Job Description
Job Title Development Manager
Job ID 816822
Location HOUSTON,  TX 77098-4508
Other Location
Imagine joining a group of individuals—each with their own unique skills and passions, but united by a common purpose.
Imagine yourself at Girl Scouts!
Founded in 1922 and located in Houston, TX, the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, a United Way agency is a community-based organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. We have more than 65,000 girl members and 17,000 adult members serving 26 counties in Southeast Texas.

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.5 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting, and its special girl-only environment, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. Working with the Girl Scouts—an organization with a solid history and a growing future—means working to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment.
Development Manager
Summary: Responsible for maintaining and fostering strategic relationships with United Ways to increase allocations and explore new avenues of funding, develop funding alliances and pursue opportunities to build partnerships in outlying areas to support the mission within the framework of council policies, standards, goals, objectives and budget.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties as assigned.
  • Write, receive approval, and submit United Way proposals and supplementary funding opportunities
  • Conduct speaking engagements for agency fairs, campaign meetings, community meetings, etc..
  • Conduct relationship building meetings (annual meetings, campaign kick-offs, campaign goal celebrations, volunteer appreciation events)
  • Manage site visits and solicitation/budget hearing meetings, including local staff support and key speaker invitations
  • Attend UW mandatory proposal meetings
  • Serve as the Development liaison to the GSSJC Evaluation to coordinate contract signatures, compliance documents, agency agreements, etc.
  • Prepare interim reports, including quarterly reports, mid-year reports with outcomes, and other items as requested
  • Update 2-1-1, external web updates and independent volunteer sites
  • Coordinate with field staff for success stories, areas of interest, areas of improvement, etc.
  • Serve as personal interface with foundation representatives on grant status as requested within outlying communities
  • Explore new avenues of funding, develop funding alliances and pursue opportunities to build partnerships within outlying communities, focusing on community organizations and smaller corporations within outlying communities
  • Represent GSSJC at group meetings with women's groups, community organizations and business groups.
  • Coordinate with Community Leadership Teams in support of annual giving and increased fundraising
  • Coordinate with Events Manager to support outlying alumnae events
  • Coordinate and manage the staff annual giving campaign
  • Submit relevant articles for GSSJC publications
  • Assist in development and implementation of annual development budget and long-term strategic plan.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of donor information at all times.
  • Provide support to the Chief Marketing & Development Officer and others within the department as needed.
  • Attend Development events.
  Additional responsibilities:
  • Embrace and promote pluralism as an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council.
  • Maintain Girl Scout uniform.
  • Maintain GSUSA membership.
  • Assist in implementation of fundraising projects as directed.
  • Support a culture of philanthropy and consider a personal gift to GSSJC and United Way.
  • Participate in conferences and staff meetings.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment. Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information. Collects and researches data. Uses intuition and experience to complement data. Designs work flows and procedures.
  • Communications — Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally. Expresses ideas and thoughts in written form. Exhibits good listening and comprehension. Keeps others adequately informed. Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • 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. Commitment to sustaining strong working partnerships with volunteers, staff members, the board of directors and the community. Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment, work well in a team setting and maintain a spirit of cooperation. Commitment to sustaining strong working partnerships with volunteers skills.
  • Job Knowledge — Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits the ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively. Knowledge of budget development and administration. Ability to analyze data and figures.
  • 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. Exercises good judgment in assessing priorities and working with confidential information.
  • 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.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities. Uses time efficiently. Plans for additional resources. Sets goals and objectives. Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks. Develops realistic action plans.
  • 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.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner. Reacts well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions. Follows through on commitments.
Qualifications: 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.

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with emphasis in social sciences, marketing, or business or three to five years experience and/or training; or equivalent combination education and experience evidencing competency in writing, research, fund development, budget development and administration.

Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Computer and related peripherals (i.e. printer, scanners, mouse, etc.) and general office equipment (i.e. fax machines, telephone, copier, etc).

License/Certification: No certification required.

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.
This position performs its duties inside environmental conditions; protected from weather conditions. Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include heavy visual acuity required to perform such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using computer car and extensive reading and proofing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Pluralism Statement: Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouts is for all girls, may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.
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