CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GIRL SCOUTS OF THE JERSEY SHORE Service Centers in Farmingdale and Toms River Position to be filled by late summer 2017 Apply Now for Consideration!
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO. Evergreen is a retained search firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for over a decade serving the interests of Girl Scouting across the entire country. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
The current CEO Sue McClure has announced retirement and plans to lend her experience to onboard the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) upon approval by the Board of Directors. This is a great opportunity to transition to a highly sought after CEO role and receive initial transitional guidance from an accomplished and innovative outgoing CEO.
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is one of 112 councils nationwide, and is one of 4 in New Jersey. The Council has current girl membership of more than 10,700 girls, over 3800 adult volunteers and a staff of 41 employees. Its annual operating budget is $5 million and it maintains service centers in Farmingdale and Toms River and two camp facilities to provide year round engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members, and community partners. All Girl Scout programs and activities- from camping to computing, arts to engineering, service projects to field trips-are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership, achievement and fun!
The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the nation’s leaders in membership services and innovation. The CEO will implement the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition the CEO will ensure that pluralism is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting. Responsible for the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the Council’s service area. The CEO’s important outward facing responsibilities are to expand the Council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority. The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.
Under the incoming CEO, focus will continue on the following three objectives for the coming year: 1. Creating a culture of philanthropy. 2. Membership growth across all dimensions including age, geography, and diversity, of both girls and adults. 3. Establish and implement a strategic vision to inspire operational excellence.
Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the following areas: • Serving as the leader in fundraising efforts by working with the Chief Development Officer and the board to establish a plan for success in raising contributed funds for service growth, keeping programs affordable for all and maintaining and improving Council properties. Must be able to position the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore as a charity of choice by instilling confidence, credibility and trust in the Girl Scouts with community leaders and donors. • Providing volunteers with an enhanced opportunity to serve girls of all populations and backgrounds. • Making increased use of technology to manage process and engage staff, volunteers, members and community stakeholders. • Building a culture of employee and volunteer engagement to drive performance and deliver a customer centric experience for our girls and volunteers. • Assessing current operations and creating a plan to grow membership and programs in service to our membership. Also providing leadership to continue the current fiscal performance to retain a healthy and financially sustainable organization. Works with the board to develop strategic long-term and annual tactical plans for achieving key goals and objectives.
The Council offers a competitive compensation plan commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected. There is a comprehensive benefits package, including generous time off, health, dental, vision, life, AD&D and short-term disability insurance options, 403(b) defined contribution retirement plan, including company match, and other attractive features. Relocation support will be considered. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council.
THE COUNTIES AND AREA SERVED
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore serves Monmouth and Ocean counties, which are premier locations in New Jersey with easy access to restaurants, shopping, transportation and the Jersey Shore. Just one hour from New York City, Monmouth and Ocean counties rank as some of the most “livable and family friendly” metropolitan areas with the advantage of proximity to the Jersey Shore.
HOW TO APPLY
Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Council's need to fill this important position. For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to:
Bob Perodeau, Principal Evergreen Executive Source, LLC E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Voice (800) 286 4009 www.egreensource.com
Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001
The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to the nonprofit sector, with emphasis on youth-serving programs. In addition, this individual’s strengths will include broad based business skills with a minimum of seven years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and eight or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new CEO will have a demonstrated ability in skills relevant to fundraising, act as a visionary to the senior leadership team, and serve as an example of best management practices for the Council.
The CEO will be an individual of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and employs effective decision-making. This individual will possess a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures mutually agreed upon by the CEO and the board. The CEO will be recognized as a community and business leader in the Council’s jurisdiction, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment. It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds.
Additional desired qualifications include experience in nonprofit governance, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree and training desired.
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 girls and young women in this region of New Jersey are encouraged to apply. If you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls, and meet the criteria set forth in this vacancy announcement to successfully lead this council, then we would like to speak with you.