Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga

Job Announcement

The WFGC is looking for a full time Executive Director.

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Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga

Executive Director

Job Announcement


The Women’s Fund of Greater Chattanooga (WFGC) is a 501 (c)(3) organization created in 2007.  It is managed by a full time Executive Director supervised by a local volunteer board of directors with an annual budget of approximately $500,000.  Its mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in the Chattanooga region by driving social change, providing opportunity and promoting economic self-sufficiency through education and advocacy, empowered philanthropy, collective partnerships and strategic grantmaking.


The WFGC is now in the position of hiring a new full time Executive Director (the second in the history of the organization) to consolidate the organization’s gains of its founding years, and to help chart a newly energized vision, leadership, and direction for the growth and impact of the funds.




The Executive Director of the WFGC will oversee all operational, financial and relationship management aspects of the organization.  Duties of the Executive Director can be categorized as follows: 




Provides vision, leadership, and direction for the continued growth of the Women’s Fund;


Establishes and maintain the Women’s Fund as a recognized local expert on issues impacting women and girls;


Responsible for the principal fundraising activities and grant writing;


Assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan working with the Board and staff;


Serves as the recognized public face of the Fund, representing the Fund throughout the community in areas such as: grassroots activists, coalitions, the philanthropic community, and the non-profit sector; 


Has primary responsibility for managing the organization’s day-to-day activities and operations; including advocacy, communications, finance, administration and supervision of staff, consultants and interns.


Board of Directors:


Works closely with the Board of Directors to develop policy for the organization and implements strategic direction;


Provides for the flow of information and support to the Board and communicates regularly with the Board on the current status of internal and external issues affecting the Women’s Fund;


Works with the Treasurer/Finance Committee Chair of the Board in maintaining all financial records and provides accountability for funds received and expenses and grants administered;


Oversees the coordination and facilitation of the various working committees with committee chairs.




Identifies and develops strategic opportunities for partnerships regarding advocacy issues for the Women’s Fund;


Leads in the development and implementation of new campaigns, partnerships, programs, and activities;


Organizes convenings, public awareness sessions, issue briefings, and training consistent with the mission of the Fund and with the need to increase the capacity of issue-area partners;


Ensures the Fund stays in compliance with all state and federal regulations with regard to lobbying and the funding of lobbying.


External Relations:


Functions as the key spokesperson for the Women’s Fund and communicates the organization’s mission through leadership participation with various external committees, coalitions, and task forces;


Creates strategic speaking opportunities for staff, board members, and volunteers.


Publicizes the work of Fund policy positions and grantees to promote awareness of and action on issues important to the Women’s Fund;


Develops relationships with the media encouraging coverage of Women’s Fund activities and furthering the public understanding of its mission;


Oversees the updating of the website and/or other social media outlets so the Fund’s face into the community is current and relevant. 


Women’s Fund Development:


Ensures the Fund’s sustainability in programs and operations by developing financial security;


Leads the Fund in engaging a younger generation of local women donors in creating their own social change activism agenda and assists these young donors to extend the impact and reach of the Women’s Fund as a whole;


Cultivates, develops and builds relationships with donors by engaging them in social change philanthropy and encouraging gifts at all levels;


Annually plans and implements a multi-source fundraising program including: major donor solicitation; annual giving; signature event; third party fundraising; corporate and foundation relationships; stewardship and new fundraising strategies with the support of the Board of Directors;


Manages all aspects of the annual signature event and other Women’s Fund cultivation and fundraising efforts directing the work of the staff and consultants ensuring a successful development program.


Internal Management:


Develops and implements effective management and operating policies, procedures and practices as approved by the board;


Directs all financial activities of the Women’s Fund, including budgeting, financial control and general financial management;


Assesses size and scope of the organization and makes recommendations for growth as needed;


Selects, develops, manages and appraises staff and consultants in accordance with approved polices.


Applicant Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred);


Minimum of 2 years experience in non-profit fundraising or corporate development;


Minimum of 2 years experience with organizational management and/or project management;


Advocacy experience preferred;


Excellent verbal and written communication skills including all forms of social media;


Demonstrated ability to meet and exceed fundraising goals;


Thorough knowledge and experience in budgeting and financial projections;


Demonstrated success in securing grants;


Expertise with Microsoft Office tools such as Word, Power Point and Excel;


Expertise with web-based software platforms such as QuickBooks;


Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities.


This is a full time exempt position with competitive salary and benefits.


Submit cover letter and resume to Katie Jackson:  kjackson@chattanoogawomensfund.org

No phone calls please.