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Global Program Specialist

Global Program Specialist

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About Us

We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.


The Program Manager for Global Girl Scouting will work closely with the Senior Global Strategy Advisor to execute the implementation of the GSUSA’s national global strategy through program and project management. 


You are:

  • An energetic problem solver.
  • Effective program and projects manager.
  • A strong collaborator.
  • Able to initiate and cultivate working relationships with Girl Scout councils and volunteers nationwide to grow the global volunteer pool and a broader understanding of global girl scouting.
  • Great at managing global trainings and partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Passionate about global girls/women related issues with strong youth experience.

You Will

  • Take the lead in development and implementation of relevant programs and projects.
  • Collaborate with National Volunteer unit to support and grow two global volunteer groups.
  • Work with GSUSA cross-functional teams, including strategy, program, research, national meetings, marketing, communications, interactive, and others.
  • Collaborate with program and marketing departments on development of annual global programs or days of action (i.e. World Thinking Day Badge, International Day of the Girl) to develop and implement cross-cultural engagement opportunities for girls.
  • Work with the Senior Global Advisor to develop and implement partnership initiatives with World Association and other partners.
  • Support GSUSA’s engagement and participation at the United Nations. Particularly for Commission on the Status of Women and International Day of the Girl.
  • Provide monthly webinars on global content.
  • Maintain web-content, managing departments Facebook group, collaborating with GSUSA Social Media team to develop social media engagement strategy and expand outreach.
  • Promote and contribute toward GSUSA’s goal of institutionalizing pluralism by initiating and participating in activities and functions that enhance organizational diversity.

You Need

  • Five to seven years experience working with an international non-profit organization (youth-based preferred) or a non-governmental organization (NGO) providing program management and/or services to a broad global youth-based audience strongly preferred.
  • Understanding and strong interest in current global issues (global girl issues a strong plus).
  • Experience living and/or working in a country outside of the United States desirable.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining relationships and activities with internal/external partners.
  • Proven experience in organizing and planning events.
  • Experience managing multiple projects, meeting tight deadlines and working independently with attention to detail.
  • Travel (including international) up to 15% required.  Passport required for overseas travel.
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior experience working either in GSUSA,  Council or Girl Guide/Girl Scout organization a plus.
  • Experience in managing social media and web platforms.
  • Solid skills in Microsoft Office Suite; prior experience with other business-related software a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of how the use of technology facilitates communication in a global setting (Skype, Webinars etc.)
  • BA/BS required, Masters preferred in international relations or a related area strongly preferred, or equivalent relevant experience. 


Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.