The Program Specialist is accountable for the design, preparation, and delivery of
events and activities providing the premier leadership experience that meets the needs
of diverse girls in southeastern Wisconsin.
1. Deliver and extend Girl Scout activities by preparing and implementing innovative and relevant leadership experiences at events for girls.
2. Contribute towards the effectiveness of council AA/EEO guidelines by acquiring knowledge and understanding of affirmative action by exhibiting nondiscriminatory behavior in all internal and external relationships.
1. Provide effective development, delivery and implementation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by planning, preparing and leading quality events and activities that are accessible to girl members.
2. Assist in record-keeping and evaluation of events and activities to ensure girls’ voices are infused in future event development to meet the needs and interests of all girl members.
3. Assist in the recruitment, training, scheduling, and tracking of adult event volunteers and teen Girl Scouts who help facilitate events.
4. Collaborate with individuals, agencies and organizations maximizing benefits to girls at events to achieve Girl Scout visibility within the community.
5. Contribute to the planning, reporting, and budgeting processes to support the operational management.
6. Ensure implementation of health and safety guidelines and procedures for all events and activities.
7. Support fund development efforts for program initiatives.
8. Remain current in trends of issues affecting girl programs.
9. Work with other staff and volunteers to ensure that events and activities comply with Girl Scout standards, national and council policies and procedures, and applicable state and local laws.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Keyword: Program Specialist
- Education and/or experience in related fields;(i.e. leadership and self-esteem, STEM, the arts, health and wellness, literacy, business literacy, environmental awareness.)
- Experience in curriculum development and implementation of events and activities for youth from urban and rural communities.
- Desire to work with children to foster enthusiasm and interest in learning.
- American Red Cross First Aid/CPR or equivalent certification desired at time of employment--required within six months of hire date.
- Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with girls, volunteers, community, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
- A self-starter, who can work independently, takes initiative, usesdiscretion, maintains confidentiality, is flexible, thrives in an ever changing and fast-paced environment, is organized and has a strong attention to detail.
- Ability to lift 20 pounds, walk long distances and stand for up to 8 hours.
- Willingness to subscribe to the Girl Scout philosophy and program standards and enroll as a Girl Scout member which includes paying a nominal membership fee annually.
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, and weekends.
- Have access to dependable transportation, valid driver’s license, compliance with the council’s policy of automobile insurance limits, and a driving record that meets the requirements for coverage of the council’s business auto insurance carrier.
From: Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast