Two Vacancy Announcements & Business & Networking Expo


Email Alert from the Office of Rep. Angela R. Bryant, NC House District 7 Proudly Representing Halifax and Nash Counties until Jan. 2013; and Nash and Franklin Counties – Jan 2013 – 2014








The Executive Source


Chief Executive Officer

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

Raleigh Headquarters

Position to be Filled January/February 2013





Girl Scouting is currently celebrating its 100th Anniversary as the preeminent girl-focused organization in the United States.  It remains unsurpassed in its ability to create opportunities for the empowerment of girls through the collaboration of girls, families, volunteers, staff, community partners, and funders.  Girl Scouting helps girls discover their own sense of self, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to make the world a better place.




Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines announces a broad-based search for CEO due to the upcoming retirement of its CEO in January 2013.  Building on the successes of recent years and the traditions of its legacy councils, the incoming CEO will lead the Council to provide Girl Scouting’s pre-eminent personal and leadership development programs for girls ages 5-17 in all parts of the jurisdiction.   


The CEO is accountable for providing leadership, strategic direction and vision for the development and achievement of the organization’s mission in partnership with the Council’s board of directors.  In addition, the CEO directs the Council’s day-to-day operations through the senior management team.  Of particular importance is advancing the Council’s relevance in the community through outreach to and collaboration with community partners.   Responsible for stewardship of the Council’s human, material and fiscal assets, the CEO provides oversight for policies and practices that affect members, staff and volunteers.  The CEO plays a crucial role, in conjunction with the board of directors, in risk management and mitigation covering girl and adult members’ physical risk, financial and business operational risk and brand risk.  Of critical importance is developing and implementing a communications strategy that enhances the image of the Council and effectively reaches out to the diverse population of the Council’s jurisdiction.  The CEO will play a key role in planning, managing and implementing program, revenue and fund development initiatives of the Council.   


Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines has current girl membership of 33,500 girls, 10,000+ adult volunteers and a staff of 71 full-time employees.  Its annual operating budget is $8.5 million, with a recent capital budget of $0.5 million.  It maintains 3 service centers and 6 program sites with out-based staff at 12 offices. 




The CEO will possess solid C-level business skills with a minimum of 7 years’ executive level experience including P/L accountability, and 8 or more years in managerial roles of progressive responsibility.  In addition, we seek excellence across a broad range of executive and managerial functions, including financial management, fund development, business development, planning, board relations, staff/volunteer relations, and the use of social media for business communications.  Of particular importance will be demonstrated leadership within or on behalf of organizations that are highly reliant on volunteers and that serve a youth membership constituency.  It is expected that candidates will possess a minimum of an undergraduate degree, with advanced degree preferred. 


Personal attributes of the CEO will include a girl-centered attitude, dedication to the mission of Girl Scouting at all times, and the drive to be the voice for girls throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.  The CEO will be a person of strong ideals and integrity who has a combination of vision, strategic, and operational planning abilities and who can serve as a role model of best management practices and solid decision-making.  The new CEO will possess a style of leadership that embraces partnerships, is collaborative, and that empowers stakeholders to achieve their highest potential, all the while meeting mutually agreed upon accountability measures.  The CEO will be recognized as a community leader in the Council’s jurisdiction, or have the executive presence and profile to achieve this quickly after appointment. 


Skilled corporate, non-profit, and higher education executives dedicated to providing world-class leadership development opportunities for the girls of eastern North Carolina are encouraged to apply for this outstanding executive leadership position.  If this is your background and you share a passion for advancing the lives of girls, we want to speak with you.




The Council offers a competitive compensation plan commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected.  There is a comprehensive benefits package, including generous time off, health, dental, vision, life and LTD insurance options, self-directed 403(b) Thrift plan, including company match, flexible spending plan option, and other attractive features.  Relocation support will be considered. 





The Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines serves 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina with a diversified economy representing (among others) – agribusiness and agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, defense, hospitality industries, information technology and software development companies, and nationally ranked research and healthcare universities.  The Council’s headquarters in Raleigh, NC is very close to the Research Triangle Park with its Fortune 100 companies as well many entrepreneurial ventures.  The Triangle has over one million residents with an international airport, rail service covering the east coast and excellent interstate highways.  Central and eastern North Carolina is justifiably proud of its people, historic places and beach and mountain recreational opportunities.


Council web site:




Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is an equal opportunity employer.


We encourage expressions of interest as early as possible to accommodate the Council’s need to fill this important position by early 2013.  For consideration, please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with salary history to: 


Bob Perodeau, Principal

Evergreen Executive Source, LLC


P.O. Box 412  Haddonfield, NJ 08033-0412

Voice (800) 221 6663


Providing executive recruiting services to Girl Scouts of the USA since 2001




North Carolina General Assembly

Legislative Services Office

George R. Hall, Legislative Services Officer




August 29, 2012


*Vacancy Number: 1099-030951                 Position:         Legislative Analyst

Hiring Range:  $75,000-$110,000                 Working Title:    Medicaid /Mental                                                                                                              Health Staff Attorney


Closing Date:    September 12, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.               Division:         Research


*Vacancy number must be included on the application.


