A Profession With a Purpose
Scouting is a solid, paid profession. Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference . . . work that calls one to continual learning and challenge . . . work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement. We invite you to look at our profession, and consider an opportunity at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council.
Do you have the background needed for a career as a Scouting professional? Our leaders are frequently called upon to multitask and combine many skills to get the job done. Email the Council management team at Hiring@AlamoAreaBSA.org for consideration of any open positions. Or, see below for open positions that invite an online application process through INDEED.com.
(Updated as of 1-25-2017)
SCOUT SERVICE EXECUTIVE
The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council has an immediate opening for a "Scout Service Executive". Responsibilities of this career opportunity include fund-raising, sales and marketing, public relations, and nonprofit management. Day travel, night meetings and weekend commitments are required. Candidates must have at least a Bachelor's Degree, possess excellent communication skills, and be willing to have a flexible work schedule.
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits and auto allowance.
A Profession With a Purpose:
Scouting is a solid, paid profession. Today's professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference . . . work that calls one to continual learning and challenge . . . work that offers solid compensation, benefits, and advancement. We invite you to look at our profession, and consider an opportunity at the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council .
Do you have the background needed for a career as a Scouting professional? Our leaders are frequently called upon to multitask and combine many skills to get the job done.
The basic qualifications are:
1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
2. Adult—must have attained age 21 unless prohibited by any applicable law
3. People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders, and representatives of other organizations
4. Able to work varied hours when necessary to achieve positive objectives
5. Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
6. Be approved to receive a professional Scouting commission
Other Essential Job Functions:
1. Recruits, develops, and maintains effective volunteers to achieve success in the specific responsibility area.
2. Maintains a professional working climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates top-quality volunteers.
3. Works within a long-range strategy to achieve the district's mission and to make consistent, timely progress.
4. Works to assure the achievement of a flow of agreed upon funds to the council to help achieve its mission.
5. Serves as the district spokesperson for the council to assure that it is properly represented to the public.
6. Works with his/her supervisor to make the district structure function effectively.
PLEASE CONSIDER ANSWERING OPTIONAL APPLICANT QUESTIONS and
Submit with resume (There are no right or wrong answers):
1. Imagine a potential customer interested in having her son join Boy Scouts emails you with the following question: “I’m considering switching my son from participating in football to joining a Boy Scout Troop, but I was wondering if you can make sure he doesn’t get bullied by older boys and that he stays out of the sun?” How would you respond?
2. Imagine that you’re just starting your workday, and you login to your workstation to see 30+ emails and then look down at your desk phone to see 30+ voicemails. You click on the first email and preview the first voicemail to discover they are both from a distraught customer who can’t access a particular form they need today from the Council Website. “The page or the whole website seems to be down!” says the upset Scouter. Clearly, something big (e.g., a server outage) may be happening. What steps do you take?
3. We’d like to get an idea of how you can clearly explain concepts and processes to customers. Tell us, step-by-step, about something that you shop for online, and how you go about searching, choosing and purchasing it.
Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor's
Required experience: 4
Sales Experience: 3 years
Bilingual Spanish preferred, not required
Job Type: Full-time
- Sales: 4 years
- Non-profit: 1 year
Council Website: www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Exploring
National Exploring Website: www.Exploring.org
Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with purposed fun. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
The Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council (Council) has an immediate opening for an Exploring Executive serving youth looking to discover their future. Exploring is the coed, career-education program of the BSA, providing exciting activities and one-on-one mentorship for youth. Exploring is a unique career exploration program for young men and women ages 10 – 20. With a focus on Law Enforcement, Fire & EMS Services, and Health Care, the proven Exploring program within the Alamo Area Council provides students with an opportunity to learn about a variety of career fields and network with professionals already working in those fields.
Today's Exploring Executives are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. This is work that makes a difference, work that calls one to continual learning and challenge, work that offers solid compensation, benefits and advancement. Our leaders are frequently called upon to multitask and combine many skills to get the job done.
The Exploring Executive selected will:
- Develop and manage a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
- Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives, which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
- Be responsible for expanding the number of specific career focused posts sponsored by businesses, educational organizations, government agencies, and community-based organizations through volunteers.
- Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area. Achieve net income and participation objectives for assigned events and activities.
- Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
- Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
- Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
- Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have strong communication skills and be able to explain the program's goals and objectives to the public.
- Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
- Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve council and district objectives. Day travel, night meetings and some weekend commitments are required.
- Ensure that school relationships and participating post's needs, including recruiting, training, program delivery and evaluation, and on time program renewals, are met.
- Grow and maintain Exploring Units and membership
- Provide program opportunities for youth and adult participants to supplement Exploring Post meetings.
- Strong marketing, fund-raising, PR, and program development background is highly desired.
- Non-profit, fundraising or sales experience is a plus.
- Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences.
- Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
- Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
- Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
- Law Enforcement, Fire / EMS Service, or Healthcare experience is a plus.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
- 21 years of age or older.
- Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards
- Be approved to receive a professional Scouting commission
- Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
- Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one week.
- Be licensed and insured to drive a motor vehicle and have reliable transportation.
- A Scouting or Exploring background is helpful but not required for employment.
- Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.
The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary of $40,000, the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, a supplemental retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses including mileage reimbursement. We also offer a generous vacation / paid time off policy and over ten holiday observances.
How to apply:
Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume thru the Indeed.com career site found at www.AlamoAreaBSA.org/Hiring
or by email at Exploring@AlamoAreaBSA.org