Employment

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. We offer exciting opportunities to work in membership, camp, Spokane Program Center, facilities, marketing and communications, product sales, fund development and programs. Working with our Girl Scout council means working in a dynamic and diverse environment.

GSEWNI oversees a large geographic region encompassing two states–Eastern Washington and North Idaho. In total, the council represents 30 counties, 67,000 square miles, more than 4,600 girls, 2,200 adult volunteers, 35 staff, a 15 person board and multiple volunteer committees.

Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is not accepting PHONE CALLS or INQUIRIES FROM RECRUITERS.

Available Positions NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder. You may save this form as a PDF; it is also linked at the bottom of each job posting.


Chief Development Officer   

Annual Salary Range: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits, vacation and holidays.

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)                           

Job Summary 

The candidate for this position must have a minimum 10 year history of raising significant dollars in both the individual and corporate arena annually, with the ability to grow contributed income each year. The candidate for this position must have background in individual, corporate giving and a working knowledge of planned giving. 

The candidate must have experience in nonprofit forecasting, management and goal attainment. The candidate will leverage a wide personal network of potential donors, along with keeping a respected reputation in Eastern Washington and North Idaho communities in order to identify, develop and nurture donors. They will also assure effective coordination and integration of fundraising with other functions within the Council.

The candidate must be able to manage solicitation and communication with donors and prospects, analyze and segment prospect lists, provide outreach and stewardship to a portfolio of prospective donors, and collaborate with ongoing development efforts to meet the Council’s fundraising goals.

Minimum/Required Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years fundraising experience in a professional position and with demonstrated results. CFRE designation a plus. 
  • Must actively support and promote the Council’s and GSUSA’s affirmative action plans and commitment to diversity throughout the organization.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and continuous availability of an automobile. 
  • Must be able to work flexible schedules (evenings and weekends).
  • Must be available to travel at least 50% of the time.
  • Must be competent in Windows 7, Microsoft Office Suite programs and Donor Perfect.

Comprehensive leadership/management skills and experience are including but not limited to:

  • Strategic and tactical planning.
  • Effective volunteer and staff leadership.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills, including a high degree of comfort and successful track record in making requests for contributions.
  • Marketing and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions.
  • Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: 
  • The nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices.
  • Standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail.
  • Development office functions including grants management, gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This position reports to the CEO and serves as a part of the senior management team. The position manages a team including a Fund Development Lead, Events Specialist, Fund Development Specialist, Database Manager, and various interns, while coordinating with a governing board; marketing/communications department, volunteers; donors; funding sources; and other constituents both internal and external.

Participate with the CEO and board in charting the organization’s course in fund development, providing vital input in short- and long-term strategic and operational planning and positioning within the organization. Keep informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development and marketing/communications; informs the CEO on current trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy making. Recommend policy positions concerning these functions.

Help establish performance measures, monitor results and help the CEO, committee(s) and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development and marketing/communications programs.

Design and assure implementation of effective fund development programs and attainment of goals, through assuring proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation. Assure sound fiscal operation of each function, including timely, accurate and comprehensive monitoring and reporting.

Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, assure accountability and compliance standards for donors and funding sources, internally and externally.

Work with the CEO and committee(s) and chair(s) as assigned to ensure fulfillment of roles and attainment of goals, by: providing support to fund development committee(s) and its chair(s), and other committees/task groups as assigned, informing the chief executive and volunteer leadership on the condition of the organization’s fund development program and on all important influencing factors, and engaging each board member and fundraising volunteer in their best thinking and involvement to stimulate giving.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance expectations

As a member of the senior management team, the individual is expected to: 

  • Translate broad goals into achievable steps. 
  • Help set and manage appropriate expectations. 
  • Handle detailed, complex concepts and problems and make rapid yet sound decisions regarding management and development issues. 
  • Plan and implement highly successful programs and meet or exceed established goals.
  • Establish strong and appropriate relationships with CEO, staff, governing board, volunteers, donors and the general community.
  • Plan and meet deadlines. 
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of executive management. 
  • Demonstrate initiative and work as a team player.
  • Adhere to the highest ethical standards in management, governance, and fund development.
  • Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the organization and the not-for-profit sector. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to continued professional growth and development.

Position Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data, designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time and budget, and manages project team activities.

Interpersonal - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming, maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, keeps emotions under control, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings.

Team Work - balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, varies writing style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information.

Change Management - develops workable implementation plans, communicates changes effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - delegates work assignments, matches the responsibility to the person, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities, and provides recognition for results.

Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, effectively influences actions and opinions of others, inspires respect and trust, accepts feedback from others, provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates, gives appropriate recognition to others, displays passion and optimism, mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Managing People - includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement, takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities, makes self-available to staff, provides regular performance feedback, develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth, solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external), fosters quality focus in others, improves processes, products and services, continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - looks for ways to improve and promote quality, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen - understands business implications of decisions, displays orientation to profitability, and demonstrates knowledge of market and competition aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - works within approved budget, develops and implements cost saving measures, contributes to generation of revenue, conserves organizational resources.

Ethics – treats all people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity, upholds organizational values, and maintains the confidentiality of all client/co E worker/organizational business.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, benefits organization through outside activities, supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking - develops strategies to achieve organizational goals, understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses, analyzes market and competition, identifies external threats and opportunities, and adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Initiative - volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantage of opportunities, asks for and offers help when needed.

Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process, makes timely decisions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Strong oral and listening skills a must. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is:

  • Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. 

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

GSEWNI is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be screened as they are received. Those who do not submit (1) a formal cover letter (2) resume and (3) the Girl Scout Employment Application (application) will not be considered. No phone calls please. Mail or email letter, resume and application to:  Girl Scouts EWNI, 1404 N. Ash Street, Spokane, WA 99201 

Intern

Marketing, Events, Public Relations, Writing, Graphic Design and/or Social Media (any or all areas)

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is seeking college students interested in unpaid internship opportunities! This is an opportunity to work with a legacy service organization with a nationally respected brand and image.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho serves nearly 4,600 girls and 2,200 adult leaders in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties in Northern Idaho. Interns will be assisting with the publicity and promotion of events as well as the annual Cookie Program, Camp Four Echoes camping registration, holiday and summer Day Camp registration and other major marketing, public relations and program initiatives throughout the year.

Interns will assist with:

  • Publicity, promotion, advertising, graphic design, public relations, writing and/or marketing of programs and events
  • Design of small projects and articles for inclusion in publications and online distribution
  • Video production
  • Digital photography at events, for use in publications and social media
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Creative sessions for major projects, campaigns and events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate
  • Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Communication Arts major preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven writing ability (please provide examples)
  • Proven ability to produce short and feature length video projects (write scripts, shoot and edit) 
  • Proven ability to take and edit digital photographs (Photoshop) 
  • High energy, enthusiastic team player with the ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet shifting deadlines
  • Personal computer and necessary software programs to complete assignments 
  • Enthusiastic about Girl Scouting and familiar with the council region (Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho) 
  • Proficient with word processing, graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), photography and/or design skills (examples will be requested) 

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. All candidates should have reliable transportation and must be available at least 10 hours per week. Internships are available for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters/semesters. Up to three unpaid internships are available. Successful candidates may seek college credit if the college/university permits students to do so. Interns will work under the direction of the Marketing and Media Manager and work collaboratively with the graphic designer.

Contact: Julie Gardner–Marketing and Media Manager, at (509) 747-8091 ext.205, or email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.