Assistant Development Director

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Assistant Development Director
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Imagine having the opportunity to create a meaningful employment experience, one that meets your career goals and your desire to do socially responsible work.
What type of organization would you choose?
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. From the youngest Girl Scout to our graduating high school seniors, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Through our programming, girls are exposed to a vast array of educational topics such as the arts, entrepreneurship, the outdoors, STEM and more. In Girl Scouts, girls learn what it takes to be a leader. The leadership program for girls is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience model, which allows girls to discover a positive value system and a strong sense of self, connect with others, build healthy relationships, identify causes that are meaningful, and take action to make the world a better place.


Responsible for developing and executing the annual giving strategy, advancing federal grant funding, and managing community engagement to fuel the donor pipeline within the framework of Council policies, standards, goals, objectives, and budget. This position will also work on special projects for the development team. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties as assigned. 

  • Design and manage multi-year direct mail pieces to support the GSSJC annual fund.
  • Manage a portfolio of 25-50 mid-level donors.
  • In collaboration with the Camperships Committee, design and manage the annual solicitation for camperships. 
  • Manage all outreach opportunities for the department, including opportunities to present or exhibit at local events.
  • Write the annual donor Impact Report.
  • Provide oversight for all special projects.
  • Oversee Development website content.
  • Manage and cultivate federal grant portfolio.
  • Collect and contribute material for the quarterly donor publication, Connections.
  • Plan and execute the Raising Awesome Girls speaker series, providing active girls’ parents pertinent, current resources.
  • Coordinate with program staff to implement Ask the Experts events twice annually (?), recruiting and stewarding corporate partners’ participation.
  • Serve as lead contact for all GSUSA funding opportunities.
  • Attend all Development department events.
  • Manage a program to engage alumnae for ongoing sustainability and support, including developing engagement strategies for alumnae based on life stage preferences.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times.
  • Provide support to the Development Director and other team members as needed.
  • Provide excellent customer service to donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with emphasis in social sciences, marketing, or business or five to seven years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination education and experience evidencing competency in writing, research, fund development, budget development and administration. 
  • Work from home, as needed, to include home internet access, accessibility to a non-distracting and uninterrupted space with adequate lighting and ergonomically adequate work-space.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Computer and related peripherals (i.e. printer, scanners, mouse, etc.) and general office equipment (i.e. fax machines, telephone, copier, etc).

    Benefits:  We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and extensive benefits package and future growth opportunities within the company.  Our current full time employee benefit package includes Health, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, Educational Assistance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off/Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, and more.  Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.
    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Statement:  Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council fosters belonging and respect for all girls. We empower all girls, volunteers and staff to fulfill their potential and make the world a better place. Our Girl Scout Promise drives us to provide diverse, equitable and inclusive experiences where all girls, volunteers and staff are confident they belong. We stand firm in these commitments and united by these ideals.
    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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