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Job Listing: Director of Development

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Birthplace of Country Music Museum - Bristol, VA/TN

Closes - Open until filled.

Position Title – Director of Development

Salary - Based on experience.

Job Type - Full-Time

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Birthplace of Country Music, Inc. (BCM) in Bristol, TN/VA seeks a Director of Development. This will be a full-time, exempt, position reporting to the BCM Executive Director. BCM operates a popular, interactive museum, produces an annual music festival, and operates a multichannel radio station in addition to other activities (see for more information). This person will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing the overall fundraising effort for BCM.


  • College degree required (significant successful development experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Knowledge of best practices in all aspects of the development profession
  • Three years minimum experience in development functions for a non-profit organization including solicitation of individuals, businesses, government entities and others as well as grant program management, fundraising events, and donor care
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement the plan
  • Demonstrated ability to secure major gifts and to coordinate capital campaigns
  • Excellent communications (written and oral) skills including public speaking
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Personable and able to relate well with BCM staff, board members, donors and other individuals and groups
  • Excellent basic computer skills; experience with development software desirable
  • Must be flexible, able to multi-task, and able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Self-starter with initiative, common sense, and good decision-making skills