Program Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




265 Beaver Street
United States


Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) serves thousands of girls in grades K-12 and works in partnership with thousands of adult volunteers. It is also a great place to work! Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a difference in girls' lives!


We have a new full-time position open for Program Specialist. Reporting to the Director of Girl Program, this mobilized position will have a GSEMA base in either our Middleboro or Waltham office locations.


The Program Specialist will contribute to the membership engagement and retention of girls by providing high impact program opportunities for girls to grow and develop beyond the troop experience. The Program Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of level-appropriate and inclusive curriculum that supports the Girl Leadership Outcomes and the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio. 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assists in developing girl program curricula that are age/Girl Scout level appropriate, inclusive, and outcome-based. Encourages continued participation in Girl Scouting.
  2. Aligns girl program curricula with the Girl Scout National Program Portfolio/Girl Scout Leadership Experience, and organizational objectives.
  3. Supports marketing and promotional efforts for girl and camp programs.
  4. Designs girl programs and activities that are cost effective, aligned with annual budgets, and that maximize the use of council and partner resources. 
  5. Prepares logistics prior to each girl program by organizing supplies, confirming program site, preparing program rosters, and sending confirmations to participants.
  6. Assists with training and preparing part-time staff and volunteers to assist with girl program delivery. 
  7. Serves as the lead at girl programs to ensure proper and timely set up, conducts participant check in, provides staff assignment and support, trouble shoots issues, and maintains program site as needed.
  8. Conducts council evaluations at all offerings.
  9. Provides support for the council product sales and other fund development activities.
  10. Assists with volunteer committees to support council program initiatives.
  11. Provides support to girl interest groups and girl committees.
  12. Provides professional, quality customer service to members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
  13. Supports the Manager of Program Partnerships with partner relationship cultivation and program delivery.
  14. Ensures that all programs and activities are consistent with GSUSA guidelines, GSUSA health and safety standards, and local, state, and federal laws. Ensures that the council’s risk management plan is followed for all operations.
  15. Ensures Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council.
  16. Maintains confidentiality on behalf of the Girl Scout organization and in accordance with the GSEMA Comprehensive Information Security Program (CISP).
  17. Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent experience in a related field.
  • 2-3 years of experience in teaching, developing, conducting and/or supervising innovative youth programs and support systems preferred.
  • Ability to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Strong communication, organization and time management skills, as well as public speaking and program capabilities.
  • Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve problems.
  • Capacity to, independently and as part of a team, plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making, and to work independently.
  • Ability to adapt well to changing circumstances, direction and strategy.
  • Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, and a willingness to travel throughout the council.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle are necessary to carry out assignments.
  • Values diversity within the workplace and within our membership; sees diversity of background and perspective as an asset.
  • Works well and relates to children of all ages.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office software.
  • Accepts the Girl Scout commitment to work with all without regard to race, ethnicity/culture, religion, socio-economic-status, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or differing abilities.


Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, training opportunities, and much more. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement