Girl Scouts San Diego serves 22,500 girls and 12,700 adults. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
The First Aid/CPR Instructor is responsible for delivering established safety curriculum to members of Girl Scouts San Diego.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintains current instructor certification in a nationally-recognized sponsor of first aid and CPR training. Acceptable certification includes American Red Cross, American Heart Association, ASHI, MEDIC, or other approved organizations.
- Maintains membership or registration in good standing, as indicated by the approved sponsoring organization.
- Responsible for understanding basic Girl Scout safety guidelines.
- Responsible for providing timely and relevant context for troop leaders and interested volunteers, as related to first aid, CPR, and prevention.
- Delivers training to volunteers and staff at mutually-convenient classes, at least 5 times per year.
- Takes initiative in developing facilitation skills in order to engage and impact learners.
- Works with Adult Learning staff to arrange pickup of supplies and equipment, schedule classes, provide feedback, and maintain records, as directed by staff.
Takes a role in building strong relationships with adult volunteers.
Competencies and areas of expertise may include:
- Oral and Written Communication abilities (i.e. In person, verbal, written, and/or phone): expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the group: listens to and comprehends what others are saying: prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
- Team-Building - knows team-building techniques and processes: collaborates with others to create optimal solutions; fosters a commitment to a team approach to work: promotes partnerships between work units: collaboratively defines boundaries and outcomes of work responsibilities; shares information with others.
- Judgment and Decision-Making - recognizes when immediate action is required: recognizes when sufficient information has been obtained to make a decision; makes decisions where appropriate or refers decisions to the appropriate organizational level; makes decisions without undue delay.
- Technical - computer skills in Microsoft Office including Powerpoint, Word, Outlook, ability to use simple applications provided by the sponsoring organization.
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.
- Experience in two of these three areas is preferred:
- one year Girl Scout experience or another youth based organization.
- prior first aid/CPR course facilitation
- previous experience as an instructor or trainer in other area(s).
- Ability to cultivate, foster, maintain and manage relationships.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.
- Valid drivers' license, proof of insurance, and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required.
- Position is based out of our San Diego (Balboa) location. However, may work from our other locations as assigned.
- 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.
Office Equipment/ Machines/ Electronic Devices
Personal computer and printers, telephone, fax machine, copier, audiovisual equipment, and other miscellaneous office equipment.
- 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 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects
- Heavy visual acuity required performing such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer and reading
- Activities occur both inside and outside and employee is subject to both environmental conditions; however, employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions