Regional Community Investment Officer

A Step Ahead Chattanooga (ASAC) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to remove barriers to contraception through education, outreach, and access to free birth control. We envision a world where women become pregnant on their terms, enabling them, their families, and communities to thrive.


The Regional Community Investment Officer, under the direction of the Director of Donor and Volunteer Relations, is responsible for overseeing the resource development and fundraising activities throughout ASAC’s outlying service area, including the Southeast Tennessee counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie.

Responsibilities of the Regional Community Investment Officer include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor progress toward short- and long-term fundraising strategies and goals.
  • Work collaboratively with contractors and internal staff to set and reach development goals.
  • Cultivate relationships with current and prospective funders and supporters.
  • Maintain oversight over fundraising activities in their assigned region, including grants, special events, direct mail appeals, individual cultivation and stewardship, 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 grant applications and budgets.
  • Manage expense budgets for all fundraising efforts in their assigned region.
  • Give budget input to Director of Donor and Volunteer Relations in preparation for proposing an annual budget to the Executive Director.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising.
  • 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, administration, and time 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 skill.
  • Familiarity with the assigned region and connections within those communities.
  • Willingness to work remotely and travel extensively within assigned region.


WORK SCHEDULE:                                                                                         

This position will work primarily Monday through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Flexibility is needed to accommodate night and weekend fundraising activities.


WORK LOCATION:                                                                                                  

This position will work remotely and may require significant travel for in-person/virtual engagements within the assigned region and/or in Chattanooga. Mileage will be reimbursed.


COMPENSATION RANGE:                                                                                    

$46,000-50,000 per year depending on qualifications, skills, and experience. Employees are eligible to participate in health, vision, and dental plans. A matched retirement savings plan is also available.


Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. ASAC is an equal opportunity employer.


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