Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Vice President of Property Strategy

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/4/2018 1:43 PM)
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  • About Us

    The Vice President of Property Strategy oversees the Movement’s property strategy, leveraging the more than 112,000 acres of Girl Scout properties and outdoor space to sustainably advance the mission of Girl Scouts; get girls outside; build and strengthen partnerships with like-minded organizations; and maximize the value of Movement assets.


    **Please upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this role**


    You Are:

    • A thought partner and relationship builder
    • An expert and decision-maker on property strategy
    • A strategic planner with a demonstrated track record of management and delivery of a progressive strategy within a matrixed environment
    • A creative problem-solver and consensus-builder who can deftly manage competing expectations and creatively uses resources to deliver                                                                                                          

    You Will

    • Design, lead, and oversee execution of the national property strategy with a focus on leveraging Movement-wide property assets to advance the mission and goals of Girl Scouting.
    • Evaluate inventory of existing properties and provide strategic recommendations and national approaches to sustainability and strategic use.
    • Identify and prioritize opportunities to drive revenue growth and property utilization.
    • Develop partnerships to encourage use of outdoor spaces and to increase nationwide use of camps by members and by external partners.
    • Be a strategic partner to Girl Experience, Volunteer & Service Delivery, and Family Engagement colleagues in the creation of programming that enhances use of existing properties and inspires girls and families to join and stay in Girl Scouts.
    • Utilize technology, marketing, and communications to encourage councils and like-minded partners to take full advantage of Movement-wide properties.
    • Partner with key colleagues across GSUSA to advance the STEM Pledge, Girl Scouts’ ambitious multiyear initiative to put 2.5 million girls through our hands-on STEM programs by 2025. 
    • Serve as a national thought partner to councils in the development of local property strategies guided by Movement strategy.
    • Sustain momentum of a network of council staff with property strategy responsibilities in order to garner and share best practices of property resources.
    • Partner with Fund Development to create grant proposals that result in funding for the national property strategy.
    • Establish benchmark milestones with Girl Scout Research Institute to measure the effectiveness of the property strategy and its outputs.
    • Partner with Marketing and Communications to increase awareness of the properties that serve girls, volunteers, councils and outside organizations.

    You Need

    • A Bachelor’s degree required in related field or equivalent relevant experience, Master’s or advanced degree/certification in education or youth development a plus.
    • 10+ years in commercial real estate management and strategy development.
    • A proven track record of preserving, enhancing, and monetizing properties to advance the goals and mission of an organization.
    • Demonstrated understanding of commercial real estate strategies to support property sustainability and encourage increased use of properties.
    • Experience working within a federated environment and demonstrated examples of successfully leading enterprise-wide business initiatives.
    • Proven experience in scaling strategies and tactics.
    • 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 the role:

    • 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%, involving day trips, overnight travel or weekends, when required.


    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.


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