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GSO Program Leader

  • Job Tracking ID: 512393-567948
  • Job Location: San Diego, CA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 22, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Classification: Non-Exempt, Hourly
  • Salary Range: $12.00 Hourly

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Job Description:

Girl Scouts San Diego serves 22,500 girls and 12,700 adults. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Job Summary

Under moderate supervision, responsible for the program/curriculum delivery planning set up and implementation of Girl Scouts in school, after school and community group sessions by leading group discussions, activities, and events according to program outlines with girls’ ages 5-17, in various settings throughout the jurisdiction of Girl Scouts San Diego.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and facilitate all appropriate activities according to program outlines and grade level for all groups.
  • Lead songs, games and curriculum to groups of 5 to 100 in a team environment.
  • Maintain the cleanliness, tidiness and function of all equipment, supplies and property.
  • Ensure the provision of age appropriate activities for girls and coordinating activities to meet the development needs and interests of all girls.
  • Prepare and demonstrate knowledge of program materials, content, coordination and execution according to curriculum objectives/ outlines by girl level and site determining factors in collaboration with all team members involved.
  • Will research, plan, implement and document the Girl Scout Leadership Experience by implementing the Discover, Connect, and Take Action concept to all programs assigned throughout the year.
  • Will exhibit and role model healthy work habits according to the Core Competencies contributing to a productive high functioning team with good communication, problem solving, girl focused, and innovative crew.
  • Maintain clear, collaborative, positive written and verbal communication with all internal and external staff and customers contributing to a high functioning productive team environment
  • Will comply and maintain accurate, detailed registration records according to the assigned areas we serve ensuring the safety of the girls year round.
  • Attend and actively participates year round in meeting sessions to provide status reports of assigned sites and keep abreast of department and council wide program, activities, projects, venues and strategic goals.
  • Observe all safety precautions and comply with all company health and safety rules and procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison to parents and educators increasing awareness of Girl Scout program, mission and goals among the communities we serve collaborating with the Membership Team in the recruitment and retention of group to troop conversions.
  • Participate in Outreach and council wide venues, workshops, day camps, and resident camps.
  • Ensure safety in record keeping, documentation and check in/out processes. Maintain the cleanliness, tidiness and function of all equipment, supplies and property. Observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Competencies and areas of expertise may include:

    • Leadership - models high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment; creates, implements, and/or supports council initiatives, policies, and the corporate plan; engages, inspires, encourages, guides, and/or gains others’ support toward accomplishing individual, team, council, and GSUSA goals; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations
    • Networking - Maintains and fosters contacts inside and/or outside the council to gather information, receive support, and solve problems; actively maintains a presence in Girl Scout activities, professional and community organizations, and in the workplace; builds new relationships and collaborations with community members (for example, vendors and business partners) to help address Girl Scouting goals, promote visibility, and cultivate membership.
    • Volunteer Relations - understands the functions of volunteers; demonstrates flexibility to meet with volunteers; effectively delegates responsibility; monitors use of volunteers within existing constraints and guidelines; recognizes volunteer accomplishments; works effectively with volunteers.
    • Safety and Security - recognizes when immediate action is required; recognizes when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; makes decisions where appropriate or refers decisions to the appropriate organizational level; makes decisions without undue delay

    Essential Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent education required
    • Minimum of one year of youth development experience.
    • Certification in CPR and First Aid required.
    • Proficiency of MS Office programs, calendaring, e-mail software and internet research
    • Organizational abilities with attention to detail. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Ability to lead songs, games and curriculum activities, monitor behavior and general housekeeping responsibilities.
    • Child development understanding of age appropriate behaviors.
    • Must have strong skills in human relation, listening and problem solving skills. Pleasant, positive, and confident presentation of self and council. Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in a team setting with diverse staff and customers
    • Highly dependable with a sincere interest in working with girls ages 5 to 17 years of age, and maintain loyalty and professionalism at all times.
    • Flexibility and availability to work overnight and weekend assignments when needed.
    • Must be able to work independently and as a team.
    • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required.
      • Willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and acceptance of the relevant and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting.

    Office Equipment/ Machines/ Electronic Devices

    Personal computer and printers, telephone, fax machine, copier, audiovisual equipment, and other miscellaneous office equipment.

    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.
    • Ability to perform light work exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
    • Heavy visual acuity required performing such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using computer terminal and reading.

    Work Conditions

    • Required to work in various locations such as outdoors, indoors, gymnasiums, cafeterias, school classrooms, playgrounds, etc.

    Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

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