Program and Girl Award Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Personal Trainer
  • Anywhere

Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

Reports To: Director of Program and Training
FLSA Status: Exempt Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY
The Program and Girl Award Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of all aspects of
GSSN’s girl training and support services. In addition, the Program and Girl Award Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of other council-wide programming as determined.

Responsibilities include providing for the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience curriculum and program to girl members; management of the Girl Scout Highest Awards program (Bronze, Silver, and Gold
Awards); coordination, implementation, and continued support of the Program Aide, Leader-in-Action, and
Volunteer-in-Training mentoring awards; networking and collaborating within the community; the creation of effective, empowering curriculum and learning opportunities for girls. Responsibilities also include the development and implementation of and assistance with other council-wide programming as determined.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Girl Award Program Development and Delivery

  • Encourages and supports girls in attaining Girl Scout Highest Awards and Girl Scout Mentoring Awards
  • Advocates to girls, parents, and leaders the importance of attaining Girl Scout Highest Awards and Girl

Scout Mentoring Awards

  • Ensures the delivery of training to council volunteers (troop leaders, parents, mentors, etc.) on the requirements and procedures of the Girl Scout Highest Awards
  • Ensures proper documentation and format for Girl Scout Mentoring Awards and each individual Girl

Scout Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award

  • Ensures the dissemination of information to all eligible candidates on available scholarships and grants for Girl Scout Highest Awards and Girl Scout Mentoring Awards
  • Makes available opportunities to complete Cadette, Senior, Ambassador Journeys
  • Coordinates the “All that Glitters” celebration
  • Advocates to girls, parents, and leaders the importance of participating in Girl Scout Highest Awards,

Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and the GSSN Color Guard.

  • Ensures the retention and growth of the number of Girls Scouts participating in the GSSN Color Guard
  • Collaborates with the Membership Department to ensure programming reflects the interests and needs of the council’s girl population
  • Provides for the safety of all program participants through adherence to mandatory policies and procedures

Girl Award Volunteer Management and Support

  • Develops and trains a volunteer training corps for Girl Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring

Awards, and Color Guard

  • Develops and facilitates GSSN Gold Award Committee
  • Provides for high quality communication, customer service, and follow-up to meet the needs of volunteer trainers for Girl Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

  • Interprets and promotes Girl Scouting in the community to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Fosters interest in volunteer opportunities and increases visibility and support for Girl Scout Highest

Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

  • Provides advice, guidance, and support in all facets of volunteer engagement and development for Girl

Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

  • Evaluates, assesses, and recommends modifications to volunteer support structures for Girl Scout

Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

  • Builds and maintains relationships with volunteers for Girl Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring

Awards, and Color Guard and regularly communicates their value to the organization

  • Builds and maintains relationships with volunteers and regularly communicates their value to the organization

Content Expertise

  • Serves as a council-wide resource for the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio and provides ongoing coaching, support, and facilitation to assist staff and volunteers in using the curriculum
  • Serves as a content expert on Girl Scout processes, procedures, rules, and forms as related to Girl

Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

  • Promotes and preserves valued Girl Scout traditions with girls, staff, and volunteers
  • Serves as a council-wide resource for Girl Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and

Color Guard

Training and Curriculum Development

  • Ensures delivery of a consistent, high-quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls through staff and volunteers, and guides the customization of national program materials to fit program and girl training needs
  • Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates informative, interactive curricula and trainings for

Girl Scout Highest Awards programs, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards programs, and Color Guard, utilizing a variety of training methods to appeal to a wide variety of learning styles

Data Management

  • Processes essential forms promptly and accurately
  • Enters and maintains accurate data and records for both girls and adults related to Girl Scout Highest

Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, Color Guard, and the training associated with each of these

  • Prepares a variety of status reports, including activity, follow-up, and area needs assessments

Community Collaborations & Networking

  • Networks to build contacts and collaborations in the community
  • Interprets and promotes Girl Scouting to the community to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Extends Girl Scouting to the community through presentations, networking and relationship building with key community stakeholders; acts as an ambassador to promote the visibility of the Girl Scout organization and the accomplishments of Girl Scouts
  • Attends community events and meetings as directed

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

General Support of Departmental and Council Efforts

  • Assists in the creation, implementation, and management of departmental budgets
  • Ensures successful implementation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Serves as a positive role-model for girls and adults
  • Provides general program, girl training, and volunteer support as required
  • Engages in problem solving and conflict resolution to ensure a positive Girl Scouting experience for girls and volunteers
  • Collaborates with all departments within the organization and with members of assigned areas to meet and expand the geographic goals and objectives of the Girl Scout council

Membership Growth and Retention

  • Ensures the development and delivery of quality programs to support retention and growth of membership
  • Develops a communication and program plan to engage Individually Registered Members
  • Ensures Girl Scouting is open to all by delivering the Girl Scout message of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Collaborates with all departments within the organization and with members of assigned areas to meet the goals and objectives of GSSN

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred plus 1-3 years of relevant professional experience, or 5-7 years of relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated competency in planning and risk management
  • Experience in programming, training, volunteer facilitation, and/or educational background preferred
  • A desire and ability to work directly with girls, particularly girls ages 5-18
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to speak effectively before individuals and groups and network and cultivate community partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required; ability to interact with girls, staff, volunteers, and parents in a positive, professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality with work-related information
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a team member with staff and volunteers
  • Ability to manage a multi-project workload in multiple locations, exercise initiative, and meet deadlines
  • Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite software (Excel, MSWord, PowerPoint, Access), Outlook and Internet; must be capable of mastering our internal customer relationship manager software
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends on a regular basis
  • Must be able to take individual initiative and work independently with minimal oversight; be adaptable, organized, and attentive to details; reassesses own skills and identifies areas for improvement
  • Ability to use active listening techniques to create dialogue and build relationships with member, volunteers, staff, and community members

