• Job Tracking ID: 512785-610752
    • Job Location: Appleton, WI
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 15, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: March 12, 2018
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Job Description:

Job Title: Membership Recruiting Specialist

Department:Membership Engagement

Reports to: Membership Engagement Manager

Classification: Exempt, Full-time

Salary Grade: Scale starts at $32,700/year

Job Summary

The Membership Recruiting Specialist is part of a larger cross-functional team providing customer care and ensuring the strength of the Girl Scout Movement by developing and executing effective recruiting strategies to increase awareness and participation in Girl Scouting through a variety of in person meetings, presentations, and networking opportunities with community organizations, corporations, schools, educators, faith-based intuitions and other community constituents. She/he is responsible for securing girl and adult volunteer participation and community partnerships through community cultivation, lead generation, and follow-up.

This position will primarily serve the Appleton and Neenah-Menasha communities, but will also include areas throughout the Fox Valley and surrounding areas.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

- Deliver fun, interactive presentations about Girl Scouting for elementary age girls to encourage them to join

-Deliver engaging, informative presentations for adults to encourage them to become volunteers.

- Work with parents and families to share information about Girl Scouts, and help them get their daughter involved.

-Network with schools and community partners to develop partnerships and promote Girl Scouting to their participants.

-Develop new, creative strategies for promoting Girl Scout membership and volunteerism and adding new members.

-Create flyers, displays, and informational materials

- Lead Girl Scout programming at community sites, such as badge earning, science programming, and more.

-Support Girl Scouts, families and volunteers in their membership experience.

Competencies and areas of expertise may include:

  • Self-management and Confidence - An initiative-taker who can work independently with minimal oversight; continually reassessing own skills and identifying areas for improvement; adaptable, organized, and attentive to detail.
  • Active Listening - Skillfully uses active listening techniques to create dialogue and build relationships with potential new members, volunteers, staff and communities.
  • Sales Ambition and Drive - Understands the sales process and management of leads. Sets ambitious goals and energetically and confidently drives to achieve those goals. Recognizes opportunities to "close" and has demonstrated ability to ask for the business/customer transaction. A self-starter who can work independently with minimal oversight and take initiative; is flexible, adaptable, self-managed, organized, and has a strong attention to detail.
  • Oral and Written Communication abilities (i.e. In person, verbal, written, and/or phone); expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying; prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively with a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
  • Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; has demonstrated ability to market the Girl Scout value proposition through a variety of communication venues, with particular emphasis on in person communication in one-to-one, small group, and large group settings.
  • Marketing Skill - Attracts support for the Girl Scout program, its key messages, and products, by promoting visibility and credibility of Girl Scouts in the community and to girls; identifies, seeks to understand, and influences the local market for Girl Scouting; effectively promotes Girl Scout program and products (for example, creates, plans, and implements sales campaigns).
  • Networking - Maintains and fosters contacts inside and/or outside the council to gather information, receive support, and solve problems; actively maintains a presence in Girl Scout activities, professional and community organizations, and in the workplace; builds new relationships and collaborations with community members (for example, vendors and business partners) to help address Girl Scouting goals, promote visibility, and cultivate membership.
  • Excellent technical computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, customer relationship management systems, and social networking.


Experience and Skills:

  • Goal oriented
  • Confidence, enthusiasm, outgoing personality
  • Ability to work well with both children and adults
  • Great Public speaking skills
  • Self-directed
  • Excellent problem solver
  • Creative
  • Excellent written communication skills

*Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc. requires staff members become Girl Scout Members.


When you work for Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, you are given a unique opportunity to use your professional skills toward a worthwhile mission. The satisfaction of knowing that your contributions make a real difference in the lives of girls and their families in your own community brings true workplace enjoyment.


GSNWGL offers a generous benefit program. As a human service organization we recognize that our staff benefit from flexibility, generous paid time off, and the ability to occasionally work from home.

GSNWGL’s basic benefits for full-time staff include:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • 403(b) plan with matching dollars for employees who work for GSNWGL for over a year

Paid time off is also available for all GSNWGL staff working more than 20 hours per week, and our offices are closed on major holidays. Each summer we amend our hours to have half-day Fridays and we close our offices between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day to allow staff to spend time with their families.

Organizational Culture

Girl Scouts is an organization with a solid history and a growing future. To work with GSNWGL means reaching your full potential in a dynamic and diverse environment. We value flexibility, teamwork, and a strong work ethic. With our large geography, we communicate in person and through phone, computer, and video conference technology.

Diversity & Inclusion

GSNWGL and GSUSA have a policy of inclusion and acceptance, which promotes diversity in all its categories. Diversity has been a core value of the organization since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts of the USA and GSNWGL value diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate or recruit on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national origin, or physical, social, emotional, or developmental disability. Girl Scouts provides settings that enable us to serve girls in an emotionally and physically safe environment, allowing them to learn leadership skills and develop the confidence and character to serve as examples to their community.