Director of Community Engagement- AIM Center, Inc.

Status: Exempt (Executive)

Reports to: President

This is a full-time position set in a strengths-based, recovery-focused environment which provides Intrinsic Rewards and an Attractive Benefits Package including paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays, medical insurance (85% of monthly premiums paid by employer); paid dental insurance; short-term disability and long-term disability insurance (100% Employer-Funded premiums); optional Vision Insurance; and a 401K with employer matching contributions.

Position Purpose: To increase financial support and awareness through community engagement for AIM Center building relationships with individuals and organizations that have a philanthropic need to make a difference in the lives of those who are impacted by mental illness.

Specific Areas of Responsibility Include:

1. Relationship Development Resulting in Financial Support

• Develops relationships through community engagement and manages fundraising planning and implementation resulting in financial support from Individuals, Organizations, Foundations, Planned Giving, Special Events, Endowments, and Special Projects.

• Coordinates the planning, submission, implementation, and outcome reporting of AIM Center grants including local, state, regional, and national public and private funding agencies.

• Collaborates with the President and management team to create, plan and execute programs to further and financially support the mission of the Clubhouse

• Cultivates relationships with local, state, and regional, public and private funding sources.

• Cooperatively works with Board, Staff, Members, and community partners to assist in the creation of strategic plans to further mission, support the values, and increase awareness resulting in financial support for the Clubhouse.

• Represents AIM Center, with Staff, Members and Board, at public events, conferences, workshops, and other community events.

2. Administration

• Creates and successfully implements a comprehensive annual plan with identifiable metrics that enhances relationships with donors, increases financial support and awareness for the Clubhouse.

• Serves as a member of the management team

• Manages delegated responsibilities as assigned in the areas of Administration, Marketing, Community Relations, and Clubhouse.

• Participates in the development, review, and revisions of agency policies and procedures. Also serves on the Compliance/Quality Improvement Committee.

• Produces monthly reports of activity and identified metrics for success.

• Ensures that donor follows-up, and necessary reports related to Community Engagement are prepared and submitted timely.

• Tracks and trends all data collection of activities of prospective and actual donors for “Proof of Performance” of Development activities.

• Engages volunteers as needed for special projects.

3. Generalist Duties

• Embraces the Standards of Clubhouse International including engagement of members and side-by-side work philosophies.

• Serves as Transitional Employment Job Coach.

• Assists in Community Job Development Activities.

• Participates in staff rotation coverage of socials, holidays, and special events.


• Bachelor’s degree in the field of Business Administration, Community Relations, Behavioral Science, Liberal Arts or Communications; or a combination of education and relevant experience.

• Possess a proven track record of Community Engagement, Marketing and Donor Relations resulting in financial success for the organization.

• Valid Driver's License (with F Endorsement, if Tennessee resident) and and automobile liability insurance.

• Must be able to pass criminal background check.

• Must be trustworthy and reliable

• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally

• A high level of resiliency, professionalism, and understanding of professional/personal boundaries

• Knowledge and/or experience using DonorPerfect (donor records management software) is a plus.

Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience resulting in financial success for organization.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a resume of qualifications via email to the AIM Center’s Director of Administration. The email address for corresponding is: .

About AIM Center, Inc.

AIM Center, Inc. is a private 501(c) 3 non-profit located conveniently in downtown Chattanooga providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to the members of our community who have been diagnosed with chronic mental illness.

Our History:

AIM Center, Inc., was founded in 1989 by Chattanooga families in response to the need for services specifically designed to promote independence in the lives of adolescents and adults with mental illnesses. AIM Center is the only State licensed psychosocial rehabilitation facility accredited by Clubhouse International and remains the only local provider of psychosocial rehabilitative and employment services for adults diagnosed with mental illnesses in Tennessee. The Clubhouse Model is recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as an evidence-based model.

AIM Center is open to persons with a psychiatric disorder who are 18 years of age or older. Clubhouse Membership is without time limits, so individuals may return to AIM Center whenever they need or want additional support.

Our mission is to enhance recovery in the living, working, learning, and social environments. We believe that RELATIONSHIPS + WORK = RECOVERY

The Clubhouse model invites program participants to become members of our clubhouse, with a shared sense of ownership and responsibility for our success. Program participants (members) work together with their peers and our staff in the day-to-day operation of the clubhouse. They have a voice in the work of the clubhouse— from activity planning to policy decisions. Along with a sense of ownership and belonging, participants grow their talents and build relationships. Clubhouse members choose the area of the clubhouse they’d like to work in and they set their own goals for education, employment, health, housing, family life and community integration. To help reach these goals, services like community job placement, continuing education, recreational activities and wellness classes are offered in addition to clubhouse facility-based involvement.

The AIM Center is funded in part by the United Way and is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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