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Human Resources
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
8170 Thompson Rd.
Cicero NY 13039-9393

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Chief Executive Officer

Evergreen Executive Source

Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways

Cicero Headquarters

Position to be Filled February/March 2016

Apply Now for Consideration

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO.  Evergreen is a retained search firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for 15 years.  All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The 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 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 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 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 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 CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.

THE ORGANIZATION

Girl Scouting is the preeminent leadership development program for girls ages 5-17.  All Girl Scout programs and activities – from camping to computing, arts to engineering, service projects to field trips – are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways serves 24 counties in New York and two in Pennsylvania, with membership of nearly 16,000 girls and more than 6,900 adults.  The council’s gross budget is $7.5 million.  There are 77 staff.  Service centers are located in Cicero, Horseheads, Johnson City, New Hartford, and Watertown.  The council also operates four outdoor program centers/camps in their service area.

CRITICAL GOALS

Successful measures of accomplishment as provided by the council will be determined in the following areas.

  • With the Board of Directors and members, develop a new three-year strategic plan which updates the council’s strategic priorities and begins to align those priorities with the new GSUSA national strategy. Organize and energize staff to begin implementation.
  • Along with the new Chief Advancement Officer, work to strengthen and rebuild the advancement department.  Develop and implement a fund development strategy that addresses increasing major gifts, corporate giving, alumni giving, and grants.
  • Leverage the Customer Service Initiative to grow membership, with the aim of maintaining strong programming for older girls, reduced turnover of members, and increased numbers of volunteers.  Enhance the volunteer experience through improved communication and involvement at regional and annual meetings.
  • Implement the council’s Camp Master Plan and enhance and refine the council’s outdoor experience roadmap to extend outdoor experiences to more girls.
  • Perform an analysis of all staff salaries, and present recommendations to the board to make certain that staff salaries are reasonable, fair and affordable.
  • Ensure that the council’s remaining three camp properties identified to be sold are marketed and sold in a way that maximizes the benefits to the council. 

CEO QUALIFICATIONS

The CEO’s ideal qualifications include solid and broad based business skills with a minimum of 5 or more years of comparable executive-level experience including profit and loss accountability, and 10 or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility.  The successful CEO will show competency in communications, financial management, fund development, board relations, marketing, property management and program delivery.

Personal attributes of the CEO will include commitment to the Girl Scout mission, and the passion and ability to advocate for that mission across the council's large service area.  The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and effective decision-making.  Adaptability and self-awareness are critical attributes being sought, with a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential.  The CEO will be recognized as a community leader in the council’s jurisdiction, or have the executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment.  It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds.  The ability to communicate effectively across a broad range of constituents is also essential.  It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, with advanced education and training desired.

Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities 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.

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

The council offers a competitive compensation plan commensurate with experience as well as a comprehensive benefits package including attractive time off, medical, dental, life and supplemental short and long-term disability, accident, critical illness coverage, a Flexible Spending Account, a 403(b) Thrift Plan, and an Employee Assistance Program.  Benefits are subject to eligibility requirements and may change at the discretion of the council.  Relocation support will be considered.

COUNCIL JURISDICTION

The Council’s jurisdiction encompasses the middle portion of New York State and two adjacent counties in Pennsylvania.  This territory spans an area from the St. Lawrence River in the north to two bordering counties in Pennsylvania, extending from the Finger Lakes Region in the west to Utica in the east.  This area offers a variety of four-season recreational opportunities, professional museums, stage and symphony organizations, numerous and outstanding lakes and ski resorts, the Finger Lakes wine country, the Thousand Islands area, and an exceptional array of public and private colleges and universities of national and international stature.  In addition the area offers a diverse mix of communities, from the metropolitan to small town life.

COUNCIL WEBSITE:  http://www.gsnypenn.org/

HOW TO APPLY

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways is an equal opportunity employer
and encourages applications from members of diverse communities.

We urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible to meet the council’s accelerated timetable for the selection of a new CEO.  If applying after January 1, 2016, please contact Bob Perodeau at (800) 286 4009 to inquire if applications are still being accepted.  For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to:

Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC

E-mail: evergreen.source@att.net

Direct Line (800) 286 4009   www.egreensource.com

Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001

Accountant

Status: Full-time

Service Center: Cicero

Job Summary:
Support financial process of council; process deposits and disbursements; review vendor records; gather documents for year end audit and assist staff with time card management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Apply principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by compiling information and utilizing appropriate accounting control procedures.

