Chief Executive Officer Posted Nov 30
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois , Glen Carbon, IL
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Chief Executive Officer

Glen Carbon Headquarters

Position to be filled January 2018

Apply immediately for consideration.

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois announces a search partnership

with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and

advise on selection of a new CEO. Evergreen is a retained search

firm with depth of experience in nonprofit executive sourcing and

selection, and has conducted searches nationwide for over a decade

serving the interests of Girl Scout councils across the entire

country. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with

the utmost confidentiality.


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is the preeminent organization

serving the interests of girls in the region, seeking to bring out

the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams,

and make the world a better place. The Council has current

membership of more than 11,300 girls, over 4,500 valued adult

volunteers, and a staff of 51 full- and part-time employees. It has

an annual operating budget of $3.6 million, and operates a

corporate service center in Glen Carbon, a regional service center

in Mt. Vernon, and four camp properties to provide year-round

engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members, and

community partners. All Girl Scouting programs and activities -

from camping to computing, arts to engineering, service projects to

field trips - are designed to challenge and prepare girls for a

future of leadership and achievement. Girl Scouts of Southern

Illinois is proud of its very strong STEM and robotics



The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to

enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the

nation's leaders in membership services and innovation. The CEO

will direct the corporate strategic plan through the formulation

and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions

needed to achieve the Council's goals. In addition, the CEO will

ensure that pluralism is a core value within the Council's

activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation

in every aspect of Girl Scouting.

Responsible for stewardship of the Council's human, material and

fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and

practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage

the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls,

families, and volunteers in the Council's large service area. The

CEO's important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the

Council's visibility and create opportunities for significant

strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that

investing in girls is a priority. The CEO will build relationships

with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by

representing the Council at strategic functions and influential

speaking opportunities.


Under the incoming CEO, focus will continue on the following

three objectives for the coming year:

1) Connectivity -- Strengthening council communications and

connections with outlying, less populated areas in the region

served; building relationships with those affected by camp closing

decisions in post-merger years,

2) Membership - Growing the Council's girl and adult membership

numbers, and

3) Finances -- Leading the charge to be financially healthier;

standing firm on fiscal responsibility with regard to income,

expenses, and fundraising.

Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the

following areas.

Providing volunteers with an enhanced opportunity to serve

girls of all populations and backgrounds.

Making increased use of technology to manage processes and

engage staff, volunteers, members, and community stakeholders, and

continued implementation of the CEI - Customer Engagement

Initiative program.

Ensuring effective use of facilities and properties, and

creating an environment where stakeholders can come together and

share ideas.

Demonstrating the highest personal qualities of integrity,

judgment, adaptability and self-awareness.

Inspiring others to be high performers by demonstrating

leadership and courage, and by fostering a culture that encourages

partnership between staff and volunteers.


The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to the

nonprofit sector, with emphasis on youth-serving programs. In

addition, this individual's strengths will include broad based

business skills with a minimum of five years' comparable

executive-level experience including P&L, and eight or more years

in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new CEO will

have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills

and experience, fiscal management of budgets in excess of

$2-million and the ability to provide leadership skills in the

management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders.

The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has

a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning

abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management

practices and effective decision-making. The CEO will possess a

style of leadership that is transparent, embraces partnerships, is

collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest

potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures

mutually agreed upon by the CEO and the Board. The CEO will be

recognized as a community and business leader in southern Illinois,

or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly

after appointment. It is essential that the CEO have a strong

commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic


Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board

relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations

leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum

of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree and training


Skilled executives from the world of Girl Scouting, corporate,

nonprofit, or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to

providing world-class development opportunities for the young women

and girls in Southern Illinois are encouraged to apply. If this is

your background, and you share a passion for advancing the lives of

girls in this service area, we want to speak with you.


The Council offers a competitive compensation and benefits plan

with annual pay commensurate with experience. It provides a

comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental,

vision, long-term disability and life insurance, as well as

attractive personal time off. Other features include a 403(b)

thrift plan with matching contribution after one year, and a

flexible spending account. Benefits are subject to change at the

discretion of the Council. Relocation support will be



Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves girls in 40 and one-half

counties in southern Illinois. From rural to suburban to urban,

Girl Scouting is strong and growing stronger throughout southern

Illinois. This jurisdiction includes numerous small cities and

rural areas including the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis, the Rt. 57

corridor from central to the southern state borders, and the Rt. 64

corridor from St. Louis to the Illinois suburbs of Evansville,

Indiana. There are numerous universities and small colleges located

through the council area. The area is well recognized for its

strong family orientation and work ethic, cultural opportunities

and outdoor recreational activities, as well as affordable housing

and lifestyle.


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is an equal opportunity


We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to

accommodate the Council's need to fill this important position. For

consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along

with salary requirements to:

Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC



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