VP of Philanthropy, Girl Scouts 90k+ DOE

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $90,000
Maximum: $100,000
Details: DOE



Start Date


Application Deadline



5601 6th Ave South, Suite 150
United States


Who are you? A networker, manager and transformative leader.

What do we need? A small ask. A big ask. These are all important parts of the equation. But what we're truly seeking is a transformative ask. The one that will change lives.

Whose lives? Those of girls and young women.

Why? To develop them into tomorrow's leaders. To support their quest for knowledge in STEM. To fuel their connections to the outdoors at camp. To show the value of giving back through community service. To provide the framework for learning entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy. You’ll ask about all of these possibilities and find those alignments from those who can make a transformative gift.

Who are we? We are Girl Scouts of Western Washington. We're part of a 106-year-old nationwide organization that put the "girl" in scouts – and, its staying in our name.

Bring your successful skills in fundraising to lead a small team on a mighty mission responsible for generating over $2 million in transformative philanthropy throughout 17 counties in Western Washington. Yep, you'll spend 60% of the time in the field and at home in Seattle overseeing your team the other 40%. Your world encompasses leading everything from donor records, budgets, events, corporate sponsorships, planned and major giving. It is your responsibility to ensure these parts are all moving forward and aligned with our objective of transformative philanthropy.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive fundraising program including annual and planned giving, major gifts, endowments, special events, capital drives and donor cultivation and recognition programs to meet the strategic and long range goals of the Council. (Western Washington).
  • Provide direct supervision and leadership for a team of up to seven. Supervise, train and mentor development staff to meet strategic fundraising and financial goals.
  • Create and implement an overall strategy and approach to for a comprehensive, strategic fund development plan including corporate, major donor, foundation and annual fund giving.
  • Develop and manage the department budget. Formulate and recommend fundraising goal.
  • Direct regular Philanthropy team collaboration with other departments, such as Program, to ensure that comprehensive and appropriate grant proposals and other case statements reflect current and emerging programs.
  • Perform a departmental assessment and make recommendations for enhanced efficiencies.
  • Work closely with Finance to ensure procedures involving donor processing and reporting are seamless and accurate.
  • Oversee a cross departmental institutional funding tracking system to ensure open communication, timely reporting and donation stewardship.
  • Oversee the management of the donor database to assure that data maintained is accurate and readily accessible to meet program needs and that donor acknowledgements are issued, and pledge commitments are collected in a timely manner.
  • Participate on behalf of Girl Scouts of Western Washington in community activities and organizations to recruit and interact with high profile community leaders to develop new donor prospects.
  • Oversee all potential grant seeking, reporting, and funder stewardship activities.
  • Serve as the primary staff support to fund development related Board committees.
  • Train and support Board of Director members to increase successful board participation in fund development activities.
  • Actively participate as a member of the organization’s Executive Committee to promote cooperation, communication and collaboration in accomplishing the council’s annual and strategic goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public or non-profit administration, (Master’s degree preferred), or related field
  • Five or more years’ of progressively responsible experience in fund development or related field including at least two years’ experience leading or managing a multi-faceted operation; or equivalent combination of work and education experience
  • Minimum of three years of supervisory experience preferred overseeing both staff and volunteers
  • CFRE or similar certification desirable
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to assess information gathered from a variety of sources to formulate recommendations on issues of broad strategic impact within, and external to, the organization
  • Excellent communication, public speaking and collaboration skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
  • Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with individuals at all levels and backgrounds with the ability to positively resolve conflict
  • Ability to work both independently, without close oversight, and as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside the organization
  • Experience with multi-level cultural competency and fostering diversity at an interpersonal and organization-wide level preferred
  • Willingness to demonstrate a commitment to support and enhance the diversity and cultural and global awareness of girls and staff
  • Ability to work effectively with other department heads to guide diverse internal leadership interests to consensus on organization-wide decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality in a fast-paced and challenging work environment
  • Experience in development of and administration of budgets
  • Ability to navigate technology programs and platforms independently to include MS O365, social media; Donor Perfect experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in project management skills helpful
  • Positive outlook and a highly developed, appropriate sense of humor are also desired
  • Availability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends as necessary
  • Valid Washington State driver's license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance or the ability to fulfill timely and travel requirements (60%) across widespread regional geography
  • Have and maintain a good driving record with the ability to operate in a constant state of alertness
  • Satisfactory results from criminal background search
  • Willing to maintain membership in Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts of Western Washington strives to be an organization that is welcoming to people from every facet of our community. Girl Scouts of Western Washington values diversity. Girl Scouts is a welcoming, inclusive organization. Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


What’s in it for you? A great opportunity to be a part of our collaborative team, and champion our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Plus, we’ve got benefits! Starting with three weeks of paid vacation plus sick leave, paid parental leave and a nearly two week paid holiday break. We’ve got you covered for individual health, wellness and 403b retirement benefits too. Need a day off for volunteerism and professional development? No Problem! Seattle office = on- site gym + free parking!

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


To apply, please send a resume along with a cover letter highlighting how you have made transformations in your fund development career. Please also indicate this position title, your last name and where you saw this posting in the subject line of your e-mail.