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Job Announcement: Girl Scouts of Western Washington Peninsula Regional Director

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  • Lizzy Weibling
    JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Peninsula Regional Director $39,477/yr, full-time with excellent benefits (Bremerton) Girl Scouts of Western Washington is committed to
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22, 2013


      Peninsula Regional Director

      $39,477/yr, full-time with excellent benefits (Bremerton)


      Girl Scouts of Western Washington is committed to building future leaders who are committed to making the world a better place.  Given the opportunity, every girl can become a leader with the courage to act on her values, develop the ability to make clear decisions, and acquire the self- confidence to make a difference in the world around her.  Girl Scouts provides these opportunities through fun, girl-driven programs, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of girls.  In the model of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), the activities we do in Girl Scouts and the way that we do them result in outcomes that empower girls to become leaders.  Girls can participate in Girl Scouts in a number of ways:  As part of a troop, attending a series of programs, events or even travel!  Volunteers can support the development of these future leaders either directly or by supporting other volunteers.


      Girl Scouts of Western Washington is seeking a skilled manager of staff and volunteers to lead and support our staff and volunteers for the Peninsula Region.  They will ensure that quality Girl Scout program opportunities are available to girls K-12 in our Peninsula Region – Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, Grays Harbor, Mason Counties.  The Peninsula Regional Director will work in partnership with a cross-functional staff structure to direct all recruiting, retention and programmatic aspects of Girl Scouts in the Peninsula Region.  If you are passionate about volunteer management and youth development we would love to hear from you!  This is a full-time, exempt position with an excellent health benefits package and generous paid leave. 


      To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@... indicating the position title, your last name and where you saw this posting in the subject line of your e-mail.


      Girl Scouts of Western Washington values diversity.  Girl Scouts is a welcoming, inclusive organization.  Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



      Essential Functions:


      ·         Responsible for directing, leading and overseeing staff and partnering with community volunteer teams that will ensure girls participating in Girl Scouts – through troops and other ‘pathways’ - within the assigned geographic area experience quality program based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).  The program and quality should support the organization’s strategic plan and program initiatives and whenever possible link to GSUSA program curricula, such as Journeys. 

      ·         Supervise assigned staff (currently four). Recruit, interview, hire, provide training and development as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide conflict management and discipline as needed, and terminate if necessary. Provide regular one-on-one meetings with staff to ensure goal achievement, performance management and timely support to troops and service unit volunteers, conduct staff team meetings. Support staff retention and professional growth.

      ·         Develop, implement and oversee an annual recruiting and retention plan for the assigned region aligned with the organization’s growth goals.   Utilize effective marketing and advertising tools and strategies, actively support Community Development Manager, volunteer recruitment teams and work in collaboration with other departments to achieve membership growth goals. 

      ·         Responsible for timely placement of girl and volunteers into Girl Scout troops using consistent processes, including timely communication and database.

      ·         Supervise volunteer teams (service units) in Kitsap County. Provide guidance and support to service unit volunteers that lead coordinated programmatic events and activities for girls and strengthening volunteer support at the service unit level, using the Safety Checkpoints and Risk Management procedures.

      ·         Direct on-going development of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) programming to troops by creating and delivering program support materials, volunteer workshops that are focused on grade-level groupings, and informal learning opportunities for troop leaders that strengthen troop retention. Support volunteers via orientations and networking opportunities focused on grade-level groupings. Coordinate and support Bronze and Silver Awards to girls in troops.



      ·         Support activities to establish community collaborations to promote the council’s commitment to reach every girl, everywhere by ensuring that membership plans reach out to and are accessible to all racial/ethnic groups, underserved and not served populations.

      • Support Community Development in the development and implementation of annual regional membership plan within an assigned service area or region.


      • In addition to the above, perform other duties as assigned.



      ·            Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent education and work experience.

      ·            Minimum three years’ experience successfully managing or supporting volunteers in direct or indirect program delivery.

      ·            Minimum two years’ experience supervising employees.

      ·            Demonstrated ability to work with culturally and racially diverse groups preferred.

      ·            Demonstrated success working in cross-functional teams.

      ·            Knowledge of youth development strongly preferred.

      ·            Knowledge of Girl Scout program helpful.

      ·            Excellent customer experience/service skills.

      ·            Strong interpersonal and communication skills necessary to be able to work with individuals at all levels and backgrounds. 

      ·            Previous work experience utilizing conflict resolution skills.

      ·            Availability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends as necessary.

      ·            Ability and willingness to work remotely or from a home office, on occasion.

      ·            Skilled in Outlook, Word and Excel, and familiarity with Access or other database system.

      ·            Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritizes deadlines, work independently, take initiative, highly organized, and maintain confidentiality in a fast paced and challenging work environment.

      ·            Valid Washington State driver’s license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography.

      ·            Satisfactory results from criminal background search.

      ·            Willingness to maintain membership in Girl Scouts.


      About Girl Scouts of Western Washington

      Girl Scouts is for every girl and we are committed to serving girls who face sometimes overwhelming obstacles through programs such as Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, serving the daughters of women in prison, Girl Scouts Fostering A Future, serving girls who are in foster care, Girl Scouting in the School Day meeting with girls in area elementary and middle schools and Skills For Life, serving girls in low income housing communities, many of whom are new to this country. We currently serve over 26,000 girls in partnership with nearly 13,000 volunteers throughout seventeen counties in western Washington.  In addition to our headquarters, we operate field offices located in Bellevue, Bremerton, DuPont and Marysville, as well as six camp properties: Camp Lyle Mcleod and Camp St. Albans near Belfair, Camp Robbinswold on the Hood Canal, Camp Evergreen near Longview, Camp Klahanee near Hoquiam and Camp River Ranch, near Carnation.

       Girl Scouts of Western Washington staff is committed to upholding the following values in our work:

      Diversity • Balance • Fun • Dependability • Stewardship • Respect • Integrity • Transparency • Collaboration • Innovation • Dynamic

      An Equal Opportunity Employer




      Lizzy Weibling

      Human Resources Assistant

      Girl Scouts of Western Washington

      601 Valley Street    Seattle    WA  98109

      Direct: 206-826-2198    Main:  206-633-5600 ext. 271

      Fax: 206-633-5099 Toll Free: 800-767-6845 ext. 271

      lweibling@... □ www.girlscoutsww.org

        Courage    Confidence    Character 


      Girl Scout Cookies are coming! Whether you’re craving Thin Mints, dreaming about Samoas, or want to get your hands on some Savannah Smiles, your wait is almost over. Mark your calendars, because Girl Scouts across the region will begin selling cookies in front of local businesses March 1!


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