Details of the GO Team Structure

Details of the GO Team Structure

On August 2, 2010, the new Geographical Operation – or GO – Team structure took effect at Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT.) These cross-functional teams are organized into five regions, named by color, and are comprised of staff who support specific functions for each region.

Each GO Team includes specialists in the areas of Community Cultivation, Retention, Recruitment and Program. The specialists work together to ensure their designated service areas have the appropriate information and support from GSSWT to allow the service units to maximize resources and operate more efficiently and effectively. Although each specialist focuses their time to one function, they are also trained to support other positions and are experts in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Pathways.

Each specialist position is listed below with a brief list of responsibilities:

Community Cultivation Specialist

  • Collaborates with the External Affairs department to implement community cultivation strategies that result in successful recruitment of Girl Scout alumnae, new girl and adult members, and financial support for Girl Scout operations
  • Supports the development and implementation of grants
  • Represents GSSWT at public events, fairs and festivals
  • Supports council strategies for adult generated income, including the SHARE Family Partnership Campaign, special events, and troop sponsorships
  • Interprets and promotes the importance and relevance of Girl Scouting to community groups, civic organizations, schools, and other potential GSSWT partners
  • Is supported by GSSWT’s Chief of External Affairs

Recruitment Specialist

  • Collaborates with the Communications department to implement marketing strategies that result in the successful recruitment of girls and adult volunteers throughout the council’s jurisdiction
  • Establishes relationships with area school districts and conducts recruitment activities. Is responsible for recruiting girls and adult volunteers across all pathways
  • Attends service unit meetings and supports service unit activities and events
  • Interprets and promotes the importance and relevance of Girl Scouting to community groups, civic organizations, schools, and other potential Girl Scout partners
  • Represents GSSWT at public events, fairs and festivals
  • Is supported by GSSWT’s Chief Communications Officer

Retention Specialist

  • Attends service unit meetings and supports service unit activities and events
  • Assists with volunteer mentoring, assessment and reappointments
  • Tracks a variety of reports, including financial management reports, program participation reports, girl served reports and product sales reports
  • Serves as a resource for adult volunteers regarding GSUSA and GSSWT policies, procedures, standards and guidelines
  • Collaborates with membership, volunteerism and program to create and implement local plans for volunteer participation growth across pathways
  • Is supported by GSSWT’s Director of Volunteer Development

Program Specialist

  • Contributes to the council’s Program/Adult Learning (PAL) Guide through the development of program opportunities in assigned area
  • Assists in incorporating the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into service unit activities and events
  • Implement Girl Scout activities through schools and other youth-serving agencies
  • Advises girls and adult volunteers about girl leadership awards, such as the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold awards
  • Advises girls and adult volunteers on activities specific to teen Girl Scouts, including Program Aide Core training, extended trips and scholarships for higher education
  • Is supported by GSSWT’s Director of Girl Leadership Experience

The new GO Team structure increases the number of staff providing direct service to girls and/or adult volunteers from 19 to 25 (an increase of 24 percent.) The new structure significantly increases resources dedicated to volunteer development and girl program.

Two full-time positions have been added to the Volunteer Development department (an increase of 200 percent), and in partnership with six Retention Specialists on the GO Teams there are more staff focused on providing support and guidance to adult volunteers than ever before.

All changes in the staff structure, including the addition of several new positions, were accomplished using current resources allocated to GSSWT’s Human Resources department.

To reach a member of your GO Team, visit GSSWT’s Staff Directory or continue by reviewing Next Steps.

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San Antonio, TX 78237
Tel: 210-319-5775