  • Review daily deposit reports and backup received from boutiques to ensure proper coding. Ensure actual deposits are brought to the banks timely.
  • Review all check requisitions received for completeness, proper coding and proper approval prior to entering. Also ensure the requests do not include sales tax charges and add up correctly.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare necessary journal entries and attach proper documentation.
  • Review and resolve accounting discrepancies.
  • Maintain accurate month end reports and print monthly updates for financial statement binder.
  • Provide good customer service through respectfully coaching and explaining Finance department’s policies and systems to staff and vendors.
  • Update troop account activity when needed upon receipt, for further review by management.
  • Storage area boxes must be labeled and sorted by department, shredding annually based on NYPENN retention policy
  • Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
  • Re: Payroll Processing—Assist the department by ensuring all hours (worked/non-worked) have been entered and approved by supervisors timely.
  • Pull documentation and assist internal and external auditors in completing audits.
  • Establish positive working relationships with staff in departments necessary to gather information to meet volunteer, donor, and other constituent requirements.
  • Attend other meetings as appropriate with managers, directors, volunteers, service centers, etc.
  • Work productively with a diverse group of people.
  • Subscribes to tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Other related duties as requested.

Competencies and Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting—understands and applies accounting principles and laws and regulations pertaining to finance; reconciles general ledger accounts; applies internal controls and takes necessary actions and assists with audits.
  • Sales and Merchandising—Handles and secures cash and payment information; oversees collection of product funds and debt.
  • Financial Management—monitors, reviews, and reports on fiscal stability of the council; applies internal controls and takes necessary actions and prepares and coordinates work to perform annual audits.
  • Budget Administration—understands and applies budgeting principles to accurately prepare, integrate, and report on projects and/or operational budgets.

Associate’s degree required or five years relevant experience.

Posted: December 14, 2015

Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

Status: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly)

Service Center: Cicero

Job Summary
The Executive Assistant manages the diversified administrative and support services of a confidential and responsible nature to the President/CEO. Manage and coordinate the functions and systems of the Board of Directors.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and manage support to the President/CEO including: screen calls and receive visitors, maintain office filing system, sort and process mail, compose letters/memos as appropriate, maintain meeting schedule and arrange all travel requirements. Schedule meetings and arrange for preparation of meeting rooms as necessary. Develop and monitor budget expenses for accuracy for both the President/CEO and Board of Directors. Work with President/CEO to develop the annual department budget.
  • Assist the President/CEO with managing and coordinating special projects. This includes providing support to the Board officers, Board committees/task groups, and consultants. Serve as the Project Manager for assigned projects, to include the Annual Meeting and National Convention, and other events or special activities.
  • Manage the central filing system and ensure that all data required for the Council Performance Process through GSUSA is tracked and regularly maintained. Design all reporting templates including those used to track progress on the council’s strategic plan.
  • Manage the Board of Directors relationship: Plan and prepare for meetings, draft letters; develop, prepare, and mail written materials and meeting information; arrange all travel and conference calls, logistics, food and equipment; ascertain the needs of Board and staff to ensure that each meeting runs smooth and is successful; take and transcribe meeting minutes; maintain confidential records and files; prepare and maintain updated information, records and files on current and past members; manage Board policies to ensure consistency and follow-up.
  • Manage the board/committee intranet to include: establishing user ids and passwords for new members and deleting ids when members leave; upload documents on a timely basis prior to meetings; communicate with GSUSA on availability of board meeting documents for their retrieval; provide first level support for members when issues arise.
  • Set-up, manage, and control the information flow between the Office of the President/CEO and the Board of Directors, leadership team, staff, and the community. Coordinates activities such as arranging meetings and compiling information. Organize and monitor the report systems of staff reporting to the President/CEO.
  • Participate in confidential, need-to-know meetings of the President/CEO. Assist in planning, record taking and follow-up communications. Maintain a high degree of staff confidence in the confidentiality and effective processing of meeting contents and conclusions. Participate in and provide support to the Leadership Team meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies and Areas of Expertise:

  • Interpersonal Relations — establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others.
  • Oral and Written Communication abilities (i.e. In person, verbal, written); expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying; prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate information effectively to non-technical people which includes a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
  • Problem-Solving — identifies and analyzes existing and potential problems systematically and thoroughly; reports/documents the problem; obtains and evaluates relevant information and contributing factors; identifies important interrelationships; implements solutions after evaluating alternatives and anticipating their impact; supports decisions or recommendations with data and/or reasoning; defines and implements solutions to problems; makes independent decisions and exhibits strong resourcefulness in finding solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision-Making — recognizes when immediate action is required and when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects while managing conflicting priorities and deadlines.
  • Customer Responsiveness — seeks and acknowledges the views and ideas from customers; identifies, prioritizes, and balances customer issues; takes time to answer questions and explain decisions; follows through on commitments to customers in a timely manner; maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Self-management and assurance — assesses own skills and abilities and identifies areas for improvement; willingly accepts constructive feedback; seeks developmental opportunities; sets and achieves goals; works independently. Demonstrated confidence to prepare for conversations and visits with potential members/customers by gathering key information and setting strong objectives to achieve successful outcome.
  • Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct — demonstrates dependability, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and credibility; models appropriate professional behavior; accepts responsibility for own actions; maintains confidentiality; upholds ethical standards even in the face of opposition.
  • Technical computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Position requires a high school diploma (bachelor’s degree preferred) with two years relevant experience. Qualified candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to work with executives and in a team atmosphere.

Posted: Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Outdoor Initiatives Director

Status: Full-time, exempt

Service Center: TBD — flexible

Job Summary
The Director of Outdoor Initiatives will support a cross-functional work flow, assess and track organizational/individual performance, and insure a collaborative work environment through the implementation of integrated work plans executed council-wide. The program team provides flexible opportunities for girls and adults to participate in Girl Scouting through one or more pathways: camp, event, special interest, travel, troop, and virtual.

Provide professional, energetic leadership and competent management of the delivery and extension of Girl Scouting through outdoor experiences in all regions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the development and implementation of a total market-driven membership plan that serves the present and future needs and interests of current and prospective girl members; expands membership through the camp and outdoor education pathways; collaborates in the development of cultivation strategies which support the delivery of camp and outdoor program opportunities for girls.
  • Coaches and mentors three (3) FTE Outdoor Program Managers, one (1) Outdoor Program Assistant and seasonal staff to meet performance objectives. Promotes a positive and open-door environment, fair standards of performance, and job satisfaction. Maintains confidentiality and ensures compliance with organizational policies. Interview, hire, train, assign work, coach, evaluate performance and discipline when necessary. Manages the effective development and retention of high performing staff and ensures they are organized and deployed appropriately to achieve successful operating results. Ensure supervisor is kept informed. Perform initial screening of camp staff applicants and volunteers to camping programs to ensure that each person complies with GSUSA, ACA, NYSDOH, and council guidelines. Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of FTE and seasonal staff payroll.
  • Oversee council outdoor program activities on and off-site, including adventure and environmental education programming. Ensure safe and progressive experiences for girls. Participate in the design and delivery of programs for members and non-members. Ensure programs meet outcomes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Recruit and collaborate with partnering organizations and volunteers to provide outdoor program opportunities for girls throughout the council jurisdiction.
  • Responsible for all aspects of compliance within camping program. Knowledge of and adherence to council, GSUSA, ACA, and NYS Department of Health standards and policies related to camp management. Interpret guidelines, policies, and standards to ensure compliance within camping programs. Serve as council liaison to the ACA and NYS Department of Health including the preparation and submission of permit applications and the maintenance of ACA binders. Oversees the standardization of camp practices and programs throughout the council to include the maintenance of consistent safety plans and the pre-camp training curriculum which incorporate best practices, ACA, and NYS Department of Health standards. Make regular visits to program centers and other locations while camp programs are being conducted to ensure constant, consistent compliance with guidelines.
  • Oversee implementation of the camp leadership experience within the council jurisdiction; guides the utilization of national curricula at resident camps, and supports the creation of community-based, customized volunteer-led camping programs. Ensure that programs incorporate activities or processes that contribute to the intended outcomes for girls, are grade-level appropriate, and meet the needs and interests of current and prospective girl members. Ensure that camp pathway programs are girl-driven. Be familiar with current youth development research; develop or enhance systems that provide for girl input in design and delivery of the camp pathway. Monitor measurement outcomes for girls participating in the camp pathway to assist in quality improvement and effective marketing of the Girl Scout brand.
  • Oversees the maintenance of a comprehensive calendar to include all resident camp, troop camp, and service unit encampment programs.
  • Working in partnership with nutrition experts, camp cooks, and camp directors, ensure that children are provided high-quality, healthy, balanced meals while participating in resident camp programs. Negotiate the purchase and delivery of food from local sources, obtaining the most reasonable prices available without compromising quality.
  • Responsible for the development of a comprehensive volunteer-led camp curriculum for use by service units seeking to establish local camping programs. Promote troop/group and SU camping opportunities through regular attendance at Service Unit meetings, presentations and workshops for volunteers, and creation of planning guides. Oversees the work of camp-related committees and proposes methods to engage and deploy volunteers in team or individual roles supporting camp programs. Working in partnership with other Outdoor Program Manager staff, train volunteers and ensure that they have the knowledge and skill to deliver programs in camp and other outdoor settings.
  • Contribute to council communications: publications, website, or other resources as necessary to promote camp-related training and programs. Ensure the timely distribution of marketing and promotional materials as they relate to camp programs. Ensure consistent language and messaging within all council publications as they relate to camp programs.
  • Establish positive working relationships and communication with staff, volunteers and the community. Acts as a credible resource person able to represent and implement all aspects of Girl Scouts. Exhibit positive leadership qualities both within the organization and when representing the organization to the community. Attend meetings as required: all staff, department, directors, volunteers, service centers, etc. Works productively with a diverse group of people. Work cross-functionally with the advancement team to ensure maximum financial support from United Ways and other funding partners.
  • Subscribes to tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Other related duties as requested.

