FUND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Do you have a passion to help today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders?
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. The mission of Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Orange County (GSOC) provides the best leadership development experiences for all girls of OC. As part of the Council team, employees are committed to maintaining a work environment that supports a constructive and collaborative culture.
The Girl Scouts of Orange County has an outstanding opportunity for a Fund Development Director to maximize key fund development activities and projects related to grants, annual campaigns and events. Reporting to the VP of Fund Development, this position manages assigned fundraising initiatives to ensure the achievement of annual goals and objectives. This is a great opportunity to use your development and leadership experience to establish, implement and utilize industry best practices.
This position is responsible for managing the grants work plan, grant solicitation and reporting. Works with 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. Partners with others in Fund Development to ensure GSOC’s annual signature event, Celebration Leadership, is successful. In collaboration with the team, the Director works toward success in all campaigns. Another priority is promoting and strengthening GSOC’s “Culture of Philanthropy.”
- Bachelor’s Degree with significant additional fundraising professional education.
- C.F.R.E. (Certified Fund Raising Executive) status is preferred.
- 5+ years of experience with increasing responsibility in managing fundraising activities for 501(c)3 organizations.
- Strong understanding of best practices in fund development and ability to apply them at GSOC.
- Demonstrated success in implementing fundraising plans.
- Experience in managing projects and volunteers.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Effective grant-writing experience. Able to provide samples of written work.
- Proficiency in Raisers Edge or similar fundraising software.
- Excellent computer skills including MS Office, internet research, and social media.
- Excellent problem solving and conflict management skills.
- Excellent ability to multi-task, 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 & potential supporters of Girl Scouting.
- Active participant in professional, respectful and “constructive” organizational culture.
- Willingness to accept and promote the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement. Able to demonstrate and exemplify the qualities and actions outlined in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Current knowledge of Girl Scouting is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively with individuals and teams, and willingness to work with people regardless of age, race, disability, religion, ethnicity, or socioeconomic background.
- Licensed and insured California driver. Must be able to pass background screening, including driving records.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
GSOC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. GSOC is committed to a process of diversity and inclusion.
No recruiters please.