Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is adding a key component to its leadership team, with the hiring of Caroline Fairchild as chief development officer.
In her new role, Fairchild will work closely with President and CEO Sandra Kenoff on the strategic direction of the organization and will oversee all fundraising operations. Her appointment was announced Sept. 8.
In addition to her efforts to maximize donor acquisition, engagement and retention among individual donors, corporations, foundations and through special events, GSNNJ said Fairchild will supervise the organization’s Fund Development Department and collaborate with the board of directors on key fundraising strategies and initiatives.
“The chief development officer is a key role within the senior leadership team, helping to deliver on the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” Kenoff said in a statement. “We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to the team and are confident her extensive nonprofit experience and proven track record of success will enable her to provide strategic and innovative fundraising leadership that will help us expand the reach and impact of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
“Her work will help us further our goal of reaching girls of all backgrounds in the communities we serve, providing them with an opportunity to gain important skill in four key areas—STEM, Outdoors, Life Skills and Entrepreneurship,” she continued.
Fairchild comes to the position with 15 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. According to GSSNJ, she is particularly skilled in fund development. Previously, she’s been part of the senior leadership teams at nonprofits including The Arthur Project and United Hospice. She is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) via CFRE International.
Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves more than 17,200 girls ages 5-18 and nearly 9,700 adult members throughout Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren counties.