Service Unit Openings

SUDS (Service Unit Development Session) 

*SUDS is for Service Team Members for the upcoming membership year 2019-2020.

Thank you for your continued service as volunteers to the girls in your community and Girl Scouts of Eastern SC, we need each other to help build girls and adults of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Service Teams are an integral part of the Girl Scout movement. Service Teams provides opportunities for Girls and Adults within its jurisdiction. The Service Team purpose is to:

·       Make decisions with top priority being the best interest of the Girl

·       Support Girl and Adult recruitment efforts

·       Ensure the placement of Girls bridging to the next Girl Scout Program level

·       Increase visibility of Girl Scouting

·       Maintain and provide direct services to Troops

·       Keep Co-Leaders informed of dates and deadlines

·       Provide ideas for Troop Activities

·       Discuss and resolve problems within the Service Unit

·       Discuss GS Council Policy changes

·       Prepare and submit required reports and adhere to deadlines

We are seeking Adults and Older Girls(C/S/A) to become Service Team members of courage, confidence and character who are willing to help make your Service Unit strong and successful. Training is a requirement to become a Service Team member. Our Service Unit Development Session, Service Team Training is Saturday, July 27, 2019, Manning High School, Manning, SC.

If you are interested in becoming a Service Team member, and I hope that you are, contact staff directly and they will be happy to talk with you. There are some positions that are filled within your Service Units and a number of them that are not.

Your staff contacts:

For Region 1 Service Units contact  Benita Jacobs via email or phone 843-656-9752

For Region 2 Service Units contact Brady Parker via email or phone 843-626-5190

For Region 3 Service Units contact Kelly Pellum via email or phone  843-300-0259

For Regions 4 & 5 contact Annie McAlister via email or phone          843-300-0256

Service Team positions may be appointed by your Volunteer Support Specialist (staff), Community Engagement Specialist (staff) or Product Program Manager (staff) with input from the Service Unit Coordinator. 

Service Unit Coordinator

SUDS MATERIALS

Appointed By and  Accountable To:   Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsible For:  Overall coordination of the Service Unit

Qualifications:

·       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 credibility.

·       Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

·       Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

·       Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

·       Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Schedule and preside at meetings of the Service Team and Service Unit.

·       Prepare and follow agenda for Service Team and Service Unit meetings, ensuring that meetings start and stop on time.

·       Approve expenditures of Service Unit funds.

·       Work with the Finance Coordinator to maintain financial records for all Service Unit funds and submit required reports by stated deadlines.

·       Help solve Troop problems beyond normal Troop management.

·       Promote participation in the GSESC Annual Meeting, to include Service Unit Delegate election.

·       Promote Troop participation in Community Take Action projects.

·       Work closely with the Volunteer Support Specialist ensuring ongoing communication.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Communications Coordinator

SUDS MATERIALS

Appointed By:  Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To: Service Unit Coordinator and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsibilities:   Keep the Troops informed of GSESC happenings and they keep GSESC informed of Service Unit and Regional happenings.

Qualifications:

·       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 credibility.

·       Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

·       Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

·       Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

·       Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Keep minutes of meetings and prepare reports.

·       Contact Service Unit Team members via telephone or e-mail.

·       Keep Troops informed on Service Unit and GSESC happenings and keep GSESC informed on Service Unit and Regional happenings.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Finance Coordinator

SUDS Materials 

Appointed By:  Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To:  Service Unit Coordinator and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsible For:   Managing Service Unit funds and Troop bank statements

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Maintain financial records for Service Unit funds and submit required reports by stated deadlines.

·       Keep accurate records of Service Unit checking account.

·       Reconcile monthly bank statements with Service Unit checkbook.

·       Make deposits as Service Unit funds are generated.

·       Keep records of all Troop/Group checking accounts and bank statements on a monthly basis.

·       Disburse funds as requested with approval of Service Unit Team.

·       Maintain inventory of all property owned by Service Units and Troops by collecting the Service Unit Owned Equipment Form and Troop Owned Equipment and forwarding them to GSESC by October 15.

