National Center for Families Learning
  • 08-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Operations
  • USA
  • 75000-85000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Life Insurance

The National Center for Families Learning, a private nonprofit organization located in Louisville, KY, is seeking a seeking a Director, Development to lead the fundraising efforts of NCFL by sourcing and pursuing opportunities for public and private funding among government agencies, foundations, corporations, and individuals; and by supporting the overall goals and objectives of the External Affairs department.


  • Lead organization's overall fundraising strategy and efforts including serving as lead in contacting and cultivating donor prospects and positioning president and other leadership to do so when strategic
  • Direct and manage Associate Director, Development
  • Manage and grow a diverse portfolio of individual, foundation, and corporate donors
  • Work collaboratively across NCFL staff and board to create successful proposals, presentations, and supporting materials that will attract national and regional philanthropic support for programs and operations at all levels
  • Participate in organization-wide strategic planning and decision-making as part of senior leadership team
  • Identify and lead strategic funding partnership opportunities with organizations aligning with NCFL's mission and vision
  • Lead other initiatives as appropriate to advance the overall goals of NCFL


  • Actively participates in supervision that is regular, reflective and collaborative in nature. As appropriate, take the initiative to seek supervisory input
  • Accurately identifies areas of mastery and areas targeted for personal growth and development. Seeks assistance and guidance when needed
  • Incorporates constructive direction from supervisor to improve job performance
  • Accepts responsibility for the quality of job performance and makes changes as needed
  • Maintains awareness of current professional information in the fields of activity, undertakes regular and ongoing efforts to maintain competencies in the skills and incorporates new knowledge and skills on the job
  • Shares pertinent information with supervisor/manager about work progress, successes, concerns and other issues that may have an impact on the services intended for families.
  • A commitment to upholding the organization's diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices


  • Bachelor's Degree required; completed graduate degree preferred
  • 5 years or more experience (10 years preferred) in direct grant writing and fundraising roles with progressively higher responsibilities, preferably within a non-profit setting or similar experience in a private or public grant making organization
  • Experience as a successful manager of other staff and volunteers
  • Trained and comfortable with independent use of basic office technologies (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and familiarity with Salesforce as a donor database
  • Ability to interpret complex information and changing environmental factors to inform strategy
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to respond to a rapidly changing environment and deal with ambiguity
  • Determination and commitment to "get it right"
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly motivated, energetic and able to take initiative in personal work plan while contributing to team and organizational goals
  • An unwavering belief that all families want the best for their children and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Proven track record of ambitious results in previous roles.
  • Self-awareness, a regular practice of reflection, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Skilled at collaborative action planning and execution
  • Travel up to 40% including occasional nights and weekends


  • Prolonged period of sitting at a desk and working at a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds at times
  • Communicating with others to exchange information
  • Ability to travel

Salary Range: $75,000-85,000

NCFL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our organization. We believe that a staff comprised of diverse people who have a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills will enhance the organization's work toward its mission while driving innovation and creativity.

NCFL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with applicable ADA regulations. Applicants and employees requiring reasonable accommodation may contact Michelle Parkerson, Manager, Human Resources: or 502-584-1133 x345.

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