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Employment Opportunities

Position: District Executive
Position location: Jefferson City, MO
Council Website: www.bsa-grc.org

If interested in working for the Boy Scouts of America please visit www.scouting.org/Careers.aspx to learn more about life as a District Executive before sending your resume and cover letter to Bryon Haverstick at bryon.haverstick@scouting.org. We currently one District Executive vacancy covering the Jefferson City community and surrounding communities. 

District Executive

Start a career with a great, national, non-profit organization! Seeking a highly motivated, energetic person who will work with volunteer committees and community leaders to recruit, guide and inspire them. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, good communications skills, problem solving abilities and must live and work in an assigned area. This position will focus on aspects of sales, customer service, fund-raising and public relations. The Boy Scouts of America is also looking for an individual to represent the faith-based values of their organization.

The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • 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 programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.
  • 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.
  • Recruit and manage program assistants and marketing interns.
  • Manage numerous partnerships with the University of Missouri for program opportunities.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong sales, marketing, fundraising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising 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.

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:

The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary that, the Boy Scouts of America offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, a supplemental retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses. We also offer generous vacation policy and holiday observances.

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Current Part Time Openings:

Position: Fund Development (Part Time) 
Position location: Hannibal/Kirksville, MO 
Council Website: www.bsa-grc.org

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.

The Fund Developer selected will:

  • Work with volunteer community and business leaders to raise money to support Scouting in the identified markets by recruiting, training, guiding, and inspiring them to be successful
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and financial objectives
  • Organize special events/donor solicitation campaigns in identified markets to raise money for Scouting
  • Directly solicit funds from businesses and individuals
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong fund-raising and communication is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising 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

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 preferred but not required
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.

Compensation:

The BSA is an equal opportunity employer. This position will be a 20-25 hour a week position with a negotiable hourly wage of $10-$13/hour. Compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement.

 

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume to Bryon Haverstick at bryon.haverstick@scouting.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

 

Current Full Time Openings: None; although we are always looking for qualified individuals in the BSA for District Executive candidates.


A Profession With a Purpose

Do I Have What It Takes?

The Boy Scouts of America has identified five essential skills needed to succeed as a District Executive which is the entry level executive position within 289 BSA local council offices. Watch these five video segments to learn more.

The Professional Scouter Should:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must become a registered member of the BSA
  • Have attained age 21 unless prohibited by any applicable law
  • Be people-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
  • Be able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
  • Successfully complete the BSA's online Selection Research Interview (SRI)

Does Scouting Offer What I Want?

The Boy Scouts of America offers one of the most rewarding career opportunities for college graduates and for professionals who are searching for a career change that will have significant impact on their communities.

Think about it: your career has an enormous impact on your life. Often, your career determines where you live and how you feel about yourself. Making that career choice is a vitally important decision. Why not take a step toward leadership and consider working as a professional Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America?

What about Benefits? 

We offer a number of practical for professional staffers. The BSA offers a benefits package considered to be among the best in the nonprofit sector. The package includes major medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage in addition to long-term disability, accident, and life insurance, and a retirement plan.

What About Diversity, Opportunity, and Community?

Scouting fosters the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness among its youth members and adult volunteers, as well as among national and local council employees. Our values are reflected in homes, churches, schools, and businesses and civic organizations in communities both large and small; urban, suburban, and rural.

More Information

For more information about opportunities please send resume and cover letter to:
Great Rivers Council
Boy Scouts of America
Attn: Bryon Haverstick
1203 Fay Street
Columbia, MO 65201

or by e-mail to Bryon.Haverstick@scouting.org