Director of Development/Marketing- A Step Ahead Chattanooga (ASAC)


A Step Ahead Chattanooga (ASAC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide information about and free access to long-term, reversible birth control (intrauterine devices, or IUDs, and implants).


The Director of Development/Marketing is responsible for overseeing the resource development, public relations and marketing programs of ASAC. (S)he reports to the Vice President and supervises marketing contractors with existing relationships with the organization.


Responsibilities of the Director of Development/Marketing include, but are not limited to:

Overall Goal

• Oversee fundraising efforts to support ASAC’s programs.

• Manage media and public relations efforts and opportunities to promote the organization’s programs.

Development: Meet or Exceed Development Budget

• Work with President and Vice President on first draft of annual development budget.

• Develop, implement, and monitor progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategy and goals.

• Supervise, set goals with and for, and review the performance of any direct reports.

• Work collaboratively with contractors to set and reach development goals.

• Cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders and supporters.

• Maintain oversight over all fundraising activities including grants, special events, direct mail appeals, and corporate partnership initiatives.

• Work with the Board of Directors, including the Board Development Committee, on development-related projects.

• Participate in the planning, writing, and review of grants applications and budgets.

• Manage expense budgets for all fundraising, public relations and communications efforts.

• Give budget input to President and Vice President in preparation for Board and Finance Committee meetings.

Marketing: Further the Institution through Effective Messaging

• Coordinate all media and public relations outreach and opportunities.

• Manage the organization’s marketing, messaging and communications

• Set and monitor adherence to branding guidelines in mass communications efforts.

• Serve as a public representative of the organization as needed.

• Cultivate relationships with community members to build awareness of and commitment to ASAC’s work.

• Oversee the maintenance and expansion of the organization’s database of supporters.

• Participate in Board meetings and prepare reports as requested by the President, Vice President, and Board.


• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising, and public relations/marketing.

• Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including individuals, foundations, and corporations.

• Experience in donor cultivation, grant writing, contracts management and special events.

• Knowledge of and connections to the funding community

• Demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes, and a results-oriented culture.

• Strong written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills.

• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks while maintaining attention to detail.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs.

• Familiarity with donor tracking systems.

• Ability to work with diverse groups of people.

• Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude.

• Resourcefulness, creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Interested applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

ASAC is an equal opportunity employer.