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Director, National Outdoor Strategy

Director, National Outdoor Strategy

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About Us

The Director of National Outdoor Strategy, oversees national strategy and implementation for outdoor initiatives, building on the legacy, history, traditions and original vision of the Girl Scout Movement. Using findings from the Girl Scout Research Institute and external research, customer surveys, and competitive analysis, s/he will create programs for girls K–12 that amplify the iconic Girl Scout outdoor experience for girls.


You are:

  • A strategic planner with a demonstrated track record of well-executed multi-year phased strategies within a matrixed environment.
  • A creative problem-solver and consensus-builder who can deftly manage competing expectations and creatively use resources to deliver.

You Will

  • Design, lead and execute a national Outdoor strategy and multi-year/continuous phased implementation plan that includes robust outcomes-based programs for girls and that measures success through program adoption, girl satisfaction and membership improvement metrics.
  • Own the end-to-end product development of all Outdoor girl experiences, from new program development to volunteer/product delivery and adoption to continuous improvement of existing programs.
  • Create cross-functional partnerships both internally at GSUSA and externally to ensure the Outdoor strategy fits into the overall Girl Experience vision to curate content for products and to develop resources that help adults (volunteers and parents) support girls in their Outdoor experience.
  • Partner with Fund Development to create grant proposals that result in Outdoor funding.
  • Hire and manage grant-funded project-based contractors when needed, ensuring that deliverables, deadlines and funder expectations are met.
  • Develop deep relationships within the Outdoor community, including professional associations, non-profits, corporations, and academic institutions to curate, develop, and deliver: best-in-class Outdoor program opportunities for girls.
  • Partner with the Girl Scout Research Institute to measure the program effectiveness based on Leadership and Outdoor Outcomes.

You Need

  • 15+ years of experience in youth-focused fields; Outdoor experience required.
  • Outdoor industry network relationships.
  • Proven experience in rolling out program content to scale.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including communicating complex information with clarity to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint & Excel

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. 

Travel 30–40%, involving day trips, overnight travel or weekends, when required.


Take the Lead Like a G.I.R.L!


When she's a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.

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.


When you think Girl Scouts, you might think cookies, but there’s so much more to it!

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.