Scouting: A Profession with a Purpose

Have fun and make a difference! Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped change lives and build future leaders by combining educational and outdoor adventure with lifelong values and fun. Over 4,000 people volunteer their time to work with Scouting right here in Alabama. Only a few lucky ones get to actually have it as a career.

Current Full-Time Openings

District Executive – Arrowhead / Mulberry District (Cullman, Decatur, Athens)
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Derrick.Russaw@scouting.org
(See Job Description Below)

District Executive – Talakto District (Huntsville)
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Derrick.Russaw@scouting.org
(See Job Description Below)

Administrative Assistant –  (Birmingham)
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Carol.Ashworth@scouting.org
(Click Here for Job Description)

Current Part-Time Openings

Program Aide – Birmingham Metro
Up to 25 hours a week. Position runs in-school and after-school scouting units. 
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Robert.Young@Scouting.org

District Associate – Westmoreland District (Florence, Muscle Shoals)
25 hours a week. Position is similar to a District Executive but with more focus on unit support and membership growth. 
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Derrick.Russaw@scouting.org

Data entry – Charles T. Clayton Service Center (Birmingham Metro)
25 hours a week.  Manage and support advancement and event activity data as well as other administrative and support duties as needed. 
To Apply: E-mail your resume to Carol.Ashworth@scouting.org

Current Summer Camp / Seasonal Openings

The Greater Alabama Council is currently seeking dedicated individuals to serve as seasonal camp staff at our two summer camps. 

Please Contact our Camping Director, Seth Hill with questions related to Summer Camp openings.

Seth Hill
205-969-4254
seth.hill@scouting.org

District Executive - Job Description

Since 1910, Scouting has helped mold the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes and understands that helping youth puts us on a path towards a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society. Today’s professional Scouters are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence, achievement, and stability. Professional Scouters inspire, recruit, train, and support volunteers in rallying public support for Scouting.

Responsibilities

The professional Scouter is assigned to a district or service area within our local council. Your district or service area is sustained and successful through your ability to recruit, promote, supervise, and work with local volunteers in achieving membership growth and fundraising objectives.

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved.
  • Achieve specific goals and objectives which include:
    • Growing and retaining youth membership
    • Starting new Scouting units
    • Fundraising
    • Program development through collaborative relationships
    • Volunteer recruitment.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers.
  • Provide quality service through timely communication, regular meetings, training events and activities.
  • Have a willingness and ability to devote long and irregular hours to achieve objectives.

Desired Skills

  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.
  • Non-profit, fundraising, sales or marketing experience is a plus.

Requirements

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • People-oriented, having the ability to work well with adult volunteers, community and business leaders and representatives of other organizations.
  • Able to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Believe in the BSA and subscribe to its principles and standards.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.

Compensation & Benefits

Starting salary is $37,000 with full benefits and opportunities for career advancement. BSA benefit package includes major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, long-term disability, accidental death, life insurance, and a retirement plan.