Competencies and Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management — formulates short- and long-term project goals, objectives, schedules, and priorities in line with council goals; anticipates issues, obstacles, or opportunities that may impact plans or actions; establishes courses of action for accomplishing goals while attending to and incorporating information obtained during day-to-day administrative tasks; identifies outcome measures at beginning of project.
  • Project Evaluation — Follows up on council projects to assess effectiveness; measures outcomes; identifies aspects of projects or program activities that need to be improved; identifies aspects of projects or program activities that are productive and should be maintained; prepares reports or presentations to communicate the results of the evaluation; identifies the need to modify projects and activities given changing goals or conditions.
  • Youth Development — Incorporates knowledge of youth growth and development into the design of age-appropriate activities/curricula; adapts existing programs to girls of different ability levels.
  • Volunteer Relations — understands the functions of volunteers; demonstrates flexibility to meet with volunteers; effectively delegates responsibility; monitors use of volunteers within existing constraints and guidelines; recognizes volunteer accomplishments; works effectively with volunteers.
  • Volunteer Management — knows the procedures, tools, and legal issues associated with recruiting, selecting, supervising, and releasing adult volunteers; assigns and manages volunteers in an efficient manner; monitors use of volunteers; recognizes volunteer accomplishments.
  • Safety and Security — understands and complies with GSUSA and/or council safety guidelines, ACA site standards, applicable local, safety and federal codes.
  • Judgment and Decision-Making — recognizes when immediate action is required and when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision.
  • Customer Responsiveness — seeks and acknowledges the views and ideas from customers; identifies, prioritizes, and balances customer issues; takes time to answer questions and explain decisions; follows through on commitments to customers in a timely manner; maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Membership Policies, Standards and Resources — knows and interprets Girl Scout membership policies, standards and resources. This includes familiarity with related Girl Scout materials.
  • Budget Administration — understands and applies budgeting principles to accurately prepare, integrate, and report on project and/or operational budgets.

Supervisory Competencies:

  • Leadership — models high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment; creates, implements, and/or supports council initiatives, policies, and the corporate plan; engages, inspires, encourages, guides, and/or gains others' support toward accomplishing individual, team, council, and GSUSA goals; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations.
  • Management — delivers results by maximizing organizational effectiveness and sustainability; ensures people have the support and tools they need and that the assigned workforce has the capacity and diversity to meet current and longer-term organizational objectives; aligns people, work, and systems with the business strategy to harmonize how they work and what they do; conscientiously assigns performance goals, offers year-round performance feedback, and conducts timely performance discussions and reviews.
  • Developing Others — the ability to delegate responsibility and to work with others and coach them to develop their capabilities; provides helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to others; shares information, advice, and suggestions to help others to be more successful; provides effective coaching.

Position requires a high school diploma; associate’s degree preferred and/or 2 years of relevant experience.

Posted: Friday, Jan. 8, 2016