Director, Leadership Program

Job Type

Full Time




40 Wall Street
New York
New York
United States



·        Ensure the development, management and implementation of the Girl Scout Leadership Institute for girls in New York City.

·        Work as a team with staff, facilitators, vendors and volunteers to ensure program success

·        Manage all aspects of implementation including: marketing and recruitment, processing paperwork, providing customer service, being onsite for all sessions, leading workshops as necessary and preparing materials, hiring consultants and ensure the delivery of a quality program.

·        Manage program registrations, confirmations and information.

·        Recruit and supervise classroom instructors, staff and volunteers as well as arranging for relevant guest speakers for several workshops/events.

·        Assure that classroom conditions, behavior, interactions and content are appropriate and conducive to learning and teaching. Provide ongoing monitoring of classroom activities, working directly with the instructors when necessary.

·        Supervise classroom management processes and provide support to staff and volunteers in managing problems and conflicts related to any aspect of the program, particularly as they relate to the logistics and movement of girls from session to session, ensuring their safety and security and providing for attendance tracking.

·        Coordinate and lead all related GSLI program staff and matrix team meetings.

·        Assure the appropriate use of funds within the guidelines of the approved budget.

·        Manage the promotion and implementation of internships and incentives programs according to guidelines.

·        Oversee the evaluation process of the program and prepare reports as required.

·        Manage the overall budgetary and financial responsibilities of the GSLI program. Review and evaluate budget-to-actual reports provided by the finance department, as necessary or requested, to ensure accuracy and troubleshoot discrepancies.

·        Serve as spokesperson for the GSLI program including and not limited to focusing on adolescent girls and ethnicities not represented in Girl Scouts. Prepare and coordinate these types of activities in collaboration and consultation with senior team.

·        Assist in development of the Council’s leadership strategy for teens, with programming in each of the program focal areas, as part of the National Program Portfolio.

·        Conceive and help build a program portfolio of offerings for teen girls that reflects a clear understanding of and responds to the GSUSA research on what girls need, using delivery models that appeal to teen girls, and that provides a rich youth development program for Girl Scouts in New York City to attract and retain more teen girls in Girl Scouting.

·        Function as a team member to help achieve Council goals and objectives.

·        Ensure the safety of all girls.

·        Serve as a role model for girls and as an advocate for the GSGNY program.

·        Interpret and support GSUSA and Council policies and standards.

·        Others duties, as deemed necessary.


·        Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience as an educator in a school setting or with a community based organization or related position.

·        Demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, time management and multi-tasking.

·        Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgment, including the ability to problem-solving.

·        Creativity, vision, leadership and the ability to supervise and motivate staff and volunteers.

·        Ability to work a flexible schedule, as many programs occur in the evenings and on weekends.

·        Ability to take initiative and make decisions with minimal supervision.

·        Ability to maintain rigor, energy, focus, positive-attitude and enthusiasm until job completion.

·        Comfort and familiarity working with girls from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds.

·        Passionate about work with girls in middle school and high school grades, and the impact of the Girl Scout movement on girl members.

·        Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

·        Strong writing and communications skills.

·        Computer literate, with knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word and Excel.

·        If selected for this role, you will be required to provide necessary personal information to undergo a background check.


·        Girl Scouting experience.

·        Familiarity with inquiry and project-based learning.

·        Past work or volunteer experience within a girls’ only environment.

·        Prior experience working with volunteers.

·        CPR/First Aid certification.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


·        Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force, frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

·        Ability to stand for long periods of time while leading programming

·        Other demands, as determined by council.

The Girl Scouts of Greater New York are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description. Any essential function or requirement of this job will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation(s) for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree