Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement.
The W. D. Boyce Council, BSA is the preeminent youth development program in Central Illinois. The W. D. Boyce Council serves more than 3,500 Scouts and volunteer leaders in fourteen counties with offices in Peoria and Bloomington, Illinois. For more than 110 years the Scouting program has helped the young people of Central Illinois develop in to mature young adults by providing them first-hand, real-world experiences preparing them for success in life.
This position is responsible for leading key fundraising activities in the Peoria and Bloomington/Normal communities as part of the annual fundraising plan to support the growth of Scouting programs in Central Illinois.
- Manage the fundraising efforts of existing special events and campaigns.
- Effectively organize, operate, and promote council fundraising events as assigned including luncheons, dinners, golf outings, and receptions.
- Achieve fundraising goals and manpower recruitment with a special emphasis on engaging new donor relationships through events and/or campaigns.
- Expand the network of donors and sponsors by cultivating corporate community leadership to increase the existing donor base.
Position location: Lowaneu District (Serving Bureau, Putnam and La Salle Counties)
The District Associate selected will:
- Work with a volunteer committee and other community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
- Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
- Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
- Help secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
- Assist leadership with campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
- Ensure that all programs are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training and activities.
- Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
- Be able to communicate the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
- Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities