Development Coordinator- SoundCorps

SoundCorps seeks a part-time development coordinator with the experience, skills and educational background needed to design and implement creative solutions to the fundraising and development issues that modern arts-focused nonprofit organizations wrestle with in today’s rapidly changing funding environment.

The development coordinator is responsible for building and executing the development plan, and implementing the information technology systems to support the fundraising strategy. She or he also is responsible for executing a number of special events and cultivating and maintaining relationships with donors.


● Develop and execute SoundCorps’ annual fundraising plan

● Secure financial support from individuals and corporations

● Manage the implementation of eTapestry and oversee data entry, gift processing, and donor communications, including annual report

● Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors

● Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors

● Overseeing organization of special fundraising events

● Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising

● Collaborates with the Executive Director on a personal solicitation plan for leadership-level donors including the SoundCorps Board of Directors

● Plans and executes annual phone-a-thon effort with staff and volunteers

● Trains and prepares volunteers and staff for successful solicitations


● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably with a major in nonprofit management, business, marketing, or related disciplines required. Advanced degree a plus.

● Demonstrated project management skills working specifically with multifaceted projects and diverse constituents.

● Experience in a supervisory or leadership position in a nonprofit, foundation, or government agency.

● Ability to identify appropriate segments of donors and prospects and create cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities that build loyalty and trust.

● Professional demeanor, good judgment, and the ability to work independently, but collaboratively, in a goal-oriented team environment.

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel.

● Knowledge of Blackbaud’s eTapestry or similar CRM systems

● Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S., eligible to obtain a U.S. passport, hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable.

● Music industry experience a plus


● Passionate about SoundCorps' mission and values.

● Demonstration of emotional intelligence, ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings.

● Experience managing budgets and preparing financial projections and reports.

● Commitment to professional development and self-improvement.

● Self-starter, self-disciplined with ability to take initiative and follow through.

● Ability to analyze problems, utilize internal or external resources, offer solutions to problems and implement solutions.

● Remain focused in the face of pressure, deliver against timelines, and not intimidated by tasks/time limitations.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

● Requires some weekend and evening hours.

● Works in a highly dynamic environment as a 1-person Development Office with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts.

● Ability to work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.

● Ample flexibility in daily options to work remotely or in the office.

Selection Process

The executive director and an advisory committee consisting of a small group of volunteer leaders will evaluate candidates for this position. The most qualified individuals will be invited to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references, combined into one .pdf document, no later than April 30, 2019.

Send confidential cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference combined into one .pdf file to:

Stratton Tingle, Executive Director

About SoundCorps

SoundCorps is a 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to growing the music economy in the Chattanooga region. Established in early 2015, we devote our energies to building local music industry infrastructure and professional expertise through ongoing programs, events and initiatives. These efforts will translate into increased opportunities to experience Chattanooga music.

Our vision is to re-establish Chattanooga as a music mecca with a healthily growing cultural economy. Success for us means Chattanooga has more music venues, sound recording studios, record labels, record stores, retail outlets, music industry professional services firms and more.

We help our music industry…

● Learn growth strategies from established music industry professionals

● Access business development resources to work smarter

● Connect with potential collaborators in the local music industry

● Elevate their voices on issues that affect their businesses

We help Chattanooga music enthusiasts…

● Navigate our vibrant music community via our online directory

● Embrace Chattanooga’s music history and build our legacy today

● Interface with Chattanooga’s music community more frequently