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
- 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
- Research and identify funding prospects
- Develop letter of inquiry, proposal packages, and report
- 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
- Coordinate grants accounting and financial reporting with the
- Oversee thank you letters and recognition for grant
- Develop donor cultivation plans and oversee funder onsite
visits, council updates and materials.
- Develop and maintain the Council’s grants policies and
- Track grant revenue and generate revenue reports for the Board
of Directors and Finance
- Develop, edit, proofread copy on grant programs and related
Let’s Talk About You!
- You’re passionate about girl leadership.
- You have earned a bachelor’s degree or have equivalent related
- 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
- 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,
- 3% employer contribution to 403(b), plus additional 2%
- 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