Position Summary: Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the hourly Program Specialist position is responsible for facilitating Girl Scout programming, including but not limited to financial literacy and entrepreneurship; science, technology engineering and math (STEM) curricula; healthy living; arts and cultural awareness. This includes gathering supplies, setting up for programs, and most importantly facilitating fun, unique and entertaining curriculum for Girl Scouts of all ages.
Location: Vernon Hills Gathering Place Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Wednesday - Sunday, mostly nights and weekends with some daytime hours in the office
Basic Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Prep, set up, and deliver workshops and overnights in various subject areas for children ages 5-17.
Manage supplies used in programming.
Market programs within specific region.
Girl Scout Organizational Knowledge and Commitment
Diversity Management and Awareness
Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct
Communication Skills – written and oral
Organization/Time Management Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Safety and Security
Volunteer Relations and Management
Project Management and Evaluation
Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
College students considered.
Candidates must enjoy working with youth in grades K-12.
Informal or formal education experience a plus.
Candidate must be detail-oriented.
Individual must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Public speaking and improvisational skills necessary.
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, including after school hours, evenings, weekends, and overnights.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." Juliette Gordon Low
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 st...rengths, passions, and talents.
Our council, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI), was formed when seven councils in Greater Chicago and nearby Indiana merged on July 1, 2008. Today, GSGCNWI is one of the largest councils in the country. Our dedicated employees work with over 20, 000 volunteers, out of 6 Gathering Places, 6 campground properties, and virtually to reach 52,000 girls in 245 communities throughout 10 counties in Illinois and Indiana. .
We provide a business-casual work environment that fosters community and family among staff. We are collaborative, enterprising, and passionate about our mission. We make history every day and we love it! We also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes many perks such as: schedule/worksite flexibility, casual dress code, commuter benefits, and summer hours. Together with volunteers and interns, we build an environment where any girl can be empowered to define her future.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana welcomes all who are committed to our mission to join us. If you are looking to make a difference with your job, visit our employment page and submit an application for consideration.