Boy Scouts of America - Northern Star Council
  • 29-May-2019 to 30-Jun-2019 (CST)
  • Special Programs
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Starts at $38K annually, increases to $40K after completing training
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits include training, leadership development, skills development, free parking, great co-workers, and the satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of young people. Benefits also include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short- and long-term disability, accidental death, retirement match plan.


Make a difference in the lives of youth and families. Northern Star Scouting seeks a full-time, Community Relations Executive to work with adult volunteers and community partners in with our Outreach Programs throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This position has a specific emphasis in Special Needs & Disabilities, Juvenile Diversion, and Afterschool Programs.

The position includes relationship development, fundraising, marketing, outside sales, and public relations.

Applicant should have previous experience or knowledge of the current community needs and resources with regards to at least one of the following areas; Special Needs & Disabilities in schools and other organizations focusing on youth and adults with cognitive disabilities, Juvenile diversion connections with law enforcement and corrections, afterschool programming and out of school time in our underserved communities.

You'll gain valuable skills through this job including salesmanship, project management, time management, building relationships, and fundraising. You will recruit and engage an advisory board of community leaders in outreach program areas, engage current donors and identify potential donors with an affinity towards program areas, and ensure that diverse communities have an opportunity to experience a Scouting program.

Applicants from diverse backgrounds and/or who have multilingual skills are encouraged to apply; past experience in Scouting or other youth organization as a youth or adult is helpful though not required.

Primary Duties: Recruit and engage an advisory board in each program area Achieve goals related to fundraising and establishment of new community partners Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization. Establish and/or maintain relationships with community partners in the focus areas of special needs and disabilities, juvenile diversion, and afterschool programs. Communicate with the public about the program's goals and outcomes. Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, events and activities.

Qualifications include: Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent. Business, sales, and/or marketing, or Social Work majors are preferred though not required. Experience: One to two years of experience in sales, marketing or fundraising is preferred, whether a paid job or a volunteer position during college. A background in nonprofit sales, marketing or fundraising is highly desired. Essential skills to succeed in this job include the ability to build and empower a team, ability to build relationships, salesmanship, time management, and project management. Must be a goal-oriented self-starter, team player, problem-solver and troubleshooter, with effective people skills and proven organizational and communication skills. Must be able to meet and exceed goals on behalf of the youth we serve. Must enjoy working with volunteers and demonstrate a passion for youth programs. Must be age 21 or older unless prohibited by any applicable law. Must be able to work varied hours when necessary. Breakfast and evening meetings and weekend activities are often required to achieve objectives; some weeks will require working over 40 hours. This position is not 9 to 5, and requires flexibility. In turn, your work schedule is flexible. Must be comfortable with public speaking, and able to work effectively with diverse audiences. Proficiency in a language other than English (especially Spanish) would be helpful. Must be able to travel for training at least once a year for one week. Frequent travel within the assigned territory is required using one's own personal vehicle. Reimbursement is provided for business miles. Must be able to maintain valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and motor vehicle insurance at minimum levels of $100K/$300K/$100K. Offers for employment are subject to motor vehicle and criminal background checks. Applicants are responsible for their interview expenses, and for moving expenses if applicable. A background in Scouting or other youth program as a youth or adult is helpful though not required. Must be committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.

Compensation and Benefits: Benefits include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short- and long-term disability, accidental death, and match retirement plan. Compensation for approved business-related expenses is provided, including reimbursement for phone and mileage. The council offers paid time off (equivalent of 16 days annually for new hires) and 11 annual holidays. The salary starts at $38K annually, increasing to $40K after completion of required training. Increases are based on completion of training and on performance.

Additional information about this career can be found at this link: https://www.scouting.org/careers/working-with-us/essential-skills/

For more information about Scouting in our area, see http://www.northernstarbsa.org

Northern Star Scouting is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer

Please apply online on this site.

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