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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 9, 2016
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$60,000-$65,000
Phone(540) 777-5104


As a member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Development and Community Engagement Officer (CDCEO) is responsible for building, planning, managing and implementing all fund development and community engagement strategies across the jurisdiction of the Council.  The CDCEO will manage day-to-day fundraising operations including research and prospect identification, cultivation and communications strategies, proposal development, solicitations strategies, donor stewardship, database management, communications and outreach activities, and development-related volunteer relations.

While reporting to the CEO, the CDCEO works collaboratively and maintains clear and regular communications with the Council’s Board of Directors and Fund Development Committee, volunteer leadership and donor prospects.

The position will direct a team of marketing and communications, development as well as grants and community outreach staff.

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must demonstrate a track record of progressive accomplishments in philanthropic giving with hand-on experience involving funding tactics.
  • Must have the ability to execute and close fundraising deals and opportunities to meet goal.
  • Demonstrated experience cultivating and securing substantial major gifts.
  • 5+ years of successful fund development, leadership, management, strategic planning and implementation experience preferred.
  • Experience creating and monitoring budgets and preparing fund development reports.
  • Demonstrated success in small and large event planning and coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience using Raisers Edge fundraising database software. Proficient with Microsoft Office (or similar software), databases, e-mail, Internet applications and Internet research
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings/weekends; occasional overnights maybe required. Daily access to transportation, along with applicable documentation of legally required automobile insurance and valid driver’s license;
  • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become a registered member of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Work Schedule

GSVSC’s official workweek is 40 hours.  Open office hours normally are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Fridays. However, this position requires the ability to maintain a regular schedule of out-of-office meetings across the Council’s jurisdiction; Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings/weekends; occasional overnights maybe required.

Additional Info

  • Ability to model behavior consistent with the Girl Scout Promise and Law. High integrity as demonstrated through effective planning and implementation to meet the Council’s strategic goals.
  • Passionate commitment to the Girl Scout mission/movement, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and the ability to communicate the mission to others.
  • Strong leadership skills. Goal Oriented: self-starter who independently takes initiative and is results-oriented.
  • Strong planning, organizational and financial skills.
  • Strong customer engagement skills. Ability to motivate and inspire others.
  • Strong project management skills, with demonstrated ability to build relationships, present concepts and make recommendations.
  • Strong interpersonal and cultural skills. Effectively establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels.
  • Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written, including presentation and training.
  • Excellent time management skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to collaborate well and be an effective team player.
  • Ability to stay flexible and manage change.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task successfully.
  • Ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines.