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Job Posting: Girl Scouts looking for a Chief Operations Officer

GIRL SCOUTS of BLACK DIAMOND COUNCIL

JOB POSTING

 

TITLE: Chief Operations Officer

REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer

DIRECT REPORTS: Director of Membership Services, Director of Volunteerism; Director of Girl Leadership Experience; Director of Research and Evaluation; Director of Community Engagement

PURPOSE: Direct the daily operational activities of the council. Assist the CEO in administering the corporate management plan of the council and supporting the work of the volunteers, and staff.  Direct the development and implementation of strategies and tactical plans to ensure the successful growth of the organization. Provide executive management in the absence of the CEO.  

 MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the development and implementation of strategies to ensure extension and retention of members throughout the jurisdiction of the council.
  • Direct the development and implementation of a council wide program plan and various program delivery systems designed to meet the needs of girls from diverse communities and backgrounds.
  • Supervise and ensure the training, development, and quality of work for all direct report staff.
  • Promote Girl Scout visibility in the community. Participate in community activities and organizations on behalf of the council.
  • Direct the development and implementation of data gathering systems and ongoing analysis of demographic and membership trends to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information are used to plan and evaluate the council operations.
  • Direct the development and delivery of support and management services to volunteers throughout the council’s jurisdiction.
  • Provide support services and technical assistance to operational and policy-influencing committees as assigned.
  • Assist in serving as liaison with the Board of Directors.  Respond to requests for information, arrange for the provision of necessary materials and information.
  • Direct the development of inter-agency relations with other United Way agencies, colleges/universities, Boards of Education, Chambers of Commerce and professional organizations to strengthen council educational programs.
  • Ensure that council operations are carried out in accordance with corporate and GSUSA policy, as well as applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate activities with the Director of Development in the identification, application and development of funding resources.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Ability to manage and supervise employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to give and receive information by telephone and in person.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with volunteers, vendors, peers, supervisors, subordinates, and board/committee members in English.
  • Ability to travel independently to a variety of locations within the council’s jurisdiction; ability to provide own transportation.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making, and to work independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of Girl Scout program.
  • Demonstrated leadership in recruiting, supervising and motivating the work of volunteers from varied backgrounds.
  • Ability to access and develop community resources.
  • Ability to work effectively with adults, girls and community groups reflective of the council’s diversity including race, religion, economic status and disability.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft WORD, Internet, Excel, and Outlook with proficiency.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the Girl Scout beliefs and principles.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum of seven years work experience in a related field, preferably youth program administration and development in a non-profit environment.
  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS:

Each employee is a representative of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.  Others form their impressions of GSBDC based, in part, on their interaction with employees.  Every personal contact made by a GSBDC employee could be a current or potential donor, thus these impressions can influence donor actions.

Each employee is expected to take an active role in development by being alert to opportunities to identify potential new donors and providing contact information to the Chief Development Officer.  On occasion, employees may be asked to participate in site visits and/or follow up calls with the contacts.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN PLURALISM EFFORTS:

Each employee is responsible for promoting and contributing toward GSBDC’s goal of institutionalizing pluralism by initiating and participating in activities and functions that enhance organizational diversity.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EFFORTS:

Each employee is responsible for contributing toward GSBDC’s affirmative action plan by ensuring and promoting nondiscrimination in every aspect of Girl Scouting.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt, regular full-time

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Candidates may apply via US Mail or through email, as outlined below. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17, 2013 but position will remain open until filled.

Electronic application:

Interested candidates should forward both their resume and cover letter in MS Word format to: Jobs@BDGSC.org with the job title in the subject line.

US Mail application:

Resumes and cover letters can be mailed to:

Chief Operating Officer Position

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council

P.O. Box 507

Charleston, WV 25322-0507

PLEASE APPLY EITHER BY MAIL OR BY EMAIL BUT NOT BY MORE THAN ONE METHOD

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ARE INTERVIEWED WILL BE CONTACTED

EMC 8/27/13

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on August 29 2013 » 0 comments

Phil Wright elected to Alliance Board of Directors

AEPHorizColor22Phil Wright of Appalachian Power is the new member of the Charleston Area Alliance’s Board of Directors. The board elected Wright during a meeting on Tuesday.

