Under moderate supervision, oversee effective outdoor program including directing summer resident camp, managing council challenge courses, and coordinating weekend camping programs. Responsible for hiring and overseeing camp staff, challenge course staff and program volunteers. Implements and directs programs and ensures best practices in compliance with GSUSA, ACCT, council, ACA, state, local and federal laws, policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list may not include all of the duties assigned)
- Plan and implement a fun and safe outdoor experiences for campers, staff and volunteers. Ensure all programs align with Girl Scout Mission and Outcomes.
- Oversee staff and volunteers at Camp Winacka, including recruiting training, supervising and evaluating resident camp and weekend staff.
- Live on site at Camp Winacka during summer season and some weekend programs.
- Facilitate communications between campers, parents and staff to address and resolve conflicts, child development issues, and parental concerns relative to campers and camp and/or program activities.
- Plan and execute non-summer outdoor programming, including program support and evaluation, hiring and supervising staff and volunteers, inventory and maintenance of equipment, scheduling and attendance of regular training sessions.
- Work with external vendors to deliver annual inspections, trainings, and specialty programs as needed.
- Maintain current facilitation skills and knowledge, serve as a facilitator of team building initiatives, low elements, high elements, climbing walls, etc. as needed.
- Maintain and review records and reports, assesses and evaluates all programs, completes annual evaluations and recommendations for future operations.
- Promote Girl Scouting in the community, recruits program participants from within and outside of Girl Scout membership. Maintain positive parent, public, and community relations.
- Assist Troop Leaders and Girl Scout Volunteers in providing high quality camping and outdoor experiences for girls.
- Support outdoor program related community collaborations to identify and utilize resources to support program goals.
- Review, revise, evaluate and monitor programs and ensure best practices in compliance with GSUSA, ACCT, council, ACA, state, local and federal laws, policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities, and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interests, values, and needs of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions, and physical abilities.
- Adhere to all council policies and procedures.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
* Current certification or ability to obtain ACA camp director certification, at least 25 years of age per ACA requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Education, Youth Development, Counseling or equivalent work experience.
- At least two years’ experience in a supervisory/leadership role at an organized camp. Experience selecting, training, supervising and evaluating camp staff.
- Thorough understanding of child development and ability to develop and deliver age appropriate program.
- Current certification or ability to pass ACCT Level 1 certification written and skills test.
- Maintains skills by logging 50+ hours of facilitation per year.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of camp personnel policies/procedures and financial management.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively in a team setting with diverse staff, volunteers and Girl Scouts.
- Pleasant, positive, and confident presentation of self and council.
- Must be able to obtain First Aid/CPR certification.
- Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required
- Must have belief in the mission and values of Girl Scouting; be willing to subscribe to the principles expressed in the Promise and Law, and aware of the needs of girls in our pluralistic society
- Ability to stoop, kneel, bend, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel, talk, hear, and perform repetitive motions.
- Ability to perform light work exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- Ability to work outdoors in heat and cold weather conditions, walk up hills, lead hikes, stand to teach, climb and belay.
- Heavy visual acuity required performing such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, inspecting gear and equipment, using computer terminal and reading
Demonstrated competencies in problem solving, conflict resolution, interpersonal skills, oral communication, written communication, adaptability, dependability.
OFFICE EQUIPMENT/MACHINES/ELECTRONIC DEVICES
- Personal computer and printers, telephone, fax machine, copier, audiovisual equipment, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
- Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.