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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.

Position Summary:
 
The director is accountable to the CEO for providing 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 6 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
 
Successful experience managing/supervising staff and supporting volunteers
 
Proven experience in development and management of program budgets
 
A team player
 
Success in growing an 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
 

 

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