CEO - Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC

The Executive Source


Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

North Little Rock,ArkansasHeadquarters

Position to be Filled August/September 2013

Apply Immediately for Consideration




Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texasannounces a search for CEO to lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent programming to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills.  Membership is for girls ages 5-17 in 79 counties, 74 in Arkansas, 3 in Oklahoma, and 2 in Texas.  All Girl Scouting's 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 is accountable for providing leadership, strategic and tactical direction to fulfill the vision of the Council's Board of Directors for the achievement of the organization's critical goals.  The CEO directs the Council's day-to-day operations through the senior leadership team.  Of particular importance is advancing the Council's relevance in the communities served through outreach and collaboration with community partners.  The CEO is responsible for stewardship of the Council's human, material and fiscal assets, providing oversight for policies and practices that affect members, staff, and volunteers.  Of critical importance are the development and implementation of a communications strategy that increases the visibility of the Council and the awareness of the Girl Scout brand, as well as a membership plan that effectively engages girls, families, and volunteers in the Council's large service area, and generates the financial support to achieve those goals. 

Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas has a current membership of 12,500+ girls, more than 5,200 adult volunteers, and a staff of 64 employees.  Its annual operating budget is $4.8 million.  Headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas, the Council operates additional regional offices in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Pine Bluff, and Texarkana.  The Council's extensive properties include 8 camps. 



The CEO will possess solid and broad based business skills with a minimum of 6 years’ comparable executive-level experience including P/L accountability, and 7 or more years in managerial roles of progressive responsibility.  In addition, we seek excellence across a broad range of executive and managerial functions, including financial management, fund development, and human resources.  Additional supporting qualifications include non-profit board relations, communications, program delivery, marketing, and volunteer relations leadership.  It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, or a combination of experience and specialized training, ideally in a field relating to non-profit governance and administration. 

Personal attributes of the CEO will include an understanding of, and commitment to, the Girl Scout Mission, and the passion and ability to be the voice for thatMissionacross the Council's large service area.  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 new CEO will possess a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and one that empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while meeting mutually agreed upon accountability measures.  The CEO will be recognized as a community leader in the Council’s jurisdiction, or have the executive presence and profile to achieve this quickly after appointment.  A strong commitment to serving girls from all family, community and economic backgrounds is essential.

Skilled executives from corporate, non-profit, or other backgrounds who are dedicated to providing world-class leadership development opportunities for the girls of the counties served are encouraged to apply for this outstanding executive leadership position.  If this is your background and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls of Arkansas and neighboring communities in Oklahoma and Texas, we want to speak with you.



The Council offers a competitive compensation plan commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected.  There is a comprehensive benefits package including generous time off, health, dental, vision, life/LTD insurance options, as well as a participatory 403(b) savings plan, and other attractive features.   Relocation support will be considered. 



Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas serves all counties in Arkansas except Crittenden, and includes Adair, LeFlore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma, and Cass and Bowie counties in Texas.  The Council's jurisdiction offers a diverse mix of communities, from the sophistication of theLittle Rock metropolitan area to the economically powerful Fayettevillearea, to more rural communities, encompassing lakes, mountains and streams as well as major corporations and the arts.  There are numerous colleges and major universities in the service area.


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Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas is an equal opportunity employer.


We encourage expressions of interest by June 30 to fill this important position in a timely manner.  After that date, we will continue to accept applications until the job is filled.  For immediate consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to: 


Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC

E-mail:  [email protected]

Voice (800) 221 6663


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