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Chief Executive Officer

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Girl Scouts of Nassau County

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Chief Executive Officer

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Evergreen Executive Source

Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts of Nassau County

Garden City, NY Headquarters

Position to be filled September 2017

Apply now for consideration!

Girl Scouts of Nassau County announces a search partnership with Evergreen Executive Source, LLC to identify candidates and advise on selection of a new Chief Executive Officer. Evergreen is a retained search firm with over a decade’s experience in filling executive positions for Girl Scout councils across the country. All information provided to Evergreen will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

Recently CEO Donna Ceravolo announced her impending retirement for late summer 2017. Girl Scouts of Nassau County intends to select a new CEO and on-board this person in September 2017.


Girl Scouts of Nassau County is the preeminent organization serving the interests of girls in this county, seeking to bring out the greatness in every girl, empowering her to pursue her dreams, and make the world a better place. The Council has current membership of 17,900 girls, 5,000 valued adult volunteers, and a staff of 65 full and part-time employees. It has an annual operating budget of $6 million, and operates council headquarters and one camp property to provide year-round engagement opportunities for girls, families, adult members, and community partners. All Girl Scouting programs 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.


The CEO will act in partnership with the Board of Directors to enhance the outcomes of all council functions to be one of the nation’s leaders in membership services and innovation. The CEO will direct the corporate strategic plan through the formulation and implementation of short to long range objectives and actions needed to achieve the Council’s goals. In addition, the CEO will ensure that diversity is a core value within the Council’s activities and functions, promoting opportunities for participation in every aspect of Girl Scouting.

Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that enhance the participation of members and leverage the roles of staff and volunteers to effectively engage girls, families, and volunteers in the Council’s large service area. The CEO’s important outward-facing responsibilities are to expand the Council’s visibility and create opportunities for significant strategic partnerships and financial support by ensuring that investing in girls is a priority. The CEO will build relationships with corporate, nonprofit, government and funding communities by representing the Council at strategic functions and influential speaking opportunities.


Under the incoming CEO, focus will be to further align with the Girl Scout network of national headquarters and councils, and continue on the following fiscal year 2017 strategic priorities:

1. Increase membership for girls K-5 and adult volunteers.

2. Recruit and retain quality volunteers.

3. Elevate a culture of philanthropy through individual giving, grants and foundations, and Girl Scout entrepreneurial programs.

4. Elevate the Council’s mission and brand in Nassau County.

Successful measures of accomplishment will be determined in the following areas.

· Creating a pathway to increased financial stability.

· Continuing to provide the Girl Scout experience to increasing numbers of girls from all economic and cultural backgrounds.

· Developing and cultivating relationships throughout all stakeholder groups to increase advocacy and support.

· Providing volunteers with an enhanced opportunity to serve girls throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.

· Making increased use of technology to manage processes and engage staff, volunteers, members, and community stakeholders.

· Ensuring stewardship of properties and effective use of facilities and properties.

· Demonstrating the highest personal qualities of integrity, judgment, adaptability and self-awareness.

· Inspiring others to be high performers by demonstrating leadership and courage, and by building and fostering a culture of engagement and partnership between staff and volunteers that delivers a customer-centric experience for our girls and adult volunteers.


The ideal candidate will possess outstanding dedication to the nonprofit sector, with emphasis on youth-serving programs. In addition, this individual’s strengths will include broad based business skills with a minimum of five years’ comparable executive-level experience including P&L, and eight or more years in leadership roles of progressive responsibility. The new CEO will have demonstrated ability in fundraising and/or direct sales skills and experience, fiscal management of budgets in excess of $2-million and the ability to provide leadership skills in the management and development of paid staff and volunteer leaders.

The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and effective decision-making. The CEO will possess a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while satisfying accountability measures mutually agreed upon by the CEO and the Board. The CEO will be recognized as a community and business leader in this region, or have the personal and executive presence to achieve this quickly after appointment. It is essential that the CEO have a strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds.

Additional desired qualifications include nonprofit board relations, marketing, financial acumen, and volunteer relations leadership. It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree and training desired.

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


The Council offers competitive compensation commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected. It provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance, as well as a flexible spending account and 403(b) Thrift Plan. Benefits are subject to change at the discretion of the Council. Relocation support will be considered.



Girl Scouts of Nassau County is an equal opportunity employer.

We urge interested candidates to apply as soon as possible to meet the Council’s timetable for the selection of a new CEO. Applications will continue to be reviewed until this important position is filled. For


consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history 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 Nassau County

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Mon, 09/18/2017

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