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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. 

 

Available Positions:

Regional Recruitment Manager (2 Positions Available)

Position: Full-Time

Location: Des Moines, Council Bluffs, and anywhere in between or south to the Iowa border. This work is territory-based, so as long as you're located within your territory, the location is flexible. 

Salary: $45,000 with potential annual bonus up to $5,000

We’re looking for someone who enjoys building relationships and connecting people – and if you fit the bill, we’d love to have you join our team as a Regional Recruitment Manager. Your primary role would be to recruit new girl and adult members to Girl Scouts through cultivation of an external audience. You’ll get to introduce many people to Girl Scouting through school events, partnerships, and relationship-building. This position has aggressive recruitment goals that you can exceed by developing effective customer relationships through persuasion, organization, competitiveness, persistence, and time management. This position requires you to be in your territory 80-90% of the time, with 2-3 evenings per week during busy seasons and overnights when needed.

We are currently hiring for positions in two specific geographic areas. Please specific which territory you are applying for in your cover letter.

South Central Regional Recruitment Manager – includes portions of Dallas and Polk, Jasper and Madison counties in Central Iowa, extends east to Keokuk County and south from those areas to the Iowa/Missouri border.

Southwest Regional Recruitment Manager – includes portions of the Polk, Dallas, and Madison counties in Central Iowa, and extends west to Council Bluffs and south from those areas to the Iowa/Missouri border. Also slightly north of I-80 into Carroll County.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field
  • Minimum 3 - 5 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 

Retail Assistant

Position: Full-Time

Location: Des Moines

We are looking for a retail superstar to join our team! Must love helping customers – in-person, on the phone, and via email. The ideal person for this job is friendly, efficient, and able to handle interruptions when things get busy! You will be a first point of contact for shop and walk-in customers in the Des Moines Leadership Center - helping customers have a great experience, and supporting the Girl Scout mission. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (with a one hour unpaid lunch); schedule includes extended hours at times (i.e. 6:00 p.m.) and approximately six Saturdays per year (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

Qualifications:

  • High school education with 3 years’ experience or Associates Degree with 1 year experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office products and typing aptitude required
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally on the phone
  • 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

 

Training & Communications Manager

Position: Full-Time

Location: Mason City

We're looking for a training/communication rockstar to oversee in-person and online training initiatives for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa volunteers and staff. This will include developing curriculum, planning/logistics, and facilitating training. You'll also collaborate with other departments to create resources and tools for volunteers, and coordinate some volunteer communication. Volunteers are the heart of delivering the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and you play a key role in ensuring volunteer training and resources are in place to support volunteer and member retention.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required
  • Training/teaching experience preferred
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful project through its lifecycle
  • Strong customer service orientation, excellent presentation and interpersonal communications skills
  • Strong problem solving skills and ability to work effectively across functional teams
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Ability to adapt to changes in circumstances, direction and strategy
  • 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

Temporary Cookie Cupboard Manager

Position: Part-Time, Seasonal

Locations: Position available in Ames, Mason City, and Sioux City

Length of Assignment: Late January through late March; hours vary throughout the season, from approximately 8 to 24 hours per week

The Super Cupboard Manager coordinates the onsite logistics for volunteers picking up cookie orders throughout the program. This individual greets customers, fulfills orders and processes exchanges, and enters data into the Smart Cookies system. The Super Cupboard manager must also be able to answer basic volunteer questions about the cookie program.

Approximate Schedule: Shifts may end early if all orders have been picked up. Some additional planning and preparation time may be added. We may have additional work hours available for other cookie program tasks.

  • Week of January 28: Training and set-up, day/time TBD
  • Week of February 4: Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Week of February 11 & 18: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Week of February 25 through Week of March 11: Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Week of March 18: Monday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Physical Demands: The Super Cupboard Manager will typically be standing or on your feet for most of the day. Some bending and lifting is required (up to 20 lbs). Dress appropriately for the weather, as you may be outside or exposed to cold temperatures.

Additional Details: A cell phone is required.