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If interested in working for the Boy Scouts of America please visit www.scouting.org/Careers.aspx to learn more about life as a District Executive before sending your resume and cover letter to David Harris at david.harris@scouting.org. We currently have one District Executive vacancy.

District Executive

Start a career with a great, national, non-profit organization! Seeking a highly motivated, energetic person who will work with volunteer committees and community leaders to recruit, guide and inspire them. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, good communications skills, problem solving abilities and must live and work in an assigned area. This position will focus on aspects of sales, customer service, fund-raising and public relations. The Boy Scouts of America is also looking for an individual to represent the faith-based values of their organization.

The District Executive selected will:

  • Work with a volunteer board of directors and other community and business leaders to identify, recruit, train, guide, and inspire them to become involved in youth programs.
  • Achieve progress towards specific goals and objectives which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations through volunteers.
  • Secure adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.
  • Recruit leadership for finance campaign efforts to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Ensure that all program sites are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective role.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The executive must have communication skills and be able to explain the program's goals and objectives to the public.
  • 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 council and district objectives.
  • Recruit and manage program assistants and marketing interns.
  • Manage numerous partnerships with the University of Missouri for program opportunities.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong sales, marketing, fundraising and program development background is highly desired.
  • Non-profit, fundraising experience is a plus.
  • Must be comfortable with public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences. Excellent people skills, enthusiastic, punctual, responsible and creative.
  • Self-motivated individual with solid time management skills and strong organizational skills in management, budgeting, and planning.
  • Committed to personal and professional productivity, while maintaining high ethical and professional working standards.


  • Must be willing to accept and meet the Boy Scout of America's leadership and membership standards and subscribe to the Scout Oath and Law.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (transcript with the date degree conferred stated is required for employment).
  • Attained 21 years of age or older unless prohibited by any applicable law.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.
  • Ability to travel for training at least once a year for one to two weeks.
  • A Scouting background is helpful but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.


The Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive salary that, the Boy Scouts of America offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, a supplemental retirement plan (403b thrift plan with employer match for contributions) plus compensation for authorized and approved business related expenses. We also offer generous vacation policy and holiday observances.