Is visible, approachable, and accessible to
those in the community as a brand ambassador. Understands critical
issues affecting girls’ lives today, and advances Girl Scouts as the
thought leader and premier voice for girls at the local, state, and
federal level. Increases connections and with the community
involvement, specifically reaching into every area of the council
territory to ultimately nurture strategic relationships, increase
visibility, and grow membership numbers. Serves as an advocate for
Girl Scouting in the council and builds community awareness and
support for the council’s contribution to the community’s needs and values.
Working closely with the Board, oversees
change initiatives, strategic planning development and implementation.
Executes strategic plan, monitors progress, and evaluates
effectiveness. Identifies current internal and external realities,
including key economic, technological, demographic, and social trends.
Recognizes where the council needs to be in 3 to 5 years to deliver on
the mission. Spearheads the need for change, generates enthusiasm for
the change, and cultivates commitment to the change.
Talent & Team Development:
Builds and develops a cohesive
management team. Leads the team in the selection, management, and
retention of a talented council workforce committed to the Girl Scouts
mission. Builds trust and proactive engagement in staff assignments
and empowers them. Increases and maintains employee satisfaction.
Provides leadership and guidance for the design, development, and
implementation of volunteer and human resource systems to ensure that
the council can attract and retain a diverse and well-qualified talent
pool of volunteers and employed staff (i.e., develop and invest in
training for staff and volunteers).
Program & Product Development:
Oversees the effective
development and administration of the programs and products that
support the organization’s mission, vision, goals, and strategies.
Evaluates and advises on the impact of new programs, products, and
strategies aimed at stimulating and sustaining membership growth.
Monitors program initiatives and holds the organization accountable
for reasonable growth and change. Assists in removing barriers to
participation to ensure equal access and opportunity; makes membership
extension to untapped markets and underrepresented groups a council priority.
Fundraising & Financial Management:
contacts and organizational relationships to identify potential donors
and partners. Leads efforts to diversify funding sources. Provides
support to the Board in the development and execution of fund
development strategies to enable the council to address current and
long-term organizational sustainability. Manages the annual financial
planning and budget process and ensures all organizational divisions
operate within the approved budgets.