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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • This position has been filled
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  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri

The Senior Manager of Fund Development is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects and donors for the purpose of advancing the mission of Girl Scouts. This position is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining strategies to increase the number and size of individual, corporate and foundation gifts.

The Senior Manager of Fund Development is accountable for identifying and contacting appropriate funding sources to support core Council programs and activities. The Senior Manager is a member of the Fund Development team and supervises the Grants Coordinator and Special Events Manager. The Senior Manager will be held accountable for implementing strategies to annually reach a fundraising goal set in consultation with the Chief Development Officer (CDO).


Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
All employees are expected to fully support the work and mission of the organization.


– Investigates and fulfills funding opportunities to meet annual institutional fundraising goals set in consultation with CDO

– Oversees grant coordinator with full range of activities required to identify, prepare, submit and manage all grant proposals to private foundations, corporate foundations, United Way and Girl Scouts of the USA

– Supervises Special Events Fund Manager position and assists with back up as needed to position

– Manages and coordinates multi-tiered fundraising proposals for corporations and individuals

– Maintains portfolio of donors including cultivation, stewardship and moves management of donors

– In conjunction with the Special Events Manager and CDO and other Girl Scouts leadership staff, oversees full range of activities required to identify, prepare, submit and manage all corporate sponsorship proposals in support of Council programs and special events, including: Girl Scouts Go (November), Dessert First (February), April Showers (April), Women’s Leadership Network and Trivia Night (August)

– Oversees and manages corporate sponsorship campaigns (such as special events and annual programs); this may include developing project plans with timelines to coordinate the outreach efforts of fellow Fund Development Team members, CDO and Chief Executive Officer

– Develops or tracks relationships with United Way, corporations and foundations through periodic meetings with organizational representatives

– Collaborates with other departments to produce all interim and final grant reports

– Develops, maintains and grows a list of funders for Council programs, special events and general operating support

– Other duties as assigned to assist Fund Development Department and meet Council fundraising goals

– Supports organizational diversity and fund development goals of the Council

– Consistently demonstrates climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to staff, volunteers, members and the general public

– Maintains Core Competencies’ standards

Position directly reporting to this position are:

– Fund Development Coordinator, Grants
– Fund Manager, Special Events


– Bachelor’s Degree plus three (3) to five (5) years of non-profit fund development experience or five (5) to seven (7) years of non-profit fund development experience

– Three (3) years previous development experience in grant writing preferred

– Proven strategic thinking, problem solving and leadership skills

– Proven record of excellent oral and written (with emphasis on persuasive writing) communication skills

– High attention to detail, high level of organization and deadline driven

– Ability to manage a flexible schedule

– Ability to travel throughout the jurisdiction to attend meetings during the day/evening/weekend

– Proven track record of achieving fundraising goals (input and output) and commitment to performance-based assessment

– Proficient at time and process management

– Excellent leadership skills and volunteer management skills, including active listening and ability to effectively motivate

– Confident, professional, energetic, self-motivated and ethical

– Ability to work independently within a strong teamwork philosophy toward common goals

– Proficient in Raisers Edge or similar donor database

– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

– Understanding and commitment to organizational diversity

– Belief in the mission of Girl Scouting


If your position requires that you drive an average of one (1) day per week or more, you must possess a valid state driver’s license and a driving record that is acceptable to our insurance carrier.

While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent:

– is frequently required to sit and operate a computer

– is frequently required to talk and hear, stand and walk, sit and use hands to manipulate and feel

– is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl

– must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds

– must have the following vision abilities: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, color vision and the ability to focus

– is required to drive/operate an automobile

Work is performed in a normal indoor environment with limited exposure to outdoor weather conditions, dirt and/or dust.

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