Wright is vice president, distribution operations for Appalachian Power. Appalachian Power operates and maintains the electric distribution system for 929,000 customers in Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Wright oversees the activities of 2,371 employees in the region headquartered in Charleston, W.Va.

Wright began at Appalachian Power in 1984 as an electrical engineer in Beckley. In 1988 he was promoted to area supervisor in Oak Hill. In 1991 he was promoted to engineering supervisor in Bluefield, and in 1992 became line superintendent there. Wright moved to Charleston in 1996 as region operations manager and in 2000 was named region support manager.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the West Virginia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies. He is a registered professional engineer in West Virginia.

Wright, a native of Fayette County, W.Va., has two children, Philip and Jessica.

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admin in Announcements on August 28 2013 » 0 comments

A night on the ‘Party Deck” at Power Park with e Plus

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You’re Invited!

Join ePlus and NetApp for a night out at the ballpark to see the West Virginia Power take on the Asheville Tourists. Register today!

We’ll kickoff the evening at our office with a quick update on FlexPod™ and Data ONTAP followed by a night on the Appalachian Power Party Deck.

Event Details
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
4:30 PM
Appalachian Power Park

Register HERE.

*** Please note: this event will begin at the ePlus office located at: 1116 Smith Street Charleston, WV 25309

For more information, please contact: Andrea Herman | 304-550-4109 | aherman@eplus.com

 

 

 

 

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admin in Announcements on August 26 2013 » 0 comments

Member Market: Frontier business solutions deliver at a great price

Member Market:
By Alliance Members for Alliance Members

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leaders and young professionals.

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Get your fresh SAGE produce this Saturday

SAGE_withCAAMembers of the Charleston Area Alliance’s SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurs) program will be selling produce this Saturday at the West Side Farmers Market from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

SAGE is a multipronged economic development initiative with the goal of training and developing prospective urban agriculture entrepreneurs, or “agripreneurs.” Participants in the program receive education and training in farming and business practices that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.

Produce that will be available this Saturday include:

  • Heirloom tomatoes
  • Mixed heirloom peppers
  • Celery
  • Zucchini
  • Rainbow swiss chard
  • Hungarian wax peppers
  • Chives
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Cut flowers

The West Side Farmers Market is located at the corner of Washington Street West and Beatrice Street

The crops were cultivated at a micro-farm, also located on the West Side. The micro-farm, which was constructed by SAGE participants and volunteers, is where training for the program takes place.

SAGE aims to create economic opportunities and jobs for participants, while minimizing impact to the environment through sustainable agriculture practices and improving access to healthier food options.

SAGE is a program of Vision 2030, the Alliance’s 20-year economic development initiative.

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admin in Announcements,SAGE on August 22 2013 » 0 comments

MVB Bank invests in the Alliance

MVBLogoTAGcropMVB Bank is making its first investment in the Kanawha Valley.

On Aug. 14, MVB held a groundbreaking ceremony for its first branch in southern West Virginia. It will be located at the corner of Margaret Street and Washington Street East. The four-story complex is scheduled to be completed next year.

MVB is also making an investment in the Charleston Area Alliance.

The bank has joined the Charleston Area Alliance’s Return on Investment (ROI) panel. The company joins other visionary businesses and foundations who are creating a brighter future for our region through their support.

MVB currently has branches in Marion, Harrison, Monongalia, Jefferson and Berkeley counties. The new Kanawha County branch will bring new jobs and economic growth to the area.

The Alliance is very grateful for the support of MVB and all of the investors. We look forward to even bigger and better things ahead.

