Director of Development

Employer: Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies

Job Description

The Director of Development is responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, execution, and management of development initiatives including annual giving, major gifts, corporate and foundation support, planned giving, and capital campaigns as needed. The Director of Development works closely with the Director of Events, the Marketing & Development Coordinator, and the Executive Director.

Salary Range: $50,000 - $75,000

Job Requirements:

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive annual development plan with strategies to increase current funding
  • Develop and manage relationships with a variety of constituents including but not limited to key donors, new donors, and lapsed donors
  • Develop compelling messaging and effective strategies for donor cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and retention
  • Responsible for the success of the annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and special campaigns if necessary
  • Manages budgeted revenue and expenses correlating to development
  • Consistently document development activity through Blackbaud software system
  • Create metrics to track and manage progress of development strategies and goals
  • Regularly prepare development reports
  • Consistently articulate and demonstrate the mission, values, and goals of Kids Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Responsible for a portion of funding from grants and foundations including grant application or letter and follow up
  • Effectively communicate with the Marketing & Development Coordinator to ensure timely donor acknowledgement and transfer of knowledge to keep database maintained
  • Assist in identifying and/or introducing potential event sponsors to the Director of Events if appropriate for constituent(s)
  • In conjunction with the Director of Events and the Marketing & Development Coordinator, be a staff liaison to the Board of Directors including the Marketing & Development Committee
  • Attend community events or outreach activities when appropriate that relate to donor cultivation or stewardship
  • Attend Kids Center fundraising and community events outside of regular work hours
  • Keep up-to-date on evolving development trends, practices and procedures
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


Personal Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of 10 years of successful experience in development or professional sales
  • A leader with a thorough understanding of development strategies and execution
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and steward gifts
  • A strong, polished presence and the ability to passionately and clearly articulate the mission and needs of Kids Center
  • Experience in grant writing preferred
  • Exceptional soft skills with the ability to gain the confidence of and build relationships with a variety of constituents, Board members, volunteers, agency staff, and clients
  • Quick-learner, self-starter, and self-motivated. Must have the ability to prioritize activities to meet goals
  • Ability to work under pressures and meet deadlines and budget
  • Possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude, and great attention to detail
  • Pro-active approach. Ask good questions and solve problems
  • Team-player that collaborates well and takes accountability
  • Experience working with donor relationship management software and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Follower of the golden rule
  • Discretion with confidential or personal information



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Reliable transportation and automobile insurance
  • Signed confidentiality agreement
  • Pass criminal background check and drug test
  • Attendance at occasional early morning, evening, and weekend events



  • Salary commensurate with qualifications/experience
  • Benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401k retirement plan with employer contribution, and generous paid days off
  • Work in a family orientated, flexible environment
  • Professional development support through continued education funds and event attendance or membership with Professional Organizations

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a cover letter via email or mail only to:

Kayla Murphy

P.O. Box 17630

Louisville, KY  40217

No phone calls, please.