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Hiring - Director of Finance and Accounting

About Us:

For over 100 years, we have helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to blossom into their best selves. From our earliest badges in electricity, aeronautics, and natural sciences to today’s all girl robotics teams and cookie entrepreneurs, girls have challenged themselves through our skill-building opportunities, worked with inspiring role models and developed lifelong friendships.

If you are committed to making a difference, seek work with lasting impact and want to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make Alaska and the world a better place, Girl Scouts of Alaska is hiring a Director of Finance and Accounting based out of our Anchorage, Alaska Office. Girl Scouts of Alaska offers a robust benefits package with PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD and Life Insurance, and a 403(b) with employer match. Pay for our Director of Finance and Accounting starts at $80,000 per year.

The Director of Finance and Accounting works closely with the board of directors, chief executive officer, and senior director team to develop and implement council financial strategies. In partnership with the CEO, treasurer, and finance committee, the Director of Finance and Accounting provides overall financial leadership and direction to the council, and is also responsible for providing effective stewardship, control, and oversight of the corporation’s finances. The Director of Finance and Accounting leads the accounting function and financial statement preparation in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, industry practices, and tax-exempt regulations. This position is also in charge of the organization’s related planning, execution, and evaluation by performing the following tasks personally or via direct reports.

The Director of Finance and Accounting partners with the chief executive officer (CEO) to:

  • Implement and oversee the development of the council’s various budgets, as well as administer and monitor operating and capital plans and budgets
  • Maintain internal controls of the council’s finances and assets
  • Engage the board’s finance and audit committees around issues, trends, and changes relevant to the overall financial landscape
  • Manage relationships with leading institutions in the financial community
  • Contribute to the development of the council’s overall financial policies and procedures

The Director of Finance and Accounting is responsible for:

  • Managing all financial accounts, transactions, and records
    • Payroll, accounts payable, general ledger, cash receipts, bank reconciliations
    • Quarterly payroll tax reports
  • Managing the annual audit process
  • Preparing and issuing timely and accurate financial statements, analyses, and reports
  • Overseeing payroll vendor
  • Overseeing the retail store and staff
  • Risk management administration including insurance policies
  • Supporting management of council offices
  • Supporting management of two council owned camps
  • Interfacing with Development team on grants and donations
  • Mentoring and developing direct reports

You Are:

  • Committed to the policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willing to become a Girl Scout member.
  • A leader, with proven skills in collaboration, management, and interpersonal communication.
  • Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant course of study, or equivalent experience; graduate degree a plus, but not required.
  • CPA certification a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years of directly relevant work experience, , demonstrating progressively increasing responsibility and accountability, as well as overall functional success.
  • Evidence of having worked as a true business partner to a chief executive officer, including a proven willingness to share information.
  • Past experience of supervising staff.
  • Access to automobile in working condition. Proof of meeting state requirements regarding auto licensing, driver’s license, and liability insurance.

You Will:

  • Lift and carry at least 35 lbs.
  • Complete an annual background check.

Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hiring - Development Director

About Us:

For over 100 years, we have helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to blossom into their best selves. From our earliest badges in electricity, aeronautics, and natural sciences to today’s all girl robotics teams and cookie entrepreneurs, girls have challenged themselves through our skill-building opportunities, worked with inspiring role models and developed lifelong friendships.

If you are committed to making a difference, seek work with lasting impact and want to help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make Alaska and the world a better place, Girl Scouts of Alaska is hiring a Recruitment Specialist based out of our Anchorage, Alaska Office. Girl Scouts of Alaska offers a robust benefits package with PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD and Life Insurance, and a 403(b) with employer match. Pay for our Development Director starts at $55,000 per year.

With professional enthusiasm, you will help build support for GSAK’s services to thousands of girl members and adult volunteers. The Development Director is accountable for developing and managing the council's grant process, corporate donations, campaigns, and fundraising events to ensure GSAK’s financial and operational sustainability. To successfully accomplish this process, you will also be responsible for managing the council's fund development data, developing fundraising action plans, and supervising the development specialist. The Development Director serves Girl Scouts of Alaska (GSAK) in achieving our fund development goals.

The Development Director will foster a culture of philanthropy in the organization and advance philanthropy on behalf of Girl Scouts of Alaska. They are responsible for the planning, implementation, management, and oversight of fundraising, grants, and donor relations activities. Join a team that works in a fast-paced, detail and deadline oriented community.  You will be building professional relationships with Alaskans of varying generational, regional, ethnic, and socio-economic perspectives.

You are:

  • Committed to the policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willing to become a member of the Girl Scouts.
  • Able to adhere to the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) fundraising code of ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights.
  • Able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, board, and staff.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to organize and carry out a multifaceted workload.
  • Able to represent GSAK with donors and volunteers through speaking engagements, meetings, and written documents.
  • Able to develop volunteer networks and act as a liaison to community groups and funders. 

You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience.
  • Proven experience in successful fund raising or development with progressive responsibilities.
  • Understanding of the mission and vision of Girl Scouts and the ability to share this mission and vision with the general public.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential preferred.
  • Access to automobile in working condition. Proof of meeting state requirements regarding auto licensing, driver’s license, and liability insurance.
  • Experience managing campaigns, grants, and multiple projects.
    • Experience with capital campaigns preferred.

You Will:

  • Work collaboratively and maintain clear and regular communications with the organization’s board of directors, Fund Development Committee, Communications Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Mission Officer, and donor prospects.
  • Work closely with the CEO and board (committees, etc.) to garner community support to meet the strategic needs of Girl Scouts of Alaska.
  • Apply diverse and extensive experience in Philanthropy to every level of the development process.
  • Manually operate office equipment.
  • Lift and carry at least 35 lbs.
  • Complete an annual background check.

Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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Summer Job Opportunities

Working at any GSAK camp is an extraordinary life-changing experience. Our camps build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. 

Camp Togowoods, Wasilla

Camp Singing Hills, Chugiak

Traveling day camps in the Y-K Delta, SW Alaska, & SE Alaska

Learn more about The Extraordinary Adventure of Working at Camp!

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Questions?

Contact Chief Mission Officer Amanda Block, 907-273-0316

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