Director of Development

Employer: Neighborhood House

Job Description

Established in 1896, Neighborhood House was the first settlement house in Kentucky and continues to thrive as a vital community center that serves children and families living in Louisville’s West End neighborhoods. Its four core programs are: Child Development Center, Youth Development Program, Four Seasons Senior Program, and Family Services. Last year, more than 2,000 people came through our doors looking to improve their lives. The annual operating budget is $1.8 million, and our full-time staff of 30 is guided by a community volunteer board of 19 members. Learn more here.

The Director of Development leads Neighborhood House’s fundraising efforts, personally engaging with donors and asking for philanthropic support of our programs. The Director is first and foremost the lead fundraising professional for Neighborhood House and should expect to be meeting daily with current and potential major contributors in order to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts. The Director is expected to plan and execute all aspects of the Development Department, including: major gifts, planned giving, annual campaigns, fundraising events, grants, stewardship (gift acknowledgements, funder/grant reporting, donor recognition), direct mail and email campaigns, online fundraising, direct solicitation and cultivation events, and board engagement. Last year, Neighborhood House raised $1.1 million in gifts and grants from 700 donors.

Salary Range: $55,000 - $65,000

Job Requirements:

The successful candidate for Director of Development will demonstrate prior experience as a front-line fundraising professional raising major gifts for both capital and annual campaigns with a nonprofit organization, as well as proven management experiences achieving ambitious fundraising goals and adhering to budgets. Candidates with experience in fundraising in the Louisville region are preferred, and also proven ability to successfully work with all types of volunteers, but especially Board-level volunteers. A Bachelor’s degree is required.

How to Apply:

Neighborhood House is an equal opportunity employer that actively seeks diversity in its workplace. Neighborhood House is committed to a policy of equal treatment for all individuals applying for employment. Neighborhood House does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

Please apply with cover letter, resume, and contact information on our website at

Applications will be held in strictest confidence and will be considered until the position is filled.