Job Title: Director, Development
Job Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) invests in youth, local communities and Memphis’ musical legacy by broadening and strengthening existing music engagement offerings in and out of schools and supporting youth-centered, community-based music education. Our approach is three tiered--Through various unique interventions, MMI seeks to: 1) sustain existing in-school music education and expand instruction through partnerships with local musicians; 2) expand high-quality, out-of-school time school programs to reach more youth and remove barriers to youth engagement and participation; 3) support organizations that are providing music engagement enhance their sustainability and scale high quality programming. Read more about MMI at www.memphisismusic.org.
MMI is seeking an experienced fundraiser and grant writer to coordinate our development efforts. As MMI is transitioning from a fully funded initiative to a long-term nonprofit organization, we intend to pursue local, regional, national, and international funding opportunities. We are seeking a professional with a strong background in facilitating large grant proposals, national level relationship building, and strategic sourcing of development opportunities. MMI is both a grantmaker and a direct provider of youth engagement programming—with such a unique model, we are seeking a creative professional who can tell a compelling narrative about our unique contributions to the community. We are not seeking a fundraiser who specializes in building programs to be funded, rather, we are looking for someone who can find the right partners to invest in our current model and evolving programs, providing underserved black and Latino young people in Memphis with stronger opportunities in music and the arts.
This position is located in Memphis, TN; relocation assistance may be available for the right candidate. The Director, Development will report to MMI’s Executive Director.
The Director, Development will:
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To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and a resume to the attention of the Hiring Committee to firstname.lastname@example.org.