Employment Opportunities

District Executive Position Description

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 is an entry-level position, working closely with a field supervisor and volunteer leaders, responsible for performing duties in support of the operations of a geographical district within the council. These duties include, but are not limited to, youth and volunteer recruitment, relationship cultivation, fundraising, and program and administrative support.

 

The District Executive Selected Will:

  • Work with a volunteer district committee 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.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that local Scout units 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.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fundraising, 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 and project 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.
  • Ability to build and empower a team.
  • Computer proficiency.

 

Requirements:

  • 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).
  • 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 frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • A valid driver’s license and an insured motor vehicle.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background checks.

 

Compensation & Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt position. The Cradle of Liberty Council is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a salary of $38,000, professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short and long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and BSA holiday observances.

 

How to Apply:

All applications are treated confidentially. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume electronically to Greg Osborn, Director of Field Service/COO, via jobs@colbsa.org or by mail to 1485 Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No calls please. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

Additional information on a career as a district executive can be found at this link: https://www.scouting.org/careers/working-with-us/essential-skills