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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. Learn more about the benefits of being a professional Girl Scout here.

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:

 

 

Director of Product Program - Full Time (Des Moines)

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, customers, and staff.


A day in the life... (Some of the essential functions)

  • Oversee daily operations of the Fall Product and Cookie Programs
  • Develop and execute comprehensive plans for each program, including goal-setting, inventory management, and volunteer resources and support
  • Develop program materials and trainings
  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships
  • Work with the Product Program team and with all Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa departments to run successful programs

The fine print… (Qualifications)

We are seeking a candidate with a Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 year of related experience, with previous supervisory experience or work in a leadership capacity preferred. We are looking for someone with a proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful project through its lifecycle. Excellent written skills, problem-solving abilities, and a strong customer service orientation are all must-haves!

This position does require weekend/evening work seasonally, with occasional day or overnight travel. During the Cookie Program (Feb-March), this role works some hours from a cookie warehouse, with some lifting/bending required.  

 

 

Corporate Relations Manager - Full Time (Des Moines)

Working collaboratively with the Director of Philanthropy and the Chief Development Officer, the Corporate Relations Manager is responsible for raising funds through corporate philanthropy and stewardship. The Corporate Relations Manager is a motivated individual with a passion for connecting community supporters with the Girl Scout mission.  They will have strong relationship-building skills, an affinity for networking and a philanthropy mindset with a high emphasis on donor stewardship.

A day in the life… (Essential functions)

  • Partner with Chief Development Officer and Director of Philanthropy to create a strategy designed to cultivate and steward corporate donors.
  • Build a robust pipeline of potential corporate donors to increase philanthropic support year over year.
  • Support the Philanthropy and Marketing teams in the execution of successful fundraising events including but not limited to Inspiring Women of Iowa, Taste of Adventure and Cookies on Tap.
  • Responsible for reaching corporate revenue targets and special event sponsorship revenue goals.
  • Create innovative partnership opportunities with local and national corporations.
  • Promote GSGI to donors with effective networking skills and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization.
  • Represent the council in the business professional community, including occasional public speaking opportunities.
  • Contribute to the donor relations plan by completing assigned donor stewardship tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The fine print… (Qualifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years fundraising or related experience.
  • Must be creative with excellent people, writing and communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work as leader and as a member of a team. 
  • Must possesses skills necessary to effectively organize, manage and achieve multiple goals and priorities.
  • Strong customer service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including some overnight travel and night and weekend hours.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office products.
  • Join the club! Each staff member is required to become a member of GSUSA.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

 

 

Camp Counselor - Temporary/Seasonal (Camp Sacajawewa in Boone)

A Camp Counselor is responsible for their assigned group of campers daily, participating in and leading activities for the campers. Counselors sleep in the same unit as their campers, in a separate tent/cabin/bedroom area that is shared with other staff. Counselors always ensure the safety and well-being of their campers and counselors in their units, following all camp rules and standards.

To apply, fill out an application here.

A day in the life… (Some of the essential functions)

  • Assumes responsibility for the safety of the campers in all situations through preventative and/or appropriate action.
  • Keeps records and reports, as required.
  • Supervises daily camp jobs, ensuring that all sanitation standards are upheld.
  • Ensures the campers’ emotional and physical safety.
  • Ensures the safety and security of the campers in the event of an emergency.
  • Participates in all aspects of the camp program, remaining with campers always, except during time-off.
  • Familiarizes herself with campers including knowledge of any physical limitations, medical conditions, and/or any essential information.
  • Greets parents and campers on opening and closing day, providing excellent customer service including helping to carry luggage and being available to answer parent/camper questions.
  • Participates in all-camp activities such as campfires, flag ceremonies, and programs, including all meals with campers unless on time-off.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The fine print…(Qualifications)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Member of GSUSA or willingness to become so.
  • Belief in the mission of GSUSA and GSGI.
  • Certified or ability to become certified in CPR/First-Aid.
  • Demonstration of successful experience caring for children ages 5-17.
  • Interest for caring for children in an outdoor setting.
  • Experience in outdoor living skills, or willingness to learn.
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Able to walk and stand for long periods of time on walkways and trails that may be uneven.
  • Able to carry, lift, push, pull, or otherwise move heavy objects.
  • Able to recognize, respond to, and care for visible and verbal signs of children’s distress.
  • Able to live in a space with others and eat meals in a large, noisy environment.
  • Emotionally resilient and capable of appropriate and sustained mental, emotional, and social interactions in a constantly changing, youth-centered and community living setting.

Working Conditions

  • Workday is predicated by the unit’s daily schedule.
  • Time off will be assigned and coordinated by the Unit/Program Director.
  • Extreme weather and temperatures may be encountered daily.
  • Position includes living quarters and requires residency at assigned camp.
  • This position is an “on-site,” “on-duty” job 24 hours a day, except on scheduled time-off.

 

 

Regional Brand Champion – Seasonal/Temporary (6 openings across the Western 2/3 of Iowa; including Des Moines area, Des Moines/Ottumwa surrounding area, Council Bluffs/surrounding area east of Council Bluffs, Des Moines/Ames area, Mason City/Fort Dodge area, Sioux City/Spencer area)

We are seeking a fun, effective communicator to share the Girl Scout experience with more girls and volunteers. The Regional Brand Champion will attend sign-up events (in-person), follow up with leads and share the Girl Scout message with girls and adults across a designated territory. They will assist the Regional Recruitment Manager with meeting and exceeding new membership goals. The position will connect with local communities and broaden Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa’s reach to families across Iowa!

To apply, fill out an application here.

A day in the life… (Essential functions)

  • The primary focus for the Regional Brand Champion is to increase membership of girl and adult volunteers in a designated territory by hosting in-person Girl Scout sign-up events
  • Follow up on leads and referrals resulting from field activity utilizing the GSGI customer management system
  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed
  • Work to ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scouts message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The fine print… (Qualifications)

  • Outgoing and motivated
  • Effective communicator, customer service skills and strong computer skills
  • Previous experience in recruitment, sales, account management or related focus is preferred
  • Ability to problem-solve and stay highly organized
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills along with the ability to present information to a variety of audiences
  • Experience with Girl Scouts preferred
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Join the club! Each staff member is required to become a member of GSUSA
  • Flexibility is key. You will primarily work afternoon and evenings. Some weekends may be required.
  • Reliable transportation is required
  • Employee provided cell phone is required
  • Available to start on or before August 9, 2020

Additional Details

  • Temporary position could last between 8 to 12 weeks
  • Hours each week could vary from 10 to 20 hours, with early-evening/evening hours required

 

 

Retail Assistant Full-Time (Des Moines)

Join our top-notch Customer Experience team as a retail superstar! Must love helping customers – in-person, on the phone, and via email. The Retail Assistant manages the day-to-day operations in our Des Moines retail shop, answers incoming phone calls and emails, as well as assisting in-person guests. The ideal person for this job is friendly, efficient, a quick-learner, and able to handle interruptions when things get busy! You are responsible for 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 open Saturdays per year (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

The fine print... (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
  • Ability to switch between tasks and work with frequent interruptions
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office products and typing aptitude required
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally on the phone, via email, and in person
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and bend to help set up the store and/or assist customers
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • 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