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Council Staff

 

We’re looking for the best and the brightest for these full-time, salaried positions with benefits.  These positions require some night and weekend availability, necessitating travel and non-traditional work hours at times.  Additionally, these positions will have individual and team-based pieces to their job responsibilities. 

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, we will consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.

Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts Heart of the South (GSHS) is seeking a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to serve as a strategic visionary complemented by a growth mindset, innovation and a contagious passion for the advancement of girls. The CEO is accountable for ensuring achievement of the Council's overall strategic plan and is charged with leading all aspects of the organization, including but not limited to community engagement, program development, fund development, membership development and efficient operations, fiscal and facilities management.

Interested candidates should resume or letter of interest to Kristy Lysik at Klysik@fgp.com.

Candidate Profile

GSHS Visibility:
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.

Strategic Leader:
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:
Leverages personal 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.

Candidate Background

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of executive experience within the community impact or nonprofit industry. Throughout their professional career, the candidate will need to have demonstrated success in fund development, vision, collaboration, leadership, managing diversity, community relations, planning, board relations, property management, and program delivery. They will be a diverse communicator, a proven decision- maker, and display a vision and passion for the youth enrichment experience.

Membership Manager - Greater Memphis Area

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

Our Membership Managers serve as part of the team responsible for girl and adult membership development and retention in their assigned geographic regions, as well as providing resources, support, and direction to volunteers. 

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in achieving the council’s corporate goals for girl and adult membership growth through:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Planning and initiating innovative membership recruitment and retention efforts to meet and exceed girl and adult membership goals in assigned areas
  • Implementing renewal/retention campaigns and processes that may include lapsed member, individual, troop, and family memberships
  • Analyzing statistical data for girl and adult membership to develop methods for recruitment, retention and expansion opportunities
  • Facilitating and working with service unit managers and other volunteers to provide direction for and support the recruitment and effective management of service teams
  • Directing, evaluating, developing and motivating volunteers, helping to resolve conflicts, and ensuring council resources are appropriately managed
  • Developing trust and credibility with volunteers and community partners by following through on projects and tasks in a timely manner
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing plans that assist volunteers in delivering a consistent, effective, high-quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls, parents, and other volunteers
  • Being well-versed in and knowledgeable about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Girl Scout ways & traditions, and all other Girl Scout resources
  • Ensuring volunteers obtain required training and recommend additional learning opportunities that align with volunteer interests
  • Serving as Council liaison to all volunteers in assigned jurisdiction
  • Providing input on and following up on the appointment, release, & reassignment of volunteers annually
  • Participating in service unit meetings a minimum of 3 to 4 times a year, or as requested
  • Attending troop meetings as requested and/or needed
  • Optimizing the use of technology in providing support for volunteers
  • Ensuring Girl Scouts is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scouts message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council
  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with all GSUSA and Heart of the South policies, safety standards and policies and procedures
  • Promoting Girl Scouts and expanding the base of community support through networking, and building community partnerships
  • Cultivating interest and support of key community leaders, institutions, schools, and businesses
  • Remaining informed of the activities of other departments and effectively communicating changes and updates
  • Representing the Girl Scouts Heart of the South in community activities and initiatives
  • Works with cross-functional teams to determine or develop innovative techniques to ensure the effective deployment of support services
  • Promote and assist with Council-wide programs, activities, events, public relations and/or fund development endeavors as need

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to network with community partners, schools, other youth serving organizations, volunteers, girls, and parents
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan and implement a multifaceted workload with minimum supervision and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with adults, girls and community groups reflective of the council's diversity
  • Ability to solve problems and make ethical decisions
  • Works well under pressure and adaptable to changing work environments
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as required
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and make ethical decisions
  • Highly organized, with superior problem resolution and analytical skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Must excel in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, social networking, and other web-based platforms
  • Candidate must successfully pass drug screen and criminal background and credit checks
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in community organizing, volunteer management, sales and marketing
  • 1 - 2 years of proven experience in volunteer management and leadership
  • Experience with customer service management systems (CRM) a plus but not required
Membership Manager - Mississippi Delta Area

We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

Our Membership Managers serve as part of the team responsible for girl and adult membership development and retention in their assigned geographic regions, as well as providing resources, support, and direction to volunteers.

