Ashley Rountree
  • 21-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • 75000-85000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The Center for Women and Families provides trauma-informed advocacy and support for individuals, families and entire communities affected by intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We mitigate the impact of trauma by building resiliency and reducing risk factors at all levels. We are guided by a strong grassroots history, feminist history, a commitment to social justice, a focus on prevention and a vision of creating a world without violence. Supportive services for all individuals and their dependents include crisis response, emergency shelter, sexual assault services, advocacy and support, housing, and children's services. The Center leads several primary prevention projects that engage individuals in acting affirmatively to create safe communities. To provide comprehensive care for all victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault throughout the community, The Center has established many cooperative partnerships. There are four regional locations serving nine Kentuckiana counties: Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble counties in Kentucky, and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.?

The Center exhibits its core values of compassion, accountability and responsibility, respect and dignity, and excellence in all we do.


The Vice President of Development and Communications is responsible for advancing the philanthropic mission of the organization through the formation and execution of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. The successful candidate will collaborate and guide projects, teams and supporters while continuing to develop expertise in the craft of development at our organization. This role works closely with the Board of Directors and a Development Committee and reports to the President/CEO.

The Vice President is responsible for raising $1.3 million annually from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Innovation and creativity are important in this external facing relationship manager as well as internal facing team member supervising a team of five. Team building will play an important role as you motivate and coach a newly recruited team. The Vice President will have knowledge of developing metrics and tracking data which will be shared internally and with the Board.

A portfolio of major gift donors is shared between the President/CEO, the Director of Individual Giving and the Vice President. Major giving has been strong for the organization and now there is a need to focus on lower levels of giving as well as potential legacy gifts. In addition, there is a tremendous opportunity to increase fundraising efforts in the nine counties surrounding Jefferson.

The successful candidate will thrive in a creative, inventive, and inclusive environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. Visionary, dynamic, courageous, self-motivated, collaborative, and team-focused are just some of the words that define this individual. As a key member of the senior leadership team, this position works closely and coordinates with the programming team and the CEO to identify funding priorities and develop funding proposals.


  • As part of the responsibilities listed below, candidates should consider that approximately 40% of their time will be devoted to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of stakeholders; 25% devoted to leadership of the assigned team; and 35% focused on creating and developing fundraising strategies.
  • Develop and implement relationship-specific strategies for individuals, corporations, and private foundations, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors, to both deepen The Center's relationships with its donors and broaden the base of support.
  • Manage and grow a robust portfolio of current and prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors.
  • Actively build, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors.
  • Oversee execution of large annual fundraiser and other strategic events.
  • Fully participate in the Women of Distinction awards. Determine appropriate way to tie awards to our mission and cultivate relationships with the Women of Distinction as a fundraising opportunity.
  • Strategize with key staff and board members on creative ways to sustainably finance the organization. In collaboration with the leadership team, develop and manage a reasonable and balanced department budget, including projection of fundraising revenue.
  • As a member of the Center's leadership team, contribute to and participate in overall organizational decisions as appropriate.
  • Actively engage the staff and Board in fundraising activities.
  • Guide the team on how to best cultivate, solicit, and steward their network.
  • Ensure proper understanding of the story of the Center and the impact made.
  • Develop a yearly communication plan for development and oversee production of material ensuring consistent branding and messaging.
  • Lead, coordinate, and manage the five-person development team to achieve development goals established through the strategic plan.
  • Ensure department practices and values are in line with Trauma-Informed Care practices, as appropriate.
  • Oversee the organizations external communications and public relations.
  • Oversee the organizations grants management.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent business experience
  • 5-7 years in non-profit leadership roles
  • Experience communicating about and with diverse populations
  • Experience in implementing large-scaled fundraising campaigns
  • Experience with Raiser's Edge, Luminate
  • Must have a valid driver's license and maintain a driving record that meets CWF automobile insurance requirements
  • Must pass criminal background and motor vehicle check, post-contingent of offer of employment.


The Center is prepared to offer a competitive salary in the range of $75,000 - $85,000 commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, parking stipend, 403b contribution, and a diverse offering of voluntary benefits.

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

Ashley Rountree
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