Employees of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
(GSGCNWI) make history every day and we love it! Together with our
volunteers, we build an environment where any girl can be empowered to
define her future.
We have a casual work environment that fosters community among staff. We are collaborative, enterprising, and passionate about our mission.
Our Council by the Numbers
- 50,000 girl members
- 20,000 volunteer members
- 245 communities in 10 counties across Illinois and Indiana
- 6 gathering places (what we call offices)
- 6 camp properties
At GSGCNWI, we benefit as individuals, and as a council, when our membership is represented and served by a staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Where we are today is simply not where we want to be tomorrow. We are working with urgency to go above and beyond legal requirements to ensure that our reality matches our ideals and values.
The Girl Scout organization is 2.5 million strong, with more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We welcome individuals who are committed to our mission and to keeping our legacy strong. Having been a Girl Scout is not required, but if you’re fun-loving, creative, and a natural-born leader who has what it takes to develop girls from diverse cultures and backgrounds, we’d be thrilled to hear from you!
Open positions are posted on our applicant tracking system as they become available. Once an application is received, a team member fluent in the position will assess skillsets relative to the needs of the job. Qualified prospects will be invited to continue to the next phase of the hiring process, which may include:
- phone interview with GSGCNWI recruiter,
- phone interview with the hiring manager,
- in-person interview
The hiring process can take anywhere from three weeks to a few months, depending on the position. All interested candidates should be prepared to provide a list of references and submit to a background check.
We will adjust this process when required for public health.
GSGCNWI supports the wellness and financial security of employees with a generous benefits package and many perks. The employee benefits package is inclusive of medical, vision, dental, and additional welfare insurances. Available to employees is our Employee Assistance Program, to help foster work-life balance. We also offer perks in our council to fully engage staff, such as a casual dress code, holiday gift hours, and more.
Medical & Welfare Insurance
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 403(b) retirement plan
- Health savings account
- Flexible savings account
- Short term disability
- Critical illness
- Accident insurance
- Life insurance and more!
- Up to three weeks of vacation
- Sick time
- Personal time
- Holiday gift hours
- Summer gift hours
- 11 federal holidays
Wellness Program & Perks
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Scheduling
- Casual Dress Code
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Commuter Benefits
- Girl Scout Shop Discounts
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana reserves the right to change benefits at any time according to business needs.
Camp and Property
Exceptional outdoor experiences become long-lasting memories when we engage girls in progressive outdoor experiences; and the girls become confident, capable outdoor advocates.
Our team raises money to support council programming and operations by engaging and inspiring partners in the Girl Scout mission.
We enjoy meeting new people and making friends, and we do what we can so more girls will have experiences that will impact their lives forever.
We bring you the cookies and then some!
Creating wow-worthy programs, activities, and events for girls brings us great satisfaction!
From uniforms to patches to resource guides and gifts, we make sure your Girl Scouts experience is complete. We've even added curbside pickup for your safety.
We support the council behind the scenes, providing teams with whatever they need so they can be fully present to the girls and our mission.