Position Summary: This position requires an ongoing process of cultivating and maintaining positive relationships between the council, board members, membership, and the community to increase public awareness and increase support of the Girl Scouts program. This position provides professional expertise and support to the council’s CEO and Board of Directors in developing goals and board-specific plans to meet the council’s financial goals and objectives. Accountable for developing and implementing strategies to achieve goals in keeping with established ethical standards, policies, and guidelines.
The Director of Fund Development develops and oversees an effective comprehensive fund development program for contributed and in-kind resources for the council, ensuring that the goals for all fundraising activities are met. Ensures effective communication with all donors, both internal and external. Ensures the collection of meaningful data in the measurement of outcomes. Supports the advocacy and public policy strategies of the council. As a key leader of the council management team, the Director of Fund Development works closely with the council’s Board of Directors, CEO, and leadership team in setting the organization’s strategic direction and translating the vision and corporate goals set by the council’s Board of Directors, into effective, operational strategies and actions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop annual Fund Development plan in collaboration with the CEO
Design, implement, and manage an integrated, comprehensive, and balanced fund development program that ensures all annual and long-term fundraising goals are met.
Identify potential sources and raise philanthropic funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, planned giving and major gifts; maintain relationships with current and past donors.
Work in partnership with the CEO to ensure fund development resources, and to engage the board in donor stewardship and cultivation.
Establish fund development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budgets; interpret and implement policies.
Responsible for hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of operational staff in Fund Development department; organize and direct work toward the achievement of council objectives.
Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, or related field required.
Minimum 3-5 years of upper management experience in fund development with an excellent track record in major gifts, planned giving, and annual funding.
Proven grant-writing expertise.
Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor software program desired.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Strong planning, organization, and financial skills.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated but within a team environment.
Ability to provide seamless integration and coordination of effort among departments, programs, and services.
Adherence to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore policies and procedures.
Registration as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows, and internet technology.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
Willingness to travel as job requires.
Capability to provide own transportation and maintain operator license.
About Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
Who We Are:
We're 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.