Job Opportunities

When you decide to join the team at Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee, you will be surrounded by dedicated coworkers and volunteers, passionate about serving our community.

People choose to work at Second Harvest because they want to make a difference. Look below for our open positions and consider joining us to help end hunger.

Open Job Opportunities

Development Director

Job Type
Number of hires for this role


    • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

    • Fundraising: 5 years (Preferred)

    • Microsoft Office: 5 years (Preferred)


Pulled from the full job description
Health insurance
Dental insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

Full Job Description

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TennesseeJob Title: Development Director

Reports To: Executive Director

Department: Administration

Job Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and minimum five years successful fundraising experience including major gifts, cultivating executive corporate level donors, , individual donor relations, direct mail and digital marketing plan, grant writing and construction/compliance of departmental budget. Two years of demonstrated staff supervision and management experience in non-profit development department. Excellent organization skills and positive motivation are essential. Excellent computer skills required.

Job Summary: Responsible for the planning, organization, coordination and supervision of the Development activities of the food bank. Coordinates, oversees and participates in the generation of gifts for operational and program needs as well as capital campaigns. Works in concurrence with and in support of the Board of Directors’ and the Executive Director’s fundraising activities. Administers oversight and leadership to development staff to achieve development departmental goals. Ensures the implementation, tracking, reporting and success of building and maintaining donor relationships for all positions of the Department.


Oversees a relationship building program for all revenue sources..

Ensures functionality of development staff performance and their activities.


Advises and oversees Donor Relations Senior Manager on the creation of portfolios of new donors, current donors, and prospects for major gifts including contacts, tracking, solicitation, reporting and other related information on each individual.

Advises and oversees Grant Coordinator and Development Writer on grant submission approaches.

Works with Executive Director, Board of Directors and Board Marketing and Development Committee to develop a comprehensive fundraising plan including objectives, goals, methods and timelines (as outlined in the Strategic Plan)

Ensures reports on progress toward goals.

Ensures key donor correspondence as appropriate.

Prepares departmental revenue and expense budget.

Advises and coordinates staff activities in support of the annual budget and Capital Campaign(s) as needed.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Advises and oversees Donor Database Manager and Donor Database Entry Assistant on donor record keeping, maintenance and acknowledgement of all donations.


Functions as the primary department lead and serves on the Directors team

Represents the organization with multiple donor segments articulating the need for supporting the mission of the organization.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kingsport, TN 37663: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Fundraising: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Management: 5 years (Required)

To apply for this position, email your resume to

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, as well as volunteers and our client agencies, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, past or present military service, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee also makes reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by law.