Scouting helps to mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes that helping young people puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Helping to make this happen, Scouting employees a corps of professional staff members who work to grow our programs.
Scout professionals are a diverse group of men and women who enjoy a career that offers independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that will make a difference; work that calls one to continual learning and challenge; and work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement.
The District Executive serves as a member of a two-person team that serves and operates the district. Together, they are responsible for the effective organization, operation, and promotion of the council program within the district. Each team member is responsible for the achievement of district objectives, including the goals, and works with volunteer staff to fulfill their functions and facilitate the optimum collaboration between the district and the council.
- 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.
- 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.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
- Background with marketing, fundraising, or youth programs is desired.
- 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.
- Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
- Ability to work varied hours when necessary. Evening activities and weekend work is often required to achieve positive objectives.
- A Scouting background is helpful, but not required for employment.
- Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background checks.
The Dan Beard Council is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive, starting salary of $35,500. The council offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, a defined benefit retirement plan, vacation, and paid holidays. Additionally, the council provides a computer and mileage and reimbursement.