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in achieving the council’s corporate goals for girl and adult membership growth through:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Planning and initiating innovative membership recruitment and retention efforts to meet and exceed girl and adult membership goals in the council's Mississippi Delta counties
  • Implementing renewal/retention campaigns and processes that may include lapsed member, individual, troop, and family memberships
  • Analyzing statistical data for girl and adult membership to develop methods for recruitment, retention and expansion opportunities
  • Facilitating and working with service unit managers and other volunteers to provide direction for and support the recruitment and effective management of service teams
  • Directing, evaluating, developing and motivating volunteers, helping to resolve conflicts, and ensuring council resources are appropriately managed
  • Developing trust and credibility with volunteers and community partners by following through on projects and tasks in a timely manner
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing plans that assist volunteers in delivering a consistent, effective, high-quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls, parents, and other volunteers
  • Being well-versed in and knowledgeable about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Girl Scout ways & traditions, and all other Girl Scout resources
  • Ensuring volunteers obtain required training and recommend additional learning opportunities that align with volunteer interests
  • Serving as Council liaison to all volunteers in assigned jurisdiction
  • Providing input on and following up on the appointment, release, & reassignment of volunteers annually
  • Participating in service unit meetings a minimum of 3 to 4 times a year, or as requested
  • Attending troop meetings as requested and/or needed
  • Optimizing the use of technology in providing support for volunteers
  • Ensuring Girl Scouts is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scouts message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council
  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with all GSUSA and Heart of the South policies, safety standards and policies and procedures
  • Promoting Girl Scouts and expanding the base of community support through networking, and building community partnerships
  • Cultivating interest and support of key community leaders, institutions, schools, and businesses
  • Remaining informed of the activities of other departments and effectively communicating changes and updates
  • Representing the Girl Scouts Heart of the South in community activities and initiatives
  • Works with cross-functional teams to determine or develop innovative techniques to ensure the effective deployment of support services
  • Promote and assist with Council-wide programs, activities, events, public relations and/or fund development endeavors as need

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to network with community partners, schools, other youth serving organizations, volunteers, girls, and parents
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan and implement a multifaceted workload with minimum supervision and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with adults, girls and community groups reflective of the council's diversity
  • Ability to solve problems and make ethical decisions
  • Works well under pressure and adaptable to changing work environments
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as required
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and make ethical decisions
  • Highly organized, with superior problem resolution and analytical skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Must excel in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, social networking, and other web-based platforms
  • Candidate must successfully pass drug screen and criminal background and credit checks
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in community organizing, volunteer management, sales and marketing
  • 1 - 2 years of proven experience in volunteer management and leadership
  • Experience with customer service management systems (CRM) a plus but not required
Membership Manager - Mississippi Golden Triangle Area

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

Our Membership Managers serve as part of the team responsible for girl and adult membership development and retention in their assigned geographic regions, as well as providing resources, support, and direction to volunteers. 

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in achieving the council’s corporate goals for girl and adult membership growth through:

