Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Program, the Program Manager for Journey World, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship has the opportunity to take on a new business venture, in Girl Scouts’ signature programming enterprise, Journey World, a set of moveable, life-sized set pieces that comprise a traveling “city.”
This role is responsible for strategy, marketing, content development, and council-wide delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls K-12 through focused, purposeful flagship programming in Journey World, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.
Location: May be primarily located at any gathering place, with ongoing travel to other Girl Scout locations to deliver program required. Hours: Gathering Place core hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Program hours for this position will also include evenings, weekends, and overnights, with autonomy to adjust hours accordingly.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Program Design, Management and Delivery
Design, development and primary scheduling of Journey World, as well as all Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship programs
Ensure successful implementation of all programs and grant funded initiatives are in compliance with all requirements.
Manage a team of facilitators to deliver program at expected delivery levels.
Developing curricula for workshops, overnights, events and other delivery models for Journey World and other programs.
Keep updated on cutting edge research and knowledge of Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship programming
Market programs by reaching out to Girl Scouts, troops, leaders, service unit managers, other volunteers as well as schools and other youth and adult groups and various outside groups as well as answering questions and providing information as needed.
Developing targeted marketing collateral with inclusive and universal messaging to embrace diversity among girls, youth and adults.
Programs will be designed and delivered through channels that most effectively engage each key audience (girls and volunteers primarily; all youth as a secondary market) with emphasis on interactive technology.
Stay abreast of the latest technological advances as they relate to this area of focus.
Budget Administration –
Responsible for the development of a budget to correspond to all aspects of Journey World and Financial Literacy/Entrepreneurship program delivery, implementation of the budget, and monitoring of all expenditures within the budget.
Leverage Partnerships and Alliances –
Leveraging partnerships that result in sustainable support for major program initiatives with the greatest potential for impact and to lead the creation of innovative programming easily integrated into the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Experience, Skills and Qualifications: Required:
Marketing or entrepreneurial background.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
Candidates must enjoy working with youth in grades/levels K-12.
Strategic thinker with demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously with changing priorities and tight deadlines.
Candidate must have the ability meet deadlines with little supervision.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, presenting concise and clear information to diverse internal/external stakeholders; including reports, written communications, and presentations to key audiences.
Demonstrated proficiency and experience in customer service with high standards of timeliness and responsiveness.
Proven experience participating in cross-functional work teams as either a project leader or project team member.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook.
Must have a driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.
Candidate must be able to work weekends on a regular basis, some evenings and overnights.
Proven expertise leading teams to deliver program through youth-oriented technologies and engage girls/youth/adults interactively.
Experience in adapting content for diverse and multi-cultural girl audiences strongly preferred.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.
Our council, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest ...Indiana (GSGCNWI), was formed when 7 councils in Chicagoland and nearby Indiana merged on July 1, 2008. Today, GSGCNWI is one of the largest councils in the country. We're more than 55,400 girls and 21,300 adults strong!
Our dedicated employees work out of 6 Gathering Places and 6 campground properties, and also virtually, to reach girls throughout many counties in Illinois and Indiana. Together with volunteers and interns, we build an environment where any girl can be empowered to define their future. We provide a fun, casual work environment where we offer a comprehensive benefits package. There is also schedule/worksite flexibility to ensure a balanced team that is committed to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character.
We welcome a diverse staff, and we look forward to meeting you!