Development Director, Boy Scouts of America

Job Title

Development Director


Boy Scouts of America

About the Position

Plan, initiate, and implement programs of financial support for the President Ford Field Service Council, Boy Scouts of America, including Annual Giving, Endowments, key projects, and others as assigned. Reporting to the CEO, this position serves as a key staff leader in the organization, responsible for the development function and department staff.


  • Salary starting at $50,000 annually (based on experience).
  • Medical/dental/life benefits available.
  • 403B retirement program.
  • Vehicle and phone reimbursement.

Job Duties

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to secure support for local Scouting programs.
  • Be responsible for budget development support and a portion of council operating funds related to donations. Be responsible for progress reporting to various groups as required.
  • Be responsible for the majority of fundraising activities of the council and develop and implement fundraising strategies and campaigns.
  • Recruit leadership for development campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Broaden the base of donors by establishing contacts with influential individuals and organizations in the community and soliciting financial support for the council. Give leadership to prospecting, evaluation, cultivation, engagement, recognition, and stewardship of donors.
  • Manage and implement donor CRM, communication, engagement and cultivation activities for the council.
  • Be responsible for leading development department staff, including coaching, mentoring, developing, and applying knowledge and expertise to others in the organization to benefit and grow funding for the council.
  • Supervise development support staff and ensure billing and accounting function operates timely and efficiently within BSA guidelines.
  • Work with grant writer to develop support grants and foundations for Council operation.
  • Leadership for community events/engagements.
  • Leadership for annual giving program, major gifts, foundations, grants, United Way and other donor revenue projects.
  • Develop and manage project support.
  • Other duties as assigned by CEO.


  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary; evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training and conferences, and inside Michigan as required for role.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of background in nonprofit fundraising or related.
  • Experience in event fundraising management, donor relations, budgeting and staff leadership.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background check.


  • Provide a positive professional example to Council staff.
  • Staff leadership and development.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with top corporate and community leaders.
  • Organizational skills and proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Fiscal management/budget development.
  • Ability to communicate plans effectively to staff and provide leadership to plan development.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letters to

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS), Grand Rapids MI

Job Title

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS), Grand Rapids MI

About the Position

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore (GSMISTS) in partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC, invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The GSMISTS CEO Leadership Opportunity

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is seeking a dynamic leader who shares Girl Scout values and brings the qualities, skills, and abilities to lead the council into the future.

Leadership Qualities

GSMISTS is seeking a candidate of the highest integrity committed to serving girls from all family, community, and economic backgrounds, and who seeks to engage, empower, and inspire others and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to create a life-changing experience for girls.  A willingness to model the Girl Scout leadership ideals and assure transparency and accountability are essential.

Job Duties

Core Competencies

Candidates must demonstrate broad-based business skills particularly including development and management of comparable budgets, an understanding of financial reporting and compliance, and management of financial and tangible assets; demonstrated understanding, skill, and ability in fundraising or direct sales; demonstrated understanding, skills, and ability in relationship-based leadership resulting in the development of partnerships, organizational visibility, and the engagement of staff and volunteers; demonstrated understanding, skill, and ability in strategy development and planning including execution and accountability; excellent verbal and written communication skills along with an understanding, skills, and ability with internal and external communications and community relations, and an understanding of the nonprofit, governance-based business model including the skill and ability to work collaboratively and transparently with a board of directors.

Key Objectives

The following key objectives await the next CEO of GSMISTS:

  • Transformational Leadership:  Undertake energetic, engaged, and collaborative council leadership of both internal and external constituencies, demonstrating a lived vision for the Council.
  • Organizational Growth:  Put the Council on a path to reach the next level of organizational and service excellence including development and growth of membership, program, staff, volunteers, and funding.
  • Strategy Development and Execution:  Engage to complete, implement, and lead comprehensive, data-driven, stakeholder focused, and visionary strategic and operational plans.

How to Apply

Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in northern and western Michigan are invited to apply.  Early applications are encouraged.  Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications are confidential.

