Ashley Rountree
  • 01-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • 32000-36000 per year
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


The Temple's mission is where Jewish tradition meets tomorrow. As a congregation, we believe in the vitality of the Jewish people. We believe in working towards a better world and cultivating personalities that are deep with spiritual intention and Jewish wisdom. We are committed to building the fabric of a Jewish community that is welcoming, caring, educating, inclusive, and connects us all.

For over 175 years, the rabbis and lay leaders of The Temple have brought strength, vision, and insight into the lives of our members, the broader Jewish community, and the city of Louisville at large. Throughout its long history, The Temple has stood as an active and vocal proponent for the cause of Reform. There are almost 700 members (family units) who take part in worship, education and spiritual programs held as part of the Temple community.

Today, we are a vibrant community that provides a warm welcome to all who seek a Jewish home, with a wide variety of religious, spiritual, and engagement opportunities for children, adults, parents, and seniors; meaningful efforts to heal the world through social justice; and events featuring nationally known speakers, musicians, and more. As part of the programming, Temple Trager Early Childhood Center helps to educate more than 180 preschoolers. This program serves as a vital part of earned income. The Executive Director has created a positive and engaging work environment and culture for the employees; it is a place where ideas and creativity are valued. Jewish


The Development Director reports to the Executive Director and will create a stable financial future for The Temple through unique and innovative fundraising techniques engaging our members and donors. In this newly established role, the Director will collaborate with the Development Committee and the Executive Director in implementing plans and ideas, formalize all donor communications and engage with Temple members and volunteers. The successful candidate will be one that displays a positive attitude and thrives in a creative, collaborative, and innovative environment and will need to enjoy daily interaction with congregants and volunteers. Establishing a strong fundraising program and enhancing donations at all levels will be vital to success. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) and is both high profile and critical to fulfilling the congregation's mission.


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive donor development plan with strategies for annual giving, planned giving, and fundraising events. As part of the process, develop messaging, materials and objectives for two appeals per year to members.
  • Research, identify, create, and implement creative and innovative strategies for donor development and cultivation which will provide a sustainable funding base. This will include increasing donors to the Life and Legacy program.
  • Hold a portfolio of major gift donors and make assignments to the Executive Director and fundraising volunteers.
  • Assist with and attend fund development events.
  • Develop fundraising goals and performance measures; monitor and evaluate results.
  • Develop and formalize a member communication strategy to generate commitments from existing donor database.
  • Serve as the staff liaison at all development committee meetings.
  • Attend Executive Committee and Board meetings, as requested, to ensure a clear and accurate interpretation of Temple's fundraising activities.


  • A minimum of two to three years professional development and fundraising experience with a nonprofit is required.
  • Experience in all forms of fund development including annual giving, legacy giving, major gifts, grant writing and special events.
  • Experience developing, budgeting, and implementing annual and strategic development plans with the ability to analyze, evaluate and prepare reports regarding development program results.
  • Experience with CRM system, preferably Salesforce.
  • Confident public speaker, superb written and verbal skills.
  • Inspiring and collaborative team member.


This is a part-time position (20 hours per week) and will be paid hourly.

The Temple is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, creed, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

All religious faiths are welcome to apply,

Ashley Rountree
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