Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.
The District Executive selected will:
Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment, and training, fundraising, membership recruitment, and retention.
Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
Secure adequate financial support for programs in the assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.
Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.
Additional Salary Information: Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and ten-holiday observances.
About Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America
The Northeast Illinois Council, Boy Scouts of America has been building a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for thousands of America’s youth since 1929. We celebrate this legacy as we reaffirm our commitment to inspire and prepare future generations. Scouting is as vital and relevant today in Lake and northern Cook counties as it was when the journey began more than 100 years ago.