Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Posted: 8/19/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: CEO/ED/President

Primary domain: Youth Development

City: Hartford

Postal code: 06106

State: Connecticut

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$10M - $20M


Mission statement:

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Position Details:

Job Description:

Girl Scouts of Connecticut announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new CEO.  Evergreen is a retained search firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for over a decade serving the interests of Girl Scout councils across the entire country.  All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the state of Connecticut, seeking to bring out the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place.The Council has current membership of 22,000 girls, 12,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 103 full- and part-time employees.It has an annual operating budget of approximately $10.2 million, and operates four service centers and ten outdoor program centers (camps). At Girl Scouts, girls unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ through a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.All Girl Scouting programs and activities are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a future of leadership and achievement.                                      The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the nation’s leaders in membership services and innovation.The CEO will direct the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition, the CEO will ensure that pluralism is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.                                       Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the Council’s large service area.  The CEO’s important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the Council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority.  The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.  Key objectives for the incoming CEO in the coming year include:·Build strong rapport with Board, staff and volunteers.·Lead Council in recovery operations to help stabilize membership and revenue, due to effects of COVID-19 pandemic. ·Work with Board to determine strategic direction and priorities.


The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to the nonprofit sector, with emphasis on youth-serving programs.  In addition, this individual’s strengths will include broad based business skills with a minimum of five years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and ten or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility.  The new CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills and experience, and fiscal management of significant budgets demonstrating the ability to manage the Council’s budget.  The ability to model leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders is essential.  Exceptional communications skills are required.

The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities to lead the Council.  The CEO will possess a style of leadership that is transparent, embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures mutually agreed upon by the CEO and the Board.  The CEO will be recognized as a community and business leader in the region, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment.  It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community, and economic backgrounds representing the diversity of the Connecticut population.
Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership.  The CEO is expected to possess a minimum of an earned bachelor's degree, with advanced degree and relevant training desired.

Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate, nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in Connecticut are encouraged to apply.  If this is your background, and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls in this service area, we want to speak with you.


The Council offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan with annual pay commensurate with experience.  It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, health savings and flexible spending accounts, as well as attractive personal time off.  Other features include a 401(k) savings plan subject to annual review.  Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council.  Relocation support will be considered.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is an equal opportunity employer.
Evergreen is experienced in conducting executive search responsibilities in a contact-free environment, observing COVID-19 restrictions for the safety of all individuals involved in the process.
We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Council's need to fill this important position.For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC

E-mail:  [email protected]

Voice (800) 286 4009


Posted By: Evergreen Executive Source


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