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 Girl Leadership Specialist

Reports To: Girl Leadership Manager
Status Exempt, Full-Time Salaried
Location: Mableton Service Center
Last Updated: August 2013

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) includes what we do with girls, how we do it and how girls will benefit and is at the heart of the Girl Scout Program. The GSLE provides a framework that enables girls to build their leadership skills through three keys: Discover (girls understand themselves and their values), Connect (girls care about, inspire and team with others locally and globally), and Take Action (girls act to make the world better) which are reinforced through three processes (Girl Led, Learn by Doing and Cooperative Learning).

The Girl Leadership Specialist will participate in the ongoing strategic development and tactical execution of a programmatic approach to supporting volunteers in delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) to girls across the Council. Since the GSLE model is at the heart of Girl Scouting, it is essential that volunteers are well trained and clearly understand their role and the resources available to them for the purposeful and effective delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls.

    Deploy the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Act as the ambassador for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) which includes being able to clearly explain what it is, why it is important and can train others in how to deliver the experience
  • Serve as event lead for council events to serve 2000-3000 participants. Identify and secure community partners, vendors and target audiences. Coordinator event logistics before, during and after events
  • Partner with membership to create alternative delivery models for middle school and high school girls and train volunteers to implement these models
  • Participate in training council staff and volunteers in the GSLE and on utilizing the resources to teach it – such as Journeys, Customize the Journey, etc.
  • Brainstorm and support annual conferences / symposiums that position Girl Scouts as the community experts on girls

  • Develop strategic partnerships to create opportunities for girls and volunteers
  • Identify key strategic partners and manage assigned partners to include proactive communication, negotiating program opportunities as well as any additional opportunities such as funding, marketing or gifts in kind
  • Support girl committees to engage and support middle and high school members
  • Recruit and utilize volunteers to teach the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in the key program areas of STEM, healthy living, financial literacy (money management) and career / mentoring

  • Promote broad participation of girls earning the high level awards – Bronze, Silver and Gold
  • Be knowledgeable of all requirements for girls to earn Bronze, Silver and Gold and for adults to support them
  • Proactively communicate the value of these awards both internally and externally
  • Provide training to girls and volunteers to prepare them to earn the awards
  • Assist in creating tracking mechanisms for the high level awards to allow us to capture the girls’ personal information as well as the details of the project

  • Coordinate and support the Take Action model at the council level
  • Help to identify Take Action partners and promote opportunities
  • Help to track the service projects and hours completed by girls

  • General support
  • As the Girl Voice advocate, in order to ensure that we are utilizing Girl Voice at the council level, use feedback mechanisms from girls to ensure that we are offering relevant programs
  • Utilize social media to promote program opportunities, survey girls and create interest in program areas

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Ability to commit to the organizational goals of the Council
  • Proven experience in effectively organizing and managing multiple, diverse groups of people such as volunteers, staff, community organizations and individuals including communicating, delegating, supporting
  • Development and management of budgets
  • Skills in conflict management required
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations, manage time effectively, multi-task and work independently to achieve results
  • Ability to use technology and learn new applications
  • Expected to provide and wear the Girl Scout uniform when appropriate or on council business
  • Ability to speak Spanish - desirable
  • Valid GA drivers license – required
  • Reliable transportation
  • Proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Immigration documentation – required
  • Requires the physical mobility to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time. Requires the physical ability to occasionally lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Periodically requires occasional long or unusual hours, including weekends and nights
  • Must successfully complete a criminal and credit background check

For immediate consideration, please send a resume, cover letter and salary history & requirements to jobs@gsgatl.org with “Girl Leadership Specialist” in the subject line. Resumes will not be considered without cover letter and salary history & requirements attached.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.