Harrisburg Headquarters Position to be filled Late Spring 2019 Apply immediately for consideration!
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new President & CEO. Evergreen is a retained search firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for over a decade serving the interests of Girl Scout councils across the entire country. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls across 30 counties in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, seeking to bring out the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place. The Council has current membership of 17,000 girls, 8,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 55 full- and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of $8.0 million, and operates offices in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lewisburg, Scranton, State College, and York. At Girl Scouts, girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ through a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects. All Girl Scouting programs and activities are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.
The President & CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the nation’s leaders in membership services and innovation. The President & CEO will direct the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition, the President & CEO will ensure that pluralism is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the President & CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the Council’s large service area. The President & CEO’s important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the Council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority. The President & CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.
Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the following areas:
1. Provide leadership for the implementation of the council strategic plan with particular focus on membership growth, creating a rewarding volunteer experience and expanding quality program opportunities. 2. Ensure the development of systems, training and other processes that will improve the volunteer experience. 3. Communicate on behalf of the organization as the principal outward facing executive. 4. Exhibit the highest personal effectiveness qualities of integrity, judgment, adaptability, and self-awareness as well as highly developed communication skills. 5. Inspire others to high performance through personal leadership and courage, and foster a culture that encourages discussion, collaboration and teamwork among staff and between volunteers, staff and community stakeholders. 6. Support the diversity of membership and enhance opportunities across all communities within the Council. 7. Elevate the Girl Scout mission and brand in the region to increase the Council's visibility and generate increased opportunities for community engagement with partners, funders, and community organizations.
The Council offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan with annual pay commensurate with experience. It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, long- and short-term disability and life insurance, a flexible spending account, as well as attractive personal time off. Other features include a 403b savings plan with up to 3 percent match, and an employee assistance program. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council. Relocation support will be considered.
HOW TO APPLY
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Council's need to fill this important position. For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:
Bob Perodeau, Principal Evergreen Executive Source, LLC E-mail: email@example.com Voice (800) 286 4009 www.egreensource.com
Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to the nonprofit sector, with emphasis on youth-serving programs. In addition, this individual’s strengths will include broad based business skills with a minimum of five years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and ten or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new President & CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills and experience, and fiscal management of significant budgets demonstrating the ability to manage the Council’s budget of $8.0 million. The ability to model leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders is essential.
The President & CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities to lead the Council. The President & CEO will possess a style of leadership that is transparent, embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures mutually agreed upon by the President & CEO and the Board. The President & CEO will be recognized as a community and business leader in the region, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment. It is essential that the President & CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community, and economic backgrounds.
Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. The President & CEO is expected to possess a minimum of an earned bachelor's degree, with advanced degree and relevant training desired.
Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania are encouraged to apply. If this is your background, and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls in this service area, we want to speak with you.