Employment

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. We offer exciting opportunities to work in membership, camp, Spokane Program Center, facilities, marketing and communications, product sales, fund development and programs. Working with our Girl Scout council means working in a dynamic and diverse environment.

GSEWNI oversees a large geographic region encompassing two states–Eastern Washington and North Idaho. In total, the council represents 30 counties, 67,000 square miles, more than 4,600 girls, 2,200 adult volunteers, 35 staff, a 15 person board and multiple volunteer committees.

Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is not accepting PHONE CALLS or INQUIRIES FROM RECRUITERS.

Available Positions NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder. You may save this form as a PDF; it is also linked at the bottom of each job posting.


Kitchen

Assistant Cook: Salary: $1,800 Assists with meal preparation and other kitchen activities, such as filling food orders for cookouts and trips. Qualifications: Food service experience. 21 years of age or older OR preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

 Support

Business Manager: Salary: $1,800. Operate the Trading Post (camp store) including: accurate inventories, receipting money, making sales to campers, staff, and parents during opening and closing days and preparing deposits. Oversee camp budget and kitchen orders. Run errands in town and help keep business part of camp running. Qualifications: Experience in bookkeeping, budget management, sales, and computers; strong organizational and attention to detail skills. Valid driver license. 21 years of age or older OR preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Tripping/ Transportation Manager: Salary: $1,800. Oversee transportation needs on opening and closing days. Responsible for assisting unit staff in the planning of out trips, coordinate with the kitchen staff, ensure all safety goals are met and substitute as a counselor to provide staff breaks. Qualifications: Strong outdoor leadership skills with successful experiences in developing and implementing outdoor program. High energy and ability to give guidance to staff.  Current Wilderness First Aid/Responder certification a definite plus. 21 years or older preferred.

Program Specialist: Salary: $1,800. Responsible for planning and implementation of arts and crafts, nature and science program. Organize and maintain supplies and equipment. Will develop curriculum for camp at appropriate age and interest level for all camp sessions Qualifications: Creative, crafty personality with willingness to teach local ecology and conservation. 18 years of age or older, preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Custodian/ Maintenance Assistant:  Salary: $1,600. Routinely maintain the cleanliness of the lodge working from a checklist for each area including, but not limited to, sweeping, mopping, windows, trash, stocking lodge and units with supplies, assist in getting luggage to and from units, mowing lawn, making minor repairs and reporting maintenance needs throughout camp. Qualifications: Self-motivated, 18 years of age or older, preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Waterfront

Waterfront Director: Salary: $2,000. Supervision of all waterfront activities, including scheduling, training and supervision of waterfront team. Qualifications: Current Waterfront Lifeguard certification. Supervisory experience in a lakefront environment, experience in boating, canoeing, windsurfing and/or sailing desired. 21 years of age or older OR preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Lifeguard/ Unit Staff (6): Salary: $1,700-$1,900. This position is the same as unit counselor/leader with the exception that person has lifeguard certification and will provide lifeguarding duties as well. 18 years of age or older, preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience

 Unit Staff

Unit Counselor (12): Salary: $1,600. Working with a team of 2-3 other counselors, coordinate unit program activities and provide campers with a positive, fun learning experience.  Maintain records and generate as needed. Qualifications: Experience supervising and working with children; Girl Scout Program knowledge desired. Ideal candidates are creative and eager to engage kids in exploring the outdoors while maintaining the highest sense of safety and good judgment. Possess a desire to create lasting learning experience for campers while providing excellent role model for campers. Canoeing, sailing and/or windsurfing experience/certification beneficial. Camping experience helpful; 18 years of age or older, preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Unit Leader (4):  Salary: $1,800. This position operates as Unit Counselor while acting as a team leader in supervising and supporting other Unit Counselors. Qualifications: Experience supervising and working with children and adults. Girl Scout Program knowledge desired. Ideal candidates are creative and eager to engage kids in exploring the outdoors while maintaining the highest sense of safety and good judgment. Possess a desire to create lasting learning experience for campers while providing excellent role model for campers. Canoeing, sailing and/or windsurfing experience/certification beneficial. Camping experience helpful; 21 years of age or older OR preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Leadership Director (Counselor-in-Training Director) (2): Salary: $1,800. Implements Counselor-in-Training program. Qualifications: Experience supervising, mentoring and working with teens. Girl Scout Program knowledge desired. 21 years of age or older OR preferred applicant will be able to demonstrate sufficient maturity and experience.

Intern

Marketing, Events, Public Relations, Writing, Graphic Design and/or Social Media (any or all areas)

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is seeking college students interested in unpaid internship opportunities! This is an opportunity to work with a legacy service organization with a nationally respected brand and image.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho serves nearly 4,600 girls and 2,200 adult leaders in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties in Northern Idaho. Interns will be assisting with the publicity and promotion of events as well as the annual Cookie Program, Camp Four Echoes camping registration, holiday and summer Day Camp registration and other major marketing, public relations and program initiatives throughout the year.

