May 05, 2021

Chief Operating Officer

  • Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
  • Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full-Time Administration/Operations Facilities Finance/Accounting

Job Description

Headquarters: Las Vegas
This is an immediate opening.


Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to deliver Girl Scouting in the four Southern-most counties in Nevada: Clark, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda, as well as the Eastern borders of the Southern California counties of Inyo and San Bernardino. Southern Nevada consistently ranks as one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States.

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada strives to serve girls of all races and ethnicities, without regard to income, and has membership of 3,400 girls and 1,900 adult volunteers, with 28 full- and part-time employees. The Council’s budget is $3.5 million and its combined facilities include the headquarters office and training center, several meeting locations and a camp property. We are proud to be a leader among the 111 Girl Scout councils nationally, recognized for leadership in strategic focus, organizational culture development, and member retention. Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is a workplace dedicated to helping today’s girls become tomorrow’s leaders.

Simply put, the COO increases opportunities for girls and volunteers to work together and advances the mission of Girl Scouts throughout the Council’s large service area. The COO works strategically to harness the skills and abilities of staff and community partners to leverage the fantastic volunteer corps who are essential in delivering services. To do so requires moving from strategy to tactical plans in areas of membership, leadership development, outdoor program and property services. Specific responsibilities are in areas of membership recruitment, programs, product sales (revenue), and general business operations.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, principal objectives are:
• Refining and building a cost-efficient and scalable operational infrastructure to facilitate council growth and sustainability overseeing day-to-day operations
• Directing the management and operations of Mission Delivery
• Directing the management of recruitment of girl and adult members, to increase and retain such membership
• Managing council-owned and leased properties
• Managing Merchandise (Retail and Product Sales)
• Promoting diversity as a core value of the Council in all areas of operations to ensure social equity
• Planning, strategy, and implementation of programs to meet board-directed goals
• Advancing the brand and implicit values of Girl Scouts
• Financial management including income and expense
• Risk management for program and facilities

Hiring Organization

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada


The successful candidate will have a strong record of diversified cross functional team development to achieve organizational goals. Qualifications for COO include 10 years’ progressively responsible managerial and executive experience in operations. Diverse experience in delivering operational excellence is desired, with specific exposure to mission delivery and volunteer life-cycle management in youth-serving nonprofits a plus. Strategic planning, managing for results and community relationship cultivation are critical foundational assets. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, is required, with advanced degree preferred. Individuals from the world of Girl Scouts, other nonprofits, and organizations with exceptional customer engagement are encouraged to apply.

Critical abilities:
• Passion for the Girl Scout vision and mission
• Managing within multi-functional operations environments
• Staff supervision of 18, with 5 direct reports
• Collaborative work ethic
• Demonstrated depth in problem solving, judgment and decision-making
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills across varied constituencies from grassroots to board of directors
• Exceptional project management skills
• Demonstrated management of budgets of $1.5 million or better

It goes without saying that personal skills in communications, business management and work in complex environments are leading indicators of success in this role. The individual selected will serve to exemplify responsibility, personal integrity, self-awareness and ethical conduct.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Recreation/Sports, Youth Development


Mid-Senior level


The Council provides a comprehensive and competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Instructions

We urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible to meet the Council’s timetable for the selection of its COO. Applications will continue to be reviewed until this important position is filled. For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

Bob Perodeau, Principal
Evergreen Executive Source, LLC
Voice (800) 286 4009

Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity

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