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Chief Executive Officer

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Chief Executive Officer | Girl Scouts of Alaska | Anchorage, Alaska

The Position

Girl Scouts of Alaska seeks a dynamic leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Partnering with the organization’s Board of Directors, the CEO provides leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the achievement of the organization’s mission – to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Building from the solid foundation of a distinguished organizational reputation, the incoming leader will have the opportunity to expand the organization’s visibility in Alaska and access to Girl Scouting for the next generation of girls.  The CEO will embody the Girl Scout Law and serve as a role model and fierce supporter for staff, volunteers, and girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds.

The Organization

For over 70 years, Girl Scouts of Alaska (GSAK) has been the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in the region, building courage, confidence, and character in every girl. Girl Scouts of Alaska has a current membership of more than 1400 girls, 600 valued adult volunteers and a staff of 25 full-time and 30 seasonal employees. An annual operating budget of $3.2 million supports a headquarters in Anchorage, a Juneau field office and two camp properties.  Girls Scouts of Alaska is dedicated to providing year-round engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members and community partners.  All Girl Scouting program 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 Alaska serves girls in 90 communities south of the 63rd parallel.  This jurisdiction stretches from Denali to Ketchikan and the Canadian border to the Aleutian chain.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Key Responsibilities

The CEO is responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the achievement of the organization’s mission in partnership with the GSAK’s Board of Directors. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides vision, inspiration and direction to ensure that the mission and core values of Girl Scouting are put into practice within GSAK’s jurisdiction of Alaska.
  • Provides leadership to grow membership across the organization.
  • Works in partnership with the Board and committee chairpersons to fulfill their responsibilities by providing information in a timely manner.
  • Establishes and implements near- and long-term goals and operational objectives in support of the strategic priorities of the organization.
  • Ensures the development and delivery of high-quality services to girl and adult members throughout the organization's jurisdiction in Alaska.
  • Ensures the financial health and integrity of GSAK by employing sound fiscal controls and management.
  • Manages development staff in setting and executing fundraising goals and strategies with the fund development committee; oversee any capital campaigns initiated by the organization.
  • Ensures program quality through the implementation of program outcomes evaluation and staff development.
  • Motivates and leads a high-performance staff including recruitment, training, retention and evaluation of staff.
  • Leads the management team to develop and implement capacity building strategies for volunteers and staff. 
  • Supports and implements diversity within the staff, volunteers and girls; ensuring and promoting non-discrimination in every aspect of Girl Scouting.
  • Provides leadership for the design, development, and implementation of volunteer training and support to attract and retain a well-qualified talent pool of volunteers.
  • Advises, recommends and assists the Board of Directors in the formulation of policies governing the organization.
  • Ensures the corporate and legal responsibilities of the organization are fulfilled.
  • Collaborates with Girl Scouts USA to advocate for resources and policies to enhance the local council and ensure that charter requirements are met.
  • Acts as an advocate and chief spokesperson for Girl Scouts of Alaska.

Qualifications of the Ideal Candidate

No one candidate will embody all the qualifications enumerated below and we encourage all skilled leaders dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in Alaska to apply.  The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:


  • Bachelor’s or higher or equivalent experience with at least five to seven years of progressive leadership experience
  • Demonstrated experience coaching, managing, and developing high-performing teams and nurturing a positive workplace culture
  • Proven track record demonstrating high proficiency in fiscal management of budgets in excess of $1 million
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire significant financial contributions through fundraising, grant development, marketing and/or direct sales experience
  • Nonprofit, board, or volunteer relations leadership a plus

Skills and Abilities

  • An approachable leader with a spirit reflective of the Girl Scout Law
  • Passion for building courage, confidence, and character in girls and youth
  • Recognized as a community and/or business leader in Alaska, or have the personal and professional presence to build important connections and networks throughout the state
  • Ability to leverage critical thinking skills to make impactful, strategic business decisions
  • History of building and maintaining strong working relationships with diverse constituencies, including staff, board members, volunteers, parents, supporters, decision-makers and community partners
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
  • Some periods of lifting, continual sitting, standing or walking may be required
  • Travel throughout organization jurisdiction and to Girl Scouts of the USA meetings - up to 15% of the time – may be required.

Capability to provide own transportation and maintain valid driver’s license


The salary range is $125,000 and $150,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Girl Scouts of Alaska provides competitive benefits.  

How to Apply: 

To read the full position profile and apply, please visit: For questions, contact Ryan Smith, lead recruiter, at [email protected].  Communications will be treated in confidence and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Resume reviews begin immediately.

Closing Date: March 5, 2023

Skilled leaders from the world of Girl Scouting, nonprofit, corporate or other professional backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class development opportunities for the young women and girls in Alaska 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.

Additional Information: 

Girl Scouts of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law

Organization Info

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Feb 6 2023
Active Until: 
Mar 6 2023
Hiring Organization: 
Girl Scouts of Alaska