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Position:  Membership Growth and Volunteer Support Executive

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Position location:                 DuPage County & Kane County IL

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement.

The Candidate selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer committee and other community and business leaders to deliver programs of the BSA to every family in their assigned community.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending Scouting programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.  Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers.  The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program’s goals and objectives to the public.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fund-raising, sales and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America’s leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  • 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.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.

Compensation:

Three Fires Council is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary of $40,000 Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined contribution retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement.  We also offer generous vacation policy and holiday observances.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume with salary history to ron.wentzell@scouting.org  only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

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Position:  Events Director, Camp Big Timber

Three Fires Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has an excellent opportunity for an events director based in our St. Charles/Elgin Service area.  Three Fires Council serves more than 13,000 youth in Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing and Exploring programs in the western suburbs of the Chicagoland area.

The Camp Big Timber Adventure Base Director promotes and supports the philanthropy and marketing efforts of the Council through the proper management of special events and customer relations through the promotion of our camp property and programs to area residents and Scouting supporters.

This position will report to the Director of Support Services. Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Major Duties:

  • Serve as staff leader or support for assigned special events and fundraising committees including Big Timber Pumpkin Fest and Big Timber Brilliance.
  • Working with staff and volunteers, develop programs for year-round use of Camp Big Timber (CBT) including:
    • Merit Badge Programs
    • STEM programs
    • Summer Youth Programs
    • Other outdoor classroom specialty camps
  • Promote the CBT Adventure Base to the community through presentations, publications and other media working with the council marketing department including the development and implementation of an annual marketing plan for the CBT Adventure Base.
  • Develop relationships with:
    • School Districts
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Civic Organizations
  • Work cooperatively with the program department and camp ranger in managing the use of the property, facility and program supplies.
  • Work with outside groups to schedule and conduct events at CBT Adventure Camp that are consistent with the mission and vision of Three Fires Council including:
    • Weddings
    • Reunions
    • Retreats
    • Corporate Trainings
    • Teambuilding opportunities
  • Manage project sales sponsorships for programming opportunities.

The successful candidate will possess the following skills & qualifications:

  • Excellent organizational capacity and demonstrated ability to be self‐directed and self‐motivated while participating as an active member of the Three Fires Council team.
  • Superb verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-confidence in presenting, speaking and conducting enrollment opportunities, donation requests and volunteer committees.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others including staff, volunteers and donors.
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of business development, customer service or sales experience in a commercial or non‐profit setting.
  • Skilled in basic software such as Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, etc.  Ability to quickly learn new web applications.

Send resume and cover letter in confidence to:
Katie Clark, Director of Support Services
415 N. 2nd Street, St. Charles, IL  60174
Katie.Clark@Scouting.org

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