Work for the Southwest Dream Team


Job Title

Executive Director

Part-time, contract position

Reports to the Southwest Dream Team Board of Directors


About the Southwest Dream Team

The Southwest Dream Team (SWDT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2008 to address the negative perceptions of South and Southwest Louisville, and to drive economic and community development in the region. Our mission is to spearhead asset-based community engagement by connecting stakeholders to identify and facilitate economic development opportunities that lead to a unified vision and quality of life for South and Southwest Louisville.


Our Work

  • South Points Scenic Area The South Points Scenic Area (SPSA) Tourism Initiative works in partnership with Louisville Metro Government to promote the natural and cultural attractions of the South Points Scenic Area. Our digital tourism map and resources are produced annually.
  • Future Dreamers Civic Leadership AcademyThe Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy elevates and connects emerging leaders who have a stake in the success of South and Southwest Louisville. Each leader cohort engages in six weekly 2.5-hour sessions exploring the South Points Scenic Area and engaging with local decision-makers to build social capital in their communities and become lifelong advocates and ambassadors for the region.
  • Special Projects – The Southwest Dream Team takes on special projects on a contract basis that align with our mission, and that support economic and community development. Past projects have included The New Dixie Highway, Colonial Gardens, and the Woodlawn Legacy Project. The SWDT is currently contracted to administer the Taylor/New Cut Network through June 2023.


  • Programming:
    • Oversees the annual production South Points Scenic Area tourism initiative (secures sponsorships, oversees design and distribution, updates website)
    • Facilitates Future Dreamers Civic Leadership Academy (recruits participants, enlists community leaders to present, secures event locations and caterers)
    • Manages special projects as contracted (Duties may include project management and administration, program and event planning, meeting facilitation, community outreach, and advocacy)
  • Outreach & Communications:
    • Chief spokesperson for the SWDT. Represents the organization in the community, fosters a good relationship and image with the general and philanthropic community in the greater Louisville area
    • Represents the SWDT and SPSA at relevant community meetings
    • Builds partnerships with local organizations to support growth of program areas
    • Publishes quarterly or as-needed e-newsletter, and posts weekly to social media accounts
    • Assists with marketing of South and Southwest tourism and economic development efforts to promote existing experiences/assets
  • Board Development:
    • Coordinates with Board of Directors to host monthly board and committee meetings
    • Supports the work of the Board committees to build capacity of the organization
    • Develops annual budget in collaboration with Board
    • Assists with the development of a strategic plan and fund development plan
  • Administration & Development:
    • Provides administrative support and planning for annual fundraiser such as Give for Good
    • Cultivates funds through grant-writing in collaboration with Board
    • Maintains organization’s database and communicates clearly with Board and stakeholders, and manages relationships with donors and supporters

Preferred Skills/Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • One to three years of experience in nonprofit, business, social services, or other relevant fields
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Ability to prioritize capacity building within a part-time framework
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency managing social media accounts
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Experience or willingness to learn programs such as: Mailchimp, Canva, etc.
  • Experience or interest in strategic planning
  • Experience or interest in the financial management of nonprofits

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, self-motivated
  • Flexible and a self-starter
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to provide own transportation
  • Will have access to sensitive financial, business, and personnel information that must be held in confidence
  • Will demonstrate integrity, credibility, and a commitment to the mission of the Southwest Dream Team


  • This position is remote-work opportunity. Access to a reliable internet connection is necessary. A reliable form of transportation is preferred.
  • The schedule for this position is flexible, and up to the discretion of the candidate. Attendance of some regular meetings will be required. Attendance may be required at special events during normal working hours or outside the normal work week.
  • This position may require the ability to lift objects of at least 20 pounds in weight. Physical requirements will vary depending upon the specific duties to be accomplished.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a part-time position for an independent contractor (~20 hours/week) at a rate of $35 per hour. Benefits of this position include the ability to develop your own schedule, flexibility in working remotely, and access to all necessary job materials and technology (laptop, printer, etc.). Opportunities for additional support, such as a part-time intern, may be available if desired.


Application Process

Please submit your resume and cover letter to the Southwest Dream Team Board of Directors by emailing

Please include why you have a stake in the success of South and Southwest Louisville in your cover letter.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to or to 502-230-8008.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER – The Southwest Dream Team provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ability, or genetics.