Below is a full list of current Alliance ROI investors:

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE

Appalachian Power (Title sponsor: Issues & Eggs)
BB&T
BrickStreet Insurance (Title sponsor:Generation Charleston)
Charleston Newspapers (Title sponsor: “advance sheet” newsletter)
Chesapeake Energy (Title sponsor: Leadership Kanawha Valley)
City of Charleston
Kanawha County

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE

Claude Worthington
Benedum Foundation
State of West Virginia

CORNERSTONE PARTNERS

Chase
DOW (Title sponsor: Elevations Professional Women’s Network)
United Bank (Title sponsor: Golf Scramble)

MARKET MAKERS

Energy Corporation of America (Title sponsor: Planners R Us)
Jackson Kelly (Title sponsor: Annual Celebration)
Spilman, Thomas & Battle (Title sponsor: Inclusion Research Project, Spilman Studio)

EXECUTIVE PARTNERS

Arnett Foster Toothman
Bowles Rice
CAMC
Capitol Conference Center
City National Bank (Title sponsor: We Love Our Community Awards)
Dickinson Properties
Embassy Suites
Frontier Communications (Title sponsor: Charleston Small Business Showcase)
NGK (Title sponsor: Educator | Industry Institute)
Jacobson Foundation
Masters Law Firm (Title sponsor: ArtWalk)
Steptoe & Johnson (Title sponsor: Women with Energy)
Thomas Health System
West Virginia American Water Company

VISION BUILDERS

Alpha Associates
BBL Carlton
Charleston Marriott Town Center
Columbia Pipeline Group/NiSource
Dixon Hughes Goodman
DuPont
EnerVest
Ernst & Young (Title sponsor: inclusion=innovation)
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Huntington Bank
IGS Energy – CNG Services
Kanawha Scales & Systems
Kanawha Stone
Lumos Networks
Maier Foundation (Sponsor: College Summit)
Mardi Gras Casino & Resort
Monarch Holdings
MVB Bank
Security America (Sponsor: Forward to the Future Awards)
Suddenlink Business
Summit Community Bank
Triad Engineering
ZMM Architects & Engineers

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admin in Announcements on August 19 2013 » 0 comments

Member Market: Register now for the 2013 Fall Career Expo

Member Market:
By Alliance Members for Alliance Members

This “Member Market” is a paid announcement sent by the Alliance on behalf of a member to business and community leaders and young professionals.

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Alpha Associates invests in the Alliance

New Alpha LogoIf it’s one thing Alpha Associates knows, it’s how to build.

Since 1969, Alpha has earned a reputation for producing exceptional architectural and engineering designs for high profile organizations.

Now Alpha is helping the Charleston Area Alliance build a better tomorrow.

Alpha has joined the Charleston Area Alliance’s Return on Investment (ROI) panel. The company joins other visionary businesses and foundations who are creating a brighter future for our region through their support.

For a full list of Alliance ROI investors, click HERE.

Alpha has offices in Morgantown, Martinsburg and Charleston. It opened its Charleston office earlier this year in a turn of the century brick home on Kanawha Boulevard, near the State Capitol.

The company has provided a myriad of architecture and engineering for local, state and federal government, schools, the healthcare industry and various corporations.

Some highlights of Alpha’s résumé includes the West Virginia University Alumni Center, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department and Wyoming East High School.

The Alliance believes that the future is too important to be left to chance and is working hard on your behalf to deliver the innovative programs, services and public policy leadership that will create a promising future for the Kanawha Valley.

The way communities are planned, through the work of local architects and engineers, is vital to future job growth and overall quality of life.

The Alliance is very grateful for the support of Alpha and all of the investors. We look forward to even bigger and better things ahead.

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admin in Announcements,In the News on August 16 2013 » 0 comments

Kick off the football season at Business After Hours on Aug. 27

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Business After Hours

Tuesday, Aug. 27
5-7 p.m.
Hampton Inn Southridge
1 Preferred Place

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, celebrate the kickoff of the college football season at Business After Hours.

Enjoy the university-inspired festivities and experience the hospitality of the Hampton Inn Southridge.Join the fun in the tailgate-like atmosphere and build your team with new contacts through networking while enjoying great food.

Wear your favorite team gear and come on down. It’s a great opportunity to mix and mingle with Charleston’s business professionals.

