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Director of Development Position Announcement

Job Title: Director of Development for ElderServe

Category: Full-Time, Exempt                                                                      

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for ElderServe

Office Location: 215 W. Breckinridge St., Louisville, Kentucky  40203

Organization Description:
For more than 50 years, ElderServe, a non-profit organization, has been a champion for improving the lives of aging adults in Louisville, KY.  The organization’s mission is to empower older adults to live independently with dignity.  In 2016, ElderServe merged with GuardiaCare, adding guardianship and financial management services, and moved to the former GuardiaCare building at 215 W. Breckinridge St. in Louisville, Kentucky. Today ElderServe continues its long tradition of responding and adapting to the changing and growing needs of our community’s older adults so that they can live safer, healthier and more meaningful lives.

Position Summary:
The Director of Development is an Executive Management position responsible for the strategic planning, implementation, management, and oversight of all fundraising, community relations and marketing efforts for ElderServe, including a multi-million dollar capital campaign effort to launch in June of 2018.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans, executes, and facilitates fundraising strategies, including capital campaign strategies, for broadening the agency’s base of support from individuals, foundations, corporations, businesses, and organizations, as well as identifying new sources of support.
  • Oversees and is responsible for the success of Annual Fund, Major Gift, Planned Giving, Special Events, and Special Campaign Programs as well as the agency’s impending Capital Campaign to fund priorities of the organization as set annually by the Board of Directors.
  • Works with senior staff and Board leadership to develop and manage the development budget.
  • Leads efforts with the Board of Directors, staff and other volunteers to identify qualified prospective donors.
  • Solicits and manages the cultivation and solicitation process for all donors and donor prospects; develops a plan for and oversees recognition and stewardship for all donors, including creating strategies for involving the Board and others in donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Leads the Development staff of two by giving direction, evaluation of set goals.
  • Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Development and Communications Committees and secondary staff to Board Development Committee and other committees as needed. Attends Executive Committee and Board of Directors meetings.
  • Assists in Board member recruitment, retention and defining Board responsibilities. Takes an active role in new Board member orientation.
  • Coordinates all agency marketing, including all external communications, social media, website, and brand standards.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

 Educational & Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 5 years of development experience with leadership responsibilities, a proven track record of fundraising success, and a thorough understanding of development procedures and systems, including capital campaign procedures and strategies
  • A strong, polished presence and the ability to passionately and clearly articulate the mission and vision of ElderServe
  • Self-starter with the ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects/functions simultaneously
  • Flexible, multi-tasker with attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines
  • Ability to work and collaborate across departments
  • Exceptional people skills with the ability to gain the confidence and acceptance of Board members, volunteers, donors, donor prospects, agency staff, and clients
  • Experience working with donor relationship management databases, Microsoft Office, and a variety of social media platforms


  • 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
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance for employee and dependents, life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan with matching, paid days off, and more
  • Professional development support through membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Fund Raising Executives of Metro Louisville (FREML)

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to our search counsel by mail or email only: 

Tammy Moloy, Ashley|Rountree and Associates

2525 Nelson Miller Parkway, Suite 106

Louisville, KY 40223

No phone calls please.

Updated 5/29/18

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Kentucky Community and Technical College System

Resource Development 

Associate Director of Advancement

Job # 9807 

Open Date: 5/9/2018

Close Date: Open Until Filled

 KCTCS is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of persons of color, women,
veterans, persons with disabilities and other individuals.

To apply, visit and click on “Job-Seekers”

KCTCS is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution.

About Us

 For most Kentuckians, higher education begins at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS). Our statewide system of 16 colleges, more than 70 campuses and more than 80,000 students is a critical component to transforming the state’s economy by providing citizens with the education and training needed for high growth, high wage careers. KCTCS has more than 7,500 full and part-time employees. The open position, outlined below, is located in Versailles, Kentucky.  

Position Description 

Plan, direct, organize, and manage several programs in the Development Office that support private sector fundraising for the System and its 16 Colleges.
Responsible for conductive extensive research and analyses on prospects, board members, and donors system-wide. Responsible for all information posted to the SharePoint site for the Development Office, responsible for all KCTCS Foundation bank deposits, thank you letters and receipts. Reviews all thank you letters from the KCTCS President for gifts over $1,000; manages online giving (gifts, website, and for the System Office and the 16 colleges; Supervises the KCTCS front desk staff, fleet, and conference area. Updates development office procedures and assists with the daily operation of the office; responsible for ProCard transactions for all of the resource development office (development, OPDI, and sponsored projects). 

Major Responsibilities/Duties

  • Supervises the front desk and conference center staff
  • Responsible for and conducts extensive research and analyses on prospects, board members, and donors system-wide; responsible for KCTCS Foundation, Inc. deposits, thank you letters, and receipts; responsible for president's thank you letters for college gifts over $1,000
  • Manages on-line giving system wide
  • Develops office procedures and assists in the daily operations of the development office
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business, Fundraising or related field) and five (5) years of position-related experience, or equivalent.

 Preferred Requirements

  • Master’s Degree (Business, Fundraising or related field) and five (5) years of position-related experience, or equivalent.

 KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.
Initial review of applicants will begin on May 29, 2018.

Position is open until filled.

 Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview.


To apply, visit and click on “Job-Seekers”

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