Program Specialist-Career Exploration

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Job Description

This position is currently 100% remote. After COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, the Program Specialist role will primarily be remote with in-office visits as required. Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts ("GSEMA") offices are located in Andover, Middleboro, and Waltham, MA. May also involve work activities on properties, designated sites/events, and community locations as needed.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Program Specialist – Career Exploration.  This is a new hybrid-based role that reports to the Director of Girl Program.

The Program Specialist will contribute to the membership engagement and retention of girls by providing high-impact career exploration programs for girls in grades K to 12. The Program Specialist is responsible for the development and delivery of age-level appropriate and inclusive curriculum that aligns with The Girl Leadership Experience and encourages girls to explore interests in non-traditional female careers such as STEM, construction, automotive, and more.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop career exploration program curriculum that is age/Girl Scout level appropriate and inclusive.
  • Project manage a portfolio of career exploration programs that adhere to project guidelines/budget.
  • Manage engagement and collaborations with program partnerships.
  • Recruit a diverse group of career experts to support program delivery and girl mentorship.
  • Support marketing and promotional efforts of programs.
  • Work with membership teams to promote programs to diverse populations.
  • Ensure programs and activities follow risk management and safety guidelines.
  • Create a program environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and culturally responsive.
Council Citizen: 

  • Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages, and accept the Girl Scout commitment to work with all without regard to age, race, ethnicity/culture, country of origin, religion, language, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, ability or political affiliation.
  • Possess a collaborative approach and outlook; demonstrated ability to establish trust and professional relationships with staff across all levels of the organization; ability to work with divergent opinions; promote collaboration and exchange of ideas.
Skills and Qualifications:

  • Two (2) or more years of experience developing curriculum and delivery of youth programming. 
  • Proficient in utilizing data and metrics to inform decisions or demonstrated ability to learn. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software and program registration or demonstrated ability to learn.
  • Bilingual skill is desirable.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the council footprint.
  • Capacity to, independently and as part of a team, plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid verbal, written, listening, and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and manage groups of children and adults of all ages.
  • Ability to manage financial resources effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and manage groups of children and adults of all ages.
  • Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve practical problems and successfully manage a variety of variables and personalities; ability to adapt in a changing environment.
Work Environment:  This is a remote position with work primarily from home and a requirement of one day every other week of in-office time at a designated GSEMA office.  May also involve work activities on properties, designated sites/events and community locations as needed. 

Physical requirements may include:

  • Ability to lift and manipulate up to 15 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • May involve prolonged periods of sitting or working on a computer.
  • May involve prolonged periods of time standing during program delivery.
Travel Requirements: Must have access to reliable transportation to travel to GSEMA offices/service centers and across the Council footprint as needed. As this position requires approximately 30% travel within the Council footprint and may require occasional travel outside the Council footprint, possession of a valid driver’s license and access to motor vehicle is preferred.

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

Commitment to Health and Safety

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 our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are strongly recommended for all employees, as well as all newly hired employees, who are eligible and able to receive the vaccine.

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

Can’t wait to join our team? To apply, submit your resume and cover letter with salary expectations by visiting: 

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

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. 

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.