Exploring Executive / Volunteer Coordinator
- Job posted by Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America
Details: The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary.
Program Website: nyexploring.org
The New York Exploring Program is a division of Boy Scouts of America that organizes after school job shadowing workshops for young men and women in New York City aged 14 to 20. The purpose of these workshops is to help students develop a better understanding of which careers they would like to pursue after high school and in college.
Exploring Executives act as liaisons between students and New York City businesses, educational organizations, government agencies, and community-based organizations.
They are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence and stability. This is work that challenges and makes a difference, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.
The Exploring Executive selected will:
• Be responsible for recruiting high schoolers in all five boroughs to attend after-school job shadowing workshops. This will involve visiting schools and speaking to large groups of students in classrooms or assemblies.
• Enjoy spending time with high school aged young adults!
• Reach out to professionals in the community and recruit those willing to become volunteers and host after school programs at their place of work.
• Sustain close relationships with current volunteers. This is will involve attending workshops as a chaperone and providing quality service through timely communication and regular meetings.
• Keep volunteers organized and ensure they renew their paperwork and training annually.
• Have a willingness and ability to sometimes devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.
• Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have strong communication skills and be able to explain the program's goals and objectives to the public.
• Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills.
• Strong writing skills.
• Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, and comfortable interacting with diverse audiences.
• Must be a confident public speaker and able to act with authority when in the company of students.
• Strong marketing, fundraising and program development background is highly desired.
• Non-profit, fundraising, or sales experience is a plus.
• Experience teaching or working closely with young adults is highly desired.
• A Scouting or Exploring background is helpful but not required for employment.
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
• 21 years of age or older.
• Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
• Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
• Have access to a motor vehicle or be willing and able to take public transportation.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The BSA is committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws that prohibit workplace discrimination and unlawful retaliation, such as those that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical condition), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or familial status, genetic information, citizenship status, protected activity (such as opposition to or reporting of prohibited discrimination or harassment), or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including without limitation advertising, recruiting, hiring, training, evaluation, promotion, transfer, work assignments, compensation, benefits, disciplinary action, termination, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment.
The Boy Scouts of America offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, a supplemental retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses including mileage reimbursement. We also offer a generous vacation policy and eleven holiday observances.
Level of Language Proficiency
Spanish proficiency is highly desired but not required.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren.Cervi@scouting.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.