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Field Staff

Role: District Executive

The Dan Beard Council is seeking a highly motivated, goal driven individual to serve as District Executive as part of the council's staff team.

Within an assigned community/area, the district executive will work to promote Scouting with these responsibilities:  

  • Work with volunteers, including community and business leaders, to identify, recruit, train, and guide team to achievement of goals which include: program development through collaborative relationships, volunteer recruitment and training, fundraising, membership recruitment and retention.
  • Be responsible for extending Scouting programs to religious, civic, fraternal, educational, and other community-based organizations.
  • Work to raise adequate financial support for programs in assigned area.
  • Ensure that all key programs are served through volunteers, regular leader meetings, training events, and activities.
  • Collaborate with adult volunteers and oversee achievement of training for their respective roles.
  • Be a good role model and recognize the importance of working relationships with other professionals and volunteers. The district 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.

Desired Skills:

  • Background in marketing, fundraising, and volunteer organization is highly desired. Sales 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 age of 21 years or older.
  • Ability to work varied hours when necessary, evening activities and weekend work is frequently required to achieve positive objectives.  
  • A Scouting background is helpful, but not required for employment.
  • Offers for employment are subject to criminal, reference and motor vehicle background checks.


All councils are equal opportunity employers. In addition to offering a competitive salary of $35,500. Professional Scouting offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, long-term disability, accidental death, a defined benefit retirement plan, plus compensation for authorized business-related expenses including mileage reimbursement.  We also offer generous vacation policy and holiday observances.

How to apply:

Qualified candidates must submit cover letter and resume to Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted.

Additional information on a career as a District Executive can be found at this link: Link



Program Staff

Role: Program Executive

The Dan Beard Council is seeking an entry level Program Executive to provide leadership to the development and execution of council activities, support of district activities, and to provide support and guidance to the council training, advancement, and activity committees. 

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, orient, and support volunteers to achieve goals, including support of the training, advancement, and activity committee chairpersons.
  • Provide guidance and support to council advanced leader training and youth training programs, managing for growth in participation and revenue, including: Scouting University, Trainer’s Edge, Wood Badge, NYLT, Baloo, IOLS, Wilderness First Aid, Powder Horn, CPR/First Aid, Den Chief Training, and supplementary programs.
  • Provide guidance and support to council advancement programs including basic youth advancement, adult leader awards, the Eagle Scout process, the council Eagle Court of Honor, heroism and lifesaving awards, and the Council Advancement Committee and associated events.
  • Support district initiatives to ensure achievement of Journey to Excellence metrics in training and advancement.


  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Have a strong ability with interpersonal relations and an ability to work closely with volunteers and staff, and deal productively with conflict.
  • Have strong computer skills, including Office applications.
  • Have strong communication and time management skills.
  • Have the ability to work on multiple projects at once and identify priorities.
  • Be willing to work in a flexible work schedule situation which may require extra hours.
  • Have a strong belief in the Scouting program and embody the Scout Oath and Law in his/her actions.

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Michelle Horner at

Salary: Competitive compensation includes a full benefit package and generous PTO. 


After School Scouting

Role: OutReach Program Manager

Dan Beard Council is in search of outstanding individuals from all backgrounds, majors and career interests. If you think you are ready to shape the lives of students, build relationships with families, provide students with the skills and mindset to pursue their dreams and become successful leaders we invite you to apply.

Use the below links to view more information and to apply in the indicated area: 

Cincinnati Public Schools

Eastern Hamilton County

Butler County

Warren County

Northern Kentucky

Clermont & Brown Counties

Western Hamilton County


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