ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team
environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time to
check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the
skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who
make the world a better place.
If you are looking for a position whereby you can be part of
this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you
to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
In order to enhance in school and after school programming, the
Community Partnership Specialist is accountable for recruitment,
placement, retention, and support of girls for grant-funded programs
as well as provides formal and informal learning and recreational
activities for girls participating in programs throughout
Buffalo, Erie ad Niagra Counties.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
· Develops, maintains and extends relationships with
community groups, organizations and individuals to expand membership,
marketing and program opportunities to support Girl Scouting.
· Coordinate and provide the Girl Scout program, targeted
learning programs and recreational programs for girls through the
troop/group model. Develop program plans around the assigned National
· Support the development, implementation and monitor all
training for Program Facilitators.
· Together with membership teams establish short and long
range plans to achieve established membership objectives.
· Evaluates effectiveness of strategies, services, materials,
benefits, and policies relating to acquisition of new members and
recommends changes to attain goals.
· Supports year round recruitment efforts.
· Create a positive program atmosphere conducive to team
building and learning.
· Coordinate activities and programs by gathering materials
and arriving at the site at least 15 minutes prior to the session.
· Provide adequate supervision of girls by remaining on-site
until girls are picked up by a parent or the designated staff.
· Enforce site rules, procedures, and health and safety
standards. Follow specifications in the Safety Checkpoints.
· Maintain a solid Girl Scout appropriate rapport with girls,
parents, and other staff and/or volunteers in the group.
· Accurately complete and submit by deadline all required
paperwork including attendance records, weekly reports,
accident/injury reports, registration forms and fees, etc.
· Support recruitment of girls and adult volunteers for
after-school programming, traditional troop programming, GSWNY events
and camp by conducting outreach, attending recruitment events and
opportunities in schools and the community.
· Assist with implementation of Product Programs as part of
· Support the coordination and implementation of Council
Sponsored programs focusing on Girl Scout badge, journey work and
· Support the development and execution of the additional
department initiatives supporting volunteer troop leaders.
· Attend regular Program Team meetings and GSWNY all staff meetings.
· Attend and apply skills learned through required trainings.
· Other duties as required.
High school diploma or GED. Experience working with children
in diverse populations preferred.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication,
presentation and organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills
Demonstrated knowledge of basic budgeting.
The ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
Bilingual a plus.
Requires a combination of day, evening and weekend hours.
Ability to gather, assess, process and present program and
Ability to work with girls and adults of diverse ethnic,
racial, religious and economic backgrounds.
Become a registered member of the Girls Scouts of the USA, and
demonstrate support of the Girl Scouts mission.
Successfully complete required background checks.
Ability to self-transport to program, training and meeting sites.
Ability to visually and aurally supervise activities.
GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP:
All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual
membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must
be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to
enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.
Girl Scouts of Western New York offers competitive group health
benefits, 401(k) and various ancillary plan offerings, as well as
paid-time off and paid family leave to all full-time employees, and
anyone working 30 or more hours per week. GSWNY is also very
grateful to have many partnerships offering special deals and
incentives at local businesses to GSWNY employees throughout Western
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT:
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all
forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and
supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based
qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the
organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not
discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race,
religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical
disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or
any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.