Chief Executive OfficerCompany: Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline
Date Posted: December 1, 2016
The Executive Source
Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline
Headquarters located in Roanoke.
Position to be filled Spring 2017
Apply now for consideration!
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline 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 Scout councils in every state. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the region, seeking to bring out the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place. The Council has current membership of more than 6,100 girls, 3,500 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 35 full and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of $2.7 million, and operates headquarters in Roanoke and three camp properties within the jurisdiction 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 and achievement.
The CEO acts in partnership with the Board of Directors to achieve agreed outcomes in all council functions and activities. The CEO will implement the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and execution of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition, the CEO will ensure that diversity is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
Responsible for stewardship of 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 large 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) Achieve financial sustainability (membership growth, resource development)
2) Build cohesion among multiple constituencies, and
3) Work with the board to determine a realistic strategic vision.
Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the following areas.
- Inspiring others to be high performers by demonstrating leadership and courage, and by fostering a culture that encourages partnership between staff and volunteers.
- Providing volunteers with enhanced opportunities to serve girls of all communities and backgrounds.
- Ensuring effective use of facilities and properties for outdoor programs, creating an environment where stakeholders can come together and share ideas.
- Making increased use of technology to manage processes and engage staff, volunteers, members, and community stakeholders, in particular adoption of the CEI – Customer Engagement Initiative program.
- Demonstrating the highest personal qualities of integrity, judgment, adaptability and self-awareness.
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 five years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and eight or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills and experience, fiscal management of budgets in excess of $2-million and the ability to provide leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders.
The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and effective decision-making. The CEO 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 nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree preferred.
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 this region are encouraged to apply. If this is your background, and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls in this service area, we want to speak with you.
The Council offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan with annual pay commensurate with experience. It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes core benefits of medical, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, as well as attractive personal time off. The Council offers a number of additional insurance programs through payroll deduction, including dental and short-term disability. Other features include HRA and FSA accounts and participation in a tax-deferred annuity. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council. Relocation support will be considered.
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline serves girls in 36 counties within Central, Southside, and Southwest Virginia. This area is considered to be one of the country’s most beautiful regions, with four-season recreation, lively arts, numerous colleges and universities, and the stunning scenery of its beautiful mountains.
COUNCIL WEBSITE: http://www.gsvsc.org/
HOW TO APPLY
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline is an equal opportunity employer.
We urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible to meet the Council’s timetable for the selection of a new CEO. Applications will continue to be reviewed until this important position is filled. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to:
Bob Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
Voice (800) 286 4009 www.egreensource.com
Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001