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Boys & Girls Haven

Director of Development

Louisville, KY (Bon Air)

Boys & Girls Haven's definition

We are a non profit organization who provides care to children in the states foster care system as well as provides out patient counseling services to families in children in the community. We pride ourselves on our culture and our knowledge of trauma informed care. Our vision is to be a definitive leader and innovator in social services, and to strengthen and support children, young adults and families.

Boys & Girls Haven's "why"

Our why is driven by our mission to provide a home and a future to kids. We support, restore and provide a safe haven to young people who have experienced trauma.

Boys & Girls Haven's mission statement

We shelter, heal, and teach children and young adults to become resilient members of our community through an integrated spectrum of care.

Louisville, KY (Bon Air)
Full Time
From $90,000 to $100,000 / year


Boys & Girls Haven (BGH) is a non-profit organization that is over seventy-six years strong. Since the beginning, we have transformed the lives, hearts and minds of Kentucky’s most vulnerable youth and their families. Through a comprehensive continuum of care ranging from residential and in-home foster care, independent living programs, career and life skills training, and preventative community-based services, Boys & Girls Haven works to reduce disruption in children’s lives, to help heal the effects of abuse and neglect, and to promote well-being among families. We are currently seeking a Director of Development to join us on our mission.

You belong here!

You belong here if you are a community-connected professional with proven relationship-building, fundraising, and developmental skills. The Director of Development is a leadership role where you will successfully build, cultivate and manage new donor relationships while simultaneously enhancing and growing existing relationships.

Duties & Responsibilities

A day in the life of the Director of Development:

  • Consistently build, manage and maintain community connections.
  • Develop, maintain, and deepen relationships with individual, corporate, foundations and other public and private donors
  • Establish and fulfill fundraising objectives.
  • Design and implement a comprehensive development program and appropriate marketing and communication strategies.
  • Coordinate and integrate BGH’s programs with efforts and activities in support of development goals.
  • Set and achieve fundraising goals that support the mission of BGH through annual appeals, capital campaigns, grant writing, planned to give, special events, public relations, and other creative and effective methods.
  • Coordinate activities with the CEO and Board to achieve the strategic development plan and supporting goals
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for all fund development and board committees, and work in conjunction with other committees that affect fund development.
  • Work collaboratively with governing board, advisory board, staff members and community partners to identify avenues of economic support for programs/projects.
  • Travel to donor and event locations.


Keys to success:

The successful candidate for the position will…

  • Have a minimum of five to seven years of relevant experience developing and successfully implementing programs regarding annual giving, capital campaigns, foundation/corporate solicitations, deferred giving, communications, special events and grant writing/sourcing.
  • Have the ability, skills and personality to genuinely utilize community connections to share BGH’s Vision; consequently turning connections into donors.
  • Present demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication skills with the keen ability to influence individuals toward supporting BGH.
  • Possess the ability to navigate technology, social media platforms, and virtual fund raising.
  • Be familiar with budgetary/fiscal management and the ability to adhere to the departmental budget and control expenses.
  • Have proven supervisory skills with the ability to lead and develop staff
  • Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in business administration, marketing, planning, finance, public relations or other appropriate field (additional years of relevant work experience will be considered if a degree has not been acquired).
  • Experience working with Blackbaud products (eTapestry, Raiser’s Edge) preferred.

We appreciate you!

Because we value our employees, we offer a comprehensive employee benefit package:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Group Term Life & AD&D insurance
  • Voluntary Group Term Life and AD&D
  • FSA
  • 401K (50% match up to 6% of an employee’s contribution)
  • PTO

Boys & Girls Haven provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.