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Grants Officer

Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital
District of Columbia, United States
$46,000.00 - $50,000.00
Closing date
Aug 22, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Programs, Community Outreach, Grant Administration, Administrative, Accounting and Finance, Other Administrative
Community Development, Community Foundations, Philanthropic Advisors, Research, Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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Who are the Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital is the largest Girl Scout Council in the country.  It provides girls in grades K-12 with opportunities to learn new skills, make friends, and discover the power of girls together.  We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.


Your Next Challenge

We are looking for a Grants Officer to research, write, submit, and track funding proposals to support all aspects of Girl Scouting, from programs and operations to capital needs.  This person seeks grants from prospects and long-term, established funders.  The annual goal for this position is $1 million and is expected to grow each year by a minimum of $150,000.


Here’s What You Will Be Doing

  • Develop annual strategies and goals for grants
  • Manage and administer foundation, corporate, government grants and contracts
  • Collaborate with senior staff and department leaders to identify and develop grant-supported programs and budgets
  • Manage the annual grants calendar of submission and report due dates
  • Research and identify funding prospects
  • Develop letter of inquiry, proposal packages, and report packages
  • Meet with prospects and long-term funders to match their goals to our needs
  • Source, compile, and prepare impact stories to be used in donor communications
  • Coordinate grants accounting and financial reporting with the Finance Department
  • Oversee thank you letters and recognition for grant funders
  • Develop donor cultivation plans and oversee funder onsite visits, council updates and materials.
  • Develop and maintain the Council’s grants policies and procedures
  • Track grant revenue and generate revenue reports for the Board of Directors and Finance
  • Develop, edit, proofread copy on grant programs and related publications


Let’s Talk About You!

  • You’re passionate about girl leadership.
  • You have earned a bachelor’s degree or have equivalent related work experience.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a grant professional, earning in six-figure grants
  • You are a stellar writer with amazing proofreading skills.
  • You are highly organized, know how to prioritize, and never miss a deadline!
  • You are a compelling storyteller who inspires funders to give generously.
  • You understand and are willing to do the administrative tasks of grant writing.
  • You fine tune processes to make them more efficient.
  • You are tech-savvy, easily making your way around Microsoft Office and grant application systems.
  • You know what it means to represent an organization in a positive way to internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are known as a creative thinker, finding new funders and ways to connect your organization to them.


Some of Our Benefits

  • 100% employer-paid HMO for employees (dependent coverage, POS, dental/vision available)
  • 3% employer contribution to 403(b), plus additional 2% match
  • Generous paid leave benefits
  • Paid holidays/office closures include: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and December 26-31.  The Presidential Inauguration Day is also an observed holiday on January 20th every four years.
  • Friendly colleagues who are dedicated to a common mission to make a difference in the lives of girls
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