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Board Affairs Manager

Board Affairs Manager

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About Us

The Office of the National Board at GSUSA is seeking to hire a Board Affairs Manager to oversee the corporate governance work of the GSUSA National Board including Board Meetings, Executive Committee Meetings and National Council Sessions. This role has the primary responsibility for planning, executing and supporting the Board and Executive Committee meetings, including arranging and facilitating the venue set-up/selection, accommodations, transportation, technology/AV needs, and other logistics; creating and coordinating presentations, resolutions, agendas, board briefing books and other meeting materials; and overseeing post-meeting reports, etc.


What does the Office of the National Board deliver at GSUSA?

  • The Girl Scout National Board of Directors comprises 30 men and women, with expertise in fields ranging from financial services to publishing. The Office of National Board drives the corporate governance work including board meeting oversight, board member engagement and record keeping.

You Will

  • Plan and execute comprehensive meeting planning and successful logistics for all national board meetings, including scheduling, technology, accommodation, venue, meals, expense tracking, etc. Arranging and coordinating ancillary receptions and events in connection with board meetings.
  • Organize and maintain all travel schedules, accommodation and transportation needs for GSUSA staff and Board members for all national meetings.
  • Develop board meeting agendas in partnership with the Associate General Counsel/Director of Governance, General Counsel and CEO; coordinate roles and attendance of other staff for national meetings.
  • Send notices of regular and special board and executive committee meetings to members.
  • Maintain the corporate records of the organization including bylaws, minutes, policies, resolutions, conflict of interest forms, and other governing documents.
  • Maintain the most recent copy of the Blue Book and work with the General Counsel and Associate General Counsel to answer questions regarding the Blue Book
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of board governance.
  • Manage budget for the Office of the National Board
  • Maintain and update all Board-related lists, listservs, directories and databases
  • Work with the Associate General Counsel on preparations for and conducting the National Council Session.
  • Work with the Board Engagement Specialist in developing and executing activities for the national board related to the National Council Session and Convention.  
  • Assists with the stewardship, relationship building and cultivation with board members on behalf of GSUSA that result in a premier experience for all national board members.

You Need

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work/educational experience.
  • At least 3-5 years previous experience working with boards, governing bodies or senior executives is required.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Superior organizational and verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to prioritize and handle multiple assignments while adapting to changing deadlines and priorities with success and accuracy.
  • Ability to manage confidential information and documents with discretion.
  • Detailed-oriented with excellent organizational skills.
  • Willingness to work outside standard established business hours when necessary.
  • Some travel required for board meetings or board engagements.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically word, outlook, PowerPoint and excel.


Additional Key Qualities:


  • Adaptable to meet changing deadlines and adjust priorities while managing multiple assignment with success and accuracy.
  • Diplomatic and have the ability manage confidential information and documents with discretion.
  • An effective communicator that interfaces seamlessly with all levels of staff including senior executives, senior government officials and colleagues.
  • Detailed focused to deliver projects with a high level of excellence
  • Someone that naturally builds trust based a solid work ethic and establish rapport quickly.




More about Girl Scouts of the USA:


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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.


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Girl Scouts are big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models. Every day, Girl Scouts unleash the power of G.I.R.L. to make amazing things happen.


  • We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls.
  • Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
  • Girl Scouts has always emphasized the importance of being civically engaged.
  • We’re introducing Girl Scouts of every age to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to help them see how they can actually improve the world!
  • Girl Scouts offers to high school girls the Girl Scout Gold Award which represents the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn—and it’s only available to Girl Scouts. 


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.