TOTT: Web Manager Needed

October 30th, 2007

At Tooth of Time Traders, the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and Philmont guide our team as we continue to strive for success. We believe a talented, committed individual that can work alone and as part of a team can make a real difference. We celebrate our successes, learn from our mistakes and strive to create a cutting edge shopping experience for Philmont staff and participants past, present and future. We also manage to keep a sense of humor along the way. On August 4, 2004, we launched the website and we will realize almost $500,000 in off-site sales by year end. So, if you are ready for Tooth of Time Traders at Philmont Scout Ranch, read on!

We are seeking a creative e-commerce specialist to create a dynamic and interesting Philmont experience for our customers on our website and to support the growth of web sales through accurately managing the web content and optimizing and designing graphics.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that website content is 100% accurate, and is optimized so that customers can easily search and read all site pages
  • Ensure that website functionality is 100% operational
  • Create web graphics as needed to support all e-commerce efforts
  • Create web pages and e-mail campaigns using HTML, Javascript or possessing the ability to learn these and other common web languages that are necessary
  • Assist with product purchasing
  • Provide leadership to brick and mortar store operation

Characteristics/ Skills Required

  • Attention to detail, well organized, and efficient
  • Takes initiative to achieve a measurable result
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Must have good design recognition and understanding
  • Enthusiastic
  • Never satisfied with an average effort
  • Self-supportive technical skills
  • Excellent creative sense

This is a pro-technical position with the Boy Scouts of America and compensation will include a salary plus benefits.

For a complete job description and more information, please contact Shelley O’Neill at 505-376-2281 ext. 288 or send her an email: soneill@netbsa.org

The PSA makes this job announcement as a service to our readers. We cannot respond to requests for information on the comment thread or in emails. Please contact Shelley directly as requested.

After a month long search to replace Michele Allen as the Executive Director of the Philmont Staff Association, the Board of Directors would like to announce the selection of Randy Saunders.

Randy is currently a professional in the Boy Scouts of America. He will report to Philmont on or about August 1, 2007 and work with Michele until she departs. On August 19, 2007 Randy will assume the title and responsibilities of the PSA Executive Director. Randy has a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from North Carolina State University, worked four years on Philmont staff (backcountry and logistics), and has been an extremely successful District Executive, District Director, Program Director, and Camping Director for Gulf Ridge Council in Tampa, Florida. We are excited about having him lead our staff–and we are convinced that he will continue the positive momentum we have come to expect.

Our Office Manager, Janice Clark, will continue in her current position–we are fortunate to have her, too. Her dedicated efforts go far beyond her job description and help keep our operations smooth and efficient.

The Board of Directors would also like to express our appreciation to everyone that applied–the personnel committee enjoyed talking to the applicants and were impressed with the quality of all that took the time and effort to apply to keep the PSA moving forward.

An Open Letter to Members of the Philmont Staff Association:

The Board of Directors of the Philmont Staff Association has accepted with regret the resignation of PSA Executive Director Michele Allen. Michele and her husband Dave have decided to relocate to North Carolina, to be nearer to his aging parents. While the Board laments the loss of an outstanding and dedicated professional who has served us well, we understand and support her family decision. Michele will remain with us through the course of the 2007 summer season.

Enclosed with this letter is a copy of the relevant sections of the PSA By-Laws which defines the duties of the Executive Director. This is the job description which will guide the Personnel Committee, and eventually the Board of Directors, in selecting our next Executive Director. Salary is commensurate with comparable employment positions with the BSA. The Executive Director is expected to reside in the Philmont area. The Committee has decided on the following timeline for that selection process:

May 15 - Position is advertised on line and in mailing to PSA members

June 1 - Letters of application together with appropriate resume and list of not more than three references due at PSA office.

June 1 - Consideration of applications begins and continues until June 30

June 30 - Board of Directors meets by conference call to receive recommendations from Personnel Committee

July 1 - Announcement of next Executive Director

August 1 - New Executive Director begins duties at Ranch (with Michele Allen remaining as Executive Director through conclusion of PSA Ranger Reunion).

The Personnel Committee understands that extraordinary circumstances may warrant departure from this schedule, but it anticipates no such circumstances at the present time. Candidates, or persons who wish to nominate others for possible consideration, are therefore advised to be attentive to deadlines.

Applications should be directed to:

Personnel Committee
Philmont Staff Association
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, New Mexico 87714

Please join us in extending thanks to Michele for her distinguished service to Philmont and the PSA – and please help us locate the best possible person we can to succeed her in this important work.

Ed Pease, President
Philmont Staff Association

Applications and resumes are being accepted.

Fill Date: No later than June 1, 2007

Title: Technical Network Manager

Position Summary: Provide Philmont and all departments with technical information and support for all pc’s and network. Maintain and expand Base Camp Local Area Network with direct links to the internet. Coordinate GIS functions including: employee supervision, map production, and analysis. Standardize all hardware and software used to support Philmont operations.

Education Requirements: Degree or Equivalent in Computer Science/Technology

Salary Range: $46,500-$51,000, depending on experience.

Benefits: Basic Life insurance, Medical, and Dental. No housing provided.

Contact: John Clark for more information