Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Friday, December 15, 2017
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Job Title: Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Manager
Location: Portland Service Center
Reports To: Director of Program

About Us:
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

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Equity Statement:
Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

Position Summary
The Girl Scouts Beyond Bars Manager is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars program including hiring and managing staff, overseeing and ensuring high quality curriculum and serving as the liaison between Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The position is also responsible for program budget management, supporting and developing marketing opportunities for the program and growing the program in a healthy and sustainable manner.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington has partnered with the Department of Corrections since 1997 and has served the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF) since 2001. The GSBB program serves 30-60 girls per year, ages 5-18 and provides opportunities for girls and their adult female participants to learn new skills and build confidence together, while working to maintain and strengthen the familial bond in a safe, nurturing, fun and positive experience. GSBB fosters positive personal and social development of girls, participants and their families through three components:

• Troop meetings at the correctional facility.
• Girl-only troop meetings and council-sponsored activities.
• On-site enrichment activities and leadership opportunities for incarcerated participants.

Major Accountabilities/Job Duties:
• Manages recruitment, hiring, supervision, training and termination of GSBB program staff, interns and volunteers.
• Conducts twice a year performance evaluations for staff and provides ongoing feedback as needed.
• Maintains and creates GSBB staff schedules and timecards including paid time off, sick leave and timecard approvals.
• Approves team expenses and expense reports.
• Develops team goals, actively tracks progress, and guides staff with individual goals.
• Resolves minor personnel issues and works with Program Director to resolve all other personnel issues.
• Works in collaboration with Program Director and GSBB team to develop a 3-5 year strategic plan for the GSBB program.
• Oversees development of program curriculum and evaluations to ensure that program evaluations are being administered and data are being collected.
• Negotiates yearly Memorandum of Understanding with the Oregon Department of Corrections.
• Serves as the liaison and manages communications between Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington and Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
• Manages the GSBB annual budget to ensure that the program utilizes available grant funding and meets targeted GSOSW budget milestones.
• Coordinates the cookie sale in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
• Works closely with fund development staff to assist with preparation of grant proposals and compliance with grant reporting.
• Promotes GSBB at events, public speaking engagements, and through other marketing efforts.
• Acts as consultant for GSBB Advisory Group.
• Supports girl participation in GSOSW council-wide opportunities, and offers girls and participants the opportunity to continue with Girl Scouts when they exit the GSBB program.
• Ensures Girl Scouts is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of pluralism and diversity to all members of the council.
• Ensures that all participants become registered Girl Scouts.
• Committed to promoting and prioritizing diversity, and the ability to work effectively with persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
• Answers, problem-solves, manages and responds appropriately to program inquiries including, but not limited to, email, phone and walk-in customers.
• Team work
o Works cross departmentally to advocate for the GSBB program.
o Ability to escort others into the Coffee Creek facility for various meetings as needed.
o Acts as a driver for girl activities as needed.
o Promotes and assists with council-wide programs, activities, public relations and fund development endeavors.
• Participates in a minimum of 12 hours of equity learning per year.
• Ensures that all aspects of the program are operating according to Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington and Girl Scouts of the USA policies, procedures and standards.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a full-time, exempt position, offering a salary rate of $39,700.00. This position is open until filled.

• Bachelor’s Degree or a satisfactory combination of work and educational experience
• A minimum of two years supervisory experience
• Experience working with children and families involved with the justice system
• Has an understanding of issues for women caused by incarceration
• Experience developing curriculum for K-12 students
• High level of attention to detail, organizational skills and reporting experience
• Budget management experience and/or experience working with grants preferred
• Evaluation design and assessment experience preferred
• Become a member for Girl Scouts of the USA
• Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law

To Apply:

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Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.