Director of Programs

Girl Scouts   •  

Harrisburg, PA

Industry: Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 181 days ago

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Job Summary

The Director of Programs is responsible for developing, organizing and implementing council-led Girl Scout programs and matrices that align with organizational priorities, goals and outcomes and provide a variety of opportunities for girl participation.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop, organize and implement council-led Girl Scout programs and program resources.

• Ensure that all council-led programs align with organizational priorities, goals and outcomes.

• Strategically encourage girl participation in council-led programming by offering a variety of age-appropriate delivery methods and programming pathways.

• Develop and maintain a strategic alliance with volunteer base of 8,000+ members) that proactively provides ongoing program and event training, support, guidance and feedback, leading to quality programming efforts and increasing girl participation.

• In coordination with the Director of Facilities and the Program Manager, supports a high quality, multi-faceted outdoor experience offered at various Council facilities.

• Supports efforts to ensure camp properties are properly maintained and meet all ACA and GSUSA health and safety guidelines.

• Work collaboratively with other departments to develop, market and evaluate all council-led programming efforts.

• Provide direction to the program team around volunteer and staff training and support that ensure the successful implementation of council-facilitated programming.

• Create, maintain, and support infrastructure to support volunteer training of a robust outdoor experience delivered through volunteers. Trainings will include, but are not limited to day camp, archery, first aid, and more.

• Serve as lead staff liaison on all program-related volunteer committees and task forces.

• Work to actively cultivate collaborative relationships with community organizations, agencies and businesses in support council-led programming efforts.

• Develop and manage fiscally responsible program budgets.

• Directly supervise the Program Manager and Program Coordinators.

• Stay abreast of and strategically incorporate national, regional and local trends/issues affecting girls and GSUSA’s changes, trends, and requirements into programming efforts.

• Become council expert on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, specifically, all National Program Portfolio including badge and journey requirements, in order to purposefully incorporate curriculums into GSHPA events and activities, as well as providing training and ongoing insight to all staff.

• Work with the Product Sales Team and membership staff in order to help plan, coordinate and facilitate product sales themed activities, events, and/or volunteer facilitated product program activities.

• Travel throughout the Council to meet with members, collaborate with diverse community groups and represent the Council in the community.

• Ensure that all offerings are consistent with GSUSA guidelines; GSUSA health and safety standards; and local, state, and federal laws.

• Make recommendations for staff concerning hiring, salary changes, promotions, transfers and terminations.

• Provide professional, quality customer service to members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.

• Perform other duties as assigned in support of Council-wide initiatives and/or cross functional teams.

EOE/Committed to Diversity

Job Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required.

• Five years’ experience developing, conducting and/or supervising innovative youth programs and support systems.

• Five years supervisory experience.

• Previous experience working in a camp environment preferred.

• Ability to focus on solution-based problem solving by recognizing and responding to opportunities for proactive resolution.

• Experience in the development of budgets and ability to manage financial resources effectively.

• Strong communication, organization and time management skills, as well as public speaking and program capabilities.

• Proven track record of developing and maintaining successful community collaborations.

• Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve problems.

• Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.

• Ability to work a flexible schedule and a willingness to travel throughout the council.

• Car and valid driver’s license necessary to carry out assignments.

• Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages.

• Ability to work cooperatively in furtherance of stated goals.

• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office software.

• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

• Ability to traverse rough terrain for at least one mile.

• Ability to work in the out of doors.

• Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.

Job #: 3986