Vice President of Fund Development - Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
- 15-Mar-2021 to 14-Apr-2021
- - Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
The Vice President of Fund Development will help the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana set the direction and ensure the longevity of our organization. The VP of Fund Development will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will work with the senior management team, governing board, and staff to define the organization's vision and direction. You will be responsible for planning and implementing strategies to secure donors and contributions in support of the organization, provide oversight of the fund development program and team, monitor development activities, and address issues that may hamper growth and success.
The successful applicant should have proven experience as a fundraising and organizational development specialist, with several years of management experience in a non-profit organization or a similar environment. You must be motivated, have the ability to solve complex problems, and have a passion for philanthropy.
• Works with the chief executive officer, staff, and board in charting the organization's course in fund development strategy and overall vision. Is responsible for leading the strategic plan of work within the fund development team to achieve greater council goals.
• Supports the CEO in fundraising and engagement of donor portfolio.
• Responsible for the development and strengthening fundraising capacity, including implementation of best practices through the cultivation of individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
• Leads the development of a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors.
• Manages own portfolio of major gift donors and prospects and serves as a role model for all fund development actions in the council.
• Establishes performance measures and monitors development activities in coordination with the fund development team and staff.
• Helps implement a culture of philanthropy throughout the council in coordination with the Chief Executive Officer.
• Oversees the design and implementation of fundraising campaign activities including annual solicitations, events, grants, and donor-specific proposals.
• Develops a depth of knowledge regarding the design of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and can easily articulate to any stakeholder the virtues of the organization.
• Recruits selects, trains, supervises, and maintains strong accountability for the development team.
• Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team working with team members to implement strategic plans and responsible for the overall health of the council.
• Provides leadership to the Board Development Committee and collaborates with the chair and provides assistance and implementation of activities and ideas development by committee.
• Ensures that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into the daily work of the position.
• Other duties as assigned to support the goals and objectives of GSCI.
• Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Fund Development, Master's degree preferred; equivalent experience considered.
• Seven to Ten years of work experience in individual gift procurement, grant management, and other fund development functions.
• Demonstrated success in increasing responsibility in fund development.
• Technical skills in fundraising and solicitations, grant and proposal development, communications, and related fields.
• Ability to relate to people from a wide range of walks of life.
• Excellent leadership skills and the capacity to generate enthusiasm within the Girl Scout constituency for fundraising and public relations activities.
• Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law
• Excellent written, verbal, and human relations skills.
• Decision making and human relation skills.
• Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects/ deadlines working independently and managing time effectively.
• Skill in budget development, management, and analysis.
• Current valid drivers' license, proof of vehicle insurance, and vehicle availability.
• Ability to travel from the GSCI office to sites within the council service and program jurisdiction area.
• Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed.
• Must complete and pass a criminal background check.
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