Director of Development

Summary of Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for increasing non-restricted revenues and financial resource development for the organization. The Director plans, develops and maintains a comprehensive private sector fund development program which enhances the mission, vision and values of Family Nurturing Center. He/She oversees strategic marketing strategy and execution to increase community awareness and complement fund development.




Full Time


Florence, Kentucky


President/CEO or designee

Primary Duties:

  • Expand and continually adapt a comprehensive fund development program including annual appeals and direct mail campaigns, major gifts, donor clubs, capital campaigns, and special events.
  • Identifies and defines private and individual prospects, matches donor interests with investment opportunities, make direct asks to increase resources to the organization while maintaining and cultivating relationships with current and past donors.
  • Increases financial support to Family Nurturing Center through direct asks.
  • Leads and/or participates in individual and corporate solicitations.
  • Develops and implements strategies to retain and foster existing donors and supporters.
  • Identifies local foundations and family funds that are aligned with the mission of Family Nurturing Center; cultivates relationships, writes proposals and completes follow up reports.
  • Directs strategic marketing efforts to raise community awareness and complement fund development goals.
  • Staffs and coordinates the efforts of Board/volunteer committees related to fund development.
  • Develops and implement strategies to meet the annual objectives and key performance indicators for the position.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree required with relevant fundraising/development or related experience.   Proven development professional with exceptional fundraising results. Strong written and oral communication skills required.  Excellent interpersonal skills.

Recommended Qualifications:

Experience:  At least five years professional experience spanning the full spectrum of fund development, including major gifts, annual giving, capital campaigns, prospect research, proposal development, special events, and corporate sponsorships. All positions at Family Nurturing Center require a shared vision and philosophy that promotes and enhances the agency mission, the ability to handle sensitive information and maintain high level of confidentiality, and demonstrated cultural competence and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.  Experience with Bloomerang donor management software and understanding of child abuse and childhood trauma preferred.

Skills: Proven ability to think strategically, produce and implement successful plans with measurable outcomes and adjust strategies to maximize goal attainment.  Ability to initiate and maintain positive relationships with donors, board members, volunteers, and staff and to inspire involvement in organizational priorities.  Demonstrated ability to write accurate and compelling communications and proposals.  Experience in supervising staff and volunteers and developing and managing budgets and plans.  Proficiency with Microsoft office.  Professional training in major gift cultivation desirable.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Development Director directly supervises the Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator, and the Development Associate. He/she also coordinates the work of committee volunteers as related to fundraising.

To Apply:

To apply for this position. Please send a cover letter and resume to:

Family Nurturing Center
5 Spiral Drive, Ste. 100
Florence, KY 41042


[email protected]
Phone: 859-525-3200
Fax: 859-525-3209

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