Fund Development Manager at Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest

Job Description

Position Summary: The Regional Fund Development Manager is responsible for raising philanthropic support for the organization’s programs and services by establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with supporters in a particular geographic region. She/he is responsible for implementing annual campaigns, corporate, and alumni giving programs and is responsible for cultivating positive relations with donors, and ensuring that the council’s fund development goals are met in keeping with established ethical standards, policies, and guidelines.

Position Responsibilities:
• Work as a member of the fund development team to develop and implement a comprehensive integrated fund development plan.
• Manage regional fundraising campaigns; including but not limited to annual giving, family partnership, corporate, alumni, and special fundraising events; track, evaluate, and report results.
• Build collaborative relationships with community volunteers to support the mission of the organization and meet community giving goals.
• Work with the development team and volunteer leadership, to coordinate, plan, organize and conduct donor cultivation and recognition events/activities.
• Perform prospect research to identify and cultivate new sources for funding, including individual donors, corporations, and foundations.
• Maintain communication and provide recognition of donors.
• Research, develop and manage any special events that support the fundraising and partnership goals of the organization.
• Implement specific fundraising objectives to meet defined organization goals and strategic objectives.
• Cultivate meaningful alumni relationships that foster program involvement and increased alumni giving.
• Collaborate with other departments in identifying and developing grant opportunities.
• Keep the development team informed on factors impacting fundraising within a regional jurisdiction.
• Provide leadership to assigned project groups and support to board committees/task groups, as necessary.
• Resolve conflicts and provide advice, counsel, and information.
• Follow processes and accountabilities in a timely manner as detailed in the Volunteer Systems/Salesforce Standard Operational Procedures Manual.
• Maintain records, prepare reports, and confer regularly with the C.E.O.
• Perform other special assignments as delegated by the C.E.O.

Job Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or the equivalent experience.
• Experience in Fund Development or sales.
• Ability to conduct statistical and analytical research.
• Ability to make a commitment to the philosophy of Girl Scouting, both nationally and locally.
• Understanding of voluntary not-for-profit agencies and their roles in providing service in a community.
• Experience in administration and strong evidence of organizational skills.
• Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, tactical planning, review, and appraisal.
• Proficient computer skills.
• Ability to work on their own with minimal direction.
• Ability to work well with volunteers, both management and governance and to resolve conflicts.
• Strong public speaking, writing, and presentation skills.
• Willingness to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
• Preference may be given to candidates with knowledge and experience in Girl Scout program and operations.
• Ability to motivate volunteers and promote teamwork.
• Maintain throughout employment a valid TX or NM driver’s license and insured vehicle in good working order. Must provide proof of insurance.
• Membership in GSUSA.

Physical Requirements:
• Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending and twisting upper body.
• Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
• Capable of viewing computer monitor for long periods.

Environmental Demands:
• Continuous indoor activity and exposure to florescent light.
• Frequent exposure to computer, video, and other copier emissions.
• Some outdoor activities and exposure to weather.

Other Working Conditions:
• Continuous requirement for professional demeanor and appropriate office attire.
• A criminal background check is required.
• Continuous work as a team member and ability to work independently with some supervision.
• Frequent work under stress and under pressure deadlines with overlapping projects.
• Continuous ability to work well with others.

Important Note:
The information contained in this job description is intended to outline the general nature and scope of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as a contract, or as an exhaustive list of responsibilities.
Job descriptions are subject to change at the discretion of the Girl Scout Council.
Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest is an EOE Employer.

FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Development Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000

How To Apply

Send resume by email to Patti Gonzalez at

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