Chief Executive Officer, Girl Development
We build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We create a space where all girls belong. We engage their leadership skills and encourage them to use their voices to advocate for their communities and causes. We nurture curiosity and environmental stewardship of our natural world by giving girls access to adventure and the outdoors. We support their entrepreneurial skills with real-life experiences to learn the fundamentals of financial management and running their own business from a young age. We build bridges to STEAM education and activities—providing girls more access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math than any other organization in the country.
We are not just cookies and crafts. We are Girl Scouts of Silver Sage and you can help shape the future of our girl-led organization as the Chief Executive Officer. Here, you’ll serve more than 5,000 members across Southern Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Northern Nevada; manage a budget of $3M; lead 30 full-time employees; and oversee the leases and management of six beautiful properties.
Our Council is headquartered in thriving Boise, Idaho: a hub of tech, culture, arts and world-class outdoor recreation, in a Top Ten nationally ranked city for best places to live and work.
If you’re ready to make an impact, let’s dive in.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership, strategic direction and vision to help achieve the Girl Scouts mission in partnership with the Council’s Board of Directors and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA). The CEO ensures the Council inclusively serves and reflects the diversity of families and communities represented throughout the Silver Sage region. This leader works closely with the Board of Directors and senior Council management team to shape the Council business strategy in order to advance the Girl Scout movement across the Council region. He or She also works to develop measurable goals and objectives to execute and implement this strategy.
Our Strategic Objectives for 2021
We live in extraordinary times. Amidst unprecedented pandemic and economic uncertainties, our Board, Staff, and members remain resilient and positive as we seek not only to adapt but to thrive when unexpected circumstances arise. Our three strategic goals for 2021 are:
- Sustain membership by ensuring we’re the organization of choice for girls.
- Scale resources while embracing our values to remain viable and vital.
- Build authentic relationships through mission-aligned partnerships, stewardship, storytelling, and elevation of our brand.
Your Core Competencies
● Strategic Thinking
● Business Acumen
● Effective Communication
● Collaborative Leadership
● Growth Mindset
What the Role will Entail
- Lead with vision and integrity to ensure Council’s mission effectiveness and fiscal well-being. (30%)
- Empower, equip, and inspire staff and volunteers to create a place of belonging that meets the needs of girls, families, and communities, drawing from data-driven analyses as well as customer experiences. (40%)
- Ensure Council adherence to Board governance requirements and movement alignment with GSUSA. (30%)
What You Bring to the Table:
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Business, Communications, Marketing, or other applicable field, or a minimum 10 years of equivalent experience
- Experience in senior management, including strategic planning, HR fundamentals, and budget oversight. If we were to ask your previous colleagues about your strengths, “collaboration, delegation, empathy, and systems-thinking” might be some of the words to arise. You are equally comfortable with high tech and high touch, and equally capable of balancing strategic conversations and holistic views of an organization with tactile “in the trenches” work. You inspire those around you by living your belief that no task is too big or too small for your role.
- Experience in Girl Scouting highly beneficial.
- Demonstrable success in fundraising and non-profit management in a volunteer-driven organization. You come to the table ready to continue to build key relationships across Idaho, Oregon, and Nevada and may already have existing, influential relationships in these areas.
- A strong commitment to equity, inclusion and justice, and the desire to help make the world and Girl Scouts a more equitable place to be. You’re enthusiastic about building a team that represents the girls we serve and working to serve diverse communities.
- Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking. You are passionate about the community described herein and the idea of being a community advocate for one of the world’s most respected brands energizes you.
- Bilingual (Spanish) a plus. Speaking Spanish would help you extend a welcoming hand to families, communities and partners in our region, where 22% of girls identify as Latina.
If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you and share even more about the opportunity and our Council. Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position. Let’s change the world together!