OUR MISSION: We accept and implement the Girl Scout Mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. We agree to pledge and uphold the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
THE GSCSNJ WAY: Our team members are receptive to new ways of doing things that translate new ideas into the creation of meaningful Girl Scout Experiences for our members; they are not afraid to take risks, and learn from failure to work together to achieve success and exchange ideas to create value, allowing the unexpected to happen. Team members are innovative, have a “Thinking outside the Box” mindset and enjoy collaborating with others.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION: The Individual Giving Specialist is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts from annual giving prospects, Girl Scout Lifetime Members and Girl Scout Alum. The Individual Giving Specialist reports to the Director of Major Giving.
Identifies and qualifies individual donors using DonorPerfect Database and Sales Navigator and manages a pipeline of donor prospects who have a demonstrated history of giving.
Achieves individual fundraising revenue goals through implementation of annual giving programs.
Cultivates key relationships for potential individual giving from employees and employee giving programs.
Creates and maintains donor records.
Supports planned giving initiatives and goals.
Assist Major Giving Manager with prospect research.
Be current with all messaging from GSUSA and knowledgeable about Girl Scout Programmatic activities, maintaining the capacity to converse with donors regarding our work.
Work with Fund Development team to maximize donor relationships and communication systems.
External Relations - Community Networking
Participates in and drives attendance to Discover S’More Mission Tours..
Represents Girl Scouts at relevant corporate, association, and community events and takes appropriate follow up to connect new contacts with our mission.
Maintains knowledge of community resources and contacts; understands the attitudes and concerns of the community; establishes and maintains cooperative and effective relationships.
Works to maintain and enhance the reputation of Girl Scouts through strong networking skills, effective communications and leveraging key community initiatives
Database and Move Management
Analyzes donor records to identify opportunities for engagement and solicitation.
Work to cultivate prospects and donors based on individual interests and benefits.
Develop short and long term donor strategies using donor moves management to increase donor giving levels.
Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing or related field
3-5 years of professional experience in a nonprofit organization and demonstrated success in annual gift fundraising and donor moves management.
Capability to develop and maintain positive and productive relationships with individual donors, colleagues, Board of Directors and volunteers.
Results oriented and disciplined.
Highly organized, detail-oriented and analytical.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize activities.
Ability to meet deadlines.
Capable of thinking strategically
Possess strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with an orientation to establish productive relationships.
Capable of working independently as well as part of a team.
Capable of understanding and manipulating data systems.
Annual membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Travel within central and southern NJ and occasional travel beyond the state are required.
Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
Must be willing to work weekends and evenings as required.
About Girl Scouts of Central & Southern NJ
Who We Are
We're 2.5 million strong—more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.