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Director of National Entrepreneurship Strategy

Director of National Entrepreneurship Strategy

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About Us

The Director of National Entrepreneurship Strategy, oversees national strategy and implementation for all entrepreneurship program initiatives, including the Girl Scout Cookie Program. This individual will design, lead and execute a national entrepreneurship strategy and multi-year/continuous phased implementation plan that includes robust outcomes-based programs for girls that measures success through program adoption, girl satisfaction and membership improvement metrics.


You Are

  • A strategic planner with a demonstrated track record of well-executed multi-year phased strategies within a matrixed environment with proven experience in rolling out program content to scale.
  • Able to synthesize input from a range of key stakeholders.
  • A creative problem-solver and consensus-builder who can deftly manage competing expectations and creatively use resources to deliver.

You Will

  • Create cross-functional partnerships both internally at GSUSA and externally to ensure the entrepreneurship 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 entrepreneurship.
  • Partner with Fund Development to create grant proposals that result in entrepreneurship.
  • Partner with the Girl Scout Research Institute and the Marketing and Communications teams to measure the program effectiveness based on Leadership and Entrepreneurship Outcomes.
  • Hire and manage grant-funded project-based contractors when needed:ensuring that deliverables, deadlines and funder expectations are met.
  • Develop a network of council staff and key volunteers in order to share best practices related to entrepreneurship and the Cookie Program, get feedback on national resources, and identify proven and tested entrepreneurship programs that could be scaled nationally.
  • Partner with the Chief Digital Experience Officer to develop and implement innovative new entrepreneurship digital content (including Digital Cookie) tied to entrepreneurship programs. 
  • Travel 30–40%, involving day trips, overnight travel or weekends, when required

You Need

  • 15+ years of experience in youth-focused fields.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or advanced degree/certification in education or youth-development a plus.
  • 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. 


More about Girl Scouts of the USA:


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.