Executive Director

Employer: Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation

Founded in 1984, the Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation is a private, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to making a difference in the education, independence, and quality of life for students who are blind and visually impaired throughout Kentucky. The Foundation’s major goals are to support academic and cultural opportunities at the Kentucky School for the Blind, and to serve as a resource for children who are blind and visually impaired throughout the state. The foundation strives to fulfill its mission through funding grants, awarding scholarships, providing access to assistive technology, and other education/employment support endeavors.

Job Description:

Under the supervision of a Board of Directors, and with the support of a Director of Administration, this position is responsible for coordination of all Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation activities and programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Development – Cultivate relationships with current donors, identify and secure new donors, and work with bank officers and others to develop new avenues of income. Oversee all KSBCF fundraising activities, including at least two major fundraisers each year. Identify and secure grants from private foundations.
  • Communication – Schedule presentations throughout the state on the KSBCF mission, programs, and activities for educational cooperatives, regional and local community civic organizations, organizations of and for people who are blind, businesses, statewide school districts, and individuals. Collaborate with the Board to identify areas of the state that should be visited at least once each year.
  • Local and Statewide Presence – Serve as a vocal advocate for people who are blind and visually impaired and act as a vital resource for services in Louisville and throughout Kentucky as described above.
  • Office Administration – Coordinate staff activities, conduct regular financial and business activities of the foundation, oversee appropriate accessible communication efforts including quarterly board report, publication of newsletter, e-blasts and brochures, meet with Board members and Board committees on a regular basis. Work closely with Chair of the Board to organize quarterly Board meetings.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work well with people who have disabilities.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in supervision/management position.
  • Strong understanding of and experience with all aspects of fundraising.
  • Must be able to operate and supervise all daily business operations, including financial recordkeeping and audits.
  • Demonstrated communication skills and public speaking experience.
  • Prior work within the field of vision preferred.


  • Compensation package will be negotiable based on education, experience and knowledge.

How To Apply:

Deadline for letters of interest and resumes will be Friday, December 15, 2017 by the end of the business day.

Send all information by to:

Rick Ricks
KSBCF Executive Director
214 Haldeman Ave.
Louisville Ky. 40206
E-mail address is rricks@ksbcf.org