To apply, e-mail a detailed cover letter and resume to: 

Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC


Voice (800) 286 4009

Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001

About the Organization

About Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore currently serves 6,375 girls and 3,289 adult volunteers.  With a staff of 30, GSMISTS has an annual budget of $3 million.  GSMISTS operates service centers in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Traverse City, outdoor properties in Alpena and Greenville, and program “houses” in Grand Haven, Ludington, and Muskegon.  For more information see

Western and northern Michigan forests and lakeshores make the GSMISTS council a highly desirable place to live and work.  Here you will find the growing and dynamic city of Grand Rapids, vacation destinations like Grand Haven, Luddington, and Traverse City, along with miles of beaches and lakeshores.  Growing businesses and highly-regarded universities abound.  It is among the most philanthropic areas of the country.

About Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership.  The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a one-of-a-kind, time-tested, research-backed, girl-led leadership development program for girls that helps them take the lead in their own lives and in the world.  The Girl Scout program, centered around STEM, Life Skills, Entrepreneurship, and the Outdoors, seeks to meet every girl where she is and give her the opportunity to grow and lead.

GSMISTS Council Service Area

GSMISTS serves a 30-county area from the mid-west coast of Michigan, north along the Lake Michigan coast, and across the top of the Michigan “mitten.”  Communities served include Alpena, Gaylord, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Ludington, Muskegon, and Traverse City.  It is truly Michigan shore to shore.

Foundation Executive Director, Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation

Job Title

Foundation Executive Director 


Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation

About the Position

Location: Fusion Education Group, Grand Rapids, MI.

Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation is seeking a high energy, passionate and skilled leader. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the foundation; including fundraising, marketing, event planning and community outreach.

The Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt foundation which awards scholarship monies to students facing financial hardships or personal challenges to enable them to attend Fusion Academy.


  • Hours: Full time – Salaried.  
  • Salary: Exempt. Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Job Duties

  • Develop and implement strategic plans, short and long-term goals, and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Serve as the foundations primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents.
  • Establish positive and collaborative working relationships with foundation board members to facilitate involvement.
  • Implement board member onboarding and role development coaching.
  • Personally identify, cultivate and solicit portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
  • Execute fundraising event planning and project management throughout the organization.
  • Manage comprehensive annual giving program which includes direct mail and email campaigns.
  • Manage donor management systems and software.
  • Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee all scholarship payments and processing of scholarship requests in coordination with campus teams.
  • Develop donor cultivation and stewardship cycle including individual and corporate giving.
  • Execute fundraising event planning and project management throughout the organization.
  • Manage application process including forms, reporting requirements, and follow-up procedures.
  • Monitor and regularly report on donor activity to Fusion CEO and board.
  • Administer operating and scholarship funds within annual budget.
  • Maintain state and federal IRS compliance.
  • Work with board treasurer to provide members of the board with data, reports, and plans.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience in fundraising, preferably education
  • Five to seven years’ successful experience in fundraising, preferably in education
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational and administrative skills
  • Ability to communicate and work with the public, employees, donors, and Trustees
  • Ability to understand the needs and interests of donors in order to develop relationships between them and the Foundation
  • Interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the Foundation’s fundraising priorities through developing excellent relationships with Foundation leaders and trustees.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully manage multi-functional or diverse areas.
  • Successful experience in developing cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments.
  • Must be willing to travel.


  • Professional fundraising certification ( ex. CFRE or CFRM)
  • Master’s Degree

How to Apply

Link to Application:

Contact information:

Amy Morrow, Fusion Academy Scholarship Foundation Coordinator

616-301-1221 x101

About the Organization Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at Fusion is unique – some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple – through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students’ emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators–they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country. 

Temporary Administrative Professional, Porter Hills Foundation

Job Title

Temporary Administrative Professional


Porter Hills Foundation

About the Position

The Porter Hills Foundation is looking for a temporary administrative professional to support our team during the 4th quarter of 2019. 


