Job Opportunities

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates for all positions are invited to email their cover letter and resume to the NCAC Human Resources Generalist, Michelle Windsor.

District Executive

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.

We are hiring for multiple positions serving these communities:
Central Fairfax County, Virginia
North Western Fairfax County, Virginia
Prince William County, Virginia
Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia

The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business 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.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.


  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • United States citizenship or declared intention to become a U.S. citizen.
  • 21 years of age or older.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.


The base salary is $55,000. Learn more about BSA benefits at

Director of Development


This role will serve as a critical member of the National Capital Area Council (NCAC) senior leadership team helping advise an organization-wide vision and strategy for the transformation of charitable giving and annual fundraising efforts.

Serves as lead staff person for all Major Gifts defined as 25,000 dollars or greater and Fund 2 (Capital) and Fund 3 (Endowment) fundraising activities for the Council. Recruits volunteer committees of sufficient size and strength to accomplish objectives. Give leadership and oversight to NCAC’s signature fundraising special event, The Gala, to ensure its’ ability to secure six figures of support while being the premier storytelling opportunity for Scouting in the DC metro area.

NCAC has recently transitioned the majority of our Annual Giving Campaign from the Field Services Department to the Development Department. The Development Department is tasked with maintaining relationships with donors giving to the Annual Campaign through a comprehensive communications plan including email and direct mail solicitations, while also creating and managing a portfolio of donors for cultivating based on prior levels of support through more personalized asks.

Working with key volunteers and staff transform our Major Gift initiative to further Scouting’s impact by focusing a majority of time on securing Major Gifts.


1. Develop and implement a moves management strategy that effectively transitions existing and prospective individual donors, families, family foundations and other grant making bodies from identification and cultivation to solicitation and recognition.

2. Conduct donor discovery through research and data mining to identify, contact, solicit, and steward major gift prospects to meet measurable goals, including the development and implementation of donor cultivation events.

3. Secure major gift donations of $25,000 or more in support of NCAC’s mission and vision.

4. Manage the Development Department of three development directors to secure at least 2.5M dollars annually through the combination of an annual giving campaign, special events, grants and foundations and other funding sources.

5. Elevate The Gala by working with volunteers and corporate partners to be a premier event within the Washington, DC metro area both in attendance and annual support dollars raised.

6. Create and engage in innovative strategies that focus on major and transformational gifts.

7. Represent NCAC in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area philanthropic communities while staying current in trends impacting all facets of charitable giving.

8. Work to enhance Planned Giving and Estate Planning gifts with select donors to ensure the long-term resources of the National Capital Area Council.

9. Pursue professional growth activities with the approval and support of the COO/Deputy Scout Executive.

10. Regular and predictable in-person attendance is a significant requirement of the job.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Annual Goals, to be aligned with the Strategic Plan.

ASPIRATIONAL GOAL: NCAC is the largest youth serving Council within the Boy Scouts of America currently serving around 34,000 youth. The Director of Development’s ability to successfully secure funding for key initiatives is a critical part of our ability to achieve our vision of serving at least 50,000 youth in the coming years. Particular areas of focus for funding of initiatives includes:

Properties – As property owners that see thousands of visitors annually, we are looking to address deferred maintenance projects while also working towards new site master plan visions for the advancement of Scouting operations over the next 25 years of operations.
Safety – As the demands on young people continue to get more complex and challenging, Scouting programs and activities continue to provide learning opportunities for Scouts. Increased funding will help us elevate our volunteer leader support of training and incident response management.
Scouting C.A.R.E.S. – Scouting C.A.R.E.S. delivers the Scouting program through partnerships with schools, community centers while being facilitated by paid part time employees. Expanding our partnerships in a strategic manner will allow us to serve more youth through a Scouting program in some of our most underrepresented communities.
S.T.E.M. Scouts – S.T.E.M. Scouts is a tactile program that brings STEM to life for youth in 3rd through 8th grade through 20 activities clustered in 5 themes or modules throughout a year. Given the corporate and government community resources within our area further funding will help us ensure the future success and growth of these programs.
Workforce Development – Exploring is the workforce development program of the BSA. This program allows us to have meaningful partnerships with corporations to allow their subject matter experts to connect with youth considering a career in that field.
The combination of these strategic shifts in our business model requires us to secure the capacity to implement a multi-year growth strategy. We feel that securing in excess of 10 million dollars for some combination of these initiatives will afford us the ability to execute the overwhelming majority of our Strategic Plan and realize our vision of serving 50,000 young people.


