Open Service Team Positions

posted Mar 12, 2012, 10:29 AM by Lauren Wander-Ziemba   [ updated Aug 9, 2012, 1:46 PM ]

Girl Scout service unit 718 in Frankfort serves approximately 330 girls in 29 troops who attend school district 157-C. We recruit new girls and adult volunteers each year; help new and existing troops register; provide information to leaders and volunteers to get paperwork completed and troops set up; organize troop meetings at district schools; provide a communications network for leaders, volunteers and parents; and plan events to supplement council programs and events. Volunteers are critical to our success.

Below are open positions that need to be filled for the 2012-2013 school year.  The positions have job descriptions and an approximate amount of time needed to complete the responsibilities. If you are interested or have questions, please contact the current service unit manager, Sue Stefanovich at  After June 1, please contact our council membership specialist, Amanda Homolka, at

All positions require annual Girl Scout registration, filling out a one-time volunteer application (if not complete already). Each position is appointed by and reports to the service unit manager (or council’s membership specialist of SUM position is not filled). Each position has a one year term, renewable by appointment. Any adult can volunteer: it is not required to have a daughter in Girl Scouts.

Communications/PR Representative
Approximately 3 - 5 hours per month from mid-August through mid-June.

·         Maintains service unit website (no software required).

·         Disseminates information from council to leaders, volunteers, and/or parents as required.

·         Disseminates information to volunteers from monthly SU meetings.

·         Assists in maintaining volunteer and parent contact lists.

·         Creates fliers for events.

·         Promotes Girl Scouts through press releases of local troop/service unit activities to local papers.

·         Promotes Girl Scout council programs and fundraising.

Service Unit Manager
Approximately 5 hours a month from August through June.

·         Works with and reports to council membership specialist to meet the needs of the SU.

·         Appoints annual SU team positions.

·         Develops annual plan of work for SU while ensuring delegated responsibilities (all other SU team positions) are fulfilled.

·         Authorizes facility use applications, money earning activities, trip reports, or other forms as necessary.

·         Overseas financial operations, while working with SU treasurer.

·         Approves SU event budgets and works to ensure that events are financially viable.

·         Attends and prepares notes from SU meetings.

·         Represents SU at council organized meetings.

·         Works to meet annual girl and volunteer goals as well as council fundraising goals.

·         Sign annual troop financial reports.

Special Events Coordinator
Approximately 3 - 5 hours per month from mid-August through May.

·         Plan events that reflect the interests and ability level of the girls in the service unit.

·         Using budget model in Excel, create a budget for each event and work with SUM and treasurer for budget approval.

·         Recruit event chairs for each event and provide overall guidance.

·         Act as resource for event information within the service unit and promote them with communications representative.

·         Review each event financial report and submit to treasurer as a resource for future planning.