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Imagine joining a group of individuals—each with their own unique skills and passions, but united by a common purpose. Imagine yourself at Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is an outstanding organization with a mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. We’re looking for people to join our team who are passionate about making a positive impact, people who are eager to take on new challenges, and people who have big ideas.

Competitive medical/dental and retirement benefits, wellness initiatives, paid time off for volunteering, paid parental leave, casual attire, employee appreciation events and a priority on work/life balance are just some of the things that make GSGI a great place to work. 

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in a position at GSGI and meet the expressed qualifications, please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@gsiowa.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Note: some roles may have specific application instructions. These will be included in the job description below.

 

Available Positions:
 
 
 
Community Troop Manager

Location: Des Moines

Position: Full-Time

We're looking for a Community Troop Manager, who has the passion and drive to represent and extend Girl Scouting in the community through serving as a Girl Scout Leader to eight multi-level troops. The successful troop experience will consist of, but not be limited to: participating in the Cookie Program, earning badges, partaking in field trips, and attending camp. You'll be an essential communicator with both community partners and parents/guardians to deliver an accessible, fulfilling troop experience to girls in our council. While you will be a part of the Mission Outreach team, you'll also work collaboratively with members of the Recruitment, Girl Experience, and Volunteer Experience teams. Evening hours and occasional weekends are also required for this position.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with youth or equivalent combination of education and transferable experience
  • A program design background is preferred but not required
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and proven problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage finances for multiple troops and provide accurate and timely monthly reports
  • Proven excellent customer service orientation and interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality
  • Competency working in a culturally environment or the willingness to acquire these skills
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office products
  • Join the club! Each staff member is required to become a member of GSUSA
  • Flexibility is key. We’ll need you to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to speak conversational Spanish is preferred
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain
  • Valid Driver’s License and a good driving record
 
Graphic Design Intern (Fall 2019)

The Graphic Design Intern will assist in the production of high-quality designs to further the mission of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. This position is uniquely created to be a combination of on the job learning and independent work, gaining real world design experience in a non-profit setting. This internship will include on the job learning as you work with our Assistant Creative Director to complete day to day design tasks.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist in the development of graphic solutions for print and web.
  • Contribute skills to ongoing council initiatives while following brand guidelines and aesthetic direction.
  • Assist in preparation for and at events as needed. You will also spend part of this time working on independent projects.

Qualifications

  • Student pursuing a degree in graphic design
  • Strong attention to detail and excellence time management
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (primarily using InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator)
  • Strong customer service and communication skills: must be able to provide project updates as needed and talk through project ideas and execution with team
  • Photography and video skills appreciated but not required
  • Reliable transportation

The details

Ten-week internship. Flexible start date between August 1 and September 1. Estimated time is 10 – 15 hours per week, with flexibility for the right candidate. This internship is paid but may also qualify for class credit. Check with your school for more information.

Submit resume and cover-letter and digital portfolio or link to Lauren Oliver-Price at loliver@gsiowa.org.    

 

 

Health Director: Camp Sacajawea

The Health Director is part of our Leadership Team in the camp office. There’s a lot of paperwork and organizing involved, the but there is also a lot of down time to explore camp and join in the fun with campers. Caring for campers and staff mentally and physically is a hugely important job. Camp will provide you with some training on local procedures and policies, camp life, working with children, and medication management. 

Regular responsibilities include reviewing camper health forms, verifying camper health information with parents, caring for ill campers or staff, passing medications at meal times and bedtime, documenting aid given and incidents/accidents, communicating health needs with various departments, participating in camp activities, providing support as a member of the leadership team. Date for camp this summer will be May 28-August 14. Extra training provided May 18-21. Alternate dates including weekly employment available. 

21 years-of-age preferred. Must be able to walk or stand on for long period of time and on uneven surfaces. Must be responsive to visual and verbal signs of distress in others. Extreme weather and temperatures may be encountered daily. Housing and meals provided while camp is in session. On-site living preferred. 

Interested applicants must fill out this application. Contact Abbie Orozco with any questions.

 

 

Kitchen Director: Camp Sacajawea

The Kitchen Director manages all food service within the camp, both in the kitchen and outdoor cooking. The Kitchen Director must ensure the kitchen is in accordance with American Camp Association-Site Facilities standards, and Iowa Health Department standards.

Regular duties include preparing balanced, kid-friendly menus in consultation with the Camp Director, coordinates with the food distributor for food orders and cost analysis, manages and trains kitchen staff, supervises kitchen open and close for summer season. Typical week of work in a residential camp setting includes 2-3 meals a day for between 70 and 201 children and adults.

Must be at least 21 years of age. Ability to become ServSafe certified. Exceptional organizational and time management skills. Able to communicate with and manage others effectively. Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment, and familiar with food preparation and standards. 

Preferred as a live on-site position, however off-site may be considered.

Interested applicants must fill out this application. Contact Abbie Orozco with any questions.

 
Membership Assistant (Two Positions)
 

Locations: Position 1 = Des Moines; Position 2 = Council Bluffs, Mason City, or Sioux City

Position: Full-Time

As a Membership Assistant, you'll play an essential role in supporting hte Girl Scout mission by helping families have a positive experience and contributing to sustainable membership growth goals. You'll work directly with multiple Regional Recruitment Managers to place new girls and adults into troops or other volunteer opportunities. You'll track communications, leads, and conversions in a CRM-system (Salesforce). Your responsibilities will also include processing memberships, maintaining the opportunity catalog (showing available placement for girls and volunteers), running reports and entering data, preparing and printing flyers and other resources, and providing customer support and follow-up.

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • You will be on the phone up to 30% of your day for core workload and call support; must be able to communicate clearly and professionally on the phone
  • You must be able to comfortably navigate technology, including Microsoft Office and our CRM-system; basic typing aptitude required
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to respond to concerns/issues via email, phone or in person
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Strong customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Preferred experience using customer relationship management systems
  • Join the club! Each staff member is required to become a member of GSUSA
  • Flexibility is key. We’ll need you to work weekends and evenings as needed
 
Regional Recruitment Manager (Des Moines)
 

Position: Full-Time

As a Regional Recruitment Manager, you'll help Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa grow - bringing valuable leadership experiences to new girls and adults across our council area! You'll be responsible for executing effective recruiting strategies for girls and adult volunteers - this can include a variety of in-person meetings, presentations, and networking opportunities with community organizations, corporations, schools, educators, faith-based intuitions and other community constituents. This position also has a role in developing recruitment strategy, and has a direct impact on the overall fiscall success of Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa. 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in recruitment, sales, account management or related focus
  • Previous experience recruiting volunteers or members preferred
  • Previous experience in a sales related position and knowledge of the fundamentals of effective sales and marketing principles
  • Experience working with or contacting community leaders or organizations
  • Ability to problem-solve and highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills along with the ability to present information to a variety of audiences
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office products
  • Join the club! Each staff member is required to become a member of GSUSA
  • Flexibility is key. We’ll need you to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Valid Driver’s License