Release the Leader in You...Become a Council Trainer
Scout Council Trainers play a crucial role in the delivery of the
Girl Scout Leadership Experience
showing adults who work with girls how to deliver the program,
you empower them to provide girls an exceptional Girl Scout
Leadership Experience while impacting their own
Trainers have the opportunity to develop strong facilitation,
speaking, organizational and management skills
With a lot, little or no Girl Scout experience you can make a
valuable impact in the Girl Scout Movement in the following training areas:
- Basic Leadership Training
- Outdoor Training
- Service Unit Administration Training
- Personal &
Professional Development Training
How to apply to be a Council Trainer:
1. Read the Council Trainer Position Description below.
2. Submit a Council Trainer Application.
<link to PDF in folder>
3. Submit Council Trainer Reference Form. (3 per applicant)
4. Once the HR Training & Volunteer Support Manager has
received your application and references you will be contacted for an interview.
5. For more information email Jackie Bostic.
Volunteer Position Description: Council Trainer
- Department: HR Training & Volunteer Support
- Appointed By: HR Training & Volunteer Support Staff
Summary: The Council Trainer is responsible for delivering
courses, workshops, and resources to individuals and/or groups of
volunteers in order to orient, prepare, and support them throughout
their appointment. The nature of this position is to provide indirect
service to girls.
Term of appointment: The Council Trainer is appointed for a
one-year term that is renewable upon completion of an evaluation process.
Support: The Council Trainer receives support, guidance, and
encouragement from the
HR Training and Volunteer Support staff.
- Maintain council facilitator status, as defined by council
policies and procedures including attending a facilitators meeting
once per year.
- Coordinate courses, workshops, and resources
to volunteers in assigned jurisdiction according to learning
strategy set by regional team and council staff.
with a current council learning facilitator or staff member.
- Work in partnership with co-facilitators and council
- Communicate effectively and deliver learning sessions
to the individual or group.
- Facilitate courses as needed
each year. (The number of courses may vary.)
- Create and
maintain a positive learning environment using a variety of tools to
meet needs of all learners.
- Complete and submit course
evaluations, surveys, attendance sheets, and self-evaluations as
- Be guided in all actions by the Girl Scout
Mission, Promise and Law.
- Remain informed about and comply
with the most current policies, procedures, and guidelines of Girl
Scouts of Northeast Kansas & Northwest Missouri and Girl Scouts
of the USA (GSUSA).
- Qualifications & core
- Girl focus: Empower girls to lead activities,
learn by doing, and cooperate with others on current issues that
involve their interests and needs, while having fun.
- Personal integrity: Demonstrate dependability, honesty, and
- Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and
remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and
- Oral communication: Express ideas and facts
clearly and accurately.
- Foster diversity: Understand,
respect, and embrace differences.
- Computer skills: Access
to email and the Internet.
- Must become a registered member of Girl Scouts.
complete a volunteer application and pass a background check
- Must submit 3 training references.
- Have an interest and
comfort level in teaching adults.
- Experience in education
and/or adult education a plus.
- Attend the Facilitating
Adult Learning course.
- Group-facilitation and
group-management skills a plus
- Experience in developing
curriculum a plus
- This position description is not intended
to be all-inclusive. Reasonable accommodations will be made to
allow individuals with disabilities to perform volunteer jobs with
the council whenever possible.