Project Scientist's mission is to expose a diverse population of
young girls to a high-quality STEM curriculum that inspires
confidence in their pursuits of learning throughout the
The Chief Growth Officer (CGO) must be a dynamic,
results-driven, accomplished fundraising professional with a
superior work ethic and creative revenue-generation ideas.
Visionary leadership in a highly competitive nonprofit landscape is
a must as well as a solid track record and experience in diverse
fundraising environments. Tenaciousness in the identification of
new donor prospects, building strong and enduring relationships
with donors, and securing donor loyalty is essential.
As a seasoned fundraising professional, the CGO will serve
as a member of the Leadership team for Project Scientist,
overseeing all development, marketing, and fundraising functions.
The CGO will be responsible for managing the development team,
marketing team, and leading strategic growth overall for Project
In partnership with the CEO and board of directors, the CGO will
design, lead and implement a sustainable development strategy
encompassing multiple channels to increase philanthropic revenue
from a diverse portfolio of national supporters.
The ideal candidate will possess a high degree of
initiative, the willingness to evaluate and take calculated risks,
the ability to measure performance and demonstrate an overall drive
to build lasting sustainable success for Project Scientist.
What we are looking for:
Ability to thrive in a high-energy,
fast-paced and entrepreneurial organization as part of a
collaborative, cross-matrixed and committed team.
Have a positive attitude; practice
innovative thinking and will be flexible and team-oriented.
High degree of initiative, will take
calculated risks, measure performance and demonstrate an overall
drive to build lasting fundraising success for the
A leader and strategic thinker who is
self-motivated and has a team mentality and loves working with
Candidate with a strong desire to
make Project Scientist a world class fundraising organization.
A desire to help girls grow, learn,
and connect to STEM.
10 or more years of professional
fundraising experience demonstrating progression of fundraising
performance in nonprofit development roles as well as supervisory
Demonstrated success raising $5
Experience in building, managing and
mentoring a development team inclusive of regionally based
fundraisers toward increased measurable levels of success.
Proven track record of creating and
executing effective fundraising strategies for diverse revenue
streams, with success in soliciting and closing 6 and 7-figure
gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations.
Track record of building long-term,
productive relationships with donors and philanthropic
Demonstrated ability for handling
multiple, complex fundraising initiatives simultaneously in a
The ability to drive innovation,
change and growth, and be a
detail-oriented implementer who can
mobilize small teams to translate strategy into results.
Develop strategies to increase
partner engagement in cause marketing initiatives and other sources
of unrestricted revenue.
Responsible for the production of
special events (i.e. virtual and in-person fundraisers, partner
engagement events, and tours).
Superb relationship management,
interpersonal, and communication (written and oral) skills.
Strong understanding of technology
and information systems, managing a large database. Experience with
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
industry experience or Master’s degree in relevant field of study
Preferred locations Orange County,
CA; Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Bilingual and Biliterate
The ability to travel as needed.
100% Paid Medical, Dental,
403 (b) + 3% Matched Retirement
Ability to work remotely
Wifi / Mobile phone
Free Project Scientist tuition for
Final offers of employment are contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check that may include employment
history, national criminal background check, national sex offender
registry search and a driving history check.
Project Scientist does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression,
gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability,
military, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age,
citizenship or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its
policies or programs.