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Development Officer (2 Positions) - (1) Texarkana Office or Jonesboro Office and (1) North Little Rock Office

The Development Officer is accountable for coordinating and implementing the council's efforts in securing funding from individuals and corporations, assisting in grant efforts, and managing and coordinating fundraising for organizational priorities. Under administrative direction, the Development Officer identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors; serves as development liaison; supports fundraising special projects, development initiatives and goal setting.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Assists in developing and maintaining the council's fundraising procedures.
2. Reviews and responds to applications for troop money-earning activities and Corporate Volunteer Program applications.
3. Works with other departments and the External Relations team to research and identify specific funding needs of council programs/initiatives and raises funds to support those efforts.
4. Identifies, cultivates and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with assigned prospects, manages special projects; carries out fundraising priorities in assigned areas.
5. Supports fundraising strategies and methods or activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors; collaborates with other members of External Relations in developing campaign materials,  case statements, and brochures; works in collaboration to prepare reports and prospect research materials.
6. Coordinates and ensures maintenance of an effective fund development data management system.
7. Researches national, regional and local fundraising trends and laws impacting the fundraising field.
8. Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to community organizations, donors and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures culture of philanthropic support.
9. Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent knowledge and experience in fundraising, marketing and grant writing.
  • 3-5 years of fund development experience

SKILLS AND ABILITIES QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Computer literacy and technical knowledge of computer software 
  • Close attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques 
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills 
  • Strong verbal and professional written communication skills 
  • Marketing and presentation skills 
  • Project management skills 
  • Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid diverse groups 
  • Ability to maintain relationships with significant and influential individuals 
  • Ability to solicit gifts Ability to adapt and respond to various situations 
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality and professionalism 
  • Adheres to the AFP Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics 
  • Strong initiative 
  • Ability to think creatively when facing challenges 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Membership in GSUSA 
  • Ability to practice in accordance with the principles of the Girl Scout Movement 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Flexibility and good sense of humor 
  • Excellent leadership qualities 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently and meet deadlines 
  • Access to properly licensed and insured automobile

Shop Specialist - North Little Rock Office 

The Shop Specialist is accountable for the regional office’s customer service and retail operation.  Pleasantly greeting customers who come into the office or who phone, providing them with direct assistance where possible and referring them to the proper staff members when needed. May provide clerical support at the direction of their supervisor.    

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

1.     Perform daily shop operations within assigned retail shop.
2.     Work with Retail Senior Leadership Team to carry out strategies to increase shop sales and marketing, in conjunction with monthly program and event schedule and activities.
3.     Assist with taking inventory and inventory transfers between retail locations using POS system.
4.     Assist with ordering, receiving, stocking, and displaying shop merchandise at the direction of the Director of Merchandising.
5.     Assist with training and development for assigned shop personnel.
6.     Manage mail and delivery services for GS - Diamonds to include postal mail, inter-office mail and overnight mail services and delivery shipments.
7.     Answer incoming phone calls and route appropriately. Greet visitors and provide friendly,courteous customer service.
8.     Coordinate year- end inventory, cycle counts and planning. 
9.     Ensure the proper and accurate receipt of money, checks and other types of payments, and prepare and make timely bank deposits according to individual offices procedures.
10.  Perform administrative task list when designated for the regional office
11.  Ensure that sales floor and stockroom areas are clean, neat, and organized.
12.  Provide support to council fund development programs.
13.  Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

KNOWLEDGE QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High school diploma – college a plus.     
 SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS:
  •  Strong interpersonal skills with ability to establish effective working relationships with other staff members, visitors, volunteers and the general public via telephone, email and in person.  
  •  Planning and organizational skills with attention to details.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced work environment with ability to multi-task while maintaining composure. 
  • Proficient level of experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and POS systems.
  • Work requires normal physical effort for primarily an office environment; some physical effort in handling of materials or boxes and tools or equipment of up to 50 pounds in non strenuous work. 
  • Some periods of continual standing or walking may be required.  Regular and prompt attendance required.    
ABILITY QUALIFICATIONS:  
  •  Experience in retail, related merchandising, business administration or a related field.  
  • Ability to manage day-to-day shop operations.  
  • Cash register experience and some accounting experience preferred.  
  •  Computer experience and able to use various software programs, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. ·         Ability to operate other office machines such as fax, calculator, and business telephones.       
GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS:     
  •  Membership in GSUSA    
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  •  Knowledge of Girl Scout Program Emphasis and Delivery Systems      
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds  
  •  Unequivocal commitment to pluralism  
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends. 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving       
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills        
  • Ability to exercise good judgment   
  • Valid driver’s license  
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor     

Program Specialist  – North Little Rock Office

A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the position of Program Specialist is responsible for facilitation of Girl and Volunteer program events/activities, developing collaborative community partnerships and providing administrative assistance for Council initiatives such as but not limited to, the annual product sales programs within an assigned geographic area

 MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1.     Researches/develops high-quality innovative program opportunities for girls k-12, which incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience curriculum.
2.     Coordinates execution of program events/activities within assigned geographic area, per number setannually and works collaboratively with other staff in execution of department and/or council initiatives (awards recognitions, council-wide events, Service Team Conference, etc).
3.     Recruits/trains/supervises local volunteers to assist in program facilitation within assigned area.
4.     Identifies and works collaboratively with other community based organizations to create and deliver educational and leadership development programs for Girl Scouts of all age levels.
5.     Provides support for Service Unit event coordination through training opportunities, meetings and assistance as necessary.
6.     Assists with product sales programs in assigned area, including but not limited to facilitating product trainings, data entry, product cupboards management, generating reports, etc.
7.     Efficiently submits work and event reports to Program Manager and/or Product Sales Director accordingly per schedule provided and/or as requested by supervisors.
8.     Participates in reporting, budgeting, goal setting, strategic planning and outcomes evaluation.
9.     Provides support to council fund development programs.
10.  Participates as assigned by/or with approval of supervisor on council-planning committees/groups.
11.  Provides support to council fund development programs.
12.  Performs other duties as necessary and when assigned by supervisor     

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:       

 Staff: None Committees: None Manages Program Volunteers in assigned geographic areas, known as Service Areas/Service Units   

KNOWLEDGE QUALIFICATIONS: Required: 

Bachelors degree in related field or experience commensurate with degree 
 2-3 years experience in program development, working with adults and youth     

SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS:  

  •  Knowledge of Girl Scout Program Emphasis and Delivery Systems Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, effectively market council initiatives and meet deadlines. 
  • Willingness to facilitate and/or assist in facilitation of outdoor programming 
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills     

ABILITY QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Ability to perform duties including but not limited to; public speaking for large audiences, hands on program delivery working with Girl and Adult members, and be able to work in the outdoor elements ·         
  • Ability/confidence to cultivate collaborative relationships with key community leaders Demonstrated ability in youth program design and management Ability to follow direction and exercise good judgment ·         Ability to lift at least 25 pounds Valid Driver’s License and safe driving record      

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Membership in GSUSA 
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement 
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Unequivocal commitment to pluralism
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including substantial amounts of nights and weekends 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills 
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record 
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor


Membership Specialist - North Little Rock Office

The Membership Specialist will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 

A key member of the Membership, Volunteer, Program Department, the Membership Specialist is responsible for developing, retaining, and increasing girl/adult membership in assigned geographic area; recruits and provides ongoing support to volunteers; assists in developing and implementing plans for membership extension in all markets; represents and extends Girl Scouting in the community through presentations, collaborative efforts, and networking; and ensures the Girl Scout Program is visible and accessible within assigned geographic area.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Recruit volunteers to work with girls in a variety of settings using traditional and non-traditional means.
  • Develops and administers effective special short-term programs focused on recruitment of girls
  •  Provides information and interpretation of council and GSUSA policies and program to reinforce the role of Girl Scouting
  • Recruits, trains, and provides on-going support, supervision, and direction to administrative volunteers in assigned geographic areas by interpreting GSUSA and council policies, standards, and procedures, and by ensuring the availability of support services to enable volunteers to carry out their jobs effectively.
  • Works closely with the Membership Director to develop and administer membership team operating plan and budget to achieve the council’s objectives.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with community organizations and educational institutions to deliver Girl Scouting to underserved girls by implementing programs under the guidance and supervision of the Council’s Program Director.
  •  Encourages and supports Service Units and volunteers in their areas under the guidance of the Volunteer Pathways Department
  • Ensures Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council and the community.
  •  Effectively identifies, analyzes, and solves problems, and successfully handles conflict resolution in assigned areas.
  • Provides support to council fund development function, as funding opportunities arise within assigned geographic region.
  • Works collaboratively with all Council departments to ensure council program and initiatives are successfully marketed to girl and adult membership.
  • Provides support to council fund development programs.
  • Other duties as necessary and when assigned

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:     

Manages Volunteers in assigned geographic areas, known as Service Areas/Service Units

CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS: 

Empathy Shows concern for the needs of others.  Takes time with people.  Open & warm.  Good listener.

Possibility ThinkingOpenly shows enthusiasm.  Takes on challenging tasks.  Explores alternatives before acting.  Works for the sense of accomplishment.

Innovation Knows the business.  Thinks in unique and independent ways.  Resists conformity.  Communicates ideas effectively.  Learns from smart risk taking and failure.  Pursues a standard of excellence.

Courageous Leadership- Maintains personal integrity.  Resolves conflicts constructively.  Helps others to grow and develop.  Involves others in decisions affecting them.

KNOWLEDGE QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, in related field preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in team management
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Minimum 3 years experience in related position, and or volunteer role 

Preferred:

  • Experience in volunteer recruitment/management
  • Conflict Management training
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout Program Emphasis and Delivery Systems

 SKILLS QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of marketing skills and/or willingness to become proficient
  • Skills in networking with internal and external stakeholders to bring awareness of the Girl Scout Program

ABILITY QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to motivate others and encourage them toward the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Ability to perform duties including but not limited to; public speaking for large audiences, hands on program delivery working with Girl and Adult members, and be able to work in the outdoor elements
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Ability to learn and promote Membership Policies, Standards, and Resources
  • Ability to mentor and develop Volunteers and exercise Volunteer Management as necessary

 GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Membership in GSUSA
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Unequivocal commitment to pluralism
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving
  •  Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor

Volunteer Specialist  – North Little Rock Office

Develop and oversee effective and consistent volunteer training throughout the organization, including the planning, coordination, development, delivery and evaluation of adult volunteer training programs, support materials, and initiatives.  Delivery of council-wide adult development system with an emphasis on customer service and recognition to volunteers (including both long-term and episodic volunteers).  Implementation of the volunteer core curriculum.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
  • Delivery of volunteer leadership training via classroom, self-paced and e-learning, utilizing materials and initiatives that support GSDAOT’s strategic direction and business objectives.
  • Responsible for recruiting, coaching and motivation of a corps of volunteer and staff trainers.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships and confer with department field specialists, volunteer leaders and trainers to conduct needs assessments, identify and analyze performance gaps, evaluate specific training needs, recommend appropriate training programs, tools and external resources as necessary
  • Oversees the volunteer recognitions and appreciation process. Assessing the council’s adult recognitions plan. Processing and reviewing the volunteer award nominations and working with Volunteer Adult Recognition Committee.
  • Promotes recognition of community members and leaders throughout the year, keeping current on National Awards that are available and attainable for all adults.
  • Provides ideas/materials for Membership and Program Departments to share with Service Units for Adult appreciations.
  • Orders annual recognitions from GSUSA and local vendors.
  • Involvement in the planning of annual volunteer trainer events such as Facilitator Retreats, conferences, training service unit meetings, and adult enrichment classes.
  • Coordinates facilitator and service unit participation in annual council-sponsored volunteer conferences and council-wide projects and initiatives.
  • Facilitate classroom-based and webinar training programs as needed.
  •  Provides candid feedback in a positive and motivating way.
  • In partnership with Volunteer Pathways Manager conducts facilitator trainer sessions for volunteer and staff facilitators on approved training programs and follow up to assure programs are understood and applied consistently and appropriately across the service area.
  • Maintain records of recognition histories of volunteers in Personify/Volunteer Management Module.
  • Executes other duties as assigned