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Job Title – Part-Time Program Specialist
The Program Specialist is a rewarding position working directly with youth, volunteers and community leaders. This is a great opportunity to directly impact the lives of our youth by teaching skills that will challenge them physically and mentally, help build character and instill the values of good citizenship and community service. The primary responsibility of this position is to give leadership in the development and maintenance of quality Scouting programs for youth in underserved communities in accordance with the Mission Statement of the Boy Scouts of America. Focus is on advancement, youth participation, outdoor program and the cultivation and development of adult volunteer leaders. This is not a conventional 9-5 office job…you will be working out in the community. If you are a “people person”, have good communication skills and love the outdoors, this is the job for you!
Job Responsibilities Include:
• Run weekly Scouting meetings at identified program locations
• Help Scouts achieve rank advancements
• Recruit and support volunteers to assist with meetings and activities
• Increase program quality through retention of youth and adults, advancement and youth participation
• Serve as an ambassador of the Scouting program who is always striving to deliver the mission of the program
• Subject to driving record and criminal background check
• Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
• Scouting background not required. Men and women welcome to apply.
• Must be able to work varied hours when necessary
• Interest in Education, Community Out-Reach, and The Outdoors
• Bi-Lingual in Spanish and English a plus
• 2-4 hours per week
• Occasional Weekend Work
• $50 per-session
Michael Fazio at firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 354-0005
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.
The District Executive selected will:
- Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
- Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
- Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
- Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
- Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
- Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
- Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
- Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
- Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
- Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.
- Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
- Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
- Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
- Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
- Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
- United States citizenship or declared intention to become a U.S. citizen.
- 21 years of age or older.
- Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
- Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
- A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
- Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.
Learn more about BSA benefits at scouting.org/careers/benefits/
How to apply:
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter and resume to Jonathan.Cartner@scouting.org