Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership organization dedicated solely to girls where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.
At Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, we’re working toward a future where everyone’s potential can be fulfilled. What about yours? Work to your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment at Girl Scouts. We’re an organization with a solid history, a growing future, and exciting opportunities. See how much you can grow when you do something you believe in. We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference.
Please note: All positions are open until filled.
Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GLSE) Manager
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Manager is responsible for implementing the national leadership curricula, and for customizing, enriching, and supplementing it as needed for different venues. The GSLE Manager will train volunteers and staff on the benefits of Girl Scout’s National Program Portfolio. The GSLE Manager will increase the volunteer’s use of the Journey curriculum and build utilization of all Pathways. Specialty responsibilities are to provide council-wide information and expertise, and be a resource in the specialty area.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Uses the national leadership curricula and customizes, supplements, and enriches it via community partnerships, resources, and topic area experts to meet the needs, interests, and preferences of current and prospective girl members
- Ensures high quality implementation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) by collaborating with the Membership, Volunteer, Program (MVP) team to ensure that volunteers in all pathways understand the benefits Girl Scouting promises to girls; know how to use the National Program Portfolio; and have ongoing support using the three Girl Scout processes
- Utilizes a solid knowledge base of the 15 Leadership Outcomes and implements and is responsible for an outcome measurement process
- Assures the use of girl outcomes in activities planned for girls, ensuring that grade level and content meets the needs, interests and preferences of current and prospective girl members
- Develops and implements plans to encourage use of GSLE in troops
- Establishes an ongoing presence at service unit and troop meetings
- Works in partnership with local service unit program volunteers in establishing ongoing communication to provide enriching local programming
- Coordinates volunteer facilitators to ensure Program Aid, Volunteer In Training trainings for girls are offered regionally
- Works with MVP team to develop and implement volunteer appreciation at the local level
- Researches and ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines; arranges for equipment and supply acquisition
- Coordinates new ideas, activities, and concepts for assigned pathway(s) or project(s); research and use of appropriate national resources to assure the provision of GSLE opportunities for girls council-wide
- Ensures that program offerings are tied to the national program and are customized, enriched, and enhanced based on girls’ needs, interests, and pathway variables; ensures that outcome studies are performed on all program offerings
- Uses Journey content to create programs that serve a large number of girls which are sustainable and delivered by volunteers
- Assists in the development of community assessment and cultivation strategies to bring the national leadership experience to life via local resources and customization
- Develops and implements process to train MVP teams in the identification of and engagement of local community partners to provide programs in focus areas
- Collaborates with key community topic experts to offer regional opportunities for girls that utilize the GSLE and National Program portfolio, and that meet stipulated outcome and quality requirements as outlined in the overall program plan
- Prepares grade-level activities that utilize the national curricula or enrich and supplement it, ensuring diversity in program opportunities for all girls and working to engage volunteers to carry the activities forward
- Provides support for girls at every grade level doing Take-Action projects, supporting and encouraging girls earning Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
- Implements local opportunities to ensure that local Girl Scouts have access to all council prioritized program focus areas delivered by volunteers
- Implements GSMW Mission Delivery Plan and GSUSA’s 2013-2017 National Membership Growth strategies
- Formulates program calendars and schedules, based on knowledge of identified needs
- Performs responsibilities in conjunction with volunteers; provides volunteer supervision, training, guidance, and coaching to support quality program delivery
- Ensures that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into the work of the council
- Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, or the a related field; a minimum of two years related experience; and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
- Strong working knowledge of Windows Office Suite
- Previous non-profit experience preferred
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Able to work effectively in a fluid and changing work environment
- Must possess strong conflict management and conflict resolution skills
- Ability to maintain accurate records and data
- Available to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekend hours and travel throughout an assigned geographic region
- Possess or secure and maintain current First Aid/CPR certification
- Valid driver’s license required with clean driving record
- Must be comfortable and physically able to work in an outdoor environment
Compensation & Benefits
- Competitive salary and benefits
- Salary depends on experience
- Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, long-term disability, and 403(b) plans
- Excellent paid leave and paid holidays
How to Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, resume, and the GSMW Employment Application to the attention of Human Resources by email to email@example.com. Please note: Position is open until filled.
There are currently no open seasonal staff positions. See intern and volunteer opportunities, below.
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
(4 positions, locations below)
Help GSMW grow girls into leaders by coordinating volunteers and building partnerships with other local organizations. Together we can build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!
Summary: The VISTA Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for working with the MVP team in the volunteer management process that result in high-quality experiences for girls that are aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. The nature of this position requires the individual to provide indirect service to girls. The VISTA volunteer coordinates work-study and other volunteers, works to establish partnerships with other community organizations and schools, schedules programs, and works with staff to reach membership, program, and volunteer goals. The overall focus of the GSMW VISTA partnership is to encourage girls to consider college and make education a priority. As part of the AmeriCorps VISTA mission, the VISTA volunteer addresses community poverty related needs by strengthening community and the development of community infrastructure. The community-building process will engage individual citizens, citizen groups, and agencies to address community needs in a sustainable manner.
Term of appointment: The AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer is appointed for a full-time, year long term, January 2014 through January 2015.
Supervision: The AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer reports to the MVP Directors.
Support: The AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the MVP Director and other relevant GSMW staff. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role. The AmeriCorps*VISTA Volunteer also receives support from MTCC and his or her VISTA leader and Program Manager.
- Engage college students as mentors for girls in the CPV programs
- Input volunteer information into the volunteer module
- Assist with managing College Positive Volunteer school program Student Leader Team
- Conduct, compile, and input volunteer evaluations
- Assist with volunteer recognition
- Seek in Kind donations for trainings and DCTA programs
- Manage council volunteer tracking logs and create direct results reports for council volunteer events
- Attend GSMW volunteer events as a representative of GSMW
- Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law
- Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of GSMW and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
Qualifications and core competencies:
- Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
- Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.
- Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
- Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.
- Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.
- Computer skills: Microsoft word and excel, online communications, social networking
- Additional requirements:
- Event-planning experience a plus
- Bilingual preferred (if applicable)
- Must become a registered member of GSUSA
- Complete required work as assigned and provided by GSMW and GSUSA
Location: Gillette, Wyoming; Casper, Wyomng; Great Falls, Montana; and Kalispell, Montana (4 positions)
Compensation: Benefits: The AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer will receive a living allowance of approximately $925/month, as well as an education award of $5500 OR a cash stipend of $1200 at the end of the yearlong term. This is a full-time job at a non-profit organization.
How to Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please contact Stephanie Lefevre, MVP Director, by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.