Development & Finance Director

Employer: Center for Neighborhoods

Job Description

The Development & Finance Director is responsible for planning, directing, and coordination of overall organizational budgeting and financial management, grant development, major fundraising activities, and related communications and special projects in coordination with the Executive Director, other staff, and the Board of Directors by performing the duties personally or through delegation.

Specifically the New, Full-time Development and Finance Director will:

  • With the Executive Director, direct and oversee the organization’s budget and finances, including the annual budgeting process, quarterly financial projections, deposits, monthly closings, department expense reports, board financial reports, internal financial systems, and audit.
  • Plan, direct, and oversee the organization’s development strategies and activities, including fundraising revenue goals, donor cultivation, engagement and stewardship, fundraising campaigns, program and event sponsorships, planned giving special events, internal development systems, and monthly Development reports; generate and reconcile monthly Development financial report as part of the monthly financial closing.
  • Be responsible for overall finance and development project management, administration, and work assignments; direct and coordinate employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers engaged in related work activities.
  • Work with the bookkeeper and auditor to ensure all finance-related compliance requirements are met.
  • Advise the Executive Director on activities, strategic planning, and opportunities related to finance and development; ascertains opportunities, risks and needs related to grants, donors, special events, and organizational expenses.
  • Manage and supervise office administration and staff support personnel or contract support services.
  • Develop and oversee the annual report and all donor and grant reporting; assist to develop and distribute program evaluations for internal and external reporting; organize and present findings verbally, in written format, or in combination.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with prospective donors; actively steward relationships with donors and engage other key staff in donor relations as needed.
  • Inform potential contributors of special needs of institution, and encourages individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests, conferring with attorneys to establish methods of transferring funds to benefit both donors and institution.
  • Be responsible for all donor engagement, recognition, and acknowledgement.
  • With the Executive Director, oversee and directly or indirectly maintain donor database system and paper records of all contributors and grants; maintain security and standard operating procedures for data collection and entry and the protection of donor information.
  • Oversee the marketing strategies and products related to programming, special projects, and events.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and other staff to maintain the organization’s media distribution list, maintain relationships with media contacts, create media advisories, press releases, and generate media opportunities and manage media requests.
  • Be responsible for accurate, timely completion of department-related documentation, including contracts, invoices, time sheets, and expense reimbursements.
  • Provide oversight and management for contractual services provided to benefit the activities and outcomes of finance and development.
  • Represent the organization while out in the community meeting with organizational partners and supporters, neighborhood stakeholders, and community members.
  • Provide fundraising-related technical assistance to neighborhood groups, community organizations, and residents.
  • Develop and manage Board fundraising capacity.
  • Support the fulfillment of information requests and reporting requirements.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Job Requirements:


Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in communications, public administration, nonprofit administration, business management or related field plus 3 years or more of related experience in fundraising and/or communications experience working within the nonprofit and/or philanthropic sector; some accounting experience and experience with Louisville neighborhood organizations, local nonprofits, and elected officials preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to our search counsel by email only at:

No phone calls, please.