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 Vice President of Outreach

Position Title:  Vice President of Outreach
Location: Seattle or DuPont
FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt 
Salary: $50,444 per year

Position Summary: The VP of Outreach oversees the organization’s outreach programs - primarily staff-led Girl Scout troops targeted at underserved populations.  They are responsible for directing the development and growth of systems and programs that deliver high quality Girl Scout programming to underserved populations.  They will work with the Grant Writer and Strategy department to identify and secure funding that supports the mission and to ensure that program quality goals are met. 

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee Outreach programs to assure they are meeting intended outcomes for girls and obligations to funders.  Working closely with the Grant Writer and evaluations team, identify and secure funds to support the ongoing operations and growth of those programs.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of program initiatives to meet defined program outcomes and growth goals and the Girl Scout mission through a mix of program activities. 
  • Manage Outreach Department staff including multiple management level direct reports.
  • Supervise assigned staff.  Recruit, interview, hire, provide training and development as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide conflict management and discipline as needed, and terminate if necessary.   Support staff retention and professional growth.
  • Assure that GSWW is visible and engaged with government and community organizations through:

    * Promoting the development of community policies, initiatives, and funding opportunities which will advance the mission of Girl Scouts in partnership with the Director of Advocacy.

    * Identifying and formulating strategies for developing partnerships between our Council and community entities to support the goals of the Council, and if appropriate assist in the implementation of those partnerships.


  • Serve as an advisor/ partner to other Council departments seeking consultation on best practices and strategies for serving girls from at risk populations through other pathways.
  • Develop and monitor the department’s budget and annual goals.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in women’s studies, public administration, social work, education or related field.  Masters degree strongly desired. 
  • At least five years’ experience leading research, planning, or program operations for social service or governmental organizations.
  • Minimum of five years managing program manager level staff experience required. 
  • Multi - level cultural competency, interpersonal relations and fostering diversity skills/ experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with YPQI preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in program design, policy development, and/or program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with culturally and racially diverse groups and at risk populations and a strong commitment to support the cultural awareness of girls and staff. 
  • Previous experience leading the implementation of current best practices and innovative approaches for girl focused youth led programs Strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success developing or managing partnerships and/or convening organizations to form mutually beneficial partnerships involving community and government entities.
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers in direct and indirect program delivery.
  • Demonstrated success working with volunteers or managing and leading teams.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to assess information gathered from a variety of sources to formulate recommendations on issues of broad strategic impact within and external to the organization. 
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality in a fast paced and challenging work environment.
  • Working knowledge of child welfare or justice system strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively with other department heads to guide diverse internal leadership interests to consensus on organization wide decisions.
  • Experience in budget management and development including grant funding
    Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interaction with individuals of all levels and backgrounds.
  • Effective communicator with the capacity to collaborate with others and be a team player.
  • Knowledge of child welfare or juvenile justice areas preferred.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in project management skills.
  • Availability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends as necessary.
  • Excellent analytical, public speaking and writing skills.
  • Possess effective meeting management skills.
  • Effective conflict resolution management skills.
  • Skilled in Outlook, Word, Excel, and familiarity with Access or other database program.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance or the ability to fulfill timely and travel requirements across widespread regional geography.
  • Satisfactory results from criminal background search.
  • Willing to maintain membership in Girl Scouts.