requested by the Program Manager



  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, International Studies, or a related field.
  • Fluency in the English language
  • Preference for candidates who speak Arabic, Swahili, Kirundi, or Kinyarwanda
  • Passion for serving and empowering refugees
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

Supervisor: Program Manager


To apply please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Drocella Mugorewera at The position is open until filled.