Community Connections Director - Statewide - Girl Scouts of Colorado

  • Girl Scouts of Colorado
  • Denver, CO
  • Feb 29, 2024
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

GSCO celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado offers amazing opportunities for talented, forward-thinking, innovative individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better.

Girl Scouts has been equipping girls to achieve their full potential more than 100 years-and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 2.5 million members across the nation and around the globe.

At Girl Scouts of Colorado, we serve more than 20,000 members and we believe all girls should have the opportunity to reach their full potential and all girls have the power to change the world.

Here's your opportunity to enhance your career while making a difference in girls' lives and in the world!

You will be joining a supportive and flexible work environment with team members who work together to champion girl ambition. We are on a mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The right candidate won't just be promoting a program. Their work will impact and change future generations!

What is a Community Connections Director?

The Community Connections Director develops and oversees the delivery of community engagement and alternative program delivery models intended to engage diverse and underrepresented communities. This position serves as a champion for and key contributor to driving membership-focused diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. The Community Connections Director supervises a team of Program Specialists who directly facilitate community-based programs and execute innovative programs to support member engagement. This position contributes to the achievement of statewide membership goals and is accountable to membership cultivation key performance indicators in underrepresented communities.

**It is desired that the Community Connections Director resides within (or very close proximity to) Metro Denver, Colorado, USA.


Community Development and Engagement

  • With the support of the Chief Membership & Program Officer, create an annual needs-based, data-driven comprehensive outreach and recruitment plan with measurable goals.
  • Design, develop, and implement innovative programs and delivery models to reach underrepresented populations.
  • Provide leadership and supervision to a team of Program Specialists in the delivery of community-based programs and alternative program delivery models. Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, coaching, development, and performance management functions.
  • Create community awareness and Girl Scout visibility through community involvement and engagement (i.e. youth coalitions, local partnerships and events geared towards underrepresented communities). Cultivate relationships with relevant community leaders, organizations, and businesses.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy and Practices

  • Provides strategic oversight and champions efforts related to membership DEI goals.
  • Assesses organizational membership initiatives and makes actionable recommendations for improvement and areas of growth in DEI.
  • Contributes to the development and delivery of DEI-focused trainings for volunteers and community and member-facing staff roles.
  • Develops and manages team budgets.
  • Works in partnership with other operational and organizational functions to support organizational mission, goals, and strategic priorities. Aligns objectives and plans with other council initiatives and projects and represents membership DEI initiatives and alternative program delivery models on the management team.
  • Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.


  • Collaborates with other council teams including marketing, fund development, volunteer support, membership acquisition, and program to ensure the effective implementation of organizational DEI initiatives and alternative program delivery models.
  • Ensure compliance with GSCO policies and operational guidelines.
  • In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.


Education and/or Formal Training

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in diversity and inclusion programs, community organizing, nonprofit management or related programs; or an equivalent combination of skills and experience.


  • Experience working with diverse populations, with demonstrated personal and professional commitment to pluralism.
  • Experience in community organizing, outreach, and engagement preferred.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Experience leading or teaching in a virtual environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated success with project management working cross-functionally and working in a regional or statewide manner.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to build trust and strong partnerships across various functions and levels.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent skills planning and leading cross-functional projects, including proven success in project management and in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of community outreach and DEI principles and practices.
  • Ability to be a people leader and organizer.
  • Analytical thinker and ability to solve problems by providing practical solutions.
  • Ability to effectively and professionally present information and respond to questions from internal GSCO staff and external GSCO audience including staff, volunteers, Girl Scouts, parents, and the community.
  • Strong motivational, organizational, detail orientated and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to make a work plan autonomously, track task responsibilities, and implement work plan.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, both administrative and programmatic, and to multitask and prioritize.
  • Must have the ability to work with and retain sensitive and/or confidential information while understanding and ensuring that it is only shared with those who are privy to such information.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with employees, volunteers, customers, and vendors verbally and nonverbally both in person and in writing.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be at least 21 years of age, with 5 years of driving experience.
  • Must possess a valid and current license to operate a standard motor vehicle.
  • Must pass all required background & motor vehicle record checks acceptable to GSCO standards.
  • Must be fluent in speaking, reading, & writing English.
  • Desired to be fluent in speaking, reading, & writing Spanish.


  • This position pays a range of $70,000-$85,000 per year plus benefits (including mileage reimbursement)


  • 403(b) Retirement Plan - GSCO matches 100% of employee contribution up to 2% of pay.
  • Health Insurance
    • PPO: 94% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
    • HDHP: 100% Employer Paid Premium for Employee Only Coverage
  • Dental Insurance (68% Employer Paid for Employee Coverage)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability - 100% Employer Paid
  • Life Insurance - fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment - fully paid by GSCO, 2x annual salary*
  • Optional Supplemental Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Children)- Employee paid - for additional employee coverage and dependents.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical/Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (GSCO contributes up to $500/year)
  • Employee Assistance Program - 100% Employer Paid
  • Headspace (Employer Paid)
  • ZayZoon Pay Advances
  • Vacation - Employees accrue 10 vacation days per year.
  • Sick Leave - Employees earn one day per month.
  • Holidays - 10 scheduled holidays per year
  • Office Closures - 4 Weeks of Paid Office Closures (Week of Independence Day; Thanksgiving Week; Winter Holiday 2 weeks)
  • This position may have the ability to work a remote/flex hybrid schedule.

We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.

Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


$70,000-$85,000 per year