Career Opportunities

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.

Unit Serving Executive 

The Non-Profit Executive (Unit Serving Executive) provides leadership to the achievement of the council's philosophy, mission, and strategy, and to its annual objectives and goals within the service area. The location for this position is the Greater Wisconsin Rapids WI area.  Council headquarters is located in Weston, WI.  Candidates must live or be willing to relocate to the 13-county service area.  Assigned service area includes the Southern half of Wood County and the towns of Wisconsin Rapids, Port Edwards, Nekoosa, Rudolph, Pittsville, and surrounding areas.  Sustains and grows youth and adult membership and builds relationships with chartered partners and prospective chartered partners. Serves as manager and operating officer of the service area and is responsible for the effective organization, operation, and promotion of the council program within the service area.

 

The Unit Serving Executive selected will:

  1. Fundraising
    1. Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned events, product sale and fundraising.
    2. Recruit leadership for fundraising campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
    3. Responsible for cultivating positive relations with Community and Family Friends of Scouting Annual Campaign donors. May be responsible for preparing funding proposals and outcome-based measures to said donors.

 

  1. Membership
    1. Responsible for recruitment of youth and adult members for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Outreach, STEM, Exploring, and Venturing programs.
    2. Responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
    3. Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include:  Program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
    4. Work with volunteers and community leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.

 

  1. Unit Service
    1. Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
    2. Provide quality unit service to units and volunteers in service area.

 

  1. Program
    1. Serve as the adviser to all assigned Council Committees.
    2. Coordinate with volunteers to increase participating in Council Camporees, Cub A Rama, and other events in service area.
    3. Coach Scouting units in the service area to show improvement on their camping, activities, rank advancement, and adult leader training status.

 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Sales - growing the Scouting program.
  • Customer support and service to Scouting volunteers.
  • Recruiting new volunteers.
  • Working with community partners to start new Scouting programs.
  • Fundraising

 

Desired Skills:

  • Team Player
  • Marketing and communications.
  • Experience fundraising or sales experience is highly desirable.
  • Must excel at public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with excellent 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.

 

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.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.

Compensation:  Salary: $38,500.00 to $42,500.00 /year

Benefits Package Includes.

Samoset Council is an equal opportunity employer.  In additional to offering a competitive salary, professional Scouting offers benefits of the following:

  • Major medical, dental insurance and prescription drug program
  • Vision plan
  • Life insurance
  • Group accident insurance
  • Match savings retirement program
  • Short & long-term disability
  • Student loan repayment program
  • Annual professional development training
  • 12 paid holidays
  • PTO of 24 days
  • And more

 

Job Type: Full-time, exempt

Additional information on a career as a Unit Serving Executive can be found at this link: http://www.scouting.org/Careers/WorkingWithUs/EssentialSkills.aspx

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume to Jeffrey.ogurek@samoset.org  Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

 Samoset Council, Boy Scouts of America
 3511 Camp Phillips Rd, Weston WI 54476
 715-355-1450 (phone) | 715-355-9849 (fax)

Samoset Vision: Every youth prepared for tomorrow's challenges.