PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide leadership and management of a Service Unit by organizing volunteers and troops to deliver Girl Scouting throughout the Service Unit.
TERM: Appointed by the Volunteer Specialist for one-year term; eligible for reappointment.
TIME COMMITMENT: approximately 10-15 hours/month
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Volunteer Specialist
SUPPORTED BY: Volunteer Specialist
- Work in partnership with the Service Unit Coordinator – Planner and the Volunteer Specialist to plan, direct and monitor the delivery of the Girl Scout program throughout the Service Unit.
- Keep VS apprised of all issues; assist troop volunteers and Service Unit Team members in problem solving.
- Leads onboarding process for new troop volunteers.
- Work in partnership with and recruit Service Unit Team members and troop volunteers annually, implement a succession plan.
- Orient certain Service Unit Team members to their position and them on various resources applicable to their position.
- Monitors that all Troop Leaders and SU Team Members have submitted their Volunteer Agreements annually by October 1st.
- Collaborate with the Recognition Coordinator to ensure that volunteers are recognized and thanked.
- Work with the Data Management Coordinator to monitor Service Unit volunteers by tracking background screening expiration dates, training records, submitted troop financial reports and membership status.
- In collaboration with the Service Unit Coordinator – Planner, review all troop travel plans; review and approve all Additional Money Earning Projects in accordance to Council guidelines and policies.
- Attend Service Unit Team and Service Unit meetings.
- Complete Service Unit Manager training within three months of initial appointment.
- Utilize Online Features. (i.e. MyGS, biweekly reports, Volunteer Network)
- Complete the volunteer application and background screening process, including registration and orientation.
- Support and promote Council Product Sales and Fund Development activities in all aspects.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, goals, guidelines, policies and standards of GSUSA and GSOC.
- Ability to Focus on Girls: Understand that girls experience the Girl Scout Leadership model by using girl-led, cooperative-learning and learning-by-doing activities.
- Adaptability: Adjust and modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in changing situations.
- Ability to Foster Diversity: Understand and embrace differences.
- Communication Skills: Express ideas clearly and concisely.
- Model the Girl Scout Promise and Law: Demonstrate personal integrity, credibility and dependability for girls.
- Management Skills: Lead a community-based team of volunteers. Strong problem solving and communication abilities required.