Leadership and Learning Specialist


Girl Scout Leadership Experience-Pathways Focus



Position Summary: The Leadership Learning Specialist for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience works within a designated region and is responsible for ensuring the delivery of the national leadership curricula and for customizing, enriching, and supplementing it as needed for different venues. She/he plans for and/or participates in work involving consultation and support to the local level of Girl Scouting, quality specifications, and outcomes assessment. Works collaboratively with Leadership Learning Specialists for Volunteerism to create strategies, resources and tools to support volunteer utilization of national program curricula and delivery of their assigned pathway for the council jurisdiction.



Council Expectations of Employee:

  • Adheres to council policies and procedures 
  • Acts as a role model within and outside the council
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Behaves and communicates in a positive and respectful way
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize work load
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets department and individual performance goals and standards
  • Ensures that diversity and pluralism are embraced and incorporated into the work of the council


Major Accountabilities:

1. Participates in the development and implementation of a total market driven membership plan that serves present and future needs of current and prospective girl members and expands membership in untapped and underserved markets through various pathways.

2. Collaborates in the development of a marketing plan, community assessment and cultivation strategies that support assigned pathway(s) or project(s) across the council jurisdiction.

3. Works with key volunteers and staff to develop and implement an integrated leadership program experience delivery plan.

4. Uses the national leadership curricula to customize, supplement, and enrich it via local partnerships, development of local resources, and topic area experts to meet the needs, interests and preferences of current and prospective girl members and ensure support for local Girl Scout programming.

5. Applies knowledge of national program and local supplemental possibilities to a variety of specialized tasks, including selection of delivery methodology and development of supporting program practices and procedures to meet stated program quality measures and goals as outlined in the overall leadership program experience delivery plan; researches and ensures compliance with regulatory guidelines.

6. Prepares activities that utilize the national curricula or enrich and supplement it, ensuring diversity in program opportunities for all girls and working to engage volunteers to carry the activities forward.

7. Promotes Girl Scouting in the community to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; increases the visibility of Girl Scout opportunities/programs for girl using traditional and non-traditional methods.

8. Ensures that both council and local program offerings are tied to the national program portfolio and customized, enriched, and enhanced based on girls’ needs, interests and pathway variables; ensures that outcome studies are performed on all program offerings.

9. Participates in the development of objectives, action steps and budgets related to the MVP functions.

10. Works in conjunction with the regional MVP team to develop, support, and achieve regional and local strategies and goals.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.



Supervisory Responsibilities:

Manages a core team of program volunteers. Responsibilities include recruiting and training volunteers; directing work and coaching to support quality program delivery; work to address complaints and resolve problems.



Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in related field such as leisure service management or experience commensurate with degree; at least two years strong skills and proven success in nonprofit program development; in-depth understanding and ability to articulate the meaning of providing support to Girl Scouting at the local level; thorough knowledge of the Girl Scout program and the guiding principles preferred; knowledge of community organizations and ability to cultivate collaborative relationships with key community leaders; strong human relations skills such as leadership, recruiting, networking and ability to effectively manage volunteers; demonstrated ability to successfully handle conflict resolution at all levels with a variety of people, including staff, external customers, Girl Scout volunteers, etc.. Ability to communicate the written and spoken word with tact, diplomacy, and/or authority when necessary; computer literacy and technical knowledge of computer software programs such as Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Excel and the internet; excellent analytical and organizational skills required; demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, successfully manage multiple priorities simultaneously, work under pressure, meet deadlines and deal with change; well-disciplined and self-starter; ability to work well as a part of a team; unequivocal commitment to pluralism; ability to meet travel requirements, ncluding night, weekend and overnight travel; valid driver’s license; access to a properly licensed and insured vehicle in working condition; flexibility and a good sense of humor.



Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls including the operation of computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine and other office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; bend and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear within normal range for telephone use; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Should be able to move about camp properties in various environmental and terrain conditions. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, ability to read numbers, reports and computer terminals. Occasional high stress work may be required in dealing with volunteers/staff. Evening and/or weekend work is required. The job requires travel.



Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.


Salary starting at $27,600