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Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is seeking a dynamic leader who shares Girl Scout values and brings the qualities, skills, and abilities to lead the council into the future. 

Leadership Qualities 

GSMISTS is seeking a candidate of the highest integrity committed to serving girls from all family, community, and economic backgrounds, and who seeks to engage, empower, and inspire others and to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to create a life-changing experience for girls.  A willingness to model the Girl Scout leadership ideals and assure transparency and accountability are essential.  

Core Competencies 

Candidates must demonstrate broad-based business skills particularly including development and management of comparable budgets, an understanding of financial reporting and compliance, and management of financial and tangible assets; demonstrated understanding, skill, and ability in fundraising or direct sales; demonstrated understanding, skills, and ability in relationship-based leadership resulting in the development of partnerships, organizational visibility, and the engagement of staff and volunteers; demonstrated understanding, skill, and ability in strategy development and planning including execution and accountability; excellent verbal and written communication skills along with an understanding, skills, and ability with internal and external communications and community relations, and an understanding of the nonprofit, governance-based business model including the skill and ability to work collaboratively and transparently with a board of directors. 

Key Objectives 

The following key objectives await the next CEO of GSMISTS: 

 Transformational Leadership:  Undertake energetic, engaged, and collaborative council leadership of both internal and external constituencies, demonstrating a lived vision for the Council.

 Organizational Growth:  Put the Council on a path to reach the next level of organizational and service excellence including development and growth of membership, program, staff, volunteers, and funding.

 Strategy Development and Execution:  Engage to complete, implement, and lead comprehensive, data-driven, stakeholder focused, and visionary strategic and operational plans.

 See the full GSMISTS CEO Position Description

How to Apply

Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in northern and western Michigan are invited to apply.  Early applications are encouraged.  Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications are confidential. 

To apply, e-mail a detailed cover letter and resume to:  

Bob Perodeau, Principal 

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC 

E-mail:  evergreen.source@att.net

Voice (800) 286 4009    www.egreensource.com

Community Membership Manager - Traverse City

Promote and extend Girl Scout program by planning and implementing membership strategies for the cultivation, recruitment and retention of girl and adult members in assigned areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Ensure continuity of Girl Scout program in assigned areas by recruiting, supervising, and developing volunteers who will ensure membership opportunities for girls ages 5-17 of all racial, ethnic, religious, socio-economic and disability groups. Ensure girl and adult safety through promotion of safe practices.

2. Through analysis of community needs, demographic data and membership statistics, develop, design and conduct recruitment of girls.

3. Work with Service Unit volunteers to implement innovative approaches to program ensuring the development and delivery of local collaborative programs aligned to and supporting the Girl Scout leadership experience.

4. Assist Service Unit volunteers with girl and adult member recruitment, mentoring, training, and rectifying conflicts.

5. Support council functions through promotion of council sponsored activities, meetings, and volunteer opportunities.

6. Interpret and promote Girl Scouting to the community. Cultivate the interest and support of key community leaders, family members, institutions and business organizations.

7. Develop annual operating budgets for membership services, operate within budget, economizing where possible, to ensure quality services are provided.

8. Other duties as necessary and when assigned.


1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and experience in community organization, volunteer management, sales or marketing.

2. Excellent human relations, written and oral communication skills. Unequivocal commitment to pluralism.

3. Ability to be self-directed and self-disciplined while organizing, planning and implementing a multi-faceted work load with minimum supervision and as a member of a team.

4. Ability to creatively solve problems and successfully handle conflict resolution.

5. Demonstrated supervisory and management ability.

6. Ability to recruit, lead and supervise volunteers representing diverse groups.

7. Experience with customer/sales management software desired.

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To apply for an available position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore Human Resources:

Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore
Attn: Human Resources Department
3275 Walker Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544

fax: 616.784.8187, Attn: Human Resources
e-mail: hr@gsmists.org

GSMISTS is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.