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Currently Hiring: Senior Development Position

Reports To:CEO

Available:  Immediately.

Location:  3911 Turnagain Blvd E, Anchorage

Compensation: DOE

Girl Scouts of Alaska is a Non-profit organization

Are you are a highly motivated professional, an experienced high-energy “people person” who thrives in a fast-paced environment? Girl Scouts of Alaska is hiring a senior development person to lead the organization’s development efforts. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position with an attractive benefits package.

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scouts of Alaska (GSAK) serves approximately 6,000 girls and 1,500 adult volunteers in communities from Bethel to Ketchikan. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences – such as troop membership, camps and outdoor education, workshops and events, and financial literacy skills gained through the Girl Scout Cookie Program – girls grow courageous and strong.

Position Summary:

The Senior Development Position (title and responsibilities commensurate with experience) will foster a culture of philanthropy in the organization and advance philanthropy on behalf of Girl Scouts of Alaska. She/he is responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and oversight of certain fundraising and donor relations activities. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prospect identification and research, cultivation and communications strategies, proposal development (writing, submission, and tracking), solicitations strategies, donor stewardship, database management, thank you letters, pledge tracking, and communications and outreach activities with the following donors:
    • Granting agencies
    • High net-worth individual donors
    • Corporate, civic group, and foundation donors
    • United Ways
    • Combined federal campaigns
    • Pick, Click, Give campaign
  • Strategic plan for the development department
    • Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization
    • Manage a donor-focused giving program
    • Increase donor engagement
    • Incorporate planned giving efforts into major gift initiatives
    • Attract, retain, and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers
    • Coordinate major gift solicitations with Girl Scouts of Alaska staff, board, and volunteers
  • Annual budget and performance monitoring for the development department
    • Draft an annual budget for the development department and project budgets as needed
    • Responsible for meeting development budget revenue goals and managing within the budgeted expenses in conjunction with the Development & Board Associate
    • Establish performance measures, monitor results assist the CEO, the Donor Fund Cultivation Committee, support the Capital Campaign Committee to complete the final stages of our $4.0 million campaign to rebuild Camp Singing Hills and assist the CEO and Board to evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.
    • Grant tracking and reporting both externally and internally.  Oversee reporting to large donors and foundations.  Input revenue, donor and prospect information in the fundraising database.  Insure that accurate fundraising information is entered into the accounting system monthly.

While reporting to the CEO, the Development person works collaboratively and maintains clear and regular communications with the organization’s board of directors, donor cultivation committee, capital campaign committee, volunteer leadership, and donor prospects.  She/he will work closely with the CEO and board (committees, etc.) to garner community support to meet the strategic needs of Girl Scouts of Alaska.  She/he will apply diverse and extensive experience in Philanthropy to every level of the development process. 

This Senior Development Position will perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of three years’ successful experience in fund raising or development with progressive responsibilities.
  • Understanding of mission and vision of Girl Scouts and ability to share with general public.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, board, and staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and carry out a multifaceted workload.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential preferred
  • Experience with major gifts, grant writing and capital campaigns. 

Position Requirements:

  • Commitment to policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willingness to become a Girl Scout member.
  • Adhere to Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) fundraising code of ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Access to automobile in working condition. Proof of meeting state requirements regarding auto licensing, driver’s license, and liability insurance.

Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, e-mail your resume and a cover letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We are always looking for volunteer leaders!  Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Girl Scouts of Alaska.

 

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