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Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Coach

Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Coach

Pathway: Long-Term Indirect Service

Time Commitment: 1 year

This volunteer position has a one-year term with the possibility of reappointment at the consent of both the volunteer and Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO).  Position requires 1-3 hour commitment per month.

Reports to:
Program Department Staff

Summary:
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) Coach is responsible for providing opportunities for group and individual support and communication to direct-service volunteers by pathway to ensure they have the necessary resources to provide high-quality program experiences to girls. She or he may have a specialty focus in a Girl Scout series, troops, or camp.

Benefits:
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain a sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community.  Though coaching volunteer peers volunteer will support the leadership development of girls.

Support:
The GSLE Coach receives support, guidance, and encouragement from Service Unit Team and Program Department Staff. She or he has access to relevant learning opportunities and materials that prepare for and support this role.

Responsibilities/Tasks:

  • Support, assist, and motivate volunteers by pathway to assist them in transferring their passion and personal skill set into the GSLE for all girls.
  • Provide knowledge and support to all direct-service volunteers in the assigned jurisdiction about the GSLE, journey books, and The Girls’ Guide to Girl Scouting, customized by local experiences.
  • Provide informal recognition to all volunteers and recommendations for formal recognitions to Director of Volunteer Strategy and Training.
  • Participate in assessment and reengagement process of all volunteers in the assigned jurisdiction.
  • Ensure that learning opportunities provided were utilized and provide recommendations for future leaning opportunities.
  • Communicate effectively and deliver coaching sessions to the individual or group.  Coaching sessions could occur in person, via phone or virtually.
  • 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.
  • Complete training appropriate for position including but not limited to Girl Scouting 101 and GSLE coach training.

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.
  • Empower fellow volunteers to deliver the GSLE to girls with an emphasis on the three processes: girl - led, learning by doing, and cooperative learning.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and motivate fellow volunteers through a variety of mediums including in person, phone and virtual communications. 

Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:

  • Prior Girl Scout experience.
  • Access to e-mail and the internet.
  • 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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