Employment Opportunities


Development Director


Responsible for building a culture of philanthropy at Twin Rivers Council (TRC). Creates, implements and monitors an annual fund-raising plan that focuses on strengthening relationships with individual donors and also involves corporate and institutional prospects. The position leads a team that collaborates with Board of Directors, Scout Executive/CEO, program staff and Council-wide volunteer constituencies to achieve fundraising results. Results are driven through Board members’ spheres of influence, Council business relationships and building expanded networks throughout the 13-county region the Council serves in New York’s Capital and Adirondack Regions.  The position reports to the Scout Executive/CEO.


  • 5-7 years of experience in the development field required, possessing a documented record of success in strategic initiatives, individual major gift cultivation and solicitation and corporate and foundation fundraising.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster collaborative relationships within the organization and externally to the public.
  • Entrepreneurial foresight and innovative spirit to recognize future trends and new opportunities.
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively to internal and external stakeholders, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to build and sustain relationships with many constituencies, both internal and external, including colleagues, Board-level volunteers, major donor prospects, corporations, and other funding sources is important.
  • Proven ability to lead, direct and support senior-level professionals.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Implement a quantifiable and measurable fundraising strategy and support systems to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts from individual, corporate and foundation donors.
  • Collaboratively work with Board of Directors in introducing donor prospects to the organization, leading the moves management strategies of the Board’s donor portfolio.
  • Provide staff support to the Board of Directors Development Committee.
  • Provide Staff Leadership to the Development Manager who manages donor database, product sale, donor communications and supports to the Council’s overall development function.
  • Prepare and update policies and procedures and complete other duties as assigned.

 Compensation and Benefits:

  • TRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides a competitive benefit package to include paid vacation, medical/dental/vision benefits, retirement plan, flexible work schedule and other attractive benefits.
  • Base compensation of $60,000-$70,000 will be based on experience. Opportunities for enhanced compensation tied to successful personal and organizational performance are available.

 Application Procedure:

 TRC has engaged JAB Strategies to facilitate the candidate search for this important role.  Please send a cover letter and resume to ja@jabstrategiesusa.com for immediate consideration.

Scout Reach Program Lead

Part-time position- 20hrs $17.50/hour

About Scout Reach Program

ScoutReach is Twin Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America’s traditional Scouting program delivered in a non-traditional way to youth from hard-to-serve communities in urban areas where the benefit of Scouting is needed, and historically difficult to provide. ScoutREACH is our commitment to making sure that every child has an opportunity to be a Scout, regardless of their circumstances, neighborhood, or ethnic background. The organized program provides a safe environment for youth with positive adult role models who teach kids about healthy living, introduce future career opportunities, and reinforce character development.

Position Responsibilities

Execute high quality Scouting activities for Cub Scouts boys and girls ages 5-10 in an afterschool or in school setting at sites/schools located in underserved communities in accordance with the Twin Rivers Council’s Mission Statement.  Necessary training is provided for all positions.

 Principal Responsibilities

  • Leading and planning weekly Cub Scout focused
  • Ensure the delivery of quality programs and become familiar with program materials and follow the prescribed lessons plans.
  • Prepare the program materials, scouting literature and other support needed according to the weekly lesson plan.
  • Complete Youth Protection Training, this is Scouting and leader specific training.
  • Assisting with promotional activities in the community to help recruit more youth and adults into
  • Registration and advancement paperwork
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Scouting Program who is always striving to deliver the mission of the program.

 Skills and qualifications:

  • Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Successful completion of Youth Protection training (done online on myscouting.org)
  • Submission of a BSA Adult volunteer application which includes a background check.
  • Prior experience/desire to work with elementary aged youth.
  • Interest in community service, the environment, and team building
  • Ability to work in a team as well as independently.
  • Be dependable, organized, flexible, and have a sense of humor.
  • Enjoyment of the outdoors
  • Reliable transportation
  • Prior Scouting experience is not required.

Application Procedure:

Contact Tory.Carman@Scouting.org with your interest.

Summer Camp Staff

Working on a summer camp staff is one of the ultimate Scouting experiences.  Open to applicants 16 years of age and over, summer camp staff is where bonds are made that last a lifetime.  Staff members are paid to share their knowledge, skills, and years of Scouting experience with a new generation.  Each year, staff positions are available for older youth and adults in every program and support area.

Click here to complete an online staff application.

Counselor in Training (CIT) Program

The Rotary Scout Reservation Counselor in Training Program is for Scouts who are ready to take the next step in leadership, by learning how to counsel other Scouts in a fun, outdoor environment.  The two and a half week program allows half the day for the Scout’s own advancement and half the day for training, observing, and developing instruction techniques under careful guidance.

The CITs are exposed to as many program areas as possible, and some support areas as well.  Each CIT is paired with an older staff mentor who serves as a guide and resource throughout the experience.  Upon completion of the program, the CIT may be asked to stay on as an intern for the rest of the summer, based upon the individual’s availability and the staffing needs of the camp.

CITs are encouraged to stay with their troop when the unit is in camp, so that their leadership is available to the unit while at summer camp.

Click here to apply online for the CIT program.

A Career with Merit

The Boy Scouts of America is the nation’s premier youth-serving organization, instilling character and teaching leadership skills for generations. Few other organizations impact our nation and offer careers that make a real difference in the lives of young people.

Scouting professionals are a diverse group of men and women sharing a dynamic career offering independence and achievement. Their work makes a difference and calls for continual learning and problem-solving.

The BSA offers one of the most rewarding career opportunities for college graduates and professionals seeking a career change. Scouting fosters the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness among its youth members and adult volunteers, as well as among national- and local-council employees. Our values are reflected in homes, churches, schools, businesses and civic organizations in communities both large and small, whether urban, suburban or rural. We make our country better — one young person at a time.

Scouting gives you a chance to make a significant impact. It’s not just a job — it’s a profession with a purpose, benefits and achievement opportunities. Why not take a step toward leadership and consider working as a professional Scouter? Think about it: Your career has an enormous impact on your life. Finding a rewarding career that will grow with you is vitally important.

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