Website CASA of the River Region

Serving abused and neglected children in our community.


CASA of the River Region is searching for a Director of Development to oversee the organization’s fundraising. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, attentive to detail, and able to oversee the organization’s $1,000,000 annual fundraising budget.

CASA values Integrity, Justice, and Relationships.

Job Description

  • Adheres to CASA policies and procedures in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Works as a team member to further the mission of CASA and the efficient operation of the Agency Office.
  • Cultivates and maintains strong, positive relationships with individual and corporate donors and volunteers through frequent contact.
  • Researches, develops, and implements diversified fundraising strategies and techniques to meet defined financial goals.
    Produces an annual calendar of fundraising activities with input as needed by the Development Committee.
  • Provides event coordination with the Development Committee for all planned events and any other events deemed necessary for the development office, including working budgets for each.
  • Coordinates fundraising with county advisory committees to raise funds in Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties.
  • Oversees grant writing and submission of grants and reporting, as necessary.
  • Completes all gift processing, and produces monthly, quarterly and yearly reports as needed on each campaign’s progress and donor information.
  • Maintains the donor database and generate reports from it upon request, including funding status to be submitted at each Board meeting. Prepares and distributes mid-year and annual reports to donors.
  • Serves as liaison with the Development Committee and attends committee meetings, as requested by the Chair of the Development Committee.
  • Develops and supervises a bi-annual donor newsletter and all major mailings using procedures in place for bulk mail.
  • Participates in media presence of organization, including website, print and digital media, social media, and other external communications.
  • Supervises development staff providing annual reviews and ongoing support.
  • Assists CEO with all aspects of cause advertising. Supervises the production of printed materials with final approval of the CEO.


  • B.A. Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Business, or related human services field. A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis on Word, Excel, Access, Microsoft Outlook and donor database(s).
  • Experience with fundraising efforts.
  • Experience with managing relationships with wide range of donors and track record of increasing those donations, longevity and motivation of donors.
  • Experienced at prospect research and developing contact/networking strategies.
  • Proven track record of increasing donations, longevity and motivation of donors.
  • Excellent written skills with direct experience writing successful presentations, proposals, and grant applications.
  • Experience utilizing written and oral communications skills, including editing, proofreading, preparing and delivering presentations to groups of various sizes.
  • Excellent formal and informal oral communication skills – presentations, public speaking and facilitating meetings. This includes an ability to engage and motivate individuals and organizations in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Experience at strategic planning and building and maintaining budgets.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills that include integrity, assertiveness, confidence, and an ability to thrive on challenges while retaining a sense of humor under pressure.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented.
  • Demonstrates clear and engaging written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to establish successful working relationships with service providers throughout the community.
  • Ability to communicate in English.



CASA is an equal opportunity employer. CASA recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, sexual gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

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