·       Complete Annual Service Unit Finance Report and forward to GSESC by October 15.

·       Collect Annual Troop Finance Reports and forward to GSESC by October 15.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit

Events Coordinator

Appointed By:  Girl Support Specialist

Accountable To:  Service Unit Coordinator, Volunteer Support Specialist and Vice President of Girl Leadership Experience

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsibilities:  Planning Service Unit and Regional events with the assistance of girl/adult committees and promoting GSESC sponsored events

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Recruit and support girl/adult planning committees to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit and Regional events.

·       Utilize girl/adult partnership when planning Service Unit and Regional events.

·       Provide information about Service Unit and Regional events to Service Unit Communications Coordinator for dissemination to Service Unit, Region, and GSESC.

·       Ensure Safety-Wise Chapter IV in VE, Safety Activity Checkpoints and GSESC guidelines are followed for each event.

·       Provide event details, pictures, etc. to the Service Unit Recognition Coordinator for submission to GSESC’s Best Practices recognition.

·       Ensure Troops who wish to host events for the Service Unit or Region are following event planning, implementation, and evaluation procedures.

·       Promote GSESC sponsored events within the Service Unit.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Adult Learning

Appointed By:   Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To:   Service Unit Coordinator and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsibilities: Promoting training opportunities

Qualifications:

·       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 credibility.

·       Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

·       Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

·       Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

·       Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Keep training records of Co-Leaders and communicate training needs to Volunteer Support Specialist.

·       Promote training opportunities.

·       Keep Co-Leaders informed of important dates and deadlines.

·       Work with Membership Recruiter to plan and implement Adult Recruitment.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Recognition Coordinator

Appointed By:    Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To:  Service Unit Coordinator, Girl Leadership Experience Specialist and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsibilities:    Promoting Girl and Volunteer recognitions

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Promote Girl and Adult Recognition event(s).

·       Promote the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, Gold Award, College Scholarships, and Adult Recognitions.

·       Ensure all the necessary paperwork is submitted by the stated deadlines.

·       Keep Co-Leaders informed of important dates and deadlines.

·       Plan and implement a Co-Leader Appreciation event on the Service Unit level.

·       Work with Membership Recruiter to plan and implement Adult Recruitments.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Membership Recruiter

SUDS MATERIALS

Appointed By:    Community Engagement Specialist

Accountable To:   Service Unit Coordinator and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsible For:  Extending Girl Scout membership to Girls and Volunteers

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Serve as community liaison for all new Volunteers and Girl Scouts in their Service Unit.

·       Find new opportunities for recruitment as well as keep up with successful strategies to engage new Volunteer Leadership.

·       Visit classrooms and attend recruitment events as the face of Girl Scouting.

·       Form relationships with local Troops and Co-Leaders in the Service Unit.

·       Follow up on girls who participated in Day Camp, Twilight Camp and Resident Camp for Troop placement.

·       Help place girls and adults in Troops.

·       Help recruit new Troop sponsors.

·       Assist in the placement of girls bridging to the next Girl Scout Grade level.

·       Assist with placing Individually Registered Members in Troops as needed.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Mentor - Grade Specific

Appointed By:  Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To:   Service Unit Coordinator and Volunteer Support Specialist

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsibilities:  Mentoring of Grade Level Co-Leaders

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet.

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Guide and mentor Co-Leaders for specific Grade Level within Service Unit.

·       Assist with placement of new and bridging Girls in respective Grade Level.

·       Communicate with Individual Registered Members in your Service Unit and keep them informed on Service Unit and GSESC events.

·       Provide support for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to the parents of Individual Registered Member.

·       Help solve Troop problems beyond normal Troop management.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Promote Troop participation in GSESC events.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Appointed By:     Director of Product Program with Volunteer Support Specialist’s Recommendation

Accountable To:   Service Unit Coordinator & Director of Product Program

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsiblities:   Managing council sponsored product sales for the Service Unit

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments while working with other adult Volunteers.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately to Volunteers as well as the Director of Product Program.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet, and experience with eBudde (Little Brownie Bakers online ordering system)

 

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend required GSESC Cookie training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Collaborate with the GSESC Product Program department in development and execution of Regional Cookie Sale Training opportunities.

