REPORTS TO: Director of Membership
STATUS: Salary Exempt—Full-time
SERVICE CENTER: Madison
Rewarding career opportunity at the premiere leadership organization for girls.
Under the guidance of the Director of Membership the Membership Specialist – Recruitment actively works to develop and increase girl and adult membership, promote the image of Girl Scouting in the community, increase visibility of Girl Scouting and broaden the base for community support. S/he serves as the primary point of contact for external audiences in assigned geographic regions with a focus on recruitment of members, identification of community cultivation partners and program partners. This individual will use their expertise of the assigned geographic territory to strategically identify prospects, make effective presentations and grow our membership and base of support.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plans and implements a comprehensive plan for girl and adult membership growth/recruitment by utilizing market data, membership trends, under represented populations and other pertinent information relevant to designated geographic areas.
- Increases girl membership by developing new and enhancing existing community partnerships as well as working with volunteers to develop and implement recruitment plans .
- Designs, develops, presents and evaluates a recruitment plan for each assigned Membership Area to create a specific plan of action to achieve monthly membership goals.
- Understands and manages reports to track and evaluate membership recruitment efforts, retention, strategic plan progress, and membership market share.
- Works with volunteers and community partners to deliver the Girl Scout program to under-served communities.
- In conjunction with the Membership Specialist - Retention, manages placement lists for assigned Membership Areas.
- Assures continuity of Girl Scout programs through recruiting, training, developing, and supervising Membership Area Leadership Team members and ensuring succession planning for these roles. Responsible for managing Troop Development Coordinator, as well as finding a Lead Recruitment Coordinator for each membership area as well as an additional Recruitment Lead in each school district.
- Creates relationships with principals for each assigned Membership Area to allow for successful recruitment night coordination, troop meeting locations and delivery of volunteer-led series programming within the schools. Ensures meeting location and budget.
- Works in partnership with Membership Specialist-Retention to identify gaps in service within geographic area and develop and execute a plan to ensure that our membership is reflective of the community in which we serve and to work towards a growing membership market share.
- Works in partnership with the Volunteer Management Department and Program Department to assign trained Series Pathway volunteers to available sites.
- Cultivates local business and community organizations to identify potential collaborations and fundraising opportunities, research community resources and needs and implement local program and service opportunities. Plans, designs and implements innovative strategies to ensure the effective delivery of membership services; determines the need for additional support by assessing community needs and actively cultivating community collaborations.
- Enhances the role of Girl Scouting in the community by interpreting and promoting Girl Scouting to community groups in order to establish and maintain strong community partnerships to grow community-based programs and resources.
- Raises public awareness in the community on issues related to girls.
- Provides professional and quality customer service to members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
- Promotes and supports the council’s fund development efforts.
- Supports Badgerland Council alumnae recruitment and retention,
- Contributes toward the effectiveness of council AA/EEO guidelines by reaching out to all diverse groups; provides equal access by acquiring knowledge and understanding of affirmative action; exhibits a nondiscriminatory attitude in all internal and external working relationships.
- Performs other related duties as requested.
Interpersonal Relations; Team Building; Customer Responsiveness; Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct; Self-Management; Time Management; Fostering Diversity; Judgment and Decision Making; Problem Solving; Conflict Management; Adaptability; Oral Communication; Written Communication; Public Speaking; Information Management; Organizational Knowledge; Leadership; Membership Policies, Standards, and Resources; Marketing Knowledge; Marketing Skill; Networking; Volunteer Relations; Volunteer Management; Project Management; Project Evaluation; Fund Development; Mentoring and Development; Child Development; Adult Education; Budget Administration; Graphic Design
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Willingness and ability to achieve established girl/adult membership and girl/adult retention goals in the current membership year, ensuring that the membership is reflective of the community we serve
- Excellent organizational skills, including prioritizing and planning assignments; managing multiple priorities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Ability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends
- Possess a valid Driver’s License and have access to a reliable vehicle
- Capable of lifting 25 pounds
- Must be self-motivated with proven public relation skills
- Ability to maintain accurate records and data
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required.
- Ability to motivate volunteers
- Work with individuals from diverse racial, cultural, religious, and socio-economical backgrounds in a professional manner
- Good working knowledge of Girl Scout philosophy and programming, and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of Girl Scouts.
- Be (or become) a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA
- Knowledge of membership and program development; maintain effective working relationships with staff and volunteers.
- Such knowledge and ability would normally be gained following graduation from an approved college or university with a Bachelor Degree in a related field. Other combinations of education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered.
- Prior experience in outside sales, marketing, community relations, or other relevant area is preferred.
Email cover letter and resume to Kathy Busse, Director of Human Resources at HR@gsbadgerland.org
Monster - 10 months ago