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13 Jan 2024

Full-Time Major Gifts Officer – Girl Scouts of Colorado – Statewide


Job Description

GSCO celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking, innovative individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better.

Girl Scouts has been equipping girls to achieve their full potential more than 100 years-and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.5 million members across the nation and around the globe.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we serve more than 20,000 members and we believe all girls should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and all girls have the power to change the world.

Here’s your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls’ lives and in the world!

You will be joining a supportive and flexible work environment with team members who work together to champion girl ambition. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The right candidate won’t just be promoting a program. Their work will impact and change future generations!

Major Gifts Officer General Duties: Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Major Gifts Officer will serve as a frontline fundraiser and execute key donor engagement strategies to build and expand the major gifts pipeline. The key to success in this role will be identifying and building relationships with new prospects, as well as strengthening relationships with existing donors to maximize philanthropic support. This individual will also work with GSCO board members and staff leaders to coordinate and execute long-term fundraising initiatives.

This role will involve primarily in-person interaction within the Denver Metro area, with occasional travel to various front range communities and across the state of Colorado.


  • Build out a major gifts program at GSCO by developing a donor solicitation strategy for major gift prospects.
  • Manage an active portfolio of 100-150 major gift prospects.
  • Identify and qualify new major gift prospects and create a comprehensive strategy for donor cultivation, solicitation, and retention based on the donor’s giving history and capacity.
  • Grow relationships with major gifts prospects.
  • Directly solicit major gifts and partner with leadership, senior staff, and volunteers on solicitations by providing prospect briefings, strategic guidance, and assistance with donor communications.
  • Develop, plan, and participate in strategic donor engagement opportunities, such as small events for select prospects in the portfolio and larger donor stewardship events.
  • Develop a high-quality donor experience through regular correspondence, professional proposals, and timely acknowledgements.
  • Identify, build, and assess major gift fundraising metrics.
  • Track prospect activity in database and maintain regular reports that accurately reflect progress toward building relationships and increasing donor support.
  • Represent GSCO at external functions and events.


  • In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.


Education and/or Formal Training

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field.
  • CFRE preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in major gift development.
  • A proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts ($5,000+).
  • Experience in relationship-based fundraising with an intentional focus on cultivation, stewardship, and building personal relationships with philanthropists and the organization to secure major gifts.
  • Experience developing and executing fundraising strategies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies including staff, board members, and donors with varying levels of philanthropic sophistication.
  • Knowledge of and experience using prospect research tools, gift calculators and donor CRM software (Blackbaud NXT experience preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of discretion with respect to confidential information.
  • Superior knowledge and command of Microsoft Office products.
  • A strong customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
  • A high degree of integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to travel 15% of the time, primarily within Colorado.
  • Must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work independently but also contribute to overall department projects (special events, etc.)
  • Must have a passion for youth-development and elevating girls and young women.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
  • Access to registered transportation with insurance at required state levels to conduct business statewide.
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company standards.


This position pays a salaried range of $70,000-$90,000/year.


  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay.
  • Health Insurance
    • PPO: 94% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
    • HDHP: 100% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
  • Dental Insurance (68% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Life Insurance – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Children)- Employee paid – for additional employee coverage and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (GSCO contributes up to $500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid
  • Headspace (Employer Paid)
  • ZayZoon Pay Advances
  • Vacation – Employees accrue 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave – Employees earn one day per month.
  • Holidays – 10 scheduled holidays per year
  • Office Closures – 4 Weeks of Paid Office Closures (Week of Independence Day; Thanksgiving Week; Winter Holiday 2 weeks)
  • This position may have the ability to work a remote/flex hybrid schedule.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at ca*****@gs********.org or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website. https://girlscoutsco.workbrightats.com/jobs/1061712-286145.html

Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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