·       Distribute Cookie Sale materials to Troop Cookie Coordinators after they have received training.

·       Set-up all Troop Cookie Coordinators in eBudde after receiving their Troop Cookie Coordinator (TCC) Agreement and Participation List (P-2). These forms will be forwarded to GSESC’s Product Program Department by the stated deadline.

·       Reach out to local business managers to obtain permission for Cookie Booth Sale opportunities during the Booth Sale time frame.

·       Collect Troop payments and sales reports from Troop Cookie Coordinators and forwarding to GSESC’s Product Program Department by the stated deadline.

·       Ensure distribution of all recognitions in a timely manner. Contact GSESC’s Product Program Department if recognitions are missing.

·       Complete and submit post-sale survey.

·       Meet all deadlines for submitting paperwork and payments to GSESC.

·       Support Individual Registered Members throughout the Cooke Sale program.

·       Support, mentor, and guide Troop Leaders throughout the Cookie Sale.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Fall Sale Coordinator

Appointed By:     Director of Product Program with Volunteer Support Specialist’s Recommendation

Accountable To:   Service Unit Coordinator and Director of Product Program

Length of Appointment:   One year

Responsibilities:    Managing the Fall Sale for the Service Unit

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments while working with other adult Volunteers.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately to Volunteers as well as the Director of Product Program.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet, and experience with nut-E (Ashdon Farms online ordering system)

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend required GSESC Fall Sale training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Provide Fall Sale training to Troops in your Service Unit, using GSESC provided PowerPoint presentation and script.

·       Distribute Fall Sale packets (sales materials) to Troop Fall Sale Coordinators after they have received training.

·       Set-up all Troop Fall Sale Coordinators in nut-E after receiving their Troop Fall Sale Coordinator (TFSC) Agreement and Participation List (P-2). These forms will be forwarded to GSESC’s Product Program Department by the stated deadline.

·       Collect Troop payments and sales reports from Troop Fall Sale Coordinators and forwarding to GSESC’s Product Program Department by the stated deadline.

·       Meet all deadlines for submitting paperwork and payments to GSESC.

·       Support Individual Registered Members throughout the Fall Sale program.

·       Support, mentor, and guide Troop Leaders throughout the Fall Sale.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.

Community Information Coordinator

Appointed By:                 Volunteer Support Specialist

Accountable To:              Service Unit Coordinator, Volunteer Support Specialist, and Director of Communications and Marketing

Length of Appointment:  One year

Responsible For:             Promoting Girl Scouting within Service Unit and GSESC

Qualifications:

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 credibility.

Adaptability: Adjust, modify own behavior, and remain flexible and tolerant in response to changing situations and environments.

Oral communication: Express ideas and facts clearly and accurately.

Foster diversity: Understand, respect, and embrace differences.

Computer skills: Access to e-mail and the Internet

Principal Tasks:

·       Attend training and other events as appropriate for the position such as Service Unit Development Session (SUDS).

·       Attend Service Unit events and take photos. Obtain photo releases as needed.

·       Clip Girl Scouting news articles from local newspapers and forward to the Director of Communications and Marketing.

·       Update contact information for local media outlets with the Director of Communications and Marketing.

·       Encourage Service Unit Volunteers/Co-Leaders to share Troop news with Director of Communications and Marketing.

·       Work closely with Director of Communications and Marketing to submit stories to local newspapers.

·       Act as a public relations liaison within the Service Unit.

·       Attend monthly Service Team and Service Unit meetings.

·       Attend council-wide Service Unit meetings.

·       Encourage Co-Leaders to attend Service Unit meetings.

·       Support Girl and Volunteer recruitment efforts.

·       Work with Service Team to plan, implement, and evaluate Service Unit events.

·       Work with Service Team to achieve Service Team benchmarks.

·       Work to promote Girl Scouting within the Service Unit.