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Chief Development Officer
Trager Family JCC
3600 Dutchmans Ln
Louisville, KY 40205

Principal Responsibilities:

Reports to: President/CEO
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

An energized, diverse, and growing Jewish community seeks a leader to expand, sustain, and strengthen Jewish life. The Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL) is the dynamic fusion of our Jewish Federation and Trager Family Jewish Community Center. JCL serves to enrich the quality of life for Jews in Louisville, in Israel, and around the world with a vision of inspiring meaningful lives, while transforming our Jewish future. The JCL brings the community together as one to develop responses to critical issues facing our community. We do this by providing leadership, financial support, services, facilities, and connections with people locally and across the globe. We are the convenor of Jewish life in Louisville and the eyes, ears, and voice for the Jewish community of Louisville. As part of JFNA, Jewish Federations of North America, we are part of a continental system. There are many opportunities to connect with colleagues, professional growth and a supportive system.

Seeking a CDO to help grow and strengthen our Louisville Jewish community which is energized by the recent opening of the new Trager Family JCC, a $44.5 million project. Excitement is palpable following a recent Brandeis University Community Study of Jewish Louisville which revealed a younger, more diverse, and larger Jewish demographic than previously thought.

There is a great deal of pride working at the JCL in a new facility and a collaborative environment which encourages taking risks. Louisville is a fun and inviting Midwestern community with a spirited Southern warmth that boasts the world-famous Kentucky Derby and one-of-a-kind bourbon trail.

We are guided by our core values:

Tikkun Olam: Repairing the World

Torah: Thought Learning, Teaching & Growing

Areyvut: Caring Unconditionally for One Another

Klal Yisarel: Unity of the Jewish People

Summary Job Description

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is part of the organization's executive leadership team and is responsible for leading all aspects of fundraising and financial resource development. The CDO leads a department responsible for raising close to $4 million each year through the Annual Campaign, Legacy Giving, grants and JCC fundraising by developing and strengthening relationships between Jewish Federation of Louisville's volunteer leaders, donors, stakeholders, and prospects.

The ideal candidate embraces a donor centric approach to philanthropy and possesses a record of successful fundraising, including prospecting, donor stewardship, cultivation of major gifts, and a clear understanding how fundraising connects to the larger success of the organization. The candidate should have strong leadership skills, a curiosity and passion for building new relationships and a positive outlook on the organization's ability to inspire giving.


Minimum Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate for this integral role at the JCL meets the following criteria:

Physical Requirements and Equipment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally crouch, stoop, or reach. The employee must have the ability to travel and work weekends and evenings when needed.

What we care about:

Jewish Federation (JCL) is a community-minded, inclusive organization. We are committed to creating and supporting a safe, welcoming, and diverse workplace for all people regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Lisa Moorman at


$105,000 - $120,000

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL) represents the Trager Family Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Federation of Louisville. We are a non-profit organization providing a variety of services, guided by Jewish values, supporting and enriching the lives of the Jewish community and the Louisville community at large, welcoming all through our doors.