  • In-depth knowledge of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Planning and initiating innovative membership recruitment and retention efforts to meet and exceed girl and adult membership goals in Calhoun, Chickasaw, Webster, Choctaw, Winston, Oktibbeha, Lowndes, Noxubee and Clay counties
  • Implementing renewal/retention campaigns and processes that may include lapsed member, individual, troop, and family memberships
  • Analyzing statistical data for girl and adult membership to develop methods for recruitment, retention and expansion opportunities
  • Facilitating and working with service unit managers and other volunteers to provide direction for and support the recruitment and effective management of service teams
  • Directing, evaluating, developing and motivating volunteers, helping to resolve conflicts, and ensuring council resources are appropriately managed
  • Developing trust and credibility with volunteers and community partners by following through on projects and tasks in a timely manner
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing plans that assist volunteers in delivering a consistent, effective, high-quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls, parents, and other volunteers
  • Being well-versed in and knowledgeable about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Girl Scout ways & traditions, and all other Girl Scout resources
  • Ensuring volunteers obtain required training and recommend additional learning opportunities that align with volunteer interests
  • Serving as Council liaison to all volunteers in assigned jurisdiction
  • Providing input on and following up on the appointment, release, & reassignment of volunteers annually
  • Participating in service unit meetings a minimum of 3 to 4 times a year, or as requested
  • Attending troop meetings as requested and/or needed
  • Optimizing the use of technology in providing support for volunteers
  • Ensuring Girl Scouts is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scouts message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council
  • Interpreting and ensuring compliance with all GSUSA and Heart of the South policies, safety standards and policies and procedures
  • Promoting Girl Scouts and expanding the base of community support through networking, and building community partnerships
  • Cultivating interest and support of key community leaders, institutions, schools, and businesses
  • Remaining informed of the activities of other departments and effectively communicating changes and updates
  • Representing the Girl Scouts Heart of the South in community activities and initiatives
  • Works with cross-functional teams to determine or develop innovative techniques to ensure the effective deployment of support services
  • Promote and assist with Council-wide programs, activities, events, public relations and/or fund development endeavors as need

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to network with community partners, schools, other youth serving organizations, volunteers, girls, and parents
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan and implement a multifaceted workload with minimum supervision and as a member of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with adults, girls and community groups reflective of the council's diversity
  • Ability to solve problems and make ethical decisions
  • Works well under pressure and adaptable to changing work environments
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends as required
  • Must possess a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Able to maintain a high level of confidentiality and make ethical decisions
  • Highly organized, with superior problem resolution and analytical skills
  • Able to work effectively under pressure with multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Must excel in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, social networking, and other web-based platforms
  • Candidate must successfully pass drug screen and criminal background and credit checks
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in community organizing, volunteer management, sales and marketing
  • 1 - 2 years of proven experience in volunteer management and leadership
  • Experience with customer service management systems (CRM) a plus but not required
Outdoor Program Director

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

The Outdoor Program Director is accountable for providing overall leadership and direction for the design, development, and delivery of council-wide outdoor programs. The Outdoor Program Director will be responsible for the development of Girl Scout Outdoor program resources that address the needs and interests of Girl Scout members and attract non-members to the organization. The Outdoor Program Director will also be responsible for furthering the mission of the council’s camp properties through the development and management of program, property development, marketing, and strategic operations.

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develops and implements council-wide outdoor programs and resources to meet the needs of girl members.
  • Plans marketing strategies to ensure the increased participation of Girl Scouts, non-members, and user groups in council-sponsored programs and properties.
  • Develops and directs the work of the outdoor program function to ensure safe and high-quality programs are offered.  Ensures that programs are cost effective and maximizes the use of council-owed sites.
  • Develops integrated objectives, action steps and budgets to manage property development and maintenance needs to ensure stewardship or council resources.
  • Ensures support systems for volunteers providing outdoor program or training are in place.
  • Create and evaluate camp programs that meet the needs and interests of the target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
  • Manages the daily operation of the summer resident camp.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.
  • Organize, lead, and promote interest in recreational activities, such as arts, crafts, sports, games, camping, non-motorized boating, swimming, and hobbies.
  • Manage the daily operations of outdoor recreational facilities.
  • Assign duties or work schedules to employees.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Qualifications/Requirements
  • Must excel in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, social networking, and other web-based platforms
  • Must have previous supervisory experience
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree with previous camp leadership experience.
  • Activity certifications a plus, but not required.
Outreach and Program Specialist

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

The Girl Scout Outreach & Program Specialist must facilitate strong, relevant, well-executed outcomes-based programs that assist in membership extension, membership retention and developing girls’ leadership skills.  Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership program to girl members and volunteers in specific interest-based areas.  Cultivate community partnerships and volunteer relationships.   Promote Girl Scouts Heart of the South through council-sponsored events and activities. Advance the Girl Scouts Heart of the South’s commitment to diversity through council-wide events and programs.  

