OUTMemphis Development and Communications Manager

Position Title:
Development and Communications Manager
Reports to: Director of Development and Communications
Status: Full Time, Exempt 

SUMMARY:  The Development and Communications Manager will support the sustainability of the OUTMemphis mission to provide quality programs and services to the LGBTQ+ community of the Mid-South. This position reports to the Director of Development and Communications. The Development and Communications Manager will collaborate with all staff in seeking out support for programmatic operations. The Development and Communications Manager, in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer and Development and Communications team, will establish and carry out a strategic fundraising plan to ensure continued financial growth of the organization. The Development and Communications Manager will also maintain and build relationships with sustaining donors and partner organizations. 


  • In partnership with the Director of Development and Communications, create and implement an annual fundraising plan to recruit and expand OUTMemphis donors and partners. 
  • Create and project manage fundraising events and campaigns to attract new and retain existing donors. 
  • Assist Director of Development and Communications in the management of the Board of Directors Development Committee. 
  • Assist the Director of Development and Communications and the Chief Executive Officer in researching, preparing, submitting, and tracking grant opportunities. 
  • In partnership with staff leadership, manage and execute OUTMemphis’s annual communications projects.  
  • Project manage communications contractors as they create social media and marketing collateral including newsletters, graphics, copy, website copy, brochures and press releases. 
  • Identify strategic opportunities to enhance digital strategies and other communications initiatives to engage supporters, build momentum and share information about the organization. 
  • Periodically participate in operational duties, including opening, closing, cleaning, and staffing center, answering phones, making referrals, and other daily and weekly staff tasks. 


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong organizational, conflict resolution, detail and interpersonal skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically implement fundraising and communication strategies across multiple platforms and marketing mediums.  
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with demanding and competing deadlines and the ability to maintain quality work in a diverse, fast paced, stressful and changing environment. 
  • Excellent computer skills including word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems.         
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds including age, ability, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, education, and ethnicity, in a multicultural environment.   
  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred; High school diploma or G.E.D. required. 
  • Beliefs that Lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender non confirming, non-binary, and transgender individuals should live in a world where everyone has equal rights, and is safe, respected, and celebrated. 
  • A minimum of 3-year experience working in communications/development department or non-profit setting preferred. 

 The schedule for this position may require some night and weekend hours. This position is primarily on-site with flexibility to work remotely per direction of your supervisor.  LGBTQ+ people of color with working knowledge of the South are especially encouraged to apply.  

Salary Range: $45,000- $55,000 plus health and 401K benefits and professional development opportunities.  

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume in a single document to [email protected] with “Development and Communications Manager” in the subject line. Phone calls and email inquiries regarding this position will not be replied to.   

OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ+ Center for the Mid-South 
outmemphis.org | (901) 278-6422 | [email protected]
Community Center:  892 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN, 38104
Administrative & Donation Center:832 Virginia Run Cove, Memphis, TN, 38122 
Youth Emergency Center:  2055 Southern Ave., Memphis, TN 38104