Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Fund Development Officer Grant Writer


SUPERVISOR: Fund Development Director

DEPARTMENT: Fund Development

FLSA STATUS: Contract

LAST UPDATED: 10/24/2021


LEADERSHIP SUMMARY

The Fund Development Contract Grant Writer will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.


POSITION SUMMARY

The Contract Grant Writer is accountable for coordinating and implementing a strategic effort to identify, cultivate and secure funding from new funding entities, including but not limited to: foundations, corporate grant programs and government entities. Primary focus is securing new funding sources in support of organizational priorities. Under administrative direction, the Grant Writer identifies, cultivates, solicits and develops a stewardship plan for grant funders; serves as development liaison; develops and manages critical grant procedures; and supports fundraising special projects and collaborates in strategic goal setting.



MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Aggressively researches and identifies charitable foundations, corporate giving programs and other potential sources of grant support and cultivates relationships with potential funders and stakeholders to support funding needs within our council and develops a robust portfolio of new funding sources with a plan for donor acquisition, retention, and stewardship.
  • Works with other departments and the fund development team to research and identify specific funding needs of council programs/initiatives and raises funds to support those efforts and ensures the integrity of the grant management process and its transparency by active coordination.
  • Develops and completes requests for funding (grants, proposals, letters of inquiry, etc.) through identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new funders.
  • Ensures compliance with funder reporting and meeting attendance requirements.
  • Supports fundraising strategies and methods/activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors; collaborates with other members of the fund development and communications teams in developing campaign materials, case statements and brochures; works in collaboration to prepare reports and prospect research materials.
  • Remains current with national, regional, and local fundraising trends and laws impacting the fundraising initiatives.
  • Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to community organizations, donors, and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support both among internal and external audiences.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Staff: None

Committee(s): None


CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS

Empathy - Approaches others with a service mindset. Offers humility and inspires trust. Trusts the good intentions of others. Takes time with people. Offers respect and kindness to all. Actively listens without judgement. Offers positive alternatives to challenging situations.

Possibility Thinking - Demonstrates eagerness to learn new things. Sees opportunity in ambiguity, change and transition. Displays flexibility in thinking. Explores alternatives before acting. Takes on challenging tasks. Respectfully offers collaboration with an openness to other's ideas.

Innovation - Knows the business. Thinks in unique and independent ways. Communicates ideas effectively. Learns from smart risk taking and failure. Pursues a standard of excellence.

Courageous Leadership - Works for the good of the whole. Works collaboratively with all. Maintains personal integrity. Resolves conflicts constructively. Helps others to grow and develop. Involves others in decisions affecting them.


KNOWLEDGE AND CREDENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor's degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record

Preferred

  • Experience in fundraising, grant writing and grant management
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience

ABILITY AND SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to write persuasively, with clarity, while adapting to various styles of writing
  • Excellent grammar skills with ability to proofread
  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid diverse groups
  • Ability to maintain relationships with funders and staff/contacts within their organization
  • Ability to adapt and respond to various situations
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Ability to think creatively when facing challenges
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
  • Close attention to detail
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines
  • Marketing and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Adheres to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethic
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Solution driven with the ability to effectively problem solve
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated with the ability to work independently to reach fundraising goals

PLEASE NOTE: After initial screening, candidates may be asked to submit a formal proposal that includes writing samples, portfolio of funder relationships and compensation.

HOURS AND TRAVEL

  • Schedule dependent on contract proposal. Some intermittent travel may be required.

To apply for this position, please go to: www.girlscoutsdiamonds.org


DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to complete other duties as assigned.

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