Three Harbors Council, BSA
330 South 84th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53214-1468

Development Director

Three Harbors Council - Boy Scouts of America (BSA)


Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has an excellent opportunity for a fundraising professional based in our Milwaukee, Wisconsin office.  Three Harbors Council serves more than 26,000 youth in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, Exploring and Learning for Life programs in the southeastern Wisconsin counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine.

The Development Director promotes and supports the philanthropy and marketing efforts of the council through stewardship and communication with constituents and existing donors, management of special events, the annual fund campaign and the development of potential new and diversified revenue opportunities. 


This position reports to the Director of Development, is supported by a development team and will have access to ongoing professional development opportunities.  Additionally, Three Harbors Council’s Executive Board will be a source of volunteer assistance in carrying out specific tasks associated with enrollment marketing and/or fundraising.  


Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Major Duties:

  • Serve as staff leader for assigned special events committees.
  • Develop marketing collateral necessary to support philanthropic efforts for Friends of Scouting and special events.
  • Build on existing donor relationships, set goals and inspire volunteers to attain those goals as event leaders and participants.
  • Work with various United Way agencies to provide all required applications, reports and surveys.
  • Manage the research for grants/foundations and proposal writing process.
  • Effectively utilize the data collected from donors and constituents to report on fundraising outcomes.
  • Manage the project sales and Gifts In Kind campaign providing products and underwriting for necessary projects.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills & qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational capacity and demonstrated ability to be self?directed and self?motivated while participating as an active member of the development team.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-confidence in presenting, speaking and conducting enrollment opportunities, donation requests and volunteer committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others including staff, volunteers and donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of marketing and development experience in a commercial or non?profit setting.
  • Skilled in basic software such as Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, etc.  Ability to quickly learn new web applications.  Experience with Adobe products a bonus.


Send resume and cover letter in confidence to: 

Katie Clark, Director of Development

330 South 84th Street, Milwaukee, WI  53214 or


The Boy Scouts of America offers the finest youth development program available to build leadership, values, life skills, and self-esteem in youth.  


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