Employment Opportunities

District Executive

The Cradle of Liberty Council is always looking for a self-motivated, organized, high energy individual for the position of District Executive. Our programs seek to provide a structured base of education to youth around the core concepts of character, citizenship and fitness. We serve over 16,000 youth annually throughout Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

 

The successful candidate will exhibit a strong business acumen including the ability to multi-task, self-motivate, work with volunteers and be goal-driven. Experience with marketing, fundraising, and sales background and/or knowledge a plus. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. The successful candidate must also have the ability to travel and serve a specific geographic territory within the Tri-County Area.

 

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

 

Full benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 403B plus employer match and a retirement plan, as well as paid vacation and holidays.

 

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to jobs@colbsa.org.

Development – Director of Foundation Relations

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Director of Foundation Relations works closely with the Director of Development to lead foundation fundraising to generate $500,000 for Scouting. This is an outstanding opportunity to initiate and grow relationships with national, regional and local foundations in support of Scouting’s new and existing initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design, implement, and manage a comprehensive proactive development plan focused on expanding and enhancing corporate and foundation relationships by directing and coordinating activities related to obtaining corporate and foundation monetary support.
  • Working with a part-time Grant Writer, develop highly competitive proposals for corporate and foundation prospects and leverage diverse corporate and foundation goals and preferences in conjunction with Council goals.
  • Maintain a rigorous schedule of contacts with corporate and foundation representatives, creating moves management plans related to them, compelling presentations and comprehensive fundraising proposals.
  • Manage a calendar of grant reporting deadlines; produce high-quality program reports on deadline.
  • In collaboration with Development Director and program staff, develop case statements and other materials as needed to garner corporate and foundation support.
  • Work closely with development directors and board of directors to create opportunities to build awareness among corporate and foundation constituencies in order to build and significantly expand positive fund-raising relationships. Identify key alumni within corporations/foundation and review corporate profiles that suggest potential relationships because of common interests.
  • Provide leadership to part-time Grant Writer.

This position is exempt, paid salaried.

This position is regular, full-time working 40 hours/week, although the hours may exceed 40 hours according to the needs of the job and may also consist of some out-of-town travel as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • An understanding of and genuine interest in the mission of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Bachelor’s degree required with demonstrated skills in research, writing, and editing.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, along with the ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally at all levels, are essential.
  • Ability to comfortably handle multiple priorities and frequent deadlines with attention to detail and timeliness.
  • Knowledge of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability in grant and proposal writing at appropriate levels for varied proposal development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.
  • Self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve work goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.

Preferences:

  • A bachelor’s degree, CFRE certification preferred, and a minimum 3-5 years demonstrated successful corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience preferably in higher education (or a comparably complex organization).
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Enterprise CRM

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits provided.

TO APPLY All applications are treated confidentially. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, a short business writing sample and a description of previous experience to Mark Saxon, Director of Development, 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA  19087 or by email at mark.saxon@scouting.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. The Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer.

ABOUT THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY COUNCIL The Cradle of Liberty Council serves more than 18,000 youth throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties in more than 500 Scouting groups chartered to civic, faith-based, and educational community organizations. It provides youth with dynamic outdoor programs that build character, foster participating citizenship, and encourage personal fitness.

Development – Major Gift Officer

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of major donors to help the Cradle of Liberty Council achieve its strategic and operating goals. This position will work closely with the Director of Development and other members of the development team on the identification, solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors and prospects. This position will also play an important role in developing a strong donor-centric culture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 75-150+ current and prospective donors; solicit and close major gifts ($10,000+).
  • Prepare solicitation strategies and plans for meetings with individual major gift donors and prospects.
  • Conduct one-to-one cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings with donors and prospects.
  • Use “moves management” to motivate donors and prospects to make annual, special project, and planned gifts to council.
  • Assist with the council’s primary fundraising events (e.g., Gala, Golf Tournaments, etc.) and other donor cultivation events.
  • Attend external and internal events and provide on-site assistance at events as necessary.
  • Participate in staff meetings, meetings with other departments, and other administrative work of the department as necessary.
  • Participate in implementing consistent donor messaging through various communication channels.
  • Develop strategies to identify, engage and solicit alumni participation among key constituent groups.
  • Make ongoing, concerted effort to express gratitude in meaningful ways.
  • Assisted by the Fundraising Analyst, direct research to identify major gift prospects and obtain information concerning financial capability, special interests, past history and current connections with the institution, close friends and advisors, and financial contributions to other causes.
  • Manage special projects as assigned by Director of Development.
  • Keep up-to-date on donor cultivation best practices as they pertain to major gifts.

This position is exempt, paid salaried.

This position is regular, full-time working 40 hours/week, although the hours may exceed 40 hours according to the needs of the job and may also consist of some out-of-town travel as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Requirements:

  • An understanding of and genuine interest in the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and youth development and ability to engage funders and prospective funders in that mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Fundraising, Communication or related field.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Successful experience in making cold calls as well as developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Knowledge of conducting research and preparing data; internet research and database research skills.
  • Proven relationship builder with ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences.
  • Superb organization skills; detail oriented with strong follow-through and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines.

Preferences:

  • Demonstrated success in major gift solicitation for an advocacy or community-based organization.
  • Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and constituent relationship management systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Blackbaud).
  • Scouting background.
  • CFRE certification

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits provided.

TO APPLY All applications are treated confidentially. Interested candidates should send a letter of application, resume, a short business writing sample and a description of previous experience to Mark Saxon, Director of Development, 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA  19087 or by email at mark.saxon@scouting.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. The Cradle of Liberty Council, BSA is an equal opportunity employer.

ABOUT THE CRADLE OF LIBERTY COUNCIL The Cradle of Liberty Council serves more than 18,000 youth throughout Philadelphia, Montgomery, and Delaware Counties in more than 500 Scouting groups chartered to civic, faith-based, and educational community organizations. It provides youth with dynamic outdoor programs that build character, foster participating citizenship, and encourage personal fitness.

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