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, facilitate, coordinate, and assist in Girl Scout program implementation on the council and local level and in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations for the purpose of building character, developing skills, and growing girl leadership potential.
  • Provide Girl Scout direct service programming through Community Troop initiatives
  • Maintain current knowledge about troop activities, girl interests, and the needs of the un-served/underserved populations
  • Implement innovative plan for community Troop program delivery
  • Maintains the necessary records and reports of programs, events, and activities for monthly management and yearly analysis.
  • Assist in STEM-based program for the council in the Possibility Place.
  • Cultivate the development of program enrichment opportunities in designated areas.
  • Increase knowledge, awareness, and support of Girl Scouting by participating in community activities and initiatives and by seeking out and involving groups and individuals who share our commitment to helping girls lead with courage, confidence, and character
  • Facilitate and coordinate weekly or monthly programs at schools, churches, or community centers for the purpose of increasing membership and developing girl leadership. 

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required. 

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to plan and implement a multifaceted workload with minimum supervision and to work as a member of a departmental team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to learn, subscribe to, and promote the Girl Scout philosophy
  • Ability to learn, understand, apply, interpret, and promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, policies, standards, and organizational structures
  • Ability to relate to and foster the contributions of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in child/youth development, program planning and implementation, and experiential education
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

 

Product Program Assistant

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

The Product Program Assistant will be primarily responsible for organizing, coordinating, updating, and maintaining the council’s product program operation, which includes both the Fall Product Program of nuts, candy and magazine items and the Girl Scout Cookie Program, while ensuring their success and maintaining customer satisfaction of the volunteers and families we serve.

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assist in developing and coordinating a timetable for each product program with the schedule of work for the council.
  • Assist with development, preparation, production, delivery, and logistics of marketing materials, program materials, training items, and all other items related to product program implementation.
  • Assist with the development of training related to product program and play an active role in the implementation of said trainings.
  • Assist with delivery agents and community partners regarding the selection of new delivery sites and the maintenance of existing delivery sites.
  • Assist with implementation of girl reward program including troop proceed structure and program awards.
  • Assist with the supervision, training, and recruitment of a core team of volunteers to promote product program.
  • Maintain an online database and records for core team volunteers, service unit volunteers, including booth sale locations, and product program events.  Generate reports as needed for finance, girl participation, volume, accurate volunteer listings and other requested reports.
  • Act as contact for general questions and information related to product program, in an effort to continue to educate and promote product program to council staff, volunteers and girl members.
  • Complete accurate statistical data and reports upon request in a timely manner.
  • Promote customer service focus and approach in all areas of job performance.
  • Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure with a minimum of supervision
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Positive attitude and the ability to be flexible.
  • Ability to manage multiple diverse responsibilities to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Program helpful
  • Some travel will be required to deliver materials/product, attend trainings, oversee delivery sites, etc.
  • Ability to work with volunteers and council employees in a professional manner
  • Should display courteous and team-oriented behavior with volunteers and coworkers
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Ability to analyze statistical data and reports and spreadsheets
  • Must excel in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite, G-Suite, social networking, and other web-based platforms
Education and/or Experience
  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience or have comparable work experience
  • Experience with detailed inventory practices and procedures a plus, but not required.
Program Specialist

Girl Scouts Heart of the South builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place and provides training and support to the adult volunteers who guide them. We are passionate about girl and adult leadership development and want individuals who are confident, energetic, self-starters who love communicating and connecting with people on our team. You must be driven and be able to work in a fast-paced environment, excel when given a challenge, and adjust well to change. You must be an excellent communicator with a desire to positively impact the lives of girls and the ability to enthusiastically share the Girl Scout story.

