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Leadership Development Specialist

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
Mableton, Georgia
$19.50 hourly
Closing date
Oct 9, 2021

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Job Title: Leadership Development Specialist

Reports To: Leadership Development Sr. Manager

Status: Full-Time

Hourly Rate: $19.50/hourly

Location: Mableton, GA



The Leadership Development Specialist is a full-time position, serving girls and volunteers by providing support to ensure effective delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). The Leadership Development Specialist is a member of the Mission Delivery team, which is responsible for girl and volunteer support. Primary focus of this position is support and retention of girls in 6th – 12th grades. In part, this position will support a new grant-funded initiative to increase the aerobic capacity of middle school girls in Georgia, through creation of specialty troops.


  • Support and retain adult volunteers and girl members by developing and delivering focused programs in the GSLE through high awards, entrepreneurship and life skills to girls across the Council.
  • Support the Implementation of aerobic capacity programming, through recruitment of 14 sites, with a minimum service to 150 girls directly and 850 girls peer to peer by set deadlines.
  • Document programming work to demonstrate progress toward accomplishment of program objectives, including accurate record keeping (program and evaluation data; financial records)
  • Oversee girl-led initiatives, including Girls Advisory Council for aerobic capacity initiative, Camp CEO girl committee, Program Aides, etc. – ensuring active engagement and opportunities for Girl Scout Processes
  • Planning and executing program experiences and events that support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Work with cross-functional team to determine or develop innovative strategies to ensure the effective support of troop leaders and program-grade levels within service units.
  • Extend Girl Scouting to the community through, networking and relationship building with key community stakeholders.
  • Act as an ambassador to promote the visibility of the Girl Scout organization including wearing a uniform when appropriate or on council business.
  • Direct delivery of program as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-4 years of experience working in youth development
  • Ability to commit to the organizational goals of the Council
  • Must be Microsoft proficient
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with people, network with volunteers and employees
  • Able to work cooperatively as a team member with staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize each
  • The ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions
  • Ability to meet designated deadlines
  • Current Georgia driver’s license and reliable transportation


  • Experience in working with middle school aged girls.
  • Knowledge of researched-based physical activity.
  • Strong and effective large group/small group presentation and management skills
  • Excellent event planning, organizational and time-management skills
  • Initiative to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions.
  • Experience in collaborating with diverse groups of people such as volunteers, staff, community organizations and individuals.
  • Knowledge of Girl Scout organization and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience or the willingness to learn.
  • Able to speak effectively before individuals and groups and proactively communicate the value of the GSLE and Leadership Experiences to both internal and external audiences.


  • Willingness or ability to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.
  • Willingness to attend staff, team and department meetings
  • Some out of area and overnight travel may be expected.


  • Requires the physical mobility to sit, stand or walk for long periods of time.
  • Requires the physical ability to occasionally lift and carry objects weighing up to 30 lbs.

*Must successfully complete a criminal, motor vehicle and credit background check.

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