Interns will assist with:

  • Publicity, promotion, advertising, graphic design, public relations, writing and/or marketing of programs and events
  • Design of small projects and articles for inclusion in publications and online distribution
  • Video production
  • Digital photography at events, for use in publications and social media
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Creative sessions for major projects, campaigns and events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate
  • Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Communication Arts major preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven writing ability (please provide examples)
  • Proven ability to produce short and feature length video projects (write scripts, shoot and edit) 
  • Proven ability to take and edit digital photographs (Photoshop) 
  • High energy, enthusiastic team player with the ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet shifting deadlines
  • Personal computer and necessary software programs to complete assignments 
  • Enthusiastic about Girl Scouting and familiar with the council region (Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho) 
  • Proficient with word processing, graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), photography and/or design skills (examples will be requested) 

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. All candidates should have reliable transportation and must be available at least 10 hours per week. Internships are available for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters/semesters. Up to three unpaid internships are available. Successful candidates may seek college credit if the college/university permits students to do so. Interns will work under the direction of the Marketing and Media Manager and work collaboratively with the graphic designer.

Contact: Julie Gardner–Marketing and Media Manager, at (509) 747-8091 ext.205, or email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.

Membership, Volunteer and Program Coordinator

Salary: $28,000-$32,000 annually with full benefits

Reports to:Membership & Volunteer Director

The Membership, Volunteer and Program Coordinator works in a team environment focusing on adult and girl membership recruitment, retention, volunteer enrichment, and program events for assigned regions within our council.

The Membership, Volunteer and Program Coordinator is responsible for leading, recruiting and supporting volunteer and girl membership development in assigned regions and communities.  Responsibilities for this position include building awareness and expanding membership, implementing recruitment, retention and development processes to reach under-represented girls and adult volunteers. This individual must have a high energy level, enthusiasm, innovative approaches and self-direction. This position has little day-to-day supervision and success is based on clearly defined team and individual goals. Bilingual in Spanish desired and may adjust salary accordingly.

Accountabilities

  • Recruit adult and girl membership to reach individual and team goals set by supervisor
  • Responsible for preparing a recruitment plan and reaching membership goals
  • Provide ongoing support to troops and service unit (groups of leaders)
  • Advocates and participates as an active member of the MVP Team and the Girl Scouts Movement
  • Support council’s fund raising efforts, goals and objectives and meet defined goals
  • Maintain accurate records for volunteer, membership and outreach efforts
  • Demonstrate support for all of the council’s work through collaboration with other departments
  • Plan, implement and deliver outreach programs and goals as directed by supervisor
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with local community organizations
  • Provide information and interpretation of council and GSUSA’s policies and programs to reinforce the role of Girl Scouting

Position Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data, designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time and budget, manages project team activities.

Interpersonal - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming, maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, keeps emotions under control, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings.

Team Work - balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, varies writing style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information.

Change Management - develops workable implementation plans, communicates changes effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - delegates work assignments, matches the responsibility to the person, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities, provides recognition for results.

Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, effectively influences actions and opinions of others, inspires respect and trust, accepts feedback from others, provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates, gives appropriate recognition to others, displays passion and optimism, mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Managing People - includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement, takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities, makes self available to staff, provides regular performance feedback, develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth, solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external), fosters quality focus in others, improves processes, products and services, continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - looks for ways to improve and promote quality, demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Business Acumen - understands business implications of decisions, displays orientation to profitability, demonstrates knowledge of market and competition, aligns work with strategic goals.

Cost Consciousness - works within approved budget, develops and implements cost saving measures, contributes to profits and revenue, conserves organizational resources.

Ethics – treats all people with respect, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity, upholds organizational values, maintains the confidentiality of all client/co-worker/organizational business.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, supports organization’s goals and values, benefits organization through outside activities, supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking - develops strategies to achieve organizational goals, understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses, analyzes market and competition, identifies external threats and opportunities, adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Initiative - volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantage of opportunities, asks for and offers help when needed.

Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process, makes timely decisions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Sales experience in a membership organization
  • Knowledge and experience in working with volunteers, diverse populations and community agencies
  • Skilled in planning, organizing, evaluation and managing time effectively
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Excellent written, verbal and follow-up communication skills
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Applications and ability to navigate a variety of software applications
  • B.A. and/or equivalent work experience
  • Available to travel a minimum of 50% of the time to Benton, Adams, Walla Walla, Franklin, Columbia, Whitman and Spokane Counties
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of insurance
  • Can work from home and be available for weekend/evening work
  • Support for the principals and philosophy of Girl Scouting and willingness to maintain GS membership
  • Ability to occasionally lift 30 pounds
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Contact:Please email resume to Mindy Thorp at mthorp(at)gsewni.org