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

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