Older Girl Program Specialist
Job Details
Sacramento Regional Program Center - Sacramento, CA
Full Time
Up to 25%

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. The Older Girl Program Specialist oversees key aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience including higher awards, community service, program aide, council color guard, travel, and the Girl Voice Committee. The specialist is responsible for the coordinating volunteer committees to enhance the support of girls.


  • Under the direction of the Older Girl Program Manager, coordinates and implements council events to provide fun, engaging participation options for all older girl members (grades 6-12) including, program aid, prepare 2B ready, take action training, travel, color guard, higher awards, Girl Voice Committee and supports council program revenue.
  • Cultivates relationships with appropriate community partners to support older girl programming, and events
  • Work with regional staff teams to assess need for older girl programming in the council's 18 counties, focusing on program development and market growth
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Girl Scout programming to support and advance opportunities for Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) members
  • Ensures 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.
  • Assist in the higher award proposal review and approval process, including coordinating higher award committees
  • 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. Higher Award Ceremonies, Climate Action Month, etc.)
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Consistently provide direct service to girls ages K-12, including evening, weekend and overnight opportunities
  • Develop and modify outcomes based intentional curriculum as needed.
  • Stays abreast of all older girl program opportunities from GSUSA.
  • Supports Alternative Program Deliver (APD) programing as needed.
  • Support service unit events and training as needed.
  • Promote and assist with council-wide programs, activities, public relation, and fund development endeavors.
  • Active participation in the development of environments that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and access through words, actions, and attitude.
Skills & Qualifications
  • Minimum of an associate degree with at least two years of directly related work experience required. Equivalent experience can be substituted for requisite educational requirements.
  • Previous experience leading volunteers is preferred.
  • 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 will 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
  • Ability and willingness to drive Mobile 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 drivers 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.