Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands

About the organization

The Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands Council is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls across 22 counties in Central and Western South Carolina, seeking to inspire and nurture the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place. The Council has current membership of 8,000 girls, 3,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 45 full- and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of $5.2 million, and operates service centers in Greenville and Spartanburg, and the soon to open Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center in Columbia. At Girl Scouts, girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ through a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun programs to encourage and foster leadership development. All Girl Scouting programs and activities are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.


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The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to plan and ensure excellence in program delivery and outcomes, and place the Council among the nation’s leaders in membership growth, services and innovation. The CEO will direct the Council’s strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short and long range goals and objectives that prioritize investments in girls. 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 stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance and leverage the participation 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. The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government, and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.


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, and ten or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising, direct sales skills and experience, and fiscal management of significant budgets; all demonstrating the ability to manage the Council’s budget of $5.2 million. The ability to model leadership skills in the recruitment, management, development and retention of paid staff and volunteers is essential.

Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, sales and financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. The CEO is expected to possess a minimum of an earned bachelor's degree, with advanced degree and relevant 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 young women and girls in Central and Western South Carolina 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.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Girl Scouts of South Carolina Mountains to Midlands is an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage expressions of interest as soon as possible for this accelerated search. For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Bob Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
E-mail: [email protected]
Voice (800) 286 4009

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