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Employment Opportunity

Position: District Executive 
Position location: Hibbing, Bemidji, or Grand Rapids

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.  Note: This position works primarily with adult volunteers, with little direct work with youth.

The District Executive selected will:
  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs. 
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

Desired Skills:

  • While this position is entry level, some work experience is preferred, such as a part-time job, internship or volunteer position in college. Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired. Non-profit fundraising and or sales experience is a plus. 
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment), or equivalent.
  • Essential skills:  Must have ability to build and empower a team, ability to build relationships, salesmanship, time management, and project management. Must be a sales and goal-oriented self-starter with effective people skills and proven organizational and communication skills. Must enjoy working with volunteers and demonstrate a passion for youth programs.
  • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary. Evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives; some weeks will require working 50 or more hours.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • Frequent travel in one’s assigned district is required; reimbursement is provided for business miles. 
  • Must be able to maintain valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and motor vehicle insurance at minimum levels of $100K/$300K/$100K.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required.
  • Offers for employment are subject to motor vehicle and criminal background checks.
  • Applicants are responsible for their interview expenses, and for moving expenses if hired.

Compensation:
All councils are equal opportunity employers. In addition to offering a competitive salary of $35,000, Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and ten holiday observances.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to vac-bsa@scouting.org
Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link:
http://www.scouting.org/Careers/WorkingWithUs/EssentialSkills.aspxExternal Link

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