Fund Development Director
The Girl Scouts of Orange County is searching for someone who can maximize key fund development activities and projects related to annual campaigns and events, major gifts and grants. This position will manage assigned fund raising initiatives to ensure the achievement of annual goals and objectives within the framework of the department’s budget. This position will have primary responsibility for management of the achievement of annual Family, Staff, Community Alumnae and other direct mail campaigns. This position will partner with others in Fund Development to ensure GSOC’s signature event, Celebration Leadership, is successful. Another priority for this position is working with the Fund Development team, as well as other constituencies, in promoting and strengthening GSOC’s “Culture of Philanthropy” and fund raising results through implementing and utilizing best industry practices. Working with other fund development team members to integrate a disciplined use of “Moves Management” methodology to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward Girl Scout major gift and planned giving donors is an important part of this role. This position will have a shared responsibility for managing the grants work plan, grant solicitation and reporting.
Minimum qualification requirements are:
- A minimum of 5 years experience of increasing responsibility in managing fundraising activities for 501(c)3 organizations.
- Experience in managing projects and volunteers along with strong project management skills.
- Demonstrated success in implementing fundraising plans.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. (Able to provide samples of written work.)
- Excellent problem solving skills.
- Excellent multi-tasker with the flexibility to easily respond to changing business demands.
- Community focused with a high level of energy and enthusiasm for building relationships with staff, volunteers and current and potential supporters of Girl Scouting.
- Proficiency in Raisers Edge or other like fundraising software.
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite and the internet.
- Active participant in professional, respectful and “constructive” organizational culture.
- Willingness to accept and promote the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement -- demonstrate and exemplify the qualities and actions outlined in the Girl Scout Promise and Law -- strong working knowledge of Girl Scouting is preferred.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor’s Degree with significant additional fundraising professional education.
C.F.R.E. (Certified Fund Raising Executive) status is preferred.
Orange County candidates preferred; no relocation benefits are provided.
GSOC is an equal opportunity employer.