Internship Opportunity: Troop Leader/Assistant-Leader

Position:                    Troop Leader/Assistant-Leader

 

Reports to:                 Service Area Manager & Membership Engagement Coordinator

 

Summary:                  Troop Leaders work directly with girls, helping them to develop personal leadership skills on an individual or group basis.  Leaders will have the ability and enthusiasm to generate girls’ interests, encouraging them to discover themselves, connectwith others and take action to make the world a better place through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

 

Commitment:            Appointed by the Membership Engagement Coordinator for a one year term/school year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with girls and adults.
  • Plan bi-weekly troop meeting, and outings.
  • Share knowledge, experience and skills with a positive and flexible approach.
  • Manage the troop/group funds, ensuring that the handling of the funds meet both GSUSA and council policies and procedures.
  • Process and complete all registration and other paperwork required by GSUSA and the council.
  • Organize fun, interactive, girl-led activities, which address current issues, meet girls’ needs and interests and align with the principles of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Regularly attend monthly Service Area Leader meetings.
  • Provides guidance and information regarding events and practices with girls’ parents or guardians on a regular and ongoing basis through a variety of tools, including: email, phone calls, and newsletters.
  • Attend required and enrichment learning sessions.

·         Supports Family Partnership and council-sponsored product sale programs.

 

Desired Skills:  flexibility, creativity, patience, understanding, bilingual in Spanish,and ability to work well with youth.

 

Girl Scout Volunteer Core Competencies:

  1. Girl Focus:  Demonstrates dedication and commitment to guiding girls toward reaching meaningful outcomes through the three keys to leadership. (Discover, Connect, and Take Action.)
  2. Adaptability:  Adjusts and modifies own behavior, and remains flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  3. Fostering Diversity:  Understands and embraces human diversity, and promotes inclusion of all people.
  4. Oral Communication:  Expresses ideas clearly and concisely.
  5. Personal Integrity:  Demonstrates honesty, credibility, and dependability.

Contact Dr. Ryan Martin (martinr@uwgb.edu) or Kathy Welty (kwelty@gsnwgl.org) if you are interested!