Partnership Program Specialist
Job Details
Modesto Regional Program Center - Modesto, CA
Full Time
$17.00 Hourly

 A key member of the Program Strategy and Engagement team, the Program Strategy and Engagement Specialist positively impacts overall membership retention and recruitment through market-driven program innovation and volunteer support. Relationship-driven and results-oriented, this position will collaborate both internally and externally to maximize capacity for program delivery through strategic partnerships and volunteers.

  • Expand the Council’s programmatic reach by initiating, building, and maintaining strategic partnerships to support the mission of Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) through partnership program delivery for current and prospective Girl Scout members, volunteers, and member families.
  • Work with regional staff teams to assess need for partnerships in the council’s 18 counties, focusing on program development and market growth
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Girl Scout programming to outside agencies and groups to support and advance opportunities for GSHCC members
  • Ensure that all programs are developed in keeping with Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, GSHCC policies, human relations, sensitive issues, and other guidelines, and that participation in program events is inclusive and representative of all jurisdictions within the Council.
  • Under the guidance of manager, effectively develop and deliver the planning, budgeting, preparing reports, tracking girls served, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Provide support to partnership program delivery including but not limited to marketing, registration, information letters, volunteer recruitment and coordination, day-of support, program supplies, and training.
  • Plan, execute, and support council-wide signature events, in collaboration with community partners and other GSHCC departments, and develop new opportunities as requested (e.g. STEM expo, Outdoor Adventure Campout, Get Outside Challenge, Climate Action Month, etc.)
  • Ensure consistent customer experience across all partnership programs and signature events
  • Utilize partnership programs to develop curriculum, resources, and training which simplify and support the volunteer experience
  • Collaborate with team members to maintain program supplies and equipment, including maintenance and repair of gear and program vehicles, collaborating with properties team as needed.
  • Collaborate with team members to coordinate the tidiness, stocking of supplies, kits, tools, and cleaning of regional STEM Center + Maker Space
  • Develop content and increase utilization of online council-wide activities resources
  • Serve as a positive role model in support of organizational strategy and objectives; and grow leadership capacity of organization, including but not limited to participating in council-wide action teams as needed
  • Collaborate effectively with all GSHCC departments to promote program delivery and support
  • Consistently provide direct service to girls ages K-12, including evening, weekend and overnight opportunities
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • At least 2+ years of experience in a related field, such as program sales, youth programming, customer service, volunteer coordination, and/or risk management
  • Knowledge of organizational and department policies and procedures and the ability to ensure that current policies and procedures are followed
  • Able to manage up, engaging other staff and organizational stakeholders when solving problems and/or making decisions
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff, vendors and girl members
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to changes that may need to be made to programs, locations, or other aspects of plan of work
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Maintain relevant certifications, including but not limited to: First Aid/CPR
  • Ability to keep accurate records         
  • Ability to communicate clearly in one-on-one or group situations and represent GSHCC publicly
  • Must have access to reliable transportation; position may include some work-related travel
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, evenings and overnight events as needed and travel as required on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Ability and willingness to learn to drive Mobile RV STEM Center + Maker Space



  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and a customer relationship management system such as Salesforce
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recognize and respect the many forms of diversity
  • Believe in the aims and purpose of the Girl Scout movement and be willing to subscribe to the principles expressed in the Promise and Law and in the purpose of Girl Scouting
  • Valid California driver’s license, a clean driving record, and proof of insurance
  • Available for council-required events (i.e. Annual Meeting, Mega-drop, etc)
  • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds
  • Promote organizational culture and community statement:

The Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Community Statement

We are a community who wants as many girls as possible to be Girl Scouts.

Our community is girl-centric and performance-driven.

As a collective, we care about each other, are sincere and relational with a strong sense of purpose.

As a member of this community I have certain responsibilities:

I am accountable for individual, team and organizational goals.

  • I am committed to quality.
  • I collaborate when appropriate, am solutions-oriented and thoughtfully solve problems with a sense of urgency.
  • I am able to find a balance between shared and trusted procedures and innovative ideas in order to work effectively and efficiently.
  • I am a professional and exhibit ethical behavior, skills and knowledge competence and leadership development.
  • I challenge my fears and demonstrate courage.
  • I contribute to an environment of inclusivity, belonging and fun.