Employment Opportunities:

Director of Development

Are you passionate about making sure people get enough to eat? The Director of Development for Grace Café will spearhead strategic initiatives to raise the funds necessary to take our mission to the next level. By cultivating relationships with existing and new donors, seeking grants, and coordinating fundraising events, the Director of Development will secure the resources necessary to expand our reach and deepen our impact by providing healthy food security in Danville and Boyle County, KY. The Director of Development will report to and collaborate with the Executive Director. We welcome creative thinking and a spirit of collaboration as we work together to attain our fund raising goals.


Grace Café is a unique non-profit pay-what-you-can community restaurant established in 2015 and located in Danville, KY. Our mission is to end hunger in Danville and Boyle County KY by providing healthy and delicious food security to all who walk through our door. We welcome and serve our patrons in a respectful and dignified manner regardless of their ability to pay. Paying patrons, volunteers, corporate partners, individual donors, grants and fundraising events, supports our mission. Food security is a critical issue in our community and we are working hard to make an impact in the lives of those in need. If you are ready to make a difference, please consider joining our team.


  • Provide strategic leadership in creating and executing a fundraising plan to achieve $200K annually

  • Build and cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors, funders, and partners

  • Engage in face-to-face contact with key donors and funders to promote our mission and procure funding

  • Identify potential grants from various sources. Research grant requirements and timeframes. Submits and monitor grant proposals which clearly, concisely and passionately convey the Café’s mission

  • Plan, market and implement successful fundraising events

  • Develop a Planned Giving program by working with financial institutions and community groups to provide information to individuals concerning the benefits and process of establishing a planned gift (i.e. Wills, trusts and bequests)

  • Analyze, interpret and utilize program data for reports, presentations and proposals

  • Maintain donor database and oversee administration of awarded grants

  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Director’s fundraising committee

  • Participate in staff meetings, attend community events and strive to strengthen connections to our community, both internally and externally

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • An assertive and passionate nonprofit professional who understands social justice issues (especially food insecurity and hunger) and will pursue all fundraising avenues to achieve our mission of providing healthy meals to anyone in need regardless of ability to pay.

  • Demonstrated experience and success in the nonprofit sector.

  • Fundraising experience is essential

  • Proven record of success in account management and developing corporate and individual partnerships that result in exceeding fundraising targets

  • Excellent writing skills including grant proposal development and business correspondence

  • Excellent oral communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Highly organized and proficient in Microsoft Office, e-marketing, social media and donor platforms

  • Ability to meet deadlines

  • Enjoys developing relationships with diverse individuals from a variety of backgrounds


  • A respectful, joyful, and caring environment where our employees, volunteers, patrons and donors care deeply about Grace Café’s mission and the people it serves

  • Up to 30 hours per week at a rate of $16 - $20 per hour commensurate with experience. (This is a non-exempt position)

  • Flexibility with your work schedule

  • Generous paid time off for holidays, sick days and bereavement leave

  • Two weeks paid vacation after one year of service

  • Daily staff meal


  • We will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled

  • Please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample

  • Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview

  • No phone calls please

Send application materials to:

Rochelle Bayless, Executive Director

Grace Café, Inc.

P.O. Box 2384

Danville, KY 40423

Or email here.

This job description is intended to describe the essential functions of the job, and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of accountabilities and activities to perform the job. This description subject to change based on the needs of the organization. 

Grace Café is an Equal Opportunity Employer.