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Service Unit Leadership Development Coordinator

Service Unit Leadership Development Coordinator

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 GSCO. 

Reports to: Volunteer Management Specialist / Program Team

Summary:
The Adult Learning Coordinator is responsible for identifying the learning and networking needs to promote building leadership skills of volunteers in all pathways within the assigned jurisdiction. The individual coordinates formal and informal learning opportunities with regional Volunteer Management Specialist.

Benefits:
The individual who fills this volunteer position will gain as sense of accomplishment, develop transferable skills and connect with the community.

Support:
The Adult Learning Coordinator receives support, guidance, and encouragement from the Service Unit Team and Program Department.   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 Safety Activity Checkpoints.
  • Complete training for the position.
  • Work in a partnership with Service Unit Team and Membership Staff to identify and deliver formal and informal learning opportunities needed by Service Unit and /or regional volunteers.  These learning opportunities should have the objective of enhancing delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE).
  • Identify facilitators for and coordinate relevant roundtable, discussion opportunities, and mini-trainings for Service Unit and/or regional volunteers.
  • Identify council trainer candidates and make recommendations to Volunteer Management Specialist.  These candidates may be from existing GSCO volunteer pool or community at large.
  • Remain knowledgeable about GSCO adult learning offerings, their schedule, and promote them within Service Unit/region.

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.
  • Basic knowledge of the GSLE, national program portfolio, council procedures, etc. (or willingness to learn).
  • Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately in both oral and written forms.
  • Knowledge of (or a willingness to learn about) the community and ability to foster and cultivate community contacts.
  • Ability to work and communicate well with people and proactively seek resolution of conflict.
  • Use discretion in all confidential matters.
  • Access to email and the Internet.

Additional Competencies, Skills, or Requirements – Preferred:

  • Experience as a Girl Scout volunteer.
  • Make a personal financial contribution to Girl Scouts of Colorado. (The amount or form of gift is up to the individual.)
  • Proficient in the use of social media.
  • Bilingual

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