Youth Outreach Specialist

Posted: 08/01/2022

Join our team as we build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts of MN and WI Lakes and Pines Council offers competitive wages and benefits including:  One week paid winter break and half day Friday summer hours.

EOE Committed to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice 


  • Bachelor’s Recreation/ Programming /Youth Education, Human Services, or, equivalent experience in youth programing in diverse underserved and low-income populations with experience and a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice
  •  (1) years’ experience in diverse population youth development, program implementation and/or program delivery.
  • Experience in Windows Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to manage database information, produce reports and analyze data.
  • Ability to meet participation quotas and goals
  • Excellent judgement with the ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and deadlines
The focus of this position is the development and safe delivery of programs that successfully engage girls in demographically underserved areas and low-income families throughout the council. The Outreach Specialist develops and delivers programs in a variety of pathways including, in person events, virtual, travel, camp, and after school Girl Scouts in Action (GSIA) Programing, an after-school program for elementary age girls, delivered at targeted schools and community sites.
Works in conjunction with community partners, volunteers, and other staff to ensure the program development and implementation supports funding obligations and council’s strategies to goal achievement. Utilizes the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and National Program Portfolio to assure programming is developed, planned, delivered, and evaluated in a manner that recruits and sustains Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in our membership, and supports member satisfaction and contributes to membership growth and retention. Works Collaboratively with all other Specialist to engage and support membership in the delivery of quality and safe Girl Scout programming at all girl scout levels. 
RESPONSIBILITIES including but not limited to:
  1. Works all Council strategy to meet annual program goals and budgets, membership, and fund development goals.
  2. Works collaboratively with other Specialist and volunteers to utilize the volunteer toolkit to deliver quality girl programing at all levels.
  3. Participates in the development, implementation and monitoring of yearly program and marketing strategic plans and budgets to achieve organizational and regional goals.
  4. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and delivers the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through a variety of pathways and diverse community venues to meet the needs and interests of girl members. 
  5. Maintains compliance with assigned budgets and funding obligations.
  6. Effectively interprets, communicates, and secures all applicable council and GSUSA resources, policies and procedures related to programing including but not limited to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice, program insurance, Safety Activities Check Points, certificates of insurance, State, Local and Federal mandates, and industry standards.
  7. Responds to automated queue cases and tasks generated from Volunteer Systems within the established acceptable timeline.
  8. Performs data entry into specific data fields using database commands, formats record as necessary into the council’s integrated Volunteer Systems and maintains confidentiality of all processed information based on standards set in the Standard Operating Procedure Manual.
  9. Has a clear understanding of Sales Force and the volunteer toolkit and is an active user and supporter, maintaining clean and accurate data.
  10. Works with the Program Manager, Director of Program and Property and the Director of Membership and Development to ensure that funding reports are maintained, and outcome studies are performed on programs to successfully achieve council goals.
  11. Cultivates, mobilizes, and maintains strategic relationships with partner programs, community organizations, topic experts, field trip providers/sites, etc. to enhance national program with local resources that address current and relevant trends and issues affecting girls to increase program opportunities and increase program participation
  12. Develop, plan, communicate and deliver quality program using skills including, but not limited to curriculum development, assessment of data including demographics, needs and interests of underserved girls and community needs, cost analysis, funding compliance and reporting, quality specifications, program continuity and support, safety, customer satisfaction and outcome assessment.
  13. Increases the visibility of GSIA for girls using approved Marketing Strategies.
  14. Maintains a system for ongoing evaluation of all programs, while utilizing results and statistical data to ensure funding compliance, program goals and outcomes are met.
  15. Responsible for understanding, and compliance of established policies, procedures, and practices complaint with all applicable council standards, local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances related to program including but not limited to life safety standards, Safety Activity Check Points, certificates of insurance, ADA, OSHA and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice and industry standards.
  16. Collaborates with Member Support to secure and manage a strong volunteer corps including, but not limited to community adults, university/college students, interns, and the VISTA/AmeriCorps volunteer programs. Performs responsibilities in conjunction with volunteers including, but not limited to volunteer recruitment, supervision, training, guidance, and coaching to support quality program delivery volunteers.
  17. Work in tandem with regional team to develop a plan to become involved within the service area through building relationships with schools, other youth serving agencies, supported housing sites, and community organizations serving diverse populations with whom Girl Scouts may share a common mission. Network with these groups to best share available resources, including multilingual resources.
  18. Work with families and communities to build trusting relationships in support of Girl Scouting.
  19. Oversee girl participation through girl recruitment, member registration, and retention.
  20. Implement girl outcome evaluation and track statistics regarding percentage of girls served and diversity representation statistics Use findings for continuous improvement in volunteer delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and preparing annual Girl Scout and funding reports.
  21. Works with Program Manager in partnership with the Fund Development team, to determine financial needs and funding sources. Participate in grant writing and reporting as directed and give presentations in support and promotion of the program.
  22. Research collaborations within the communities served to expand the program and recruit new outreach sites.
  23. Responsible for developing program event information for council publications.
  24. Special projects and other duties as assigned by Program Manager, Director of Program and Property and/or COO/CEO.
Essential Functions:
  • Ability to efficiently use database information, produce reports, and analyze data.
  • Ability to meet goals.
  • Ability to successfully complete all pre-employment and post-employment screenings including, but not limited to, background check
  • Ability to follow and maintain safe working practices
  • Ability to frequently operate office equipment including keyboard, copy machine, fax machine, register, and multi-line telephone
  • Ability to climb, crouch and walk on uneven terrain and demonstrate safe and proper use of a variety of programming equipment.
  • Ability to actively participate in physical programming with participants.
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to apply independent discretion within the boundaries of the position
  • Maintain registration as a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA
  • Possess and retention of a valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance
  • Provide and maintain personal transportation
  • Ability to travel to various events and activities, including overnights
  • Ability to work various days and hours including weekends and evenings
  • Ability to develop appropriate written communication and to verbally present information to large and small groups, diverse populations, including children.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and written with diverse populations.
  • Ability to successfully complete and maintain certifications specific to programing which may include: First Aid, CPR training, CPR/FA instructor, Lifeguard or WSI (Water Safety instructor), Level 1 High Challenge Course facilitator, and archery certifications, and Serve Safe or MN Food Protection Management.
Ability to represent and model the mission and vision of Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines[VJ1]