Employment

We are seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. We offer exciting opportunities to work in membership, camp, Spokane Program Center, facilities, marketing and communications, product sales, fund development and programs. Working with our Girl Scout council means working in a dynamic and diverse environment.

GSEWNI oversees a large geographic region encompassing two states–Eastern Washington and North Idaho. In total, the council represents 30 counties, 67,000 square miles, more than 4,600 girls, 2,200 adult volunteers, 35 staff, a 15 person board and multiple volunteer committees.

Girl Scouts is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho is not accepting PHONE CALLS or INQUIRIES FROM RECRUITERS.

Available Positions NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder. You may save this form as a PDF; it is also linked at the bottom of each job posting.


Intern

Marketing, Events, Public Relations, Writing, Graphic Design and/or Social Media (any or all areas)

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is seeking college students interested in unpaid internship opportunities! This is an opportunity to work with a legacy service organization with a nationally respected brand and image.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho serves nearly 4,600 girls and 2,200 adult leaders in 20 counties of Eastern Washington and 10 counties in Northern Idaho. Interns will be assisting with the publicity and promotion of events as well as the annual Cookie Program, Camp Four Echoes camping registration, holiday and summer Day Camp registration and other major marketing, public relations and program initiatives throughout the year.

Interns will assist with:

  • Publicity, promotion, advertising, graphic design, public relations, writing and/or marketing of programs and events
  • Design of small projects and articles for inclusion in publications and online distribution
  • Video production
  • Digital photography at events, for use in publications and social media
  • Event planning and logistics
  • Creative sessions for major projects, campaigns and events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate
  • Journalism, Public Relations, Graphic Design, Communication Arts major preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven writing ability (please provide examples)
  • Proven ability to produce short and feature length video projects (write scripts, shoot and edit) 
  • Proven ability to take and edit digital photographs (Photoshop) 
  • High energy, enthusiastic team player with the ability to multi-task, take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet shifting deadlines
  • Personal computer and necessary software programs to complete assignments 
  • Enthusiastic about Girl Scouting and familiar with the council region (Eastern Washington/Northern Idaho) 
  • Proficient with word processing, graphic design programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), photography and/or design skills (examples will be requested) 

This is an unpaid internship opportunity. All candidates should have reliable transportation and must be available at least 10 hours per week. Internships are available for fall, winter, spring and summer quarters/semesters. Up to three unpaid internships are available. Successful candidates may seek college credit if the college/university permits students to do so. Interns will work under the direction of the Marketing and Media Manager and work collaboratively with the graphic designer.

Contact: Julie Gardner–Marketing and Media Manager, at (509) 747-8091 ext.205, or email

NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.

A complete GSEWNI Employment Application, resume and professional reference should accompany all applications. This position requires a criminal background check and valid driver’s license.

Product Sales Manager 

Annual Salary Range: $37,000-$42,000

Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) is seeking a full time Product Sales Manager. The Product Sales Manager works in collaboration with council representatives to ensure the successful execution of all annual product sales campaigns while meeting or exceeding the council’s business plan. The Manager oversees the product sales team and volunteers to ensure the day-to-day operation proceed efficiently and effectively.

Accountabilities

  • Develop and implement strategic product sales program plan
  • Manage the tactical execution of all aspects of the council’s product sales program including planning, budgeting, marketing, and promotions
  • Work in collaboration with council representatives from membership, program, marketing and communications, finance, and other departments to ensure the successful execution of all annual product sales efforts
  • Maintain ongoing communication and coordination with cookie bakery and fall product representatives to provide materials, promotion tools and information in a timely manner
  • Ensure the program activities operate within the policies and procedures of GSEWNI, GSUSA and meets the professional standards outlined in Volunteer Essentials
  • Maintain applicable software and databases to ensure accurate and timely tracking, analysis and reporting of product sales
  • Accountable for all paperwork and incentives related to the sales
  • Provide consistent and ongoing communication and customer service to volunteers, public and staff
  • Prepare and execute trainings for staff and volunteers
  • Ensure accurate and timely delivery of cookies, fall product and incentives
  • Work with the Program Department to oversee annual Cookie Rally to kick off the cookie sale with a variety of fun, program theme-oriented activities for girls of all ages
  • Coordinate marketing, promotions and sensitive issues management with Chief Communications Officer
  • Support development of a program evaluation framework in partnership with MarComm, Membership, and Fund Development to assess the strengths of GSLE
  • Provide monthly product sales reports to Chief Financial Officer
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 Qualifications

  • B.A. in marketing, business or related field
  • 2 years of supervision/management experience
  • Demonstrate leadership, collaborative management and interpersonal skills
  • Sales experience in a membership organization
  • High level of experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent written, verbal and follow-up communication skills
  • Demonstrate strong partnership building skills, problem solving and conflict management capabilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles
  • Strong experience in budgeting, planning, organizing, evaluation and managing time effectively
  • Available to travel up to 20% of the time to council regions
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of insurance
  • Available for weekend/evening work
  • Must be a registered Girl Scout
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

Position Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data, designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving/Conflict Management - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - develops project plans, coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes projects on time and budget, and manages project team activities.

Interpersonal - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming, maintains confidentiality, listens to others without interrupting, keeps emotions under control, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings.

Managing People - includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement, takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities, makes self available to staff, provides regular performance feedback, develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth, solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external), fosters quality focus in others, improves processes, products and services, continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Team Work - balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views, gives and welcomes feedback, contributes to building a positive team spirit, puts success of team above own interests, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives, supports everyone’s efforts to succeed, recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, varies writing style to meet needs, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information.

Change Management - develops workable implementation plans, communicates changes effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - delegates work assignments, matches the responsibility to the person, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities, and provides recognition for results.

Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, effectively influences actions and opinions of others, inspires respect and trust, accepts feedback from others, provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates, gives appropriate recognition to others, displays passion and optimism, mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. 

GSEWNI is an equal opportunity employer. Applications will be screened as they are received. Those who do not submit (1) a formal cover letter (2) resume and (3) the Girl Scout Employment Application will not be considered.
NOTE: The GSEWNI Employment Application is a fillable form and will be available in your downloads folder.
No phone calls please. Mail or email letter, resume and application to: William Maddox, Chief Financial Office at wmaddox(at)gsewni.org.