Director of Program
Girl Scouts of Western New York - Depew, NY

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POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Program provides leadership in the implementation and utilization of national program curricula and the development of the annual program plan and schedule that supplements and enriches the national offerings. He or she reviews and approves project plans for conformance to program strategy, plans and schedules and ensures the ongoing monitoring and modification of program elements to include budgets, schedules, and quality parameters.
The Director of Program ensures that program development and implementation supports the council’s program plan and strategic business goals, utilizes the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and links to national program curricula.
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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Oversees all associated program components to include costs, quality specifications, links to national program, staff and volunteer delivery, risk management and logistical support.
  • Manages and supervises work of staff and volunteers delivering council-sponsored programs for girls.
  • Ensures council-wide program experiences are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, are customized to address the needs and interests of girls, and meet designated leadership program outcomes.
  • Ensures the use of the national program curricula as the basis to research, design, adjust, and source other tools, resources, and materials that assist volunteers and employed staff in enriching and customizing the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Seeks and disseminates information on community resources and possible collaborative partnerships that link to and build upon the national program, and keeps current on all national Girl Scout curricula, as well as trends, best practices, regulations, and organizational initiatives impacting resource development.
  • Supervises Program Managers, Community Partnership Coordinator, Program Aide Specialist, Program Aides.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of program development, training, volunteer management, or related experience required. Master’s preferred.
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Previous experience in grant creation and implementation.
  • Experience overseeing the development, implementation and management of outcomes-based youth programming.
  • Ability to gather, assess, process and present data and information.
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and organizational skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Bilingual a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and Outlook.

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