Outdoor Experience Senior Camp Manager
- Job Title
- Outdoor Experience Senior Camp Manager
- Job ID
- Houston, TX 77098
- Other Location
Imagine having the opportunity to create a meaningful employment experience, one that meets your career goals and your desire to do socially responsible work.
What type of organization would you choose?
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. From the youngest Girl Scout to our graduating high school seniors, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges. Through our programming, girls are exposed to a vast array of educational topics such as the arts, entrepreneurship, the outdoors, STEM and more. In Girl Scouts, girls learn what it takes to be a leader. The leadership program for girls is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience model, which allows girls to discover a positive value system and a strong sense of self, connect with others, build healthy relationships, identify causes that are meaningful, and take action to make the world a better place.
The Summer Camp Sr. Manager is responsible for planning, coordinating, promoting and delivery of a safe, consistent, high-quality, and fun summer overnight camp experience. This is a year-round position, that will work to develop curriculum and programs, hire and supervise summer seasonal employees, and work to drive increased participation in the summer camp program. During the summer months, this position will serve as camp director, living on-site to ensure the proper delivery of all aspects of summer overnight camp within the framework of council policies, standards, goals, objectives, budget, and ACA accreditation. NOTE: Must be at least 25 years of age or above to direct a summer overnight camp as a requirement of our American Camp Association camp accreditation
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following and other duties as assigned.
- Plan, promote, deliver, and evaluate summer overnight camp programs that utilize the Girl Scout outdoor badge curriculum and other aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at Girl Scouts of San Jacinto’s primary camp properties.
- Serve as the primary onsite staff resource (camp director) during summer overnight camp to ensure a consistent high quality safe, fun experience for all.
- Recruit, interview, place, orient, train and supervise part-time/seasonal staff, as assigned. This includes international staff.
- Prepare, develop, and execute summer camp staff training plan, employee evaluations, feedback, and staff guides.
- Responsible for American Camp Association accreditation, youth camp licenses and other summer camp vendor support.
- Partner with volunteers, girls and staff across the Council to develop program and facility strategies that effectively support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, Council goals and objectives.
- Provide risk management oversight for all outdoor experience initiatives in compliance with safety and ACA standards, GSUSA and GSSJC guidelines, local, state and federal laws, and other relevant governing or advising bodies. Includes implementation and support of council-wide American Camp Association and Safety Activity Checkpoint compliance.
- Manage and support Council relationships with outside vendors, partners, contract negotiations, and collaborative partners, including food service.
- Implement outdoor experiences for girls and adults that are available to a growing number and diversity of Girl Scouts, utilize the National Program Portfolio and provide the leadership outcomes promised to girls.
- Willingness to obtain trainings and/or certifications relevant to assignments such as but not limited to: Riflery Instructor, First Aid, CPR and AED, Challenge Course Facilitator, etc.
- Collaborate with key volunteers, community partners and topic experts to offer unique state of the art outdoor educational opportunities that utilize the national program portfolio, are based on the GSLE, respond to the needs and interests of girls, and support the membership growth plan. Strengthen volunteer delivery of outdoor program opportunities through ensuring integration of the National Program Portfolio, the three keys and three processes.
- Develop programmatic templates for volunteer implementation that align to the GSLE outcomes.
- Promote Girl Scouting outdoor experience opportunities throughout the Council to enhance the understanding and appreciation of Girl Scout program, and increases the visibility of Girl Scout opportunities/programs for girls using non-traditional methods.
- Support the development and implementation of council plans to evaluate girl outcomes and use the findings for continuous improvement in volunteer delivery of the GSLE.
- Partner with staff, volunteers and girls across the council to find, leverage, and share stories about how Girl Scouting changes girl’s lives – and how girls change the world.
- Assist with the development of budgets and monitoring of mission centers as needed.
- Develop and execute a written plan for assigned areas for achieving Council goals and objectives related to camp utilization, program participation and girl retention.
- Assist in the development of strategies and provide leadership, direction and support to special assignments in order to reach Council goals and objectives. Perform all duties and requirements for the success of the assigned project.
- Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to work from home, as needed, to include high speed home internet access, accessibility to a non-distracting and uninterrupted space with adequate lighting and ergonomically adequate work-space.
- Must possess advanced Math, Language, Analytical and Reasoning abilities.
- Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) and as well as printing and retrieving reports. Experience using Lodgepole and related Council systems, navigating Intranet and Internet is also required.
- Valid Texas driver’s license and proof of insurance. Must be First Aid/AED/CPR certified and maintain a First Aid/AED/CPR Instructor certification.
Benefits: We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and extensive benefits package and future growth opportunities within the company. Our current full time employee benefit package includes Health, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D, Educational Assistance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off/Vacation, Paid Company Holidays, and more. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Statement: Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council fosters belonging and respect for all girls. We empower all girls, volunteers and staff to fulfill their potential and make the world a better place. Our Girl Scout Promise drives us to provide diverse, equitable and inclusive experiences where all girls, volunteers and staff are confident they belong. We stand firm in these commitments and united by these ideals.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.