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Development, Board, and Events Specialist

Posted: 07/29/2020

About Us:
If you are committed to making a difference, seek work with lasting impact and want to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make Alaska and the world a better place, then we have the job for you! Girl Scouts of Alaska (GSAK) is currently seeking our next Development, Board, and Events Specialist. With professional enthusiasm, you will help build support for GSAK’s services to thousands of girl members and adult volunteers.

The Development, Board, and Events Specialist is responsible for developing and managing the council's annual giving campaign, managing the council's fund development data management systems (including data entry and digital and physical filing), providing support to the council's overall fundraising program, including annual events and providing administrative support to the Board of Directors and CEO. They serve Girl Scouts of Alaska in achieving fund development and alumnae relations goals while conducting communications, operations, and coordination specific to GSAK’s board of directors and its committees.

The Development, Board, and Events Specialist will help to foster a culture of philanthropy in the organization and advance philanthropy on behalf of Girl Scouts of Alaska. They are responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and oversight of fundraising events, Board support, and alumni relations activities. They assist the Development Manager in fundraising goals including donor database management, campaigns, and grant management.

Join a team that works in a fast-paced, detail and deadline oriented community. You will be building professional relationships with Alaskan audiences of varying generational, regional, ethnic, and socio-economic perspectives.

You Have:
• Experience in fund raising or development.
     o Experience using donor database systems preferred.
• An understanding of the mission and vision of Girl Scouts and the ability to share this mission and vision with the general public.
• Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously. • Access to reliable transportation. This position will regularly be required to travel outside of the council office during working hours.
• An ability to be flexible and able to work outside of regular business hours, with some evening and weekend hours required.

You Are:
• Committed to the policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willing to become a member of the Girl Scouts.
• Able to adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) fundraising code of ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights.
• Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, board, those interested in Girl Scouts, and staff.
• Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Able to develop volunteer networks and act as a liaison to community groups and funders.

Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer. 

This position can be found at Please email Sarah Sparks at with a completed resume if you are interested in this position.

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