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Strategic Security and Compliance Architect – new

Girl Scouts of the USA New York, NY

Include: * Provide leadership for the integration of information security into the Girl Scouts culture * Provide leadership for the governance and… CareerBuilder


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Senior Email Marketing Specialist – new

Girl Scouts of the USA New York, NY

Our ideal candidate has a background in email marketing for large scale, fast paced organizations. Prior use and experience… CareerBuilder


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Procurement and Asset Specialist – new

Girl Scouts of the USA New York, NY

include tracking and inventory management of equipment, licenses, and other technology assets. * Point of contact for purchasing of IT hardware… CareerBuilder


6 days ago

Senior Membership Analyst

Girl Scouts of the USA New York, NY

The Network Performance team is responsible providing analysis that will allow data driven decision making throughout the Girl Scouts movement. They… CareerBuilder


6 days ago

Chief Development Officer (CDO)

Girl Scouts of America Boston, MA

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides professional expertise and support in developing goals and strategic plans to meet the council s… Beyond.com


6 days ago

Director of Outdoor Program and Camp Properties

Girl Scouts of America Newark, DE

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay has an opening for a Director of Outdoor Program and Camp Properties. The director is responsible for overall… Beyond.com


6 days ago

Interim Chief Operating Officer

Girl Scouts of America Akron, OH

The Interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports directly to and works closely with the chief executive officer (CEO). The Interim COO provides… Beyond.com


6 days ago

Contract Administrator -

Girl Scouts of America New York, NY

Contract Administrator The Contract Administrator will work as a team with the Office of the General Counsel on all matters that are handled by that… Percipio Media


2 days ago

Program Specialist I Social Justice – new

Girl Scouts USA Cactus, AZ

» Plan and facilitate the program delivery sites program activities. » Ensure the active involvement of the program delivery sites participants in… Girl Scouts USA


2 days ago

Program Specialist II – new

Girl Scouts USA Cactus, AZ

» Ensure the active involvement of the program sites participants in the overall program through the use small groups, girl planning input, and… Girl Scouts USA


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Girl Scouts USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez
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    Good place to start your non-profit career

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    Former Employee - Program Director in Raleigh, NC
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    Pros

    This is a great place to work if you are new to non-profit. You can learn how to interact with a non-profit Board of Directors, various levels of management and volunteers. There is a flexible schedule, most GS Councils work on the local school schedules. A lot of work is done out of the office, this is good if you don't like sitting behind a desk all day long. The benefits and vacation time are good, but not as competitive as they could be. There is a lot of hiring from within, so once you are in there is a lot of room to move up. Hands on experience everywhere, lots of interaction with girls, parents, and volunteers.

    Cons

    While there is a lot of hiring from within, room to move up is minimal. Many of the upper Exec and Chief Officers have been there for a long time and are far away from retirement. This is due to the Girl Scout pension plan that was restructured several years ago. Being hired can take up to three months and is often dragged out. There are often people in lower roles that are not qualified for their positions, lots of staff coming from different backgrounds. There is little training when you are first hired. It is more of a learning as you go mentality. Lots of flexibility in your weekly schedule due to the many nights and weekends you will be asked to commit to. This is especially true for Membership and Programming staff. The pay is very low and not competitive with other non-profits.

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    Management should focus on hiring more staff with non-profit backgrounds and skills directly related to their jobs. The commitment to nights and weekends must be addressed to cut down on turnover. More PT staff can be brought on to do this. Volunteers are important to GS but cannot be relied on to do every aspect needed to the organization.

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