Annual Giving, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
Girl Scouts of Central California South (GSCCS) is seeking an experienced Director of Development to join its team on a full-time basis. This position may work out of Fresno or Bakersfield, California. This position reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the council’s fundraising, including donor relations, solicitation of major gifts, and development of new ideas for solicitation campaigns. This position will assume responsibility for leading the marketing and communications functions of the organization which includes managing special events, developing marketing strategies, monitoring public relations, and acting as a spokesperson for GSCCS.
Essential Duties include (but not limited to):
Strategize and implement full-cycle annual fund development activities to raise in excess of $1 million annually.
Personally solicit and cultivate major gifts.
Oversee and manage communications and marketing strategies.
Supervise department staff and volunteers throughout the designated five-county region and provide professional development and manage performance improvement.
Work collaboratively with GSCCS departments to meet the organization’s mission, vision and strategy.
Network with external community organizations to build meaningful professional relationships to support fundraising strategies and meet membership goals.
Position offers competitive salary based on experience, plus full benefits package.
Apply online through Sierra HR Partners: www.sierrahr.com/jobs/
You may contact Brenda Pena directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559-431-8090 for additional information.
An EEO Employer.
The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field from an accredited four-year college or university; Master’s degree is preferred.
Certificate in Fund Raising Management desired.
Minimum five years’ professional experience in full cycle non-profit fundraising, with proven results and achievement in campaign development and major/principle gifts.
Ability to plan, initiate, market and evaluate donor relations campaigns required
Experience supervising staff; leading effective teams and/or volunteers; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong managerial and leadership skills.
Advanced knowledge of fundraising strategies, systems, and processes.
Experience managing budgets over $1M and prior direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts of $25,000 or more.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and various training software.
Strong organizational and project management skills; written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
Experience in public speaking at agency events and speaking engagements in the community.
Valid CA driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and automobile liability insurance.