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Girl Scouts River Valleys Named One of the Gallagher 2021 Best-in-Class Employer


Whether you were a troop leader or a Girl Scout as a kid, or maybe Girl Scouts is new to you, if you looking for great benefits and are excited to champion a mission to build girls—all girls—of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, apply today!

Here are just a few examples of how all Girl Scout River Valleys staff support the mission in so many different ways. 

  • Run summer camps. 
  • Develop curriculum for and host girl programs. 
  • Fundraise and advocate on behalf of girls. 
  • Lead our community on what girls need today. 
  • Share inspiring stories of Girl Scouts and their impacts on the world.
  • Supporting our volunteers.
  • Manage our retail shops.
  • Manage or help maintain our many properties.
  • Take part in the biggest girl-run business in the world (The Girl Scout Cookie Program).
  • Work to align our business processes with cutting edge technology and strategies. 
  • So much more!

We are proud to be one of the top Girl Scouts councils in the nation with a reputation for being a pioneer in volunteer management, youth development, and program innovation.

Our Mission in Action

Girl Scouts River Valleys’ mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Our purpose is to boldly lead as an anti-racist organization that uplifts and empowers every girl to know their worth and lead in their world. Our commitment to a girl-led future is unwavering.

Girl Scouts’ impact is unmatched at building girls of confidence for today and tomorrow. It is backed by research and tested by time to empower girls with skill-building in S.T.E.M., financial literacy, outdoor skills, mental and physical wellness, and healthy relationships that enhance social-emotional learning. Girl Scouts are kind, confident problem solvers even in the face of challenges. 

Working at Girl Scouts is an opportunity to be you at your best by being a part of a passionate and professional team dedicated to helping Girl Scouts build their futures. Girl Scouts River Valleys is a great place to work—and at a critical time. Your work will have meaning that motivates and energize you to make memories and an impact that will last generations. Now more than ever, girls need you in their corner. Apply for all available positions.

Our Organization

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys’ work is supported by 7,000 volunteers who deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to 19,000 girls in southern Minnesota, western Wisconsin, and one county in Iowa. Girl Scouts River Valleys is the 10th largest of 111 Girl Scout councils that make up the national Girl Scout Movement, sharing the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Our 110 professional staff live and work across the council’s service area, with offices and retail shops in St. Paul, Brooklyn Center, Rochester, and Mankato, Minnesota. We own and operate five camp properties in Elk River, Scandia, Waterville, and Rochester, in Minnesota, and one camp property in Mason, Wisconsin. We hire an additional 200 staff seasonally to support summer camps and the iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program.

Our work is guided by these principles. At Girl Scouts River Valleys, we:

  • Keep diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and racial justice at the center of everything we do.

  • Build mutually beneficial partnerships between girls, families, volunteers, neighborhoods, partners, and funders that strengthen the connections of our communities.

  • Create innovative and adaptable programs that address the most urgent needs of girls now, while also preparing them for future opportunities.

  • Empower girls with experiences designed to support them in taking the lead and taking action on issues they most care about.

  • This is an exciting time to join the Girl Scouts River Valleys team. We are rebuilding and recovering from the pandemic and focused on our mission, purpose, principles, and our new three-year strategic plan (PDF)

Great Benefits

Girl Scouts River Valleys pays competitive wages and offers benefits unmatched in our market, including health, dental, and life insurance, employer-provided HSA accounts, 403b retirement savings match, paid family medical leave, an infants-at-work program, and 12 holidays and accrued Paid Time Off (PTO), among other benefits. Read our Employee Benfits Overview (PDF) for more deatils.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Racial Justice

Diversity, equity, inclusion, access and racial Justice (DEIA &RJ) is at the heart of everything that Girl Scouts does, and we want our girls, volunteers, families, and staff to feel that they belong in Girl Scouts.  Visit our Diversity, Equty, Inclusion, Access and Racial Justice webpage to learn more about our commitment.


General Postings

Browse and apply for our open positions through our online application system

To start your application, you will be prompted to create an account. Once registered, you can upload your resume or apply with your LinkedIn account. Feel free to save and return to your application at any time during the process. Resumes will be accepted online only.

Open Positions

Work at Camp

Working at camp is more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to live, work, and play in the great outdoors while inspiring girls.

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