Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
  • Full Time

Job Description

Fund Development Specialist

SUPERVISOR: Fund Development Director

DEPARTMENT: Strategic Initiatives


LAST UPDATED: 01/01/2020


The Fund Development Specialist 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.

The Fund Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely entry of all donations and pledges into the fund development data management system. The Fund Development Specialist is responsible for ensuring proper acknowledgement and recognition of donors, including, but not limited to, thank you cards, thank you letters, acknowledgement of tributes and/or memorial gifts, tax receipts, and pledge reminders. This position is responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive data in the fund development data management system, gift coding, daily and monthly gift and pledge reports, troop check request reporting and grant tracking reports, as well as performing data analytics to guide the development program. The position is also responsible for a variety of annual giving fundraising projects, and is directly accountable for generating fundraising revenue for the Diamonds council.


  • Ensures that all pledges and gifts to the council are processed and receipted accurately and on a timely basis, and in accordance with processing and receipting guidelines.
  • Manages the daily work of donation processing and coding, pledge management, acknowledgment letters, corporate gift and matching gifts, check requests, and gifts in kind processing.
  • Collaborates with the fund development team and other departments to ensure that donation policies and procedures are developed and adhered to.
  • Develops and runs reports on donation, pledge and grant status as requested and ensures data integrity and makes necessary corrections in a timely manner.
  • Creates and maintains donor and monthly gift files in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Builds rapport with donors to ensure overall customer satisfaction to support successful fundraising.
  • Provides support to council fund development programs and special events.
  • Development and execution of annual giving campaigns such as the employee giving campaign, ToGetHerThere, Man Enough to Be a Girl Scout, Restaurant Week, in-kind giving solicitations and others to be determined.
  • Ensures donor confidentiality.
  • Implements other duties as assigned


Staff: None

Committee(s): None


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.



  • High school diploma and experience in fundraising and/or nonprofit field, data management, bookkeeping/clerical or administrative support
  • 3-5 years of bookkeeping, data management and customer service experience
  • Valid driver's license and safe driving record


  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or related field with 1-2 years of experience in fundraising database management.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Leadership Experience


  • Close attention to detail
  • Knowledge of data entry and appropriate donor acknowledgement/recognition practices
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Strong verbal and professional written communication skills
  • Project management skills
  • Adheres to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics
  • Strong initiative and analytical skills
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Solution driven with the ability to effectively problem solve


  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends

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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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Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas
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