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Development Officer

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

We serve more than 8,780 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. With the guidance of more than 3,132 dedicated and trained volunteers, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through hundreds of programs offered each year, girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills and the world; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world.

The Girl Scout Mission Statement

"Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place."

Is one of 112 councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s leading organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success. In partnership with caring adults, girls develop qualities to serve them all their lives: strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their potential and self-worth.

Our Vision

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our innovative leadership programs help girls discover, connect and take action as they develop strong values, a social conscience, and a deep sense of self and their potential.

Our Structure

Membership is open to all girls 5-17 who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We are part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. Girl Scouting was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.

  • Adult members volunteer as troop leaders, community administrators, organizers, public relations coordinators, adult learning facilitators, board members, and specialists in child development, adult and outdoor education, and administration.

  • Our annual budget of just over $5 million is supported by gifts from individuals and corporations, grants from foundations, investements, program fees, and the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale.

The Development Officer is responsible for visiting, cultivating, and soliciting donors for annual, major, capital, and planned gifts. S/he will travel throughout New Hampshire and Vermont (as much as 80% of the time) to conduct personal visits to current and prospective donors, placing priority on establishing new relationships, building on current relationships, and solidifying mature relationships between the Council and its alumni and friends. The Development Officer is energetic, creative, forward-thinking, comfortable with asking for financial support, and possesses the ability to translate strategic goals and plans into specific fund raising initiatives. Working in a highly confidential environment, the Development Officer maintains high standards of personal integrity, honesty and character. S/he demonstrates excellent judgment and understands that effectively representing GSGWM is a constant priority. This position reports to the Director of Advancement and will work closely with the Database Administrator and Alumni and Donor Relations Officer. 


• Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of three to five years’ professional work experience in development with some emphasis in major gift fundraising or upper-level annual fund work.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills: articulate, conceptual and persuasive.
• Outgoing professional with experience in building relationships with prospective donors and a passion for the Girl Scout mission.
• Strong interpersonal skills and sound judgment suitable for exercising appropriate discretion and demeanor when dealing with Advancement staff, council employees, board members, donors and prospects, and Girl Scout members and volunteers.
• Integrity coupled with the ability to engender trust and confidence.
• Ability to exercise good judgment in the handling of confidential information.
• Goal and task oriented with strong organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to use computer systems such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Raiser’s Edge.
• Proven track record of successfully raising progressively larger fundraising goals, including those achieved through face-to-face donor meetings and solicitations.
• Skilled at creating and implementing strategies for both immediate and long-term growth.
• Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner.
• Belief in the mission of GSGWM and willing to become a registered Girl Scout member. 

  • Responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding annual, major, capital, and planned gift prospects.
  • Develops and executes gift solicitation strategies, proposals, and case statements for prospects.
  • Manages and coordinates prospect visits with the Director of Advancement, Chief Executive Officer and key volunteers.
  • Identifies new prospects and actively managing a portfolio of prospects.
  • Maintains a personal visit schedule averaging 15 unique face-to-face contacts per month.
  • Assists in prospect identification, cultivation, and research to solicit the best donor prospects.
  • Works closely with the Advancement staff and Director of Advancement in identifying gift prospects.
  • Involves leadership and major gift prospects in GSGWM events and programs.
  • Collaborates and communicates with other council personnel.
  • Records all contacts with prospects and donors and all call reports for face-to-face visits in Raiser's Edge.
How to Apply:

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Date Added: August 10, 2017

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