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance for necessary travel to meetings and events within council jurisdiction and occasionally beyond
  • Behavior consistent with the mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place
  • Required to learn and have a full understanding of Girl Scouts and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • First Aid/CPR Certification desirable

COMPETENCIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Individual should possess great communication skills and be able to work with customers including girls, staff, volunteers, parents, vendors, and community members. Individual must understand Girl Scout programming, training, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and have the confidence and skill set to provide trainings to small and large groups. Individual must maintain a high level of knowledge of the organization on a continual basis through staff, team, and departmental meetings; research, print, or online material; or other avenues available within the organization. Individual should possess the ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work while implementing a variety of Girl Scout programming and learning opportunities.

Authority and Accountability
Accountable to the Director of Program and Training. Employee has the authority to carry out work performance objectives agreed upon with their supervisor. Objectives are outlined annually and reported/reviewed at least quarterly. The primary duty will be the performance of office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer and includes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.

Supervisory Responsibility
Responsible for the recruitment, training, retention, and supervision of individual volunteers and volunteer task groups as related to Girl Scout Highest Awards, Girl Scout Mentoring Awards, and Color Guard

Required Training
GSUSA/GSSN training modules on the Girl Scout organization, Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and relevant girl leadership development programs and awards.

Language Skills
Ability to read documents, write reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before individuals and groups.

Mathematical Skills
Must be able to understand and perform math skills needed for the position (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, fractions, and proportions to practical solutions) either with or without a calculator. Be able to create and maintain budgets, balance accounts, calculate demographic data, statistical data and interpret how it relates to membership.

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form and carry them out. Ability to apply conflict resolutions skills in a variety of situations between staff, volunteers, and girl members.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software
(MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), Outlook, and Internet. The individual will be trained on and be responsible for developing proficiency with internal tools and resources.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Current driver’s license required. Employees who use privately owned vehicles for council business are responsible for complying with local, state and federal laws. Employees will be required to carry a current driver’s license, vehicle registration, and personal and public liability insurance which meets state and council requirements. First Aid/CPR certification desirable.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear, write, type, and carry. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with arms and hands. Physical demands are normal to office duties. The position may require you to be subjected to outside environments that include heat, cold, rain, snow, ice, humidity, noise, traffic conditions, and uneven surfaces from time to time to attend trainings, meetings, or events.

  • Vision – close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus with the ability to read a computer screen, paperwork, and other written materials.
  • Manual dexterity – to handle phones, paperwork, pens, pencils, keyboard data entry, money, merchandise and operate a vehicle.
  • Sit /Stand – for extended periods of time
  • Gripping/Grasping – paperwork, pens, pencils, phone, other office equipment
  • Writing – words, letters, numbers, symbols, using a pen, pencil or other writing instrument
  • Keying – ability to type using a keyboard
  • Carrying – o documents, paperwork often up to 10 lbs. – regularly o other office supplies from 25 to 30 lbs. – occasionally
  • Driving – Ability to drive a vehicle for up to 5 hours

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The main duties are performed inside an office or building but on occasion may be held outside. This position consistently requires the individual to travel exposing them to traffic and weather conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020
occasionally exposed to heat, cold, rain, snow, ice, humidity, dirt, dust, wind, noise, uneven surfaces, and traffic conditions. Customarily this position requires travel within the Reno/Sparks and outlying areas on a consistent basis. On occasion the employee will be assigned to travel to the organization’s regional areas
(Sierra Nevada) including Eastern and Central Nevada as well as the Eastern California area stretching from the Oregon/California border to the Southern area of Bishop, California and as far east as Elko/Spring
Creek and the Utah border.

Mental Requirements
The employee is required to have the ability to learn and comprehend basic instructions and carry them out. The employee is required to coordinate eyes, hands, and fingers rapidly and accurately in order to type, write, operate a vehicle. The employee is required to have the ability to understand the meaning of words and respond effectively. The employee is required to have the ability to perform basic arithmetic accurately and quickly as defined in the qualifications.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.

It is the policy of the Council to comply with all the relevant and applicable provisions of the Federal
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as state and local laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities. The Council will not discriminate against any qualified employee or job applicant because of a person’s physical or mental disability with respect to any terms, privileges, or conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, and training.
Essential functions and requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Where necessary and feasible, reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified disabled employees to perform the essential functions of the job in question, as long as the accommodation does not cause the Council undue hardship or violate any other policy. All employees are required to comply with safety standards. Applicants who pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace, which threat cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodation, will not be hired.

The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Reviewed with employee by:

_________________________________ ________________________
Manager’s Name Date

Position Title: Program and Girl Award Specialist
Date: October 10, 2020

Received and accepted by:

_________________________________ ________________________
Employee’s Name Date

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35,568.00 – $40,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Work Location:

  • Multiple locations

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented — quality and precision-focused
  • Innovative — innovative and risk-taking
  • Outcome-oriented — results-focused with strong performance culture
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Company’s website:

  • https://www.gssn.org/en/our-council/careers.html

Company’s Facebook page:

  • https://www.gssn.org/en/our-council/careers.html

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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