Monday, March 3, 2008

Girl Scout of Oregon and Southwest Washington CEO

The Executive Source
Vacancy Announcement

TITLE: Chief Executive Officer

COUNCIL: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

The Council’s jurisdiction offers a diverse mix of communities, from the sophistication of the Portland Metro area, the Columbia River Valley, seacoast towns, the Willamette Valley, to Remote Mountain and high-desert areas. Life in Oregon has been famous for generations; consider exploring what Oregon and Southwest Washington can do for you, and what you can do for the girls of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

GOALS: The realignment of four Girl Scout Councils serving Oregon and two border counties in southwest Washington State into one council will occur in October 2008. The transformation of the council organization will lead to efficiencies and enhanced operational systems, and a higher capacity model of services to bring traditional programs and up to date leadership development opportunities to more girls than ever before. This presents a unique opportunity for a dynamic, energetic and skilled executive to lead the consolidation process and to build on the successes of the councils currently serving girls in the area. This position will be filled in July 2008. This will afford the new CEO the opportunity to work with current boards, staff and volunteers to move the four legacy councils into readiness to become one council with one voice later in 2008.

Have you led your organization to bring unity and a fresh perspective to exceed your customers’ expectations?

Do you have the courage to tackle difficult organizational challenges in a state-wide organization?

Are you a communicator who can move audiences to think past stereotypes and into the future?

Do you have the business savvy to bring a strong focus on the delivery of programs across a large geographic area while running a lean organization?

BACKGROUND: A minimum of 5 years’ comparable executive level experience is required. In addition, we seek demonstrated competency across a broad range of executive and managerial functions appropriate to non-profit organization of comparable size, including board relations, communications, financial management, fund development, planning, program delivery, marketing, and staff/volunteer relations leadership. Demonstrated leadership in organizations undergoing rapid transformations is highly desirable. The successful candidate will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree or demonstrate equivalent work experience or training in a senior management position within a nonprofit or business setting, with advanced degree preferred.

Can you meet the leadership challenge of serving multiple constituencies across the Council’s large jurisdiction?

Do you have the ability to lead various stakeholder groups to consensus while meeting strategic milestones?

Do you have the dedication to the girls of our states to be bold, honest and effective?

STATISTICS: 20,000+ girl and 10,000+ dedicated adult members. The Council’s budget is to be approximately $7.4-million. The Council’s combined facilities include 4 service centers, 4 satellite offices, 4 resident camps, 6 outdoor program centers and 5 Girl Scout House program centers. Combined Council staff presently consists of 100 full and part-time employees, plus seasonal staff.

Girl Scouting is strongly supportive of a pluralistic society, and serves the interests of girl members from all communities. Individuals representative of our multi-cultural society are encouraged to explore this extraordinary opportunity.

If you can answer the questions we posed in the affirmative, then we urge you to email your cover letter and resume, along with salary requirements to:


Robert Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
P.O. Box 412 Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0412
Voice (800) 221 6663 Fax (800) 451 1451

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