Interested applicants may obtain a General Assembly Application by requesting one from the address at the end of this announcement, by calling (919) 715-1210, by sending an electronic mail request to, or by visiting our web site at



Overview-Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly

The nonpartisan employees of the Research Division provide legal analysis, policy research, general information, and legislative drafting services for the 170 members of the North Carolina General Assembly. The employees of the Research Division serve as staff to the standing and study committees of the General Assembly. Employees are generally assigned to specified subject areas, may specialize in one or more subject areas, or may cover a range of subjects. 


Overview of the Medicaid/Mental Health Staff Attorney/Legislative Analyst Position

The Medicaid/Mental Health Staff Attorney/Legislative Analyst will serve as legal counsel and staff to standing and study committees of the House and Senate in the North Carolina General Assembly, specifically working with Health and Human Services Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees.  The employee in this position will provide legal counsel and advice to General Assembly members individually and collectively on the structure and delivery of Medicaid programs and services within the framework of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. The employee in this position must have a strong working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the United States Supreme Court Olmstead decision and their applicability to health and mental health services. This employee will work collaboratively with the staffs of the Fiscal Research and Bill Drafting Divisions.  

Duties of the position:

A Legislative Analyst, under general supervision:

·       Performs legal and policy research and analysis; gathers and analyzes information; writes reports, memos, and papers; and drafts legislation for legislative committees and individual legislators.

·       Coordinates the operations of a committee, interim committee, or commission with committee chairs and legislative staff, and answers questions of and makes presentations to legislative committees.

·       Develops work priorities, methods, and assignments at the request of or in consultation with legislators, supervisors, or other staff and then works independently to complete tasks.

·       Develops a specialized base of knowledge in assigned areas.

·       Staffs standing legislative and interim committees, consults with chairs to develop agendas and identify speakers, assists with meeting arrangements, and prepares background materials.

·       Compiles data and conducts legal or general research for legislative committees and individual legislators and presents alternative solutions as directed.

·       Meets with interest groups and government agencies on behalf of committees and individual legislators.

·       Summarizes and analyzes detailed documents, legislation, periodicals, and other written material.

·       Maintains research files and study records.

·       Reviews committee minutes.

·       Submits work product to the office director or designee for review of content, style, form, accuracy, objectivity, and consistency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:


·       Working knowledge of the ADA and the United States Supreme Court Olmstead decision as it impacts the delivery of health and mental health services in North Carolina.

·       Ability to offer advice and counsel to members of the General Assembly on issues related to State compliance with the ADA and Olmstead.

·       Working knowledge of Medicaid programs and services and the delivery of services at the State level.

·       Knowledge of the Medicaid State Plan amendment process, the Medicaid waiver process, and experience with the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

·       Knowledge of how other states have successfully achieved community integration and provided supported housing and community health and mental health services.

·       Considerable knowledge of the principles, techniques, and procedures of public policy research and analysis.

·       Considerable knowledge of federal, state, and local government organization and functions, including the legislative process.

·       Ability to maintain composure and work cooperatively under pressure with legislators, legislative staff, and the public on a daily basis.

·       Ability to work objectively and impartially with members of all political parties and on all policy issues and with respect to issues of the State.

·       Ability to understand and interpret constitutional provisions, statutes, administrative regulations, precedents, and legal opinions.

·       Ability to analyze facts, evidence, and legal instruments.

·       Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with other staff in a team setting.

·       Ability to prepare opinions and to draft legal and legislative documents.

·       Ability to present information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

·       Ability to function as a conscientious employee with a strong work ethic who pays attention to work product and process details.

·       Ability to perform both under general supervision and independently.

·       Willingness to follow office procedures and norms.

·       Willingness and ability to work extra and unpredictable hours as needed.


Minimum Qualifications:


·       A law degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school, admission to the North Carolina Bar, at least seven (7) years of progressive legal experience, and experience working on legal issues related to the delivery of health or mental health services is required.

·       Litigation experience and experience providing legal advice in the areas of health, mental health, and or Medicaid is preferred.

·       Experience working in a legislative environment is preferred.


Application Process:

Application packet must include all of the following:

1.  A cover letter that includes reasons the candidate is interested in the position, and discussion of relevant experience.

2.  Resume.

3.  Official undergraduate transcript.

4.  Official law school transcript.

5.  Official graduate school transcript (if applicable).

6.  General Assembly Application (must be typed, no handwritten applications, see website for WORD version).

7.  List of three academic or professional references and three personal references including name, address, telephone      number and relationship to the applicant.

All of the following must be received in the North Carolina General Assembly Personnel Office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012.


Submit all items to:                            Judy Braudwell

Personnel Office

North Carolina General Assembly

Room 5 Legislative Building

16 West Jones Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

For information about the position:  Contact Walker Reagan, Research Division (919) 733-2578.


Twin County Business & Networking Expo

Wednesday, Sept. 12th – 6pm

Edgecombe Community College, Tarboro

Twin County Democracy, our local chapter serving the Edgecombe-Nash region, is meeting this Wednesday September the 12th at 6pm at the Tarboro branch of the Edgecombe Community College in the McIntyre Building, Room A-141.  The campus is located at 2009 West Wilson Street, Tarboro, NC.

Whether you want to stock up on nonpartisan voter registration supplies, help us do voter registration and preregistration at the local high schools, help us plan a phone bank and distribution of nonpartisan voter guides next month, or just learn more about what Twin County Democracy is all about, please join us on Wednesday at 6pm!

For more information call Democracy North Carolina 919-286-6000




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