Chief Executive Officer: Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania

Posted January 13th, 2016 at 1:44 pm.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP), a $17 million organization serving a nine country region in the eastern part of the Commonwealth, is seeking a seasoned and inspirational leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for the achievement of the organization’s mission. With the aid of an exceptional group of approximately 15,000 committed volunteers and 350 full, part time and seasonal staff, the Council helps girls develop qualities such as individual leadership, a strong sense of values, a social conscience and personal confidence that will serve them all their lives. Reporting to the 24 member Board of Directors, the Chief Executive Officer will directly manage the Chief Operating Officer; the Chief Development Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the VP HR, Training & Talent Management, and indirectly the large volunteer workforce. The CEO will also be the internal and external spokesperson of the Council, drawing a wide variety of audiences towards the Girl Scouts to enhance its visibility, its mission and potential for raising funds to expand the programs that make the girls of today the leaders of tomorrow.

 

The ideal candidate will embrace the mission of Girl Scouting, and demonstrate the passion, enthusiasm, and creativity that infuses an organization with energy and vigour. More specifically, the new CEO will have prior leadership experience in a diverse and complex organization that has demonstrated growth, outreach and community visibility.   Candidates will exhibit exemplary management skills and past experience in overseeing significant budgets and strategic planning. The CEO will have excellent communications and presentation skills, and prove an engaging and credible spokesperson for the Council. Candidates will also have demonstrated prior experience and capability in enabling a strong and influential board of directors, and effectively motivating, mentoring, and developing a superior staff and a critical and loyal force of volunteers. Among other critical strengths, candidates will have demonstrated a clear understanding of and passion for institutional advancement, including capital and/or endowment campaign experience, and cultivation and stewardship of major donors.

Interested, qualified candidates, please contact carol.savvas@divsearch.com; Tel: 212-542-2578.

 

Filed under: Executive Level by Margie DuBrow

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