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NOW HIRING:
 
  • Director of Membership and Programs
  • Member Services & Program Specialist (Kenai Peninsula)
 
 
Position title: Director of Membership and Programs
 
Reports to: CEO 
 
Girl Scouts of Alaska is hiring a Director of Membership and Programs. This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position with an attractive benefits package. Candidates should have a minimum 3-5 years' supervisory/managerial experience. The ideal candidate will possess quantitative and organizational skills and be adept at growing membership. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Membership and Programs reports to the CEO. S/he provides senior leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies for delivery of the Girl Scout experience for girls within the council jurisdiction. S/he is responsible for membership growth and retention, volunteer engagement and development, and the development of a comprehensive plan for program enrichment and enhancement.  S/he integrates all functions related to girl and adult membership, program delivery, and volunteer engagement/development in support of the council’s business strategy. S/he strives to ensure that Girl Scouts is available to any girl anywhere in GSAK’s territory through multiple pathways.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
--Membership Growth and Retention:
1. Creates and implements a comprehensive plan to grow girl and adult membership
2. Supervises and manages the membership staff team to implement a bottom up membership growth strategy
3. Ensures regular communication with existing membership and staff colleagues
4. Works with school systems and other community organizations for recruitment and retention of girls and volunteers
5. Trains and motivates membership staff team and volunteers on recruiting and retention methods
 
--Volunteer Support:
1. Ensures implementation of a volunteer development system for the recruitment, selection, placement, training, retention and recognition of volunteers according to the council and GSUSA’s policies.
2. Supervise and train staff on how to best support volunteers.
3. Supervise the annual adult learning summit
 
--Program Delivery:
1. Deeply understands national Girl Scout program curricula that supports it. Provides leadership for the implementation of comprehensive, council-wide Girl Scout program initiatives, partnerships, and participation pathways in alignment with the Girl Scout experience; guides utilization of national programs, customizing, supplementing, and enriching them to meet the needs of girl members across all pathways
2. Ensures that all offerings are consistent with GSUSA guidelines; oversees program implementation to ensure adherence with GSUSA health and safety standards, and local, state, and federal laws
3. Develops community assessment and cultivation strategies that support the delivery of the Girl Scout experience to members across all pathways.
4. Establishes strategies for building collaborative relationships with community organizations, agencies, and businesses to ensure identification of topic area experts, supplemental activities that expand the possibilities for girls across the council, and support for volunteers in the delivery of high-quality experiences
5. Utilizes an objective program evaluation system to measure outcomes of each Girl Scout Experience
6. Significant programs that the director will manage and work with the staff team to run include encampment, destinations, women of science, and robotics.
 
Leadership
 
1. Supervises a team of six Membership Service and Program Specialists, a Program and Travel Specialist, and a Database and Customer Service Specialist. The membership team is spread geographically throughout the council’s territory. 
2. Creates a culture of teamwork; develops a motivated and competent staff team through effective supervision, performance evaluation, and development opportunities
3. Motivates and manages staff to grow membership numbers.
4. Keeps abreast of trends and issues in the community affecting girls and council services; monitors GSUSA’s changes, trends, and requirements related to the Girl Scout Experience and council offerings
5. Responsible for development and management of membership and program budgets, accomplished through teamwork with his/her staff and other senior staff
6. Partners with colleagues in fund development by cultivating giving through volunteer and member relationships, and in grant writing and grant management
7. Provides direction and supervision to member service and program specialists in the development of a plan of work for assigned service units and statewide specialties; supervises them in the recruitment and delivery of services to volunteers and girls
 
 
Qualifications:
 
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • A minimum 3-5 years' supervisory/managerial experience  
  • Successful experience managing staff and supporting volunteers
  • Proven experience in development and management of program budgets
  • A team player
  • Success in growing a business or organization
  • Leadership experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with volunteers, staff, and youth
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to organize and carry out a multifaceted workload
  • Understanding of and commitment to organizational diversity
 
Position Requirements:
 
Commitment to policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willingness to become a Girl Scout member.
 
Ability to lift and carry at least 35 lbs.
 
Access to automobile in working condition. Proof of meeting state requirements regarding auto licensing, driver’s license, and liability insurance.
 
Background check
 
 
Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Email resumes to Girl Scouts of Alaska CEO Sue Perles,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
 
 
Position Title: Member Services & Program Specialist (Kenai Peninsula)
 
 
Reports to: Director of Membership & Programs  
 
Position Summary
 
Are you are an organized, dependable self-starter with the ability to build relationships with, support, and serve adult volunteers?
 
Girl Scouts of Alaska is hiring a Member Services & Program Specialist. The individual will serve members in the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound regions. This individual will serve as the primary contact for Girl Scout families and promote Girl Scouting opportunities to girls.
 
Candidates must reside on the Kenai Peninsula.
 
Key Responsibilities:
 
Under the supervision and direction of the Director of Membership & Programs, the Membership & Program Specialist is primarily responsible for:
 
• Mastering membership development skills,
• Meeting council goals for recruitment and retention of girl and adult members in the Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, and Prince William Sound regions, 
• Supporting and overseeing volunteers and identifying volunteers for administrative roles, and 
• Supporting all other Council goals as indicated.
 
Duties include:
 
• Develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies to meet an annual girl recruitment goal.
• Develop and implement girl programs that further increase Girl Scout visibility and help achieve annual girl membership goals.
• Recruit, appoint, orient, and supervise certain administrative volunteers.
• Work with volunteers to organize troops by recruiting and retaining leaders and recruiting/placing girls in troops.
• Manage volunteer administrative roles where volunteer vacancies exist.
• Support volunteer leadership development through regular contact/meetings, timely communication, teambuilding activities, problem solving, conflict resolution, and effective liaison with Council staff.
• Review troop paperwork and submit according to established procedures and deadlines.
• Maintain accurate records on membership, geographical diversity, event participation, retention, and report as required to managers and Council staff.
• Increase Girl Scout visibility in the community by identifying resources and forming beneficial partnerships through planning and participating in community activities.
• Remain informed and supportive of the initiatives of other departments and effectively communicate changes, council/departmental initiatives, etc., with volunteers.
• Plan, develop, and implement short-term programs with the goal of transitioning girls into traditional troops.
• Assist volunteers with the registration process.
• Participate in additional council and departmental administrative/activity task groups as assigned.
 
Qualifications:
 
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
• Demonstrated volunteer supervisory experience 
• Experience in sales or other membership recruitment assignments
• Able to maintain a flexible work schedule consisting of frequent evening and weekend meetings and activities
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills
• Excellent presentation skills and ability to interact effectively in a public setting
• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously 
• Ability to problem solve creatively
• Ability to work independently
• Understanding of and commitment to organizational diversity
 
Position requirements:
 
• Commitment to policies and mission of the Girl Scout organization and willingness to become a Girl Scout member
• Ability to lift and carry at least 35 lbs.
• Access to automobile in working condition and proof of state driver’s license and liability insurance.
• Background check
 
Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Amanda Block, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

 

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