We seek out, explore, cultivate and secure strategic partnerships and launch new ventures that significantly increase investment in girls through the Girl Scout Movement. The investments our partners make are critical to fulfilling Girl Scouts' mission. We cultivate relationships through traditional philanthropy, corporate partners, government support and through leveraging the brand for alternative revenue streams. We also lead the charge in identifying, engaging and activating our more than 50 million alum. We steward and lead out on the activation of all funded national partnerships. We build and encourage collaboration between councils and GSUSA to leverage the Movement's existing and potential investors to further the transformational leadership experiences of more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults.
Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Philanthropy and Planned Giving, the Director of Council Fundraising Support will execute a cohesive strategy designed to support Girl Scout councils in their efforts to build capacity for fundraising. The Director of Council Fundraising Support leads the creation of fundraising resources and provides educational opportunities for council fundraising staff, CEOs and board members.
The Director of Council Fundraising Support should demonstrate an exceptional talent for building and sustaining relationships both externally and internally, and for driving results collaborative. They should have the charisma, cultural sensitivity, and communication skills necessary to tailor messages to various audiences and be an effective representative of GSUSA to its diverse constituents.
Serves as the primary relationship builder and partner with Girl Scout Councils to support their efforts to build capacity for fundraising
Stewards internal and external relationships in order to provide comprehensive fundraising support to councils
Leads the creation and dissemination of fundraising resources such as case statements, appeal letters, toolkits, templates, etc., designed for use by councils
Supports councils in creating new methods to raise funds for our organization
Manages content and execution for monthly fundraising-related webinars designed to educate and inform councils and share council best practices to include the quarterly National Philanthropy Dialogue and those taught by outside experts.
Maintains information and documentation on fundraising practices and performance of leading councils, for the purpose of sharing information and strategies and incorporation into council peer-to-peer training
Collects and reports on key council fundraising metrics
Leads the preparation of the fundraising education curriculum for new council Board Chairs, new council CEOs and new council fund development staff
Serves on the Philanthropy Steering Committee, providing staff leadership on behalf of GSUSA to support council fundraising efforts
Works collaboratively with colleagues at GSUSA and on the Philanthropy Steering Committee to prepare the Movement for solidifying a comprehensive revenue share model and paving the way for a Movement-wide online fundraising initiative
Tracks budget, ensuring funds are spent and reallocated as necessary
Demonstrate a commitment to the Girl Scout mission
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Passion for and commitment to the mission of Girl Scouts of the USA
A high degree of ethics and integrity
Knowledge and understand of key fundraising competencies
Experience developing and leading fundraising training programs for groups
Proven fundraising expertise
Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated skill in negotiation and conflict resolution.
Ability to work effectively with staff and volunteers from diverse backgrounds
Experience working in a Girl Scout council or other federated non-profit preferred, but not required
Strong contributor traits such as strategic, creative and progressive thinking
Well organized with strong follow-up and follow-through
Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
Excellent interpersonal skills
Keen attention to detail and accuracy
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point and database management experience (preferably Salesforce and/or Raiser's Edge)
Required Technical Skills
Office 365 or similar software
Competency in PowerPoint or similar presentation software
Competency in Microsoft Excel or similar software
Microsoft Office suite
Skype and Go To Webinar
Certify and DocuSign
Degree or Equivalent Experience:
B.S. degree or equivalent work experience
Minimum Years of Experience:
Five to Seven years' experience in fundraising. Familiarity with the non-profit federated model.
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