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Cultural and Property Assets Business Manager

Cultural and Property Assets Business Manager

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About Us

Within the Cultural and Property Assets Department, three nationally significant historic sites — the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace (JGLB) in Savannah, GA, the Edith Macy Conference Center (EMCC) in Westchester County, NY, and the Manhattan corporate headquarters that includes the GSUSA Collection — coalesce around a singular mission to offer places and experiences for girls and adults to grow in courage, confidence, and character. 


As part of this transformative organization, the Business Manager of the Cultural and Property Assets Department, under the direction of the Vice President, provides management, oversight, centered on the department’s $10MM budget, as well as other support aligned with the department’s vision to fully integrate the cultural assets of GSUSA, harnessing the power of place and its continuum of memory and narrative as a tangible platform from which to continue growing the Movement to empower girls. S/he is responsible for providing the highest level of professional and administrative support in business and related administrative functions, with a primary emphasis on budget development, analysis and monitoring; procurement; and a range of other fiscal management matters related to insurance, endowment/grant funds, audits and retail. 


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You Will

  • Work closely with the Finance and Legal Departments and Lead fiscal management efforts.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of its $10MM budget, which is comprised of various income (e.g. ticket/retail sales, endowment draws, grant/donor dollars) and expense (staff, vendor payments related to buildings/grounds/landscapes, public engagement/programmatic projects, collection stewardship) streams.
  • Prepare, review and monitor annual budgets for the Cultural and Property Assets headquarters function; assist in preparation of budgets of other divisions of the department, including JGLB and Macy.
  • Develop, compile, distribute, and update dashboards for each cost center/division; review with Vice President.
  • Monitor and forecast all contract balances.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for grant inquiries.
  • In collaboration with the Finance and Fund Development Departments, maintain knowledge of funds available, funds spent, goals, historical data on use of the funds, ensuring appropriate use and application of draws.
  • Provide financial data and budgets for grant/donor requests, interim and final reports.
  • Provide direct support to ensure the Cultural and Property Assets Department is managed and operationalized in a positive, timely and efficient manner.
  • Identify desired outcomes, craft appropriate metrics, and develop evaluation and other programmatic performance data to measure department efficiency and accountability via benchmarks and assessments (e.g., Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Support complex issues related to strategic planning and operations, assisting in overall planning and prioritizing work.
  • Serve as a representative for the Vice President, particularly in matters related to finance and other business operations.

You Need

  • Financial/business operations/analytical acumen
  • A Bachelor’s degree 
  • Minimum five years’ experience directly supporting a senior-level manager with financial/administrative responsibilities, preferably in a busy, high-optics, fast-paced nonprofit environment
  • High-level computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Access, Adobe, and electronic accounting systems such as Abila are essential, as well as various grant submittal, customer relationship management (CRM) and collections management data systems
  • Superior planning, organizational, financial and administrative skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Educational/cultural institution experience a plus           



Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.