Chief of External Affairs

Girl Scouts of Citrus Council Inc.
Susan Ennis
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Girl Scouts of Citrus Council Orlando, FL Fund Development Director Include Cover Letter when applying Girl Scouts of Citrus Council is looking for an experienced fund development professional to propel the organization’s fundraising initiatives to success. Reporting directly to the chief of external affairs, the director will build philanthropic relationships with community and corporate partners to connect donors’ motivations with Girl Scouts’ bold mission to empower every girl in building courage, confidence and character and preparing them to make the world a better place. In collaboration with senior management, the director will establish the Council’s fund development strategy to include specific goals supported by measurable objectives. The director will build and nurture philanthropic relationships, manage the online donor platform, and oversee the development budget. Key Responsibilities: Develop and extensive knowledge of the Girl Scout mission and outcomes. Maintain long-term relationships with existing donors. Identify and build relationships with new and prospective donors. Respond to donor and staff inquiries in a timely fashion. Manage software system to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including publication of G.I.R.L. friends, a donor-facing video newsletter. Lead planning, execution and evaluation of fundraising initiatives (individual gifts, sponsorships, online donations, in-kind, events, planned giving, capital campaign and annual appeals) aimed at ensuring the Council’s financial well-being and increasing revenue sources. Manage signature fundraising and donor stewardship events. Work closely with the chief of external affairs and the chief executive officer to make direct, face-to-face appeals. Generate new ideas that increase revenue and donor loyalty. Collaborate with marketing team to develop collateral materials and videos. Oversee the development budget and monitor expenses. Submit progress reports to senior management. Have an awareness of fundraising trends and the nonprofit community. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree preferred with minimum of 5 years fundraising experience. Proven results in fundraising success particularly in cultivating individuals, corporations and major gifts – preferably in a non-profit setting. Exceptional ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. Must have donor tracking/ software experience, be proficient in Microsoft Office, and demonstrate strong organizational skills. Must have experience in executing signature donor-facing events. Must be available to work a flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends. Must successfully pass background screening. Bi-lingual preferred (English and Spanish) and previous experience with Girl Scouts is a plus.