Computer, copier, printer, telephone, fax machine, scanner, phone, audio-visual equipment and other office-related equipment


Physical requirements include reaching, standing, walking, grasping, lifting, feeling, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, computer keyboarding, driving motor vehicle. Must be able to sit and work at a computer keyboard and be able to perform repetitive and stretching motions. While in the office, work is usually sedentary. Occasional heavy lifting of boxes, files and equipment (up to 30 pounds); as well as other reasonable physical needs for an office environment.


Reading, detail work, confidentiality, problem solving, language, training, math, reasoning, verbal communication, written communication, customer contact, ability to work independently and make independent judgement decisions consistent with Council policies and procedures, manage multiple concurrent tasks, frequent interruptions in a fast-paced environment, continual change.


The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. When visiting Council camps, the employee may be exposed to some special adverse environmental conditions. There is an expectation that this role will invest a significant amount of time in networking events, in-person meetings and be available on nights and weekends.


Recognize the importance of a good working relationship with other staff members. Recognize the importance of a close and harmonious working relationship with all volunteers.


A college degree from an accredited college or university is required.
Experience in Scouting is not required but highly preferred.
A minimum of 8 to 12 years’ successful experience in all levels of fundraising, including major gift solicitation, is required.
Demonstrated skills in achieving objectives, recruiting and retaining donors able to make gifts in excess of 25,000 dollars.
Demonstrated skills in managing a team to achieve goals is required.

Provide a positive professional example to Council staff and volunteers.
Ability to communicate effectively with top corporate and community leaders.
Ability to read and interpret documents.
Organizational skills and proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
Ethical conduct and confidentiality.
Strategic thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills.
Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office Suite and online applications).
Strong communication proficiency (written and verbal).
Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $120,000.00 per year


Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off

Field Director

Field Director located in Bethesda, MD.

Position Overview:

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 believe and understand 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.


  • Recruits, develops, and maintains an effective executive team.
  • Maintains a professional working climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top-quality volunteers and staff.
  • Assures Districts has a long-range strategy that achieves its mission and makes consistent progress.
  • Assures the flow of funds from the districts helps the council to achieve its mission.
  • Assures that executive visits are made to heads of institutions annually to review leadership and quality items.
  • Evaluates the performance of district executives and maintains records of their work performance.
  • Position will have a key council assignment and exposure to executive board operations.

Education: Bachelors, etc. with 5 to 7 years of management experience.


  •  A sense of ownership of the Council’s path and success; proven ability to communicate it, inspire donors, volunteers and staff with it, and commitment to grow it.
  • Strong interpersonal, written communication and verbal presentation skills.
  • Proven FOS success and skills in community organization. Individuals should understand the process to identify potential upper-level prospects and have skill set to engage other volunteers to approach potential prospects.
  • Ability to supervise staff utilizing effective back-dating and work scheduling.
  • Effective in managing membership and new unit organization to achieve growth on a consistent basis with attention to retention of units and youth.
  • Ability to manage functioning districts at a high level of operation and effectively utilize the annual nominating committee process.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with top corporate and community leaders.
  • Well organized, detail oriented and staff leadership skills.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with passionate and committed people.
  • Excellent analytic skills with a proven commitment to accuracy and timeliness.
  • Must be able to handle confidential and sensitive information appropriately.
  • Must possess a focus on continuous improvement and growth, both within the organization and within self.
  • Flexible schedule frequently required for evening/weekend events.
  • Fiscal management/budget development.
  • Team player, positive attitude, and willingness to learn.
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from an accredited institution.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to be insured.

Benefits / Compensation:

All councils are equal opportunity employers. In addition to offering a competitive salary of ($60,000.00-$70,000.00), Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short and long-term disability, accidental death, retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement.  We also offer generous PTO policy and BSA holiday observances.

 How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume with salary history.

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