New Membership Development Specialist—Full Time
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin-Badgerland is looking for a strong communicator who strives for ambitious goals and is a champion for the mission of Girl Scouts. The successful candidate will be results-driven, and motivated to increase awareness and participation in Girl Scouting. The New Membership Development Specialist positions are part of a team of staff focused on growing and supporting Girl Scout Membership throughout the Badgerland Girl Scout Council region. Candidates interested in joining a dynamic, go-getting, innovative team with passion for developing girl leaders are encouraged to apply! Position is based in the Madison Girl Scout office. Full time with generous benefit package.
The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council strives to attract and retain a diverse and talented staff who will contribute to the organization’s goals, mission, and vision. In line with the Girl Scout Promise and values of inclusivity, we encourage individuals of all ethnic, racial, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply
Email cover letter and resume to Kathy, Director of Human Resources at HR@gsbadgerland.org
Girl Scouts of WI-Badgerland Council
The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council provides programming, training, and support to Girl Scout more than 10,000 members in 24 counties in Wisconsin, Houston County, Minnesota and Allamakee County, Iowa. The Council’s strategic priority is growing membership throughout the region and expanding the reach of the premier girl leadership program.
The New Membership Development Specialist is responsible for developing and executing effective recruitment strategies to increase participation in Girl Scouting through a variety of in-person meetings, presentations, and networking with community organizations, corporations, schools, educators, faith-based institutions and other community constituents.
The New Membership Development Specialist is responsible for recruiting girl and adult members, volunteers, and community partnerships through community cultivation, lead generation, and follow-up. This position is primarily field-based.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Achieve the Council’s goals for girl and adult membership through developing and implementing membership strategies. The successful New Membership Development Specialist will:
- Design and implement a comprehensive, targeted plan for girl and adult membership growth by researching market data, membership trends, and other geographically relevant information. Must maintain accurate records and data.
- Implement membership strategies outlined in the council’s strategic plan by cultivating communities to generate increased girl and volunteer leads.
- Identify specific targets and prepare action plans; project the number of contacts required to meet membership goal. Prepare a variety of status reports.
- Seek opportunities and cultivate relationships with community organizations including corporations, schools, educators, and faith-based institutions to increase awareness of and participation in Girl Scouting.
- Attend volunteer fairs and other volunteer-oriented events as assigned.
- Ensure Girl Scouts welcomes all girls and adults by embodying the Girl Scout way of diversity and inclusiveness.
- Conduct timely (within 24 hours) follow-up on new leads and referrals resulting from field activity.
- Work with interdepartmental team to develop and execute innovative techniques and ensure effective delivery of recruitment strategies to achieve Council goals.
- Promote and assist with Council-wide programs, activities, public relations and fund development endeavors.
- Must be able to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends; possess a valid Driver’s License and have regular access to a reliable vehicle; must be able to work both in an office setting and independently off-site; must be capable of lifting 25 pounds.
- Be or become a registered member of the Girls Scouts of the United States of America; have a working knowledge of Girl Scout philosophy and programming, and be committed to the Girl Scout mission. Prior Girl Scout experience not required.
- Perform other related duties as requested.
Core competencies and areas of expertise
- Self-management and Confidence – An initiative-taker who can work independently with minimal oversight; continually reassessing own skills and identifying areas for improvement; adaptable, organized, and attentive to detail.
- Active Listening - Skillfully uses active listening techniques to create dialogue and build relationships with potential new members, volunteers, staff, and communities.
- Sales Ambition and Drive – Understands the sales process and lead management, sets and energetically achieves ambitious goals.
- Marketing Skill - Promotes visibility and credibility of Girl Scouts. Demonstrates knowledge of the basic principles of marketing (for example, market identification and segmentation, interpretation and use of market data).
- Oral and Written Communication abilities - Communicates clearly and concisely, tailors presentations appropriately for diverse audiences; excellent public speaking and presentation skills; fluent in various communication modes (telephone, email, etc.) with emphasis on in-person communication (one-to-one, small group, and large groups).
- Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport at all organizational levels; respectful, considerate, and responsive to the feelings and capabilities of others; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues.
- Networking – Expert networker, an active presence in Girl Scout activities, professional and community organizations; builds new relationships and maintains existing relationships with community members to execute the Girl Scout Mission and achieve council goals.
- Volunteer Relations - understands the functions of volunteers; demonstrates flexibility to meet with volunteers; effectively delegates responsibility; monitors use of volunteers within existing constraints and guidelines; recognizes volunteer accomplishments; works effectively with volunteers.
- Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook; customer relationship management systems, and social networking.
Education or Experience
- Bachelor Degree in relevant marketing/sales/volunteer management or related field from an approved college or University. Other combinations of education and experience that demonstrate the ability to perform the duties of the position may be considered.
- Prior experience in outside sales, marketing, community relations, or other relevant area preferred.
- Bi-lingual in Spanish and English, preferred