Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey
Position Details
Opening Date: 
Thu, 11/02/2017
Program Summary: 
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the region, 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 17,500 girls, 10,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 59 full and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of nearly $6.4 million, and operates service centers in Montclair, North Branch, and Westfield, along with three camp properties and one Scout House to provide year-round engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members, and community partners.
Position Summary: 
The CEO acts in partnership with the Board of Directors to achieve agreed outcomes in all council functions and activities. The CEO will implement the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and execution of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition, the CEO will ensure that diversity is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
Salary & Benefits: 
The Council offers competitive compensation commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected. It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, long and short-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, as well as a 403(b) savings plan. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council. Relocation support will be considered.
Key Duties & Responsibilities: 
Under the incoming CEO, focus will continue on these key priority areas for 2017-2020:  
  • Energetically communicate the Girl Scout mission of developing future female leadership to volunteers, funders, staff, partners, and community and business leaders. 
  • Reaching and serving all girls from identified target communities.
  • Delivering consistent, quality outcome-driven girl program focused on the four pillars of entrepreneurship, life skills, STEM, and the outdoors.
  • Delivering philanthropic growth by strengthening the fund development function and enhancing relationships with funders, the donor community, and the Board.
  • Transforming the organization into a high capacity, high performing Girl Scout council by cultivating a culture that supports the business strategy and vision.  Actively encouraging critical individual skills and behaviors in staff to deliver high performance as well as removing obstacles to achieve success.
  • Working to ensure a professional environment that fosters collaboration, communication and supports quality staff and volunteers.
 Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the following areas: 
  • Increasing membership to serve girls of all communities and backgrounds.
  • Providing girls with the leadership tools that prepare them for success in the real world.
  • Ensuring diverse, reliable, sustainable funding and financial stability.
  • Inspiring others to be high performers by demonstrating leadership and courage, and fostering a culture that encourages partnership between staff and volunteers, so that Girl Scouts will be viewed as the preeminent girls’ organization in the heart of New Jersey.
  • Demonstrating the highest personal qualities of integrity, judgment, adaptability and self-awareness.
Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
CEO QUALIFICATIONS 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 eight 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, fiscal management of budgets in excess of $5-million and the ability to provide leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders. The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and effective decision-making. The CEO will possess a style of leadership that 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 Council’s jurisdiction, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment. It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds. Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree preferred. 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 this region 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.
More Details: 
Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey serves girls throughout Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, southern Warren, and parts of Middlesex counties.
Contact Info
Contact Info: 
HOW TO APPLY Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is an equal opportunity employer. We urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible to meet the Council’s timetable for the selection of a new CEO. Applications will continue to be reviewed until this important position is filled. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to: Bob Perodeau, Principal Evergreen Executive Source, LLC E-mail: Voice (800) 286 4009