Polaris Method Specialist

Position: Polaris Method Specialist 
Compensation: Exempt position
Department: Culture & People
Position location: Irving, TX 75038

Job Overview:
Provides operational and administrative support for all Polaris activities to include but not limited to: establishing processes and methods for tracking Polaris training and activities with specific emphasis on providing back-end support for Polaris Method training; developing a database tracking system; providing data support and assistance; managing program budget, budget reporting and analysis, and tracking program ROI; managing moderately complex projects and assignments; maintaining department training calendars;  supporting department leaders and professional staff; and assists team in driving a culture of business process improvement and efficiency. Applies Lean, Six Sigma methodologies, techniques, and tools in the performance of work and work processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a trusted resource, supports continuous improvement activities, and provides back-end support to an BSA Polaris users. Creates and maintains comprehensive communications plans that facilitates increased, system-wide understanding of the Polaris Methodology and access to the Polaris tools.
  • Establishes own business processes to accomplish deliverables. Establishes, monitors, and measures Polaris metrics. Teaches managers to use Polaris Method tools to set goals that align with BSA organizational goals; and supports and measures changes in order to sustain them.
  • Manages and maintains program budget, performs budget analysis, and produces reports. Tracks and reports on program ROI.
  • Identifies opportunities and facilitates connections when additional resources and/or services are needed within the Culture and People department.
  • Co-develops Polaris Method training materials, exercises, and tools. May occasionally lead the development of Polaris Method training.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university is required.
  • 3+ years of relative experience preferred.
  • Experience using and working with databases, creating presentations and creating spreadsheets is required.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively is required.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, etc.).

The National Council, Boy Scouts of America is an equal opportunity employer. In addition to offering a competitive annual salary; the BSA offers benefits to include major medical, prescription coverage, dental, vision, life-insurance, short and long-term disability, accidental death, and a defined benefit retirement plan. We also offer a generous PTO policy and 11 holiday observances.

How to apply:
Qualified candidates must email a resume and cover letter to: Resume.Exempt@Scouting.org. The subject line of the email should include the words, Polaris Method Specialist (Internal candidates should also include the word Internal in the subject line and must submit a resume no later than, Friday, October 4, 2019).