Employment Opportunities


Communications & Special Projects Manager

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise is searching for a Communications & Special Projects Manager to coordinate communication efforts (both internal and external), manage daily marketing for the organization including social media, assist with regular fundraising and events, and command special projects as needed.

Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Chattanooga. We focus on homeownership and financial education by making residential loans, providing financial counseling, and developing affordable real estate in Chattanooga’s communities. For over 30 years, CNE’s programs have helped families navigate the homebuying process and created more than 4,500 homeowners.

The Communications & Special Projects Manager is a high-level position and the ideal candidate will work closely with the CEO on all aspects of CNE activities.


Essential Job Function:

This high-level position works closely with the CEO on all aspects of CNE activities including marketing, communications, grant writing, research, and other special projects. Specific duties include:



  • Work with the management team to effectively carry out a program of externally focused communications and interactions in an effort to enhance support for CNE’s vital community programs.
  • Work with the management team to provide leadership, craft strategy, and devise policies for effective Web-based marketing communications especially in support of institutional priorities with emphasis on using new media to build and sustain relationships between CNE and key audiences.



  • Create and update a marketing plan on yearly basis focusing on target audience, strategies and messages.  Evaluate results of current marketing activities on an on- going basis and incorporate into current marketing focus.

  • Manage day-to-day operation of CNE’s websites, including content and custom application development, application programming, and interface design.

  • Create and coordinates content for all social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.

  • Work with leadership team to develop blog content that positions CNE as thought leader in the field of community development and neighborhood revitalization.

  • Serves as brand ambassador for CNE, both internally and externally.


Grant Writing and Administration:

  • Write grant proposals for both private and public funding sources.

  • Administer grants received.  

  • Oversee stated goals & objectives with actual progress. Coordinate with Administrative Services Manager to submit reports to funders.


Fundraising & Events Management:

  • Manage donor database, maintain an effective prospect management and tracking system, and ensure accurate and timely gift processing and acknowledgment procedures.

  • Participates in concept development for all events.

  • Plans and coordinates all aspects of fundraisers and special events.

  • Performs in person event coordination and may travel to remote events.

  • Creates and manages invitations to events.


Special Projects:

  • Strategic and Business Planning - Work with CEO and CNE board of directors to create yearly objectives. Update market analysis, demographics, affordability analysis, lending strategies, financial assumptions and program impact.

  • Research - Engage in research that supports organization’s objectives.  Typical research includes CNE’s internal demographics as well as external research which includes lending patterns of conventional & sub prime lenders including HMDA data and foreclosure rates, census data, etc. and other information needed to support funding proposals.


Experience, Qualification, and Education Requirements:

  •  Bachelor’s degree.
  • Understanding of marketing and standard practices and strategies for non-profits.

  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Web browsers, Google Analytics and SEO components.

  • Strong computing skills, including basic database and web content management skills.

  • Experience in a communications-related field and an understanding of marketing communications.

  • Strong oral and written communication and project management skills.

  • Ability to create and implement new technologies and act as an agent of change.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and build professional relationships with colleagues and constituents.

Salary Range: $40,000-$46,000 per year.

Please send a resume, cover letter, AND writing samples to hclark@cneinc.org to apply.