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Event / Series Program Coordinator

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Event / Series Program Coordinator

Pathway: Short-Term Indirect Service

Time Commitment: 1 year

Although this volunteer position has an one year commitment the total number of hours volunteering depends on the time of year and number of events coordinating.  Reappointment is possible at the consent of both the volunteer and GIrl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO).

Reports to:
Program Services Manager

Summary:
The Events/Series Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of events and/or series offerings that provide high-quality activities for girls and are aligned to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).

Benefits:
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain a sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community. This position also allows the volunteer to gain valuable experience in event planning. 

Support:
The Event/Series Coordinator receives support, guidance, and encouragement from Program Services Managers, Event/Series Volunteers and Program Coordinators. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Remain informed about and comply with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA).  Including but not limited to those found in Volunteer Essentials and the Program Planning Guide
  • Complete training appropriate for position.  This would include Girl Scouting 101, Program Planning Guide training and other trainings directly related to programs coordinating.
  • Work with Program Services Managers and Event/Series Volunteers to ensure all program offerings align to the GSLE by using journey books and The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting, customized with additional local experiences.
  • Work with the Membership and Community Development Team and Service Unit Team in the development and marketing of new events and/or series.
  • Assist Events/Series volunteers in coordinating logistics.

Qualifications and Core Competencies – Required:

  • Accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and register as a member of GSUSA.
  • Be an approved adult volunteer with a volunteer application, cleared background check, and two references on file with GSCO.
  • Present a positive image of Girl Scouting to girls, volunteers and community members through effective communication, high personal standards of conduct and knowledge of the Girl Scout program and organization. Promote the benefits of Girl Scouting and the importance of making a personal financial contribution and volunteering time to GSCO.
  • Willingness to learn about and work with adults and girls with diverse backgrounds/abilities. Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.
  • Coordinate events and/or series curriculum which empowers girls to lead activities, learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
  • Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and credibility.

Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:

  • Youth and family event planning experience Access to e-mail and the Internet.
  • Bilingual.
  • Make a personal financial contribution to Girl Scouts of Colorado. (The amount or form of gift is up to the individual.)

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