Job Summary
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma is searching for a Chief Development Officer. The individual will develop and direct a fund development plan approved by the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. The individual will cultivate a community of long-term donors including individuals, foundations, and corporations. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage a portfolio of current donors and develop prospects for cultivation with the goal of attaining a specified individual annual fundraising goal.
  • Responsible for positive, professional, and high-quality customer service by maintaining good relationships with personnel within the Council and with external contacts, especially individual donors, corporations, foundations and community groups, as well as foundation and grant requests, needed reporting, and planned giving.
  • Lead a team to develop, manage and evaluate all phases of internal and external fund-raising programs including: annual giving, donor solicitations, special events, capital campaigns, foundation/grant requests, and planned giving.
  • Lead the annual council United Way campaign and work with assigned staff and volunteers to support United Way activities.
  • Research, expand and diversify revenue sources and donor base including individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses and government grants.
  • Write and/or oversee grant writing to appropriate funding sources. Responsible for regular evaluation and reporting of fund development metrics.
  • Team with program, membership, and accounting staff to develop and administer annual fund development tactical plan and monitor to ensure that fund raising goals are met.
  • Team with program and membership staff to identify needs and solicit opportunities for program funding.
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive donor recognition program and provide timely gift acknowledgements. Responsible for communication to donors, community partners and stakeholders. I.e., e-newsletter, annual report, funder updates during grant cycles.
  • Maintain accurate financial and donor records ensuring they are reconciled monthly with the accounting records.
  • Develop and implement strategies to strengthen the image of Girl Scouting; and to raise awareness of the need for public support.
  • Ensure that Planned Giving is an integral part of the Council’s fund development efforts.
  • Prepare the annual Fund Development budget and work closely with the CFO on monthly variances.
  • Create and communicate to staff annual fundraising goals along with expected thresholds of monthly activity. Provide staff with ongoing feedback regarding results to goals. Through monthly performance feedback sessions with Fund Development staff members and conduct staff annual Performance Evaluations.
  • Maintain and extend Girl Scouting by strengthening its positive image in the communities of the Council; raising awareness of the need for public support; and developing new communication and funding strategies to reach under-served communities or populations.
  • Maintain positive, professional, and friendly relationships with donors, corporations, volunteers, staff, and board members to strengthen the image of Girl Scouting and ensure a broad base of support for the Council.
  • Provide advice, support, and technical assistance to the Board of Directors and its Fund Development Committee in carrying out its fund development goals.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • Six years development experience
  • Experience in planning and coordinating events for large numbers of participants
  • Experience supervising the work of volunteers and professional staff
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ease in speaking to large groups
  • Budget development/oversight
  • Knowledge and experience of fund raising and business management strategies and techniques
  • Successful experience in developing and administering fund raising projects and in cultivating donors and funding sources
  • Ability to organize and carry out a multifaceted work load
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Willing to work flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.
  • Proof of meeting Oklahoma State requirements regarding auto licensing, driver’s license.
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of Girl Scouting
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge Fund Development Software
  • CFRE certified or CFRE eligible
  • Must be able to lift up to twenty-five pounds
  • Performs other duties as assigned

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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