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About Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 

We are the largest girl-serving organization in the United States. Girl Scouts gives every girl access to life-changing experiences that inspire her to do something great. While she's learning to build a fire, she's also building character. She discovers she can help build a house, sail a boat, or excel at math. She makes friends, finds mentors and joins with others to improve her neighborhood or her school. As a staff member, you will discover that the Girl Scout experience can change the way girls see the world and their place in it. As part of the Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan team, your contributions will help build courage, confidence, and character in our girls. Your employment with Girl Scouts will be a rewarding and enriching experience. 

Position Summary

The Fund Development Specialist will develop cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for a significant population of major giving donors. 

Essential Functions

  • Implement the fund development plan for assigned geographic areas and donor, to meet monthly benchmarks and yearly goals.
  • Successfully manage assigned number of prospects from identification through cultivation and solicitation.
  • Effectively identify and cultivate new donors resulting in gifts and pledges.
  • Working with staff and volunteers, will successfully manage assigned prospects through cultivation and solicitation.
  • Review, update, and manage donor lists on an on-going basis to solicit donors at the appropriate solicitation levels.
  • Work with Fund Development Team Leader and Chief Development Officer to hone, and if needed, develop strategies that will encourage increased giving.
  • Represent GSHOM at appropriate community events and meetings. Motivate donors and community leaders to make Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan their organization of choice for giving.
  • Manage and participate in solicitations and stewardship activities including small group meetings, professional presentations, and events.
  • Complete research on prospective donors/community leaders and initiate appropriate contact.
  • Update donor database regularly when contact with every donor is made.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to effectively manage an ongoing program, set priorities, and manage objectives
  • Must have highly developed interpersonal skills and have the ability to make the “ask”
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Thorough understanding of local as well as regional markets
  • Willing to become a member of Girl Scouts annually
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Goal Focused and Mission Oriented
  • Collaboration/Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Results Driven
  • Flexibility
  • Professionalism

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Experience creating plans, budgets, and timelines
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout program preferred
  • Demonstrated success with obtaining gifts and annual giving
  • Must possess knowledge of volunteer organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team to organize and oversee work assignments and create and carry out multi-faceted plans

Work Schedule

  • Full-time position and will work up to 40 hours each week.
  • More hours may be required during peak seasons.
  • Position requires candidates to work evenings and weekends.


Must have own transportation, valid driver’s license and the ability to travel council wide. Frequent travel within the council to various meeting locations with staff and work fund raising events. Travel is primarily during the business day and evening hours. Some overnight travel is expected. 

Work Environment 

Operates in a professional office environment and in assigned communities, cultivating and strengthening relationships with community partners and donors. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. 

Supervisory Responsibility 

This position has no supervisory responsibility. 


  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Employer Paid Life and Disability
  • Voluntary Life
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 403(b)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal and Holiday Pay

To apply please include a cover letter, resume, and employment application (form can be found on the GSHOM website). Applications accepted by: 

Fax: (269)492-1439 


Subject Line: Fund Development Specialist - Ypsilanti 

Attention: HR Department 



HR Department 

Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan 

601 W Maple 

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  Metro Area Detroit MI
  Job Location City Ypsilanti
  Job Location State Michigan
  Job Location Zip 48197
  Job Location Country United States
  Job Category Fundraising and Development, Marketing, Project management, Youth Programs
  Prefered Experience 1 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Oct. 18, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
  Organizational Focus Children and Youth
  Contact Person HR Department
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
  Web Address

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