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Scouting . . . a Profession with a Purpose

Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong values and fun. While the BSA has a major focus on the development of young men, the BSA also has coeducational programs, such as Venturing, available to both young women and young men.

What Professional Scouters Do?

Several thousand commissioned professional Scouters lead, guide, and facilitate the efforts of more than a million adult volunteers on whom Scouting depends on to carry out its mission. It is the job of the commissioned professional Scouter to inspire, recruit, train, and support the BSA’s volunteers, in addition to working with community leaders and rallying public support for Scouting’s activities.

Responsibilities

The commissioned professional Scouter in a beginning management position is assigned to a district or service area within a local council. Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to promote, supervise, and work with local volunteers. If you have skills in human relations, public relations, marketing, fundraising, finance, accounting, business management, or sales, then you should consider taking the opportunity to become a commissioned professional in a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Training and Development = Success

The Boy Scouts of America realizes that in order for people to grow and be productive, they need opportunities to learn.  The fact that more than 75 percent of the BSA’s professionals receive training each year is a testimony to the commitment by local councils and the national organization. Training courses, with set periods of time to acquire specific information, are part of our overall plan of development.

Commissioned professional Scouters receive continuous instruction through formal as well as informal training. The BSA fosters an environment of continuous learning to nurture collective creativity, which benefits both professionals and the organization. We share knowledge, ideas, and experience, creating both a workforce that is involved in decision making and an inclusive work environment that ensure the success of Scouting in the local community.

The BSA is committed to the training and development of individuals because we fully recognize the benefits of mutual growth and development that will unleash the creativity and productivity of its greatest asset: its people!

Compensation and Benefits

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Adult—must have attained age 21 unless that requirement is prohibited by any applicable law
  • People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
  • Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards

Learn More

To learn more about working with the Boy Scouts of America as an executive, visit the National employment page on the Boy Scouts of America’s website at www.scouting.org, or contact the Northern Lights Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

To inquire about current positions with the Northern Lights Council please contact our Director of Field Service, Darin Steindl.


Currently accepting applicants for these open positions:

District Executive
Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council – Williston
$39,000 a year

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. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned camps and activities.
  • 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.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong marketing, fund-raising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising or sales 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.
  • Live in, or be willing to relocate to Williston, ND
  • 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:

All councils are equal opportunity employers. In addition to offering a competitive salary of $39,000, Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses to include phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer generous vacation policy and ten holiday observances.

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume with salary history to the Director of Field Service, Darin Steindl. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.


 

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