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5 May 2022

Full-Time Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of Northern California – Posted by elauder Alameda, California, United States

Job Description

Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver the Girl Scout program in 19 Northern California counties.  GSNorCal is among the nation’s five largest Girl Scout councils, serving approximately 44,000 members.  Girl Scouts’ programs build community and leadership, while also developing skills and resilience through programs focused on: outdoor experience; life skills and mental wellness; STEM; and entrepreneurship.  Available for all girls, grades K-12; Girl Scouts is a place where everyone is welcome, and where all girls and families belong.  Nurturing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through engagement, support and learning from many stakeholders, is a fundamental value for GSNorCal and a key piece of the organization’s strategic plan.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for the overall leadership and management of GSNorCal and for the successful achievement of its mission, strategic goals, and financial objectives, supporting the council’s excellent reputation.  Reporting to and working in partnership with the Board of Directors, the CEO provides strategic vision, inspirational leadership, and business and financial accountability for the council’s sustainability, impact, future growth and development.

The CEO will possess a high level of emotional intelligence and an inclusive leadership style that endorses collaboration among all stakeholders.  The successful candidate will bring a reputation for honesty, kindness and trustworthiness, a strong work ethic, self-initiative, a good sense of humor and fun, and a high energy level.  The successful candidate will bring a track record of excellence in a senior leadership position, ideally from a complex, multi-site nonprofit youth development or human service organization recognized for its commitment to exemplary service to the community.


Experience building and motivating a strong team with exceptional programmatic results while simultaneously growing an organization’s talent, systems, and processes to enhance its impact and financial sustainability will be highly valued.  The successful candidate will have a clearly articulated management philosophy that supports a positive team culture.  Above all, this individual must be deeply passionate about the work of Girl Scouts and exhibit a compelling enthusiasm for youth development and particularly girl leadership.  An undergraduate degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred. The annual salary range for this position is $275,000 to $325,000.

How to Apply

GSNorCal has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the CEO search. To view the full position description, please visit  To apply, please submit an application, including a resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website:

Job Categories: Children & Youth. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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