Girl Scouts San Diego serves 22,500