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.


Program Coordinator


The Program Coordinator provides leadership to the achievement of the council's philosophy, mission, and strategy, and to its annual objectives and goals.  Focuses on increased membership, advancement, program participation, outdoor program, and a positive Scouting experience for youth/participants that may not otherwise have the opportunity. The Program Coordinator is a member of the Outreach Team and may serve several different programs within the team.

The Program Coordinator selected will:


  1. Program
    1. Plan, develop and execute age-appropriate activities using established Scouting curriculum developed for an after-school setting.
    2. Run regular Scouting meetings at identified program sites.
    3. Coordinate with partnering organizations to increase youth participation in camp and other events within the Council.
  2. Membership
    1. Responsible for retention of youth at program sites.
    2. Responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers/part-time staff.
    3. Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: Program development through collaborative relationships, training, membership recruitment, and retention.
  3. Unit Service
    1. Ensure that all program sites are served with part-time staff/volunteers and that regular staff meetings, training events, and activities are held.
    2. Provide quality unit service to units and volunteers and staff for all sites.
    3. Advancement
    4. Utilize curriculum and planning tools to lead Scouts through appropriate requirements for rank advancement.
    5. Ensure that all youth in the Cub Scouts age group earn Bobcat (or equivalent) and rank advancement where applicable.
    6. Ensure that all Scouts BSA-aged youth are on track toward rank advancements
  4. Preferred Requirements

  5. 2-4 year experience in human services or related field
  6. Administrative/Organizational Skills
  7. Experience developing and implementing programs, preferably in non-profit setting and /or programs for children and teens.
  8. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  9. Requirements:

  10. 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.
  11. High school diploma or GED
  12. 1-2 years experience working in youth programming
  13. Ability to work with youth and families from a variety of backgrounds.
  14. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  15. Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  16. Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities, and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  17. Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference, and motor vehicle background checks.
  18. Desired Skills:

  19. Team Player
  20. Self-motivated individual with excellent time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  21. Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
  22. Knowledge of how to engage youth and effective teaching strategies
  23. Key Responsibilities Include:

  24. Serve as a positive role model to youth of diverse backgrounds by fostering a positive learning environment to develop team-working, leadership, and confidence-building skills.
  25. Work with supervisors and on-site program coordinator to facilitate the growth of all youth involved in program.
  26. Complete all administrative responsibilities for all sites including but not limited to: track youth attendance, complete advancement reports, complete meeting plans, gather materials and supplies, etc.
  27. Participate in field trips and Council/special events as needed.

Qualified candidates: Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume, only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Compensation: Salary range: $13.00 to $15.00/hour

Job Type: Part-time, non-exempt

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit a cover letter and resume to, 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.