Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Deputy Director, Girl and Family Engagement

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/14/2018 10:33 AM)
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  • About Us

    The Deputy Director, Girl and Family Engagement (G & FE) supports both internal and external needs of Girl Scouts of the USA. He/she will work closely with the Chief Girl and Family Engagement Officer and the full Girl and Family Expertise, Engagement & Impact team as a full partner in mission, vision, and effective execution of high impact deliverables. He/She will be pivotal in driving continual operational effectiveness and efficiencies.


    The Deputy Director, G & FE will support (and in some cases lead) efforts to integrate, align, and refine content and deliverables to strengthen strategic engagement efforts that position Girl Scouts as experts in girls’ development and leadership, bring new members to our movement and increase impact of experiences for those currently in our movement. The ideal candidate will possess a strong ability to understand the movement’s goals, its current work and be able to support the definition and implementation of strategies to meet those goals collaboratively with cross-functional and Council colleagues, and external partners.


    You Are: 

    • A hands-on, a strategic thinker
    • A planner and problem solver - focused on outcomes
    • Comfortable driving change

    You Will

    • Advise and support national, movement-wide needs that require expertise in girls’ and youth development, parenting, and related issues.  
    • Work with editorial and writing teams to create integrated program content for parents and girls
    • Work with Marketing and Communications teams to create content to be used internally and externally for parents and position GSUSA as the national expert on girls
    • Support the conceptualization of new and refinement of current research studies to be conducted and executed by the GSRI so that findings will inform actionable and successful refinements of current and development of new content and experiences for girls and families
    • Advise on the refinement of current and development of new program content for girls that connect to measureable GSLE and external youth development outcomes
    • Partner with Fund Development to secure funding for girl and family engagement priorities
    • Support Girl Scouts Licensing and Merchandising team in partnerships and profitable opportunities that align to relevant, developmental interests and needs of girls and parents
    • Serve as an expert on girls and their development and as such, advise or represent as requested on executive presentations, movement-wide strategy, national legislative agenda, and in sensitive and/or critical situations involving girls to Councils in partnership with Council Advisor Team

    You Need

    • An earned advanced (MA/MS; Ph.D. preferred) degree in child and/or adolescent development, Developmental or Educational Psychology, Education or a related field, with a focus on girls
    • Demonstrated expertise in child/adolescent development with a focus on the unique but every evolving interests and needs of girls and families today
    • A strong background in research and design methodology and be adept at using data to drive new content and experience development 
    • A strong and honed ability to motivate, develop, and manage yet, at the same time, respect the expertise, skills and ways of work of the senior leadership and executive team
    • An understanding of systems, organizational culture and organizational changes
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills including communicating complex information with clarity to diverse audiences
    • A strong knowledge of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel

     Travel up to 20%, involving day trips, overnight travel or weekends, when required


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