Click HERE to register for the event.

The cost is $15 for Charleston Area Alliance members and $25 for future members. Online registration ends at 5 p.m. on Aug. 26. Prices at the door are $25 for Alliance members and $35 for future members.

Business After Hours offer fantastic opportunities to meet the region’s leaders in a relaxed setting, all while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment.

The Alliance will be able to invoice only for groups of 10 or more. Contact Deb Coffman at DCoffman@CharlestonAreaAlliance.orgfor more information.

The Alliance cannot issue cancellation refunds within 48 hours of the event. Thank you!

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admin in Announcements,Events on August 14 2013 » 0 comments

Don’t miss ArtWalk this Thursday starting at 5 p.m.

ArtwalkDowntown ArtWalk
Thursday, Aug. 15
5-8 p.m.

Don’t miss the next Downtown ArtWalk this Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

ArtWalk, a Charleston Area Alliance program sponsored by Masters Law Firm, is a monthly event that draws hundreds of residents and visitors to downtown Charleston for a festive evening of culture and commerce. The purpose of ArtWalk is to help revitalize downtown and to promote economic development through the arts.

New to ArtWalk this month are White Oak Photography and GiGi’s, which are located at 200 Hale Street.

Check out what’s in store for this week’s ArtWalk:

Mission Savvy
202 Hale Street

Goodies from Monroe Farm Market will be featured at Mission Savvy this Thursday. The farms will be offering free samples of its fresh fruit and vegetables, along with batches of kettle corn.

Art Emporium
823 Quarrier Street

Art Emporium will present “West Virginia…Revisited,” new works by Emily Roles. A special artist reception will be held during Artwalk from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit will run from Aug. 13 through Sept. 14.

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
900 Lee Street, Suite 1600

The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation will feature photography by Deborah Herndon. Also featured will be artists Arthur Evans, Cindy Walton, Anna “Tookie” Nibert, Adrienne Galloway and Shelia Sheets.

Charleston Ballet
100 Capitol Street

Art walkers are invited to visit the Charleston Ballet from 5-8 p.m. for a drink and a snack. Observe dancers in class and rehearsals  as they prepare for new works for the upcoming performances of “Behind Barres Reality Ballet Uncensored!” There will also be many Charleston Ballet photographs on display at the ballet studio location. Studios are located on the Mezzanine Floor at 100 Capitol Street in the Security Building. For additional information call the Charleston Ballet office at 342-6541.

Stray Dog Antiques
219 Hale Street

Stray Dog Antiques will be featuring a series of limited edition vintage postcards by Artist Max Kunsli. Max’s whimsical illustrations of anthropomorphized cats will be on display, as well as new work by Gary Needham, new “accumulation jars” by Gina Puzzuoli, and art by Paint Coyote Studio.k

Woomer, Nistendirk & Associates
231 Capitol Street

Woomer will feature artist Dianna Perdue and work from her business Di Mac Photography.

Gallery Eleven
1025 Quarrier Street

Sonja Adkins the featured artist this month at Gallery Eleven.

Taylor Books Annex Gallery
226 Capitol Street

“Soliloquies,” a new work by Staci Leech-Cornell will be featured at ArtWalk. Cornell is a mixed media artist utilizing pen and ink, folded paper and gouache to create illustrative, playful works that combine her interests in nature, nostalgia, interior decorating and fashion. Also during ArtWalk, our ceramics studio will be selling new and collected work with proceeds going to local charities.

House of Luxe
817 Quarrier Street

House of Luxe will be featuring Alexis Bittar jewelry at 50 percent off.

Tony the Tailor
822 Virginia Street

Tony the Tailor is open at his new location at 822 Virginia Street. This Thursday’s featured artist Kelly Bryant will be on hand, along with a special guest for ArtWalk. Tony the Tailor is also having a pre-season sale on all suits, jackets and trousers.

Romano and Associates
230 Capitol Street

Ian Bode will be showing off his talents this Thursday at ArtWalk. Swing by from 5-8 p.m. and stay for conversation, snacks and art.

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