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Girl Scouts of Colorado

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  • https://www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/

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Chief People and Culture Officer – Girl Scouts of Colorado


min experience

salary range

$105k - $150k / year

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Job Overview

Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) has 120+ staff throughout the state who support 16,000 girl members and 10,000 adult members and volunteers to prepare girls to create unique leadership paths, ignite change and share a worldwide sisterhood through girl-led traditions and new experiences.

GSCO has nine properties and five offices across the state. Our properties include two beautiful resident camps located near Denver and Colorado Springs, a rustic mountain ranch that borders Rocky Mountain National Park, an outdoor program center and indoor meeting space in Grand Junction, mountain lodges inside San Isabel National Forest and near Genesee Mountain Park, and a cabin inside Garden of the Gods. Our properties host program opportunities for overnight camps, Girl Scout troop camps and events, family camps, school group programming, rentals to community groups and fellow non-profit groups, rentals to the public for weddings, family reunions and other events.

**Please note that applicants must live in or be willing to relocate to Colorado for this role.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief People and Culture Officer is responsible for overseeing, enhancing, and maintaining the council’s People and Culture department (“P & C”). As part of the senior leadership team, the CPCO takes a leadership role in creating, implementing, and managing strategies for legally sound P & C practices and policies that will support strategic business goals and fulfill the organization’s workforce needs, including recruitment, employee benefits, employee engagement, evaluation, professional development, and personnel policies. This role is accountable for ensuring achievement of council overall strategic plan and that the culture aligns with the GSCO mission. It is critical that this person is able to interact with all levels of the organization, respond well to pressure, is resourceful and efficient, and maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. This position serves as lead functional subject matter expert.

This role interacts with other senior level staff and the CEO and works to deliver the objectives of the board of directors in support of the GSCO mission. In a diverse and history rich organization, this individual needs a strong interpersonal skill set, the ability to navigate a multi-layered organization, and the ability to interpret standards/rules and facilitate problem solving with staff and volunteers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: VP of Human Resources and Employee Development


  1. Proactively lead the strategy and execution of all people and culture activities to support organizational growth, including hiring, employee operations, employee experience, compensation, coaching, talent development, DEI, and organizational development. Own, create, and execute a strategic talent roadmap with a people development initiative centered around best-in-class initiatives and developed in collaboration with appropriate leaders.
  2. Manage, mentor, and continuously develop the department into a highly performing, highly engaged team.
  3. Develop innovative solutions to increase talent diversity in support of council strategy.
  4. Serve as a leader of culture and engagement, ensuring a well understood mission, vision, and values that are lived and felt throughout the organization and drive strong levels of employment engagement.
  5. Design and execute a comprehensive compensation and benefits approach that supports acquisition and retention of top talent.
  6. Partner with the senior leadership team to ensure alignment between each department and P&C, bringing a solutions-oriented, collaborative approach to problem solving.
  7. Collaborative partner to the senior leadership and operational leadership teams, ensuring alignment between each department and P&C by providing insightful, solutions-oriented and empathetic problem solving.
  8. Manage P&C operating budget, including employee salaries and benefits.
  9. Leverage data and systems thinking to optimize and guide decisions with respect to hiring, talent development programs, and retention. Identify Key Performance Indicators and assess council’s success and market competitiveness based on those metrics.
  10. Serve as a lead for all P&C-related policies and procedures to ensure consistency across council.
  11. Work extensively with the DEI Engagement Director to assist in developing, executing, and assessing the delivery of diversity, equity, and inclusion engagement strategies.
  12. Understand and communicate appropriate legislative laws and ensure compliance.
  13. Handle personnel-related issues.
  14. Oversee Culture Committee composed of staff members; develop and implement a proactive plan to foster a culture of Better Together throughout




  • Experience in bringing innovative ideas and a growth mindset to challenge the status quo.
  • Deep knowledge and experience in talent acquisition and development.
  • Experience in total rewards strategy and execution.
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills; proven ability to motivate and inspire teams to unlock peak performance.
  • Ability to lead a team toward effective collaboration and attainment of goals.
  • Analytical thinker and ability to solve problems by providing practical solutions.
  • Strategic planner with a demonstrated track record of success within a complicated structure of internal and external audiences.
  • Knows how to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic team player; flexibility and action orientation a must.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience with eight years of directly related work experience, and at least ten years of leadership/management experience.
  • Experience working directly with people of diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Graduate degree in human resource management OR equivalent professional experience preferred.
  • Human resources certification of SPHR from HRCI or SHRM-SCP from SHRM required.
  • Experience building and supporting high-functioning teams are essential.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to withstand:

  1. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  2. Operate office equipment manually.
  3. Must be able to lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds at times.

Core Competencies:

  • Business First Mindset
  • Relational Intelligence
  • Critical Thinker
  • Financial Acumen
  • Learning and Innovation
  • Social Justice and Inclusion (DEI)
  • Communicator
  • Customer Centric
  • Digital, Virtual and Technical Proficiency
  • Leadership and Stewardship


  • This position pays a range of $105,000-$150,000 annually plus benefits.


  • 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 up to $300,000
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment – Fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary up to $300,000
  • 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
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan – GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay
  • 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 of two weeks)
  • Most positions have the ability to work a remote/office hybrid schedule.

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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