|Title:||Manager of Philanthropy & Public Relations|
|Job Status :||N/A|
The Manager of Philanthropy and Public Relations will ensure all fundraising and marketing is in line with the council’s mission and strategic plan, maintaining an environment of pluralism and diversity so that Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults throughout the council.
The position is responsible for developing and executing effective philanthropy and marketing strategies to increase awareness and ongoing financial support to the council. This position requires the ability to work independently with minimal oversite, take initiative, be adaptable, self-managed, organized with strong attention to detail is essential. The council region crosses 40 counties and 2 states, covering 67,000 square miles; night ,weekend work and travel up to 30% of the time may be required.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Plans, oversees and carries out the strategies needed to implement the long-range plan for philanthropy which includes annual giving campaign, corporate and foundation grants, capital campaigns, memorials and honoraria, planned giving programs, special events and endowment funds.
- Participates in prospect identification, cultivation solicitation and stewardship in order to secure annual and multi-year commitments of $2,000 and above.
- Articulates the philanthropic priorities for the council and be well-versed in the program and facts related to the council.
- Executes strategies to consistently and frequently identify new prospects and maintain ongoing research on new and/or existing prospects and donors.
- Works with CEO and Executive Staff to support a portfolio of donor prospects and meets annual budget forecasts.
- Provides staff support to the Board of Directors Philanthropy Committee
- Works collaboratively with other operating units to identify, develops and implements fundable projects and facilitates accurate and timely reporting.
- Identifies, recruits, and trains volunteers to expand fundraising programs, including cultivation and solicitation of donors.
- Provides professional expertise and direction to the council and the board of directors on all aspects of marketing, public relations and communications.
- Oversees a comprehensive council marketing, public relations and communications plan and budget.
- Fields inquiries from news media and provides guidance on responding to requests for information about the council.
- Develops and monitors budget for areas of responsibility.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business or related field preferred; experience in philanthropy and fundraising required.
- Experience in communications/marketing, journalism, advertising and public relations desired.
- Experience developing targeted messages and communications for diverse audiences preferred.
- Research and measurement experience and budget management also preferred.
- Excellent proofreading and editing skills.
- Valid Driver’s License, proof of insurance and insurability required.
- Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community.
- Must be experienced in the use of computers to compile information and develop related reports, using council software; possess strong skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook. Database experience in Salesforce and Donor Perfect or the like, desired. Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies with ability to understand the basic data quality principles and practice.
- Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts USA.
- Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.
Regularly lift objects up 50 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time and work in inclement weather. This position requires driving a vehicle a significant portion of the time.
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee is exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.