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Fund Development Director

Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
Little Rock, AR
  • Expired: August 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Fund Development Director

SUPERVISOR: Chief Strategy Officer

DEPARTMENT: Fund Development


LAST UPDATED: 01/01/2022


The Fund Development Director will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.


The Fund Development Director is accountable for coordinating and implementing the council's efforts in securing major financial gifts from individuals, civic groups, corporations, and businesses. The primary focus is coordinating fundraising activities in support of organizational priorities. Under administrative direction, the Fund Development Director identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors; serves as development liaison, supports fundraising special projects, and collaborates in strategic goal setting.

  • Aggressively researches and identifies major gift prospects and cultivates relationships with potential donors and stakeholders to support funding needs within our council; maintains a robust donor portfolio with a plan for donor acquisition, retention, and stewardship.
  • Works with other departments and the fund development team to research and identify specific funding needs of council programs/initiatives and raises funds to support those efforts.
  • Develops a major gifts strategy for varying groups, including individuals, corporations, civic groups, and businesses.
  • Solicits for major gifts
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with assigned prospects, manages special projects; carries out fundraising priorities in assigned areas.
  • Plays a pivotal role in the development of the GirlsFirst for Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas volunteer auxiliaries, with special emphasis on membership recruitment, volunteer management, and fundraising/special events mentorship and management.
  • Supports fundraising strategies and methods/activities to ensure proper acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship of donors; collaborates with other members of the fund development and communications teams in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; works in collaboration to prepare reports and prospect research materials.
  • Remains current with national, regional, and local fundraising trends and laws impacting the fundraising initiatives.
  • Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to community organizations, donors, and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures a culture of philanthropic support both among internal and external audiences.
  • Provides leadership with regional fund development events.
  • Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.


Staff: Fund Development Officer

Committee(s): None


Professionalism - complying strictly with corporate policies and procedures; conducting oneself with integrity, reliability, and accountability; demonstrating pride in attention to day-to-day work and processes; representing the organization well and being committed to its mission; developing and maintaining relationships with a spirit of inclusion and respect; exhibiting courtesy and attentiveness to the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of others; engaging in courageous conversations by being able to engage considerately with others; representing the organization appropriately and effectively with your words, actions, and appearance

Timeliness - being accountable to deadlines and schedules; holding oneself to a high standard of punctuality and preparedness; optimizing personal timetables to accelerate organizational workflow and prevent/reduce inefficiencies of time, resources, and talent; being available and accessible during work hours; showing up for work on time and when you should.

Organizational Citizenship - being a productive member of the organizational team; contributing to the collective whole of the organization; having a commitment to the success of the organization, as well as your member department; devoting yourself to the advancement of our collective mission.

Environmental Respect - demonstrating respect and care for all organizational property and facilities; engaging in practices that support a welcoming and productive workspace; remaining mindful and sensitive to the needs/feelings of other team members; doing your part to keep property and facilities clean, uncluttered and well-maintained to support an optimally operational environment; dedicating yourself toward the Girl Scout ideal of 'leaving a place/space better than you found it; conserving energy and resources whenever possible.

Possibility Thinking - striving to contribute to a 'next-level' mindset regarding organizational objectives; engaging in innovative work plans to achieve goals; participating in discussions and seeking input regarding problem-solving measures; exhibiting creativity and a willingness to try new things to achieve results.


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations, or a related field
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record

  • Experience in fundraising, sales, or similar
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience

  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with persons of influence and/or philanthropic objectives
  • Ability to solicit gifts
  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid diverse groups
  • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to think creatively when facing challenges
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Close attention to detail
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Marketing and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Adheres to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics
  • Strong human relations skills and can work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Solution-driven with the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated with the ability to work independently to reach fundraising

  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to complete other duties as assigned.

Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas


11311 Arcade Dr

Little Rock, AR
72212 USA


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