The ideal candidate will have a friendly disposition, be extremely organized and have an aptitude for upholding the highest standards of privacy.  It is important that this candidate have database experience, preferably with Raiser’s Edge

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact Wendy Brightman at 734-678-7062

Foundation Operations Manager, Hope Network

Job Title

Foundation Operations Manager


Hope Network

About the Position

The Foundation Operations Manager is a key associate at Hope Network, who is a technical expert in Blackbaud products, and responsible for ensuring that the Raiser’s Edge, RE NXT, and Luminate databases directly support the fundraising, advocacy, public relations, government relations, and programmatic initiatives of Hope Network.

The Manager will also serve as a liaison with Finance, managing all gift reconciliation, queries, and weekly/monthly reporting; as well as with service line leadership – coordinating partnership opportunities and funding solutions through the Greatest Need Fund.

Finally, the Manager will direct Foundation communications and operations, and provide general event support as directed.

Job Duties

This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned.
1. Serve as the product owner and expert for both the Raiser’s Edge and Luminate – including advising the Foundation team of product capabilities (i.e. Wealth Screening, Email Appends, Address Updates, Obituary Registry, etc.).
a. Update donor records with accurate information.
b. Record donor gifts and prepare thank you acknowledgements within 48 hours.
c. Record donor pledges, prepare invoices, and oversee open pledges.
d. Prepare weekly and monthly gift reports and reconciliation for Finance.
e. Create donor query reports and/or mailing lists as needed.
f. Create and manage event registrations and prepare guest lists.
g. Maintain database integrity.
2. Coordinating with the Finance Department, ensure Foundation gift and financial reports are balanced and accurate.  Produce monthly financial reports, Business Review documents, and coordinate invoices, revenue and expense details for special and third-party events.
3. Partner with the Finance (Tax) Department to prepare annual renewal applications of Hope Network License(s) to Solicit.
4. Leads and manages assigned stages of Foundation projects, including a new employee giving campaign and the United Way Campaign.
5. Liaise with service line leadership to manage and strategically align Greatest Need Fund grant opportunities with affiliates based on Hope Network priorities.
6. Manage Foundation responsibilities for all events and works directly with Events staff to execute events.
a. Develop and maintain a volunteer staffing plan, including creating job assignments, soliciting volunteers, writing volunteer job descriptions/instructions, communication plans, training, and supervising volunteers at events. 
b. Assist with on-site event production logistics, including set-up/tear-down, event flow, speakers’ needs/expectations, various outside vendors, and guest experience. 
c. Serve as a brand ambassador by building strong relationships with key vendors, donors, and partners throughout the community.
7. Working closely with the Foundation Executive Director, prepare the Foundation Board meeting packets, including board resolutions and other necessary documents.
8. Attend Foundation Board meetings, take minutes, and report them out as requested.
9. Manage Foundation donor and constituent communications.
a. Facilitate communication with Board members on behalf of the Foundation and Hope Network leadership.
b. Create and deploy monthly E-Newsletter.
c. Create and manage Foundation communications schedule.
d. Manage donor e-communications, including electronic appeals.
e. Assist with the creation of annual Impact Report.


Educational / Talent Requirements:

1. Minimum Bachelor Degree. Experience in lieu of degree may be considered.
2. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written), including strong presentation skills and emotional intelligence
3. Positive attitude with a friendly and welcoming demeanor.
4. Must have some experience with basic accounting.
5. Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive; a self-starter with the ability to work well independently and in a team setting.
6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
7. Ability to hold in confidence, information received while performing assigned duties.
8. Must be able to articulate and actively support the mission of Hope Network to various audiences.
9. Personal, ethical, social and financial values compatible with the mission of Hope Network.

Work Experience Requirements:

1. 5+ years’ experience with Raiser’s Edge/RE NXT
2. 5+ years of project management experience.
3. Proven experience with managing plans, timelines, and budgets.
4. Experience with working in a non-profit environment.
5. Experience with managing events preferred.

How to Apply

Please apply online on our website:

Email resumes to Liana Trevino (mobile: 616-204-0996), recruiter: for immediate consideration.