Girl Scouts of Alaska announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO.
Evergreen is a retained search firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for over a decade serving the interests of Girl Scout councils across the entire country. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Girl Scouts of Alaska is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the region, seeking to bring out the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place. The council has current membership of more than 5,000 girls, 1,500 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 22 full- and part-time employees.
It has an annual operating budget of $2.5 million, and operates headquarters in Anchorage, a field office in Juneau, and two camp properties to provide year-round engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members, and community partners.
All Girl Scouting programs and activities – from camping to computing, arts to engineering, service projects to field trips – are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.
The CEO will act in partnership with the board of directors to enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the nation’s leaders in membership services and innovation.
The CEO will direct the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the council’s goals. In addition, the CEO will ensure that pluralism is a core value within the council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
Responsible for stewardship of the council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the council’s large service area.
The CEO’s important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financialsupport by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority.
The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.
Key objectives for the incoming CEO in the coming year include:
1. Grow girl and adult memberships. 2. Expand and diversify sources of funding while decreasing dependence on the Cookie Program.
3. Inspire others to high performance through personal leadership and courage, and foster a culture that encourages discussion, collaboration and team work and partnering between staff and volunteers.
4. Bring effective business management practices to the critical functions of finance, fundraising, human resources and membership development. Encourage discussion, collaboration and team work.
5. Increase the use of technology to manage processes and engage staff, volunteers, members, donors and community stakeholders.
6. Promote a culture of philanthropy and giving to support council programs, ensuring diverse, reliable, sustainable funding and financial stability.
From Denali to Ketchikan, the Canadian border to the Aleutians, Girl Scouts of Alaska serves girls in 90 communities south of the 63rd parallel.
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to youth development. Familiarity with Alaska is desired. In addition, this individual’s strengths will include broad based business skills with a minimum of four years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and five or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility.
The new CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills and experience, fiscal management of budgets in excess of $1-million and the ability to provide leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders.
The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and effective decision-making.
The CEO will possess a style of leadership that is transparent, embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures mutually agreed upon by the CEO and the board.
The CEO will be recognized as a community and business leader in the council’s region, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment. It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds.
Additional desiredqualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduatedegree, or comparable credentials, with advanced degree and training desired.
Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in Alaska are encouraged to apply.
If this is your background, and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls in this service area, we want to speak with you.
Job #: 4014