Meaningful work with serious impact
Senior Director of Membership (Former Employee) – Alameda, CA – June 24, 2016
I live a life based on personal mission and require my work to have meaning and value. Girl Scouts of Northern California provides that. Building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the better place is a worthy cause everyday.
I had growth and leadership opportunities at every turn, receiving promotions nearly every year. I participated in strategic planning, organization development, implementation of Salesforce, and was in charge of the 100th anniversary event serving 25,000 participants.
I loved the collaboration and partnership of staff and volunteers working together for common solutions. The job requires great communication and collaboration skills, dedication, and follow through. I learned how to be a better listener and to provide information and services people really need.
Management was transparent and collaborative. It was inspiring to work for a place focused on a mission we could all believe in.
Coworkers were fun, funny, hard working, and totally dedicated. They live and breathe the mission.
Work-life balance is hard in non-profits. There is more work than all of us can do combined.
The best part of working for Girl Scouts is witnessing the personal growth in girls and adult volunteers, and professional development of staff. Everyone grows through Girl Scouts and it's a pleasure to be a part of that expansion of human potential.