Fund Development Leader/Business Partner- Green Bay & Surrounding Areas

    • Job Tracking ID: 512785-577083
    • Job Location: Green Bay, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 24, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Fund Development Coordinator

Department:Fund Development

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

Classification: Full-time

Job Summary:

This is a professional position with responsibility for securing funding via United Way, grant opportunities, major donors, special events and other resources in a specific regional within the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the fund development representative for GSNWGL in the area making direct solicitations of donors, grant writing, planning events, and other relevant fund development activities.
  2. Conduct the full range of activities required to prepare, submit and manage United Way and grant proposals and reports.
  3. Work with and coordinate Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. staff and volunteer attendance at required funding meetings.
  4. Research new grant opportunities in the region and surrounding areas of Wisconsin.
  5. Attend regional team meetings and other GSNWGL staff functions as applicable. This includes limited travel as expected within an approximate 150-mile radius.
  6. Prepare personal thank you notes and additional stewardship items/steps as appropriate based on funder preference. Includes scheduled interaction with major donors and foundation/United Way contacts.
  7. Maintain a grant calendar and enter grant and United Way allocation pledge data into the DonorPerfect database system.
  8. Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities in the territory.
  • Be an active member of community group(s).
  • Represent the Council in a professional and personable manner.

9. Build and develop relationships with community and corporate leaders.

  • May conduct presentations to business, community and civic organizations.
  • Obtain new high-level program, event, and council-wide sponsors.

10. Work with members of the Regional Advisory Committees (RAC) in the specified region.

  • Staff and support RAC meetings.
  • Coordination of special events, small socials and outreach activities developed and supported by the committee.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree, and one to four years demonstrated success in grant writing in the non-profit sector.
  • At least one year of experience in fund development and familiarity with revenue streams including individual and annual giving, grants and United Ways, special events and corporate sponsorships. Familiarity with planned giving preferred but not required.
  • Experience working with United Way agencies and community foundations, including application and reporting processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Lync experience also preferred). Experience with DonorPerfect or similar fundraising databases and moves management systems.
  • Strong community involvement demonstrated by current membership and leadership roles in local, nonprofit, religious and/or civic organizations.
  • Positive, professional attitude and demeanor. Moreover, have a professional enthusiasm to stay current with industry practices and work with fundraising volunteers.
  • Superb organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail. Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervisor oversight, as well as part of a team to meet deadlines, take initiative and maintain confidentiality.
  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and reliable transportation. Occasional travel is required and is almost entirely local in nature.
  • Ability to communicate with donors and volunteers on a regular basis. Knowledge of non-profit functions and capacity building strategies.
  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally required to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to walk, and to frequently operate office equipment manually. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

*Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. requires staff members become Girl Scout members



GSNWGL offers a generous benefit program. As a human service organization we recognize that our staff benefit from flexibility, generous paid time off, and the ability to occasionally work from home.

GSNWGL’s basic benefits for full-time staff include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403(b) plan with matching dollars for employees who work for GSNWGL for over a year

Paid time off is also available for all GSNWGL staff working more than 20 hours per week, and our offices are closed on major holidays. Each summer we amend our hours to have half-day Fridays and we close our offices between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day to allow staff to spend time with their families.

Organizational Culture

Girl Scouts is an organization with a solid history and a growing future. To work with GSNWGL means reaching your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment. We value flexibility, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. With our large geography, we communicate in person and through phone, computer, and video conference technology.