Employment

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. We offer exciting opportunities to work in membership, camp, Spokane Program Center, facilities, marketing and communications, product sales, fund development and programs. Working with our Girl Scout council means working in a dynamic and diverse environment.

GSEWNI oversees a large geographic region encompassing two states–Eastern Washington and North Idaho. In total, the council represents 30 counties, 67,000 square miles, more than 4,600 girls, 2,200 adult volunteers, 35 staff, a 15 person board and multiple volunteer committees.

Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is not accepting PHONE CALLS or INQUIRIES FROM RECRUITERS.

Available Positions NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder. You may save this form as a PDF; it is also linked at the bottom of each job posting.


Intern

Marketing, Events, Public Relations, Writing, Graphic Design and/or Social Media (any or all areas)

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is seeking college students interested in unpaid internship opportunities! This is an opportunity to work with a legacy service organization with a nationally respected brand and image.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho serves nearly 4,600 girls and 2,200 adult leaders in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties in Northern Idaho. Interns will be assisting with the publicity and promotion of events as well as the annual Cookie Program, Camp Four Echoes camping registration, holiday and summer Day Camp registration and other major marketing, public relations and program initiatives throughout the year.

Interns will assist with:

  • Publicity, promotion, advertising, graphic design, public relations, writing and/or marketing of programs and events
  • Design of small projects and articles for inclusion in publications and online distribution
  • Video production
  • Digital photography at events, for use in publications and social media
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Creative sessions for major projects, campaigns and events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate
  • Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Communication Arts major preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven writing ability (please provide examples)
  • Proven ability to produce short and feature length video projects (write scripts, shoot and edit) 
  • Proven ability to take and edit digital photographs (Photoshop) 
  • High energy, enthusiastic team player with the ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet shifting deadlines
  • Personal computer and necessary software programs to complete assignments 
  • Enthusiastic about Girl Scouting and familiar with the council region (Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho) 
  • Proficient with word processing, graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), photography and/or design skills (examples will be requested) 

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. All candidates should have reliable transportation and must be available at least 10 hours per week. Internships are available for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters/semesters. Up to three unpaid internships are available. Successful candidates may seek college credit if the college/university permits students to do so. Interns will work under the direction of the Marketing and Media Manager and work collaboratively with the graphic designer.

Contact: Julie Gardner–Marketing and Media Manager, at (509) 747-8091 ext.205, or email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.

Fund Development Specialist

Annual Salary Range: $30,000 – $32,000

Reports to:  Fund Development/Special Projects Lead         

Job Summary 
Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has an outstanding opportunity for a dynamic, organized and experienced Fund Development Specialist. 

Minimum/Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, journalism or related field with three years of experience in fund development in a progressive non-profit.  Competency in development functions that include strong knowledge of fund development database systems and research skills.

Successful candidates must also have experience that demonstrates:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in relevant donor software, with superior database and computer skills.  Donor Perfect Online, preferred.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, good judgment, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to plan effectively and carry out plans in a timely manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and donors.
  • Strategic approach to problem solving.
  • Organized, energetic, flexible, and detail-oriented.
  • Must be comfortable with change and be able to adapt quickly.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, work independently and cooperatively.  Must be able to multi-task and handle a variety of duties.
  • Professional appearance and behavior, assertiveness, willingness to take initiative.
  • Experience with budgeting and fund raising events.
  • Adherence to the principles of Girl Scouting and willingness to maintain GS membership.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scouts, non-profit development, and philanthropic writing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position reports to the Fund Development/Special Projects Lead and will be an integral part of the Fund Development team. This is a fast paced, project and results oriented department where excellent interpersonal communication and a collaborative approach to working with multiple individuals is a priority. The successful candidate will be challenged with the day-to-day deadlines and longer term responsibilities of the department and the organization. The proven ability to plan, execute and follow up on multiple overlapping projects and initiatives is essential. 

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Contact: Stacie Davis, Fund Development/Special Projects Lead at email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.

Events Specialist

Annual Salary Range: $35,000 – $38,000

Reports to:  Fund Development Lead         

Job Summary:

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is looking for a dynamic, organized and experienced Events Specialist.  We are seeking a candidate with at least five years experience in special events planning, primarily in the nonprofit sector.

Reporting to the Fund Development Lead, this position is responsible for management and execution of special events for fundraising, sponsor collaboration and recognition, and council governance in alignment with the overall strategic plans for GSEWNI. The position works closely with staff, fund development, volunteers, community members, sponsors, donors, community members and Girls Scouts.

Primary Duties:

Coordination of the following events

  • Signature Spokane Event
  • Women’s Weekend Event
  • Fundraising events in a minimum of 3 outlying areas
  • Craft Beer and Cookie Fest
  • Minimum of 2 Donor Recognition Events
  • Alumnae Association Event
  • Annual Meeting

Supporting Duties:

  • Coordinating with fund development and accounting to ensure proper credit of gifts and pledges received
  • Coordinating reports for internal and external purposes, including reports on philanthropic giving (i.e. total income, sources of income, types of gifts, commitments, event reports, etc.) and progress toward council goals, as well as benchmark reports as directed
  • Collaborating on marketing materials and event collateral (invitations, signage, sponsor recognition, event programs, photography and other event elements) with the MarCom department.
  • Developing in-kind and corporate sponsorships
  • Maintaining fundraising event procurement and guest database
  • Assisting Board of Directors fund development committee and various subcommittees with all aspects of each fundraising activity
  • Researching and implementing new activities and special events as directed by Vice President of Communications and Development Director
  • Managing events budgets and prospecting new event donors and participants (meet all fundraising and budget goals for each event)
  • Effectively communicate, collaborate and maintain relationships with clients and team participants (including volunteers, girls and vendors).
  • Writing thank you letters to each donor, adding/updating constituent records, preparing various reports and fund development database management
  • Performs other duties as required

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field preferred (or commensurate experience).

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Girl Scouts
  • Adherence to the principles of Girl Scouting and willingness to join and maintain a Girl Scout membership
  • Evening and weekend meetings and events will be required

 Experience:

  • Five + years experience in special event management and production
  • At least two years experience with fundraising or work within a nonprofit setting strongly preferred
  • Major event (300+ attendees) and remote location event experience a significant plus
  • Experience working with high level committees, volunteer boards or volunteer management required
  • Experience with a wide variety of events, event committee leadership as well as donor cultivation experience are highly desired
  • Experience with a diversity of events including luncheons, auctions, races, receptions, cooking demonstrations, annual meetings, community wide (with many partners) and multi-media productions strongly encouraged
  • Experience with a donor database software system such as Donor Perfect or Raiser’s Edge

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly organized, great attention to detail, able to initiate, prioritize and manage multiple, varied and detailed tasks
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines, maintain a demanding schedule and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Passion for creating fun events and experiences
  • Outstanding communication skills and great professional presence
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines and excelling in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  • Ability to remain flexible with work schedule and projects
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment
  • Professional appearance and behavior
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Experience with nonprofit development and philanthropic writing
  • Must have use of a reliable car for meetings and events throughout the council area
  • Ability to life or move items up to 50 pounds

Contact: Stacie Davis, Fund Development/Special Projects Lead at email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.