Chief Executive Officer
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
About the organization
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the state of Connecticut, 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 22,000 girls, 12,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 103 full- and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of approximately $10.2 million, and operates four service centers and ten outdoor program centers (camps). 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 activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects. All Girl Scouting programs and activities are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.
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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.
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 ten 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, and fiscal management of significant budgets demonstrating the ability to manage the Council’s budget. The ability to model leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders is essential. Exceptional communications skills are required.
The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities to lead the Council. The CEO will possess a style of leadership that is transparent, 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 region, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment.
Contact email: [email protected].net
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer.
Evergreen is experienced in conducting executive search responsibilities in a contact-free environment, observing COVID-19 restrictions for the safety of all individuals involved in the process.
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 to:
Bob Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
E-mail: [email protected]
Voice (800) 286 4009 www.egreensource.com
Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001
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