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FT - Fundraising Specialist

  • Remote Area Medical 2200 Stock Creek Blvd Rockford, TN 37853 (map)

Job Description: The Fundraising Specialist serves on the development team and reports directly to the Communications/Grants Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Remote Area Medical’s Fundraising Specialist works closely with the Communications/Grants Manager to expand and strengthen relationships with potential and current donors, including individual, major gifts, corporate, and foundation donors. He/She will be responsible for managing a portfolio of high-level funders, developing and executing fundraising strategy, and supporting all fundraising efforts through detailed research and excellent stewardship.
  • Develops and leads the corporate sponsorship program, including identifying potential corporate donors and stewarding current corporate donors through the delivery of benefits.
  • Develops and leads all individual giving initiatives, including identifying potential major donors, stewarding these donors in coordination with the Communications/Grants Manager and CEO, and managing solicitation communications.
  • Develops and leads a new planned giving program
  • Works closely with the Communications/Grants Manager and the Clinic Supply Chain Manager to secure in-kind gifts for mobile medical clinics and other RAM initiatives.
  • Maintains schedule for all fundraising deadlines, including proposal and report deadlines and solicitation deadlines. Responsible for managing and conducting a full range of activities required to draft, prepare, write, and submit grant proposals and/or requests; letters of inquiry to foundations and/or corporations; and individual donor solicitations, including, but not limited to, renewal letters, email requests, and unique fundraising campaigns.
  • Conducts necessary research to evaluate prospects for individual, institutional, and corporate donations.
  • Creates and manages Annual Fundraising Schedule for the organization and specific programs, including grants and reporting deadlines.
  • Manages RAM’s CRM database, Sumac, ensuring information on donors and prospective donors is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Works closely with the Communications/Grants Manager and sends all fundraising documents for review and approval before submitting.
  • Follows up with donors and prospective donors when necessary, and sets up appointments with senior staff. Arranges for on-site and clinic tours for donors and prospective donors.
  • Travels to clinics on an as-needed basis meet with donors and assist with marketing activities
  • Develops and leads all other fundraising projects as requested.


  • Bachelor Degree in Nonprofit Management, Communications, the Humanities or other related field.
  • Two to four years of experience in fundraising
  • Previous experience in the nonprofit sector a must.
  • Strong written communications skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexibility and adaptability a must
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising strategies and processes and knowledgeable of latest trends in the sector.
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Photography/Videography skills preferred, but not required

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to stand/sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to lift 20lbs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive RAM vehicles

How should someone apply?: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to

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