The Girl Scout Program Specialist must facilitate strong, relevant, well-executed outcomes-based programs that assist in membership extension, membership retention and developing girls’ leadership skills.  Provide leadership and direction in the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership program to girl members and volunteers in specific interest-based areas.  Cultivate community partnerships and volunteer relationships.   Promote Girl Scouts Heart of the South through council-sponsored events and activities. Advance the Girl Scouts Heart of the South’s commitment to diversity through council-wide events and programs.  

To apply, please send your resume to jobs@girlscoutshs.org with the name of the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, facilitate, coordinate, and assist in Girl Scout program implementation on the council and local level and in partnership with schools, churches, and other youth serving organizations for the purpose of building character, developing skills, and growing girl leadership potential.
  • Maintain current knowledge about troop activities, girl interests, and the needs of the un-served/underserved populations
  • Assist in STEM-based program for the council
  • Cultivate the development of program enrichment opportunities in designated areas.
  • Increase knowledge, awareness, and support of Girl Scouting by participating in community activities and initiatives and by seeking out and involving groups and individuals who share our commitment to helping girls lead with courage, confidence, and character
  • Create budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Create and distribute evaluations, interpret results

NOTE:  This information describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required. 

Qualifications/Requirements
  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to plan and implement a multifaceted workload with minimum supervision and to work as a member of a departmental team
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Work flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to learn, subscribe to, and promote the Girl Scout philosophy
  • Ability to learn, understand, apply, interpret, and promote the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, policies, standards, and organizational structures
  • Ability to relate to and foster the contributions of people from diverse backgrounds
  • Must provide own transportation
  • Travel within the Council’s jurisdiction is required.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or related experience in child/youth development, program planning and implementation, and experiential education
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

 


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Summer Camp Staff

Want to experience an unbelievable summer?! 
Apply to be a summer camp counselor and find out what you're really capable of.  You might just surprise yourself and you'll definitely have more fun than you ever imagined!  We post summer camp position openings each year in the spring.  Click Here to apply to work at Summer Camp 2023!

Summer Camp Jobs

What are YOUR plans for Summer 2023??

Imagine camping, hiking, and boating all summer while making a difference!

We'll be looking for passionate individuals to work with girls and young women next summer. Everything we do is focused on helping girls grow strong, building a safe community, and having fun!

Professional Development Opportunities
Summer starts with 7 days of intensive training that cover a wide variety of topics applicable throughout your career.

Topics include:

    Risk Management
    Emergency Procedures
    Age-group Characteristics
    Behavior Management
    Conflict Resolution
    Bullying Prevention
    Team Building
    Dealing with Homesickness
    Girl Scout Leadership Experience
    So much more!

Salary and Benefits
We value our staff and offer all our positions:
    Competitive Salaries
    Room and Board
    Training and Certifications

Who:  Female role models, ages 18 years and older
When:  May 30th - July 14th
Where:  Camp Tik-A-Witha, Van Vleet, MS

We typically have openings for the following positions:

Counselor:

  • Fun loving, enjoys being around kids ages 5-17
  • Innovative with new ideas and ways to have a good summer
  • Positive relationship with parents, kids, and staff throughout the summer.
  • Completion of High School or the equivalent.
  • Ability to be supervised by your peers.
  • Willingness and ability to live near or with campers.
  • Ability to guide campers and help them learn.
  • Willingness to develop skills in a variety of program areas. 

APPLY NOW!


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Internships

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is a wonderful place to explore your future career interests. Are you interested in non-profit, communications, community engagement and networking? We have a place for you.

We offer a variety of internships to meet your interests throughout our 59-county jurisdiction. 

Ready to apply? Send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you want to intern with the council to internships@girlscoutshs.org.