Associate Director of Community Engagement

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Job Description

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) has a full-time opening for an Associate Director of Community Engagement.

Reporting to the Director of Community Engagement, the Associate Director of Community Engagement will develop and implement processes to enhance strategies for volunteer and partnership growth. The Associate Director will demonstrate increased awareness of culturally competent Girl Scout leadership opportunities in under-resourced and underrepresented communities. They will manage staff, initiatives and analytics within Community Engagement and work cross-collaboratively with GSEMA staff teams to grow and retain our membership. This position will primarily travel throughout the 26 targeted under-resourced communities in greater Boston, including all of Suffolk County and parts of Essex and Middlesex Counties. 

This is a hybrid position with work from home, in communities, and at designated GSEMA offices or properties as needed. Travel 80% within designated Community Engagement regions and 20% within overall GSEMA service area. As this position requires extensive travel, possession of a valid driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Community Engagement full-time and part-time staff 
  • Data management and support for recruitment and retention including the collection of quantitative and qualitative data for reporting on girl participation, programs, evaluations and overall Community Engagement initiatives and grants
  • Using data develop, identify gap, saturation and growth strategy for recruitment and retention of girls, adults and partners 
  • Manage episodic volunteers within Community Engagement for GSEMA program support
  • Oversee the completion of agreements of community partnerships cultivated by the Community Engagement team 
  • Build impactful relationships with community partners within GSEMA’s overall service area though recruitment outreach and cultivation 
  • Train, coach, and provide on-going support to part-time staff, community partner staff and volunteers in the delivery of GSUSA’s national badge and Journey curricula.
  • Adhere to and ensure all part-time Community Engagement staff, volunteers and community partner staff complete training and follow GSUSA/Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA) policies, procedures, and safety guidelines.
  • In partnership with the Director of Community Engagement, develop processes for communication with staff and volunteers
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team to recommend and implement best practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and racial justice in recruitment and retention of girls, volunteers, and staff throughout GSEMA. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual skill is desirable.
  • Work experience in community organizing, curriculum and training development, data entry or related field preferred.
  • Analytical capabilities utilizing qualitative and quantitative data, possess a metrics-focused mindset; excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software; adept at utilizing social networking; experience using Salesforce or demonstrated ability to learn and become proficient with new technology. 
  • Must be able to communicate clearly orally and in writing. 
  • Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations; able to relate well to both adults and children. 
  • Capacity to, independently and as part of a team, plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the council service area. 

Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to lift and manipulate up to 15 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • May involve prolonged periods of sitting or working on a computer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, training opportunities, and much more.  Learn more!

When applying, along with your resume, please include a cover letter with salary expectations.

About Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. Girl Scouts’ powerful all-girl space fosters collaboration over competition, and inspires girls to go beyond dreaming to actual doing. We offer amazing opportunities for forward-thinking, talented individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better. Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a difference in girls' lives! To learn more about our Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, visit

Commitment to Health and Safety: COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the physical and emotional safety of our Girl Scouts, our families, our volunteers, and our staff is our highest priority. We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to embody the Girl Scout Promise and Law, require us to be considerate and caring, courageous, and strong, responsible for what we say and do, respectful of ourselves and others, respectful of authority and act as a sister to every Girl Scout.  

As part of GSEMA’s commitment to health and safety, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 per GSEMA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. GSEMA will consider exemption requests from individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, we strive to create transformative learning experiences and leadership opportunities for all girls. The threads of diversity and inclusion are woven tightly into our mission of supporting and nurturing girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

We hold firm in our belief that a culture of diversity and inclusion promotes unity, creates personal and professional growth opportunities for our employees, and supports safety and transformation for our volunteers and girls of all backgrounds.

Diversity and inclusion is more than an initiative; it is a set of shared values that defines the fabric of our mission.

Read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging!