Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
  • Program Pathways
  • Multiple locations in Oregon and SW Washington, OR, USA
  • Varying upon position
  • Salary
  • Seasonal

JOB TITLE: Administrative Camp Staff-Varying Positions

  • Assistant Camp Director
  • Program Coordinator
  • Counselor-in-Training Director
  • Wrangler-in-Training Director

LOCATION: Each position is available at the following locations: Camp Arrowhead, Stevenson, WA Camp Cleawox, Florence, OR Camp Whispering Winds, Philomath, OR

REPORTS TO: Camp Director

EQUITY STATEMENT: Girl Scouts has valued and supported all girls since our inception in 1912. The foundation of diversity that Juliette Gordon Low established runs throughout Girl Scouting to this day. Our mission extends to all girls, and through our program they develop the necessary leadership skills to advance diversity and promote inclusion. We wish for all girls to see themselves reflected in the organization they are a part of, and seek to model the values of diversity and inclusion we hope to instill in them. In order to achieve these goals, we are committed to creating and fostering racial and ethnic diversity at every level of the organization.

ABOUT US: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington serves more than 25,000 girl and adult members in Oregon and Clark and Skamania Counties in Washington. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.

Check out our great benefits at girlscoutsosw.org/careers.

OUR CAMPS: Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington operates three overnight camps. At all of our camps we offer programs for adults and girls to enjoy camp together as well as programs for girls to attend individually for girls entering 1nd through 12th grade. Please visit girlscoutsosw.org/camp to view our programs!

Camp staff are required to live on-site the duration of their work week with at least one full day off. Living conditions include rustic screen cabins, yurts and adirondacks. Modern amenities such as a staff house with Wi-Fi are available during breaks.  

 

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR OVERVIEW

  • Full time, seasonal position offering $450 per week with room and board.
  • Responsible for running camp in the absence of the camp director with the assistance of the program coordinators.
  • Responsible for supervising the health and food service programs and staff.
  • Keep records of income and expenses at camp as delegated by camp director.
  • Review standing orders, notify camp director if there are any issues or if standing orders are unsigned by physician.
  • Purchase supplies as necessary (within budget).
  • Check incoming supplies against orders and invoices.
  • Keep camp director informed of health and safety problems.
  • See that sanitation procedures for kitchen, dining area and health center are posted and observed.

 

PROGRAM COORDINATOR OVERVIEW:

  • Full time, seasonal position offering $350 per week with room and board.
  • Supervise, support and evaluate assigned unit staff and program specialists.
  • Assist with camp including living in the unit, housekeeping activities and program.
  • Ensure planning is done by campers with the assistance of the unit staff. Assist all staff to provide quality program.
  • Ensure all units and program areas run smoothly and safely, in accordance with GSUSA and GSOSW policies and procedures.
  • Keep the administrative team and the camp director informed of camp, unit and/or program area issues.
  • Serve as a resource for program skills and camp knowledge, including leading activities as appropriate.
  • Work with the other administrative staff in the coordination of all programming.
  • Purchase supplies as necessary (within budget) with the camp director. Check incoming supplies against orders and invoices.

 

COUNSELOR/WRANGLER-IN-TRAINING (CIT/WIT) DIRECTOR OVERVIEW:

  • Full time, seasonal position offering $300 per week with room and board.
  • Organize CIT/WIT camp living unit, including housekeeping activities and program.
  • Based on needs of participants, develop a training program that includes necessary camping and leadership skills for becoming a staff member.
  • Work with unit staff to supervise and evaluate leadership abilities of CIT/WITs during their unit/program area time.
  • Evaluate the progress of girls in the CIT/WIT program and make recommendations for each girl's future development.
  • Responsible for the health and safety conditions of campers in unit.
  • Serve as a resource for program skills and possibly share specific skills.
  • Guide activities and experiences in the unit through girl planning.

 

JOB DUTIES OF ALL GSOSW CAMP ADMINISTRATION:

  • Assist during pre-camp and in-service training for general staff as well as unit/program staff.
  • Ensure activities support the accomplishment of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and program goals.
  • Participate, coordinate and lead in-camp program activities.
  • Participate in the camp's risk management program.
  • Participate weekly in all-camp cleaning.
  • Participate in end of season all-camp cleaning.
  • Use positive communication techniques as provided in pre-camp training.
  • Encourage camper and staff behavior that is consistent with the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes competing deadlines.
  • At all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Satisfactorily pass criminal background check.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ALL GSOSW CAMP ADMINISTRATION: 
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of the employee or others. To perform this job 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.

 

  • Have or working towards bachelor's degree in social sciences, education, youth development, recreation or a related field, or satisfactory combination of work and educational experience.
  • Two years in an organized camp setting or other equivalent work with children
  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience working with children, young adults and adults.
  • Teach and supervise young adults.
  • Interest, knowledge and skill in a variety of camp programs.
  • Work independently, effectively manage time to complete deadlines, and to solve problems using excellent judgment and decision making skills.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Possess or be able to obtain appropriate aquatic, equestrian or challenge certifications as necessary.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF ALL GSOSW CAMP ADMINISTRATION:

  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Ability to live on site June 6-August 26, 2016, with limited time off.
  • Assistant Camp Director: current Wilderness First Aid certification required or ability to obtain prior to the start of camp. Wilderness First Responder preferred.
  • Program Coordinators and Training Directors: Current first aid and CPR/AED for adult and children, or obtain prior to the start of camp.
  • Current food handlers card as required by law, or obtain prior to the start of camp.
  • A valid driver's license in good standing and an acceptable driving record required.
  • Comfortable with driving or willing to learn to drive 12 passenger vans.
  • Successfully pass the GSOSW background check.
  • Become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF ALL GSOSW CAMP ADMIN:

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds.
  • Walking and standing up to 80% of time on flat or uneven terrain.
  • Sitting at and using a computer for extended projects. 
  • Stooping, squatting and bending.
  • Reaching overhead.

 

 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is a full time, seasonal employment from June 4 - August 29, 2017, exempt, with salary depending upon position. Position is open until filled.

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.

 

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