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Program Director – Statewide – Girl Scouts of Colorado

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salary range

$70k - $75k / year

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Job Overview

GSCO celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking, innovative individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better.

Girl Scouts has been equipping girls to achieve their full potential more than 100 years-and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.5 million members across the nation and around the globe.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we serve more than 20,000 members and we believe all girls should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and all girls have the power to change the world.

Here’s your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls’ lives and in the world!

You will be joining a supportive and flexible work environment with team members who work together to champion girl ambition. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The right candidate won’t just be promoting a program. Their work will impact and change future generations!

Program Director General Duties: The Program Director is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of sponsored or grant-funded programs and program partnerships. The Program Director contributes to the development of innovative strategies and effective customer service to drive membership engagement in council programs and drive membership recruitment efforts through program offerings. This position serves as a Girl Scout program content expert and leverages that knowledge to ensure the implementation of consistent, high-quality programming, Girl Scout Leadership Experience delivery, and integration of child and adult member experiences.


Team Leadership

  • Provides leadership and management to the Program team.
  • Ensures the team complies with and supports the GSUSA philosophy and the council policies, procedures, standards, and business practices.
  • Provides clear and consistent accountabilities and direction to staff teams, ensuring that ongoing coaching, feedback, and staff development is managed, resulting in a high-functioning team.
  • Provides direction and guidance to staff in determining and developing innovative and inclusive program strategies throughout the council.
  • Develops and administers team program budgets in coordination with department leadership.
  • Works with fund development department to identify grant and funding opportunities; assist in grant application and evaluation process.

Funded and Partner Programs

  • Cultivates the interest and support of key community leaders, family members, institutions, and business organizations.
  • Interprets and promotes Girl Scouting to the community.
  • Works closely with the fund development team to lead and facilitate community and corporate partnerships and donor relationships to increase the implementation of quality programs for members statewide.
  • Supports Program & Events Manager and Community Relationships & Events Manager in delivery of grant funded programs.
  • Determines metrics for success for corporate and grant-funded programs, in concert with external partners and fund development team.
  • Proactively monitors progress toward metrics, driving course-correction as needed to achieve results. Contributes to preparation of grant reports.
  • Creates, writes, and applies existing Girl Scout programs and curriculum to meet the needs of funded program opportunities.
  • Develops and oversees implementation of annual program plan.
  • Maintains cross-departmental Girl Scout program calendar and communications.
  • Monitors trends in youth programming to ensure GSCO program offerings stay relevant.
  • Partners with membership and marketing communication teams to drive awareness of and participation in council-sponsored activities.
  • Monitors and reports on program participation and impact data to internal stakeholders.
  • Oversees and supports Highest Awards programs with a focus on increasing member and community awareness of the Gold Award, driving participation in the Highest Awards, and ensuring quality of program experience and outcomes for participants.
  • Serves as council subject matter expert on the national program portfolio and supports/ensures council’s alignment with national standards.
  • Oversees the release and implementation of new programming released by GSUSA.



  • Collaborates with the broader Program & Membership Experience department and other teams to support the development and implementation of goals and action plans related to member engagement and support. Works closely with the Senior Membership Director, Customer Experience and Systems Director, DEI Engagement Director, and Marketing Communications team.
  • Collaborates with fund development team to represent Girl Scout programming to potential funders and deliver grant-funded programs. Works with the fund development team on regular and consistent partner communications and impact reporting.
  • Works cross functionally with other departments to support membership and the council’s plan of work.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.



Education and/or Formal Training

  • Bachelor’s Degree in nonprofit management, education, public administration or related field or equivalent of education and experience; master’s degree preferred.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience as a manager of a multi-person team.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a related field such as youth development, volunteer coordination or support, teaching, program management, or fund development.
  • Proven curriculum development skills.
  • Demonstrated success with program management including outcomes evaluation and analysis.
  • Significant experience in the development and implementation of large-scale collaborations, and cross-functional teams.
  • Experience working in a regional or statewide manner.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent skills planning and leading cross-functional projects, including proven success in project management.
  • High level of interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with employees, customers, and vendors.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills demonstrated through:
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret relevant publications, policies, and procedures.
    • Ability to write reports.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, volunteers, and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other departments.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize and assist other staff with these efforts.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout program desired.
  • Bilingual and bicultural skills desired but not required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and customer relationship management systems.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check acceptable to GSCO standards.
  • Access to registered transportation with insurance at required state levels to conduct business statewide.
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the Girl Scout insurance company standards.


This position pays a salaried range of $70,000-$75,000/year, plus mileage reimbursement.


  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay.
  • Health Insurance (93% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Dental Insurance (76% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Vision Insurance – Optional
  • Short Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability – 100% Employer Paid
  • Life Insurance – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment – fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Children)- Employee paid – for additional employee coverage and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid
  • Headspace (Employer Paid)
  • ZayZoon Pay Advances
  • Vacation – Employees accrue 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave – Employees earn one day per month.
  • Holidays – 10 scheduled holidays per year
  • Office Closures – 4 Weeks of Paid Office Closures (Week of Independence Day; Thanksgiving Week; Winter Holiday 2 weeks)
  • This position may have the ability to work a remote/flex hybrid schedule.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


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