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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Chief Development Officer

  4/26/2019   Girl Scouts San Diego
 Job Description        

A newly-created position, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) will oversee every aspect of our fundraising efforts. This role requires a highly strategic and visionary person, as they will work directly with the CEO to create, launch and oversee a new 3-year strategic development plan. This position will be a member of Girl Scouts San Diego’s 4-person Executive Leadership team, which also includes our COO and Chief Mission Delivery Officer. Leading a team of 5 FTE development professionals, the CDO will ensure our baseline $2 million team goal is met in year 1. Under the new CDO’s leadership, it is expected that the amount raised will increase each year, as the CDO and the senior management team will systematically and effectively strengthen the organization's overall fundraising capacity. The CDO also serves as a frontline fundraiser, with an emphasis on growing the organization’s individual donor portfolio, by building and maintaining close relationships with key donors.



• 10+ years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising (full cycle), with proven results and achievement in campaign development and major/principle gifts. • Complete end-to-end understanding of fundraising strategies, systems, and processes. • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred; Certificate in Fund Raising Management preferred. • Experienced in constructing, articulating and implementing a strategic development plan. • Prior direct responsibility for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding gifts of $10,000 or more. • Experience developing and managing budgets over $2M. • Strong leadership skills to mentor and motivate development staff to reach development goals. • A history of working directly with board members in support of fundraising efforts. • Knowledge of local and regional corporate and foundation communities; preexisting connection to the San Diego community preferred. • Strong analytical skills and use of data to drive decision.


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