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Director of Major Gifts Fundraising

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Date Posted: 06/22/2015
Categories: Fundraising
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Come join the largest charitable organization in the nation!  The Salvation Army has an outstanding career opportunity in our Kentucky & Tennessee Division for a highly successful Major Gifts professional to lead and expand their skills and grow with one of the oldest and most successful development programs in the United States.


This position will lead, train and mentor a team of professionals to raise funds to enable the mission of The Salvation Army in Kentucky and Tennessee.  The candidate will develop and nurture current and prospective donors including individuals, foundations and corporations in an assigned geographic region of the Division; respond to inquiries and communicate with donors, advisory organization members, Salvation Army employees and leaders. The position has direct oversight for a team of professionals.   As such, is responsible for training, mentoring and accountability of its members.   There is required day and overnight travel up to 60% of the time, typically within the two-state region.  The selected candidate must live and office in Louisville, Kentucky.


Candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five years successful major gift fund-raising experience
  • Successful experience leading a team of professionals
  • Prior experience with a donor management system
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Track record of achieving goals


The Salvation Army is a Church and candidates must be able to uphold and exemplify the mission of The Salvation Army; verbalizing a strong personal connection.


We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.  For consideration, please send a cover letter and resume to


Equal Opportunity Employer