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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:

Accounting Specialist

Position: Part-Time

Location: Des Moines

We're looking for a detail-oriented staff member to join our finance team for this part-time accounting position! You'll work with the Director of Finance to complete various accounting functions so that we can continue delivering life-changing experiences to girls all across our council. Duties will include managing invoices, recording staff spending, reconciling bank accounts, assisting with accounting for the annual Fall Product and Cookie Programs, assisting troop leaders with managing troop bank accounts, and more. 

Qualifications: 

  • Associate’s degree; accounting, mathematics or related field preferred or equivalent experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office products; ability to learn new 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

Cookie Program Assistant

Position: Temporary (November-March; Approx. 20 weeks; 20 hours a week including evening and weekend hours. Hours will vary through the season.)

Location: Des Moines

The Cookie Program Assistant will provide operational support to the Product Program and Outreach Teams before and during cookie season. Responsibilities will consist of, but not limited to, data management, customer support, product distribution, and coordination of cookie booths throughout Greater Iowa’s jurisdiction.

Qualifications: 

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and proven problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage records in multiple databases
  • 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
  • Strong computer skills with MS Office products
  • Preferred: minimum 1-year experience working with a Girl Scout troop
  • Flexibility is key. We’ll need you to work evenings and weekends as needed

 

Director of Product Program

Position: Full-Time

Location: Des Moines/Mason City/Council Bluffs/Sioux City** Must be able to work in Des Moines for up to eight weeks during the Cookie Program.

Do you think you’re the ultimate Cookie Boss? If so, here’s your dream job! As the Director of the Product Program you are responsible for developing and executing short and long-term strategies and providing team leadership for the Cookie and Fall Product programs. You’ll oversee each aspect of the program, from initial goal-setting, and inventory management to distribution of materials and volunteer resources and support. Some days will involve front lines work at the cookie warehouse, others will involve strategic discussion and financial forecasts. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and excel in thinking outside the box, while delivering exceptional customer service to all volunteers, consumers and staff. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Previous supervisory experience or work in a leadership capacity preferred
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful project through its lifecycle
  • Strong customer service, presentation, communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills required
  • Excellent written skills, including editing/proofreading
  • 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

Volunteer Experience Manager

Position: Full-Time

Location: Mason City

We are looking for a passionate, driven individual in the Mason City area, who can help volunteers meet their full potential, and contribute to the Volunteer Experience team’s goals in supporting volunteers and retaining members. A Volunteer Experience Manager supports new and returning volunteers through proactive communications and problem-solving with troop leaders and other volunteers. We’re looking for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills, who can serve as a go-to for volunteer questions, as well help mediate conflict situations. The Mason City office has a small team, so this individual is also tasked with backing up coverage in the retail shop: ringing up customer transactions and reconciling sales and receipts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous experience working with Girl Scouts or other related organization preferred
  • Experience working with volunteers and youth
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to respond to concerns/issues via email, phone or in person
  • Strong phone skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • 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