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Communication Specialist

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains

We serve more than 8,780 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. With the guidance of more than 3,132 dedicated and trained volunteers, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through hundreds of programs offered each year, girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable them to discover their values, skills and the world; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world.

The Girl Scout Mission Statement

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

Is one of 112 councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s leading organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success. In partnership with caring adults, girls develop qualities to serve them all their lives: strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their potential and self-worth.

Our Vision

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains is recognized throughout New Hampshire and Vermont as a leading expert on girls. Our innovative leadership programs help girls discover, connect and take action as they develop strong values, a social conscience, and a deep sense of self and their potential.

Our Structure

Membership is open to all girls 5-17 who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law. We are part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. Girl Scouting was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low.

  • Adult members volunteer as troop leaders, community administrators, organizers, public relations coordinators, adult learning facilitators, board members, and specialists in child development, adult and outdoor education, and administration.

  • Our annual budget of just over $5 million is supported by gifts from individuals and corporations, grants from foundations, investements, program fees, and the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale.


The Communications Specialist is responsible for implementing strategies for public relations and media/marketing campaigns to promote Girl Scouting to internal and external audiences. The Communications Specialist will be responsible for creating press releases to further the brand strategy and the overall strategic goals of the council, creating electronic newsletter content for internal and external audiences, creating content for social media channels and website, coordinating interviews and collecting stories to tell the Girl Scout story. She or he will maintain relationships with media companies throughout the jurisdiction to further the goals of the council.

Requirements:

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or relevant field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in outside sales or recruiting preferred.
  • Ability to work occasionally nights and weekends.
  • Excellent technical computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and customer relationship management systems or other data tracking systems.
  • Experience in social media.
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance
  • Access to reliable transportation.
  • Supports the mission of the Girl Scouts; previous Girls Scout participation a plus.
  • Willing to become a registered Girl Scout member.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Sales Ambition
  • Self-management and Confidence
  • Active Listening
  • Marketing Knowledge
  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Relationship Building
  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Goal-Driven
  • Ability to articulate the value of the Girl Scout program through a variety of media channels

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS:

Works independently and as part of a cross functional team

EQUIPMENT/SOFTWARE USED:

  • General office equipment
  • Salesforce
  • Microsoft Office Suite
Responsibilities:

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Implement all assigned strategies to meet council goals.
  • Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of pluralism and diversity to members of the council.
  • Produce weekly internal and monthly external electronic newsletter including creating content, reviewing submitted news, and ensuring final product meets the needs of the organization and its intended recipients.
  • Aggressively seek media opportunities to promote the Girl Scout program, further the Girl Scout brand image, support the recruitment of girls and adults, and identify possible new funding sources/opportunities.
  • Create compelling new stories and social media posts that positively promote the Girl Scout program. Candiates should have a proven track record of story placement at local and state level.
  • Maintain relationships with key media sources (print, digital, and broadcast media) in the appropriate markets and be able to select the best channel to promote council events, programs, and member accomplishments.
  • Is able to speak to the mission of Girl Scouting and provide a positive public representation of the organization when needed for media interviews or appearances.
  • Maintain the council photo files by taking pictures at council events and activities.
  • Prepare reports as required.
  • Promote and assist with council-wide programs, activities, public relations, and fund development endeavors.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
How to Apply:

Learn more about our amazing benefits and apply online at http://www.girlscoutsgwm.org/en/our-council/employment.html

 or 

Send your cover letter, with salary requirements, and resume directly to our HR talent scouts at employment@girlscoutsgwm.org

Job Location:

Bedford

Date Added: August 30, 2017

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