Girl Scouts of Central Illinois Program Specialist ( Outreach)-Peoria,IL in Peoria, Illinois

Job Descriptions:


The Program Specialist is responsible for ensuring the continuity and growth of programs by developing, implementing, and administering year-round opportunities which meet the contemporary needs of girls ages 5-17, and to work with volunteers to offer membership and program extension.


? Write and maintain outcome based curriculum that delivers the Girl Scout message via each pathway and incorporating the core program initiatives. Develop and facilitate year round program opportunities that meet the council objectives utilizing or working with the volunteer committee.

? Develop community collaborations.

? Ensure program development and implementation as designated by the council, GSUSA, or service unit.

? Use tools to determine outcome measure results.

? Ensure the interests, values, and needs of girls of all diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and disabled are reflected through various programming opportunities based on evaluations.

? Develop and maintain ongoing contact with religious and educational institutions, cultural and racial/ethnic groups, service and professional organizations to enhance visibility, fund development, membership projects, and program options.

? Direct and support service area teams and troops in all product sales activities.

? Serve as the locally responsible staff for all cookie and fall product sale activities.

? Participate in budget preparation, maintaining proper records and reports in a timely manner.

? Implement any data reports necessary to carry out the position. Maintain all Girl program records and paperwork.

HR Revised 8/8/2013


? Responsible for all series program opportunities and working with volunteers to manage these opportunities.

? Participate in budget preparation and maintaining proper records and reports in a timely manner.

? Collaborates across all areas of membership, program, and volunteerism to create and implement local plans for volunteer participation growth across pathways that reflect local preference for participation.

? Ensure the success of the council by working in partnership with functional units, contributing to a team environment and subscribing to the overall objectives set forth in the council’s strategic plan.

? Interpret and support GSUSA and council policies and standard procedures.

? Schedule, implement, evaluate or assist with council sponsored regional programming.

? Collaborate with the Fund Development Department to secure program related funding.

? Develop program content for the council program guides.

? Provide cross over support to all other positions within service center.

? Participate in all required meetings of the council.

? Carry out goals as established by the council and GSUSA.

? Ensure diversity and pluralism is embraced and incorporated into the work of the council.

? Other duties as assigned

Required Experience:


? Be a currently registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA or willing to become one.

? Bachelor’s degree in recreation, education or related degree.

? Minimum of 2 years experience in youth program development.

? Experience in curriculum design and recreation program development.

? Possess the capacity to successfully complete a criminal and background search as a required condition of employment.

? Excellent writing and communication skills.

? Ability to work independently and be self-motivated but within a team environment.

? Strong planning, organizational and financial skills.

? Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, including ability to resolve conflict and maturity of judgment.

? Desire to improve and develop professionally.

? Experience and demonstrated sensitivity to working with persons of various racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.

? Microsoft Office, Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer technology.

? Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings/weekends; occasional overnights maybe required. Ability to travel as job requires.

? Ability to provide positive customer service to girls and volunteers.

? Demonstrate a commitment to the mission of the Girl Scout movement and ability to communicate the mission to others.

? Possess a valid driver’s license that meets the council insurance company’s requirement for coverage.

HR Revised 8/8/2013


? Desire to improve and develop professionally.


? Walking, standing, bending, stooping, reaching and moderate lifting. Must be able to sit at a work station and/or a computer screen for up to 2 hours at a time.

? Occasional exposure to seasonal weather conditions.

Keyword: curriculm development

From: Girl Scouts of Central Illinois