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Chief Development Officer

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta | Mableton GA 30126 USA | Full Time | Posted: 11/29/2012

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Chief Development Officer
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Headquarters: Mableton, Georgia
This is an immediate opening.


The world's premier and best known organization for girls and young women, Girl Scouts of the USA is the largest, all-female serving, volunteer organization in the world. Girl Scouting was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912 and celebrates 100 years in 2012. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc. (GSGATL) is one of two Girl Scout councils chartered in Georgia and serves approximately 44,000 girls and over 18,000 volunteer adults in 34 counties of metropolitan Atlanta and northwest Georgia. The Council’s gross budget is $23 million. Its administrative headquarters and service center are located in Mableton, Georgia with additional service centers in Dalton, Griffin and Cumming.


The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and oversight of all fundraising and donor relations activities. The CDO is responsible for management of day-to-day fundraising operations including research and prospect identification, cultivation and communications strategies, proposal development, grant application writing and tracking, solicitations strategies, donor stewardship, database management, communications and outreach activities, and development-related volunteer relations.

While reporting to the CEO, the CDO works collaboratively and maintains clear and regular communications with the organization’s Board of Directors, Fund Development Committee, volunteer leadership and donor prospects.


• Development - advises the CEO and Board of Directors on fund development strategy, planning, and implementation. Responsible for coordinating fundraising campaigns and identifying sources for funding including individuals, corporations, and United Ways to meet annual giving, capital campaign, and planned giving goals. Makes effective use of the Council's data management system and donor management system (Blackbaud's Raiser's Edge software).
• Strategy development, planning, and reporting - leads the Council's strategic planning for fund development to meet corporate goals as established by the Council's Board of Directors. Develops and implements budgets for fund development and maintains accountability for expenditures.
• Relationship management - builds strong relationships within the Atlanta Metro area and outlying communities. Actively maintains existing relationships while continuously targeting and facilitating new opportunities that will contribute to the Council's funding.
• Management and leadership - drives the development and implementation of strategic fund development internally throughout the business units. Supervises development staff. Ensures that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into all aspects of development activity.
The ideal qualities of the incumbent will include an open and receptive approach to collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups, high integrity as demonstrated through effective planning and implementation to meet mutually agreed upon goals. An individual who can be flexible while maintaining a dogged attitude towards meeting goals and who can be an inspiration to others. This individual will be expected to work in a collaborative environment where results are extremely important.


Must have a minimum of 7 years of continuous, successful fund development and program/people management experience; seeking candidates with excellent critical thinking, interpersonal, and communications skills, and success in dealing with a variety of people, ideas and business situations. Also required is solid, successful business and financial experience in either for-profit or not-for-profit businesses with management responsibility and accountability; must be proficient in the knowledge and use of Blackbaud’s The Raiser’s Edge and/or similar development database management tool. Knowledge of and experience in the Greater Atlanta philanthropic community is highly desired. Must demonstrate a track record of progressive gains in philanthropic giving.

Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with an emphasis on business administration, management or marketing communications. CFRE and MBA preferred.

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The Council provides highly competitive base compensation as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including life, disability, medical and dental insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan with match and pre-tax premium and flexible spending accounts. Relocation support will be considered.


We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible. For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements to:

Robert Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
P.O. Box 412 Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0412
Voice (800) 221 6663 E-mail:

Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001

Girl Scouting is strongly supportive of a pluralistic society, and serves the interests of girl members from all communities. Individuals representative of our multi-cultural society are encouraged to explore this extraordinary opportunity.

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Location Mableton, GA, 30126, United States
Annual Salary $100,000.00 - $0.00/Yearly
Categories Recreation/Leisure/Sports/Athletics, Women/Girls, Youth Services
Function Development/Fundraising
Visa Sponsorship Do not sponsor.
Pref Degree Bachelors

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Robert Perodeau
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