Community Development & Partnership Specialist
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
Council Service Center - Charlotte, NC
The Community Development and Partnership Specialist will work to raise the profile of Girl Scouts by initiating new contacts, strengthening existing relationships, and delivering the Girl Scout Leadership experience to girls. This is done with the objective of providing an atmosphere for growth in which girls will learn to develop their abilities as individuals and group members through the Girl Scout program. Its success depends on wide reaching partners, quality programming, accurate tracking, and goal achievement.
Essential Job Functions
- Develop and cultivate effective community relationships that will enable the delivery of the Girl Scout program to under-served girls
- Cultivate a strong presence in the community by representing GSHNC at professional community events
- With a clear understanding of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), National Program Portfolio, Safety Activity Checkpoints, council policies and procedures, serve as a facilitator of the GSLE to girls in the community
- Identify and cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships and community resources to efficiently deliver a full GLSE experience to girls
- Measure progress of outreach efforts and program delivery and adjust strategy when necessary
- Track all activities and deliverables so that accurate, timely reporting is available for all grant and funding requirements
- Contribute to the pluralistic goals of the council, by working with volunteers and site directors, to reflect the interest and needs of persons of different races, cultures, and religions
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Recruit and manage a cohort of direct service facilitators to deliver the GSLE to under-served girls
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for serving all girls.
- Understanding of and commitment to pluralism.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and exceptional organization skills.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
- Must have reliable transportation.
- High level of professionalism; self-starter with ability to work independently, calmly and efficiently under pressure.
- Ability to use technology and learn new technology applications.
- Good working knowledge of Girl Scout philosophy and programming, and a demonstrated commitment to the mission of Girl Scouts.
Required Education and Experience
1-3 years of professional experience in adult learning, training adults or equivalent.
Proficiency in Windows Office products
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is frequently required to sit and operate a computer; to talk or hear; stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The incumbent is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The incumbent must regularly lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception. The incumbent is occasionally required to drive/operate a standard automobile.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to identify, analyze and resolve practical problems involving concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to compose, edit, and interpret correspondence.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.