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Development Director

Concord Academy
Memphis, TN
  • Posted: June 21, 2022
  • Full-Time


Concord Academy is the premier school for students with learning differences in the Mid-South. Concord was founded in 1983 by a group of concerned parents who recognized that their children with learning differences were falling behind or falling through the cracks in other educational settings. The school was established to provide the best environment for student growth in all aspects of development, including specialized academic instruction, post-secondary readiness, and social/emotional growth. If you have a passion for supporting students with disabilities to succeed in learning and in life, consider joining our team.


The Development Director is responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, and implementing all fundraising activities for the school to advance Concord Academy's mission, broaden and accelerate its capacity, and promote community awareness of the school. The ideal candidate is a fundraising professional with marketing, event planning, and sales experience, who fully supports Concord Academy's mission to prepare students with learning differences for lifelong success. The individual must promote the school's culture of respecting neurodiversity, promoting equity and inclusion, and empowering students to succeed. This full-time, exempt, year-round position reports to the Executive Director and supervises the Marketing & Events Manager.


  • Lead the school's fundraising efforts, including campaign development, donor stewardship, major fundraising events, and related communications and marketing.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of an annual development plan, to include events, annual fund, scholarship support, and other campaigns.
  • Build the school's case for support, report impact, and communicate fundraising initiatives effectively with constituents.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) or more years of professional work experience in nonprofit development, fundraising event management, or a related field.
  • Two (2) or more years of management/supervisory experience.
  • CFRE certification preferred.
  • Must have experience in creating a comprehensive development plan, organizing and coordinating special events, designing written and oral communications, and managing volunteers.
  • Must have a commitment to the school's mission and to building mission-aligned partnerships.
  • Must be able to work independently with a high degree of initiative while achieving high impact results and work effectively as part of a team.
  • Must be able to skillfully navigate complex and nuanced situations.

Must be proficient in the following programs/software:
  • Office 365 Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and OneDrive
  • Remote meeting platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams
  • Donor management software, such as Bloomerang, Blackbaud/Raiser's Edge, Network for Good, GiveSmart, etc.


  • Paid time off and generous holiday schedule
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement
  • Elective insurance benefits
  • Employer paid retirement plan - 403(b)

Concord Academy


Memphis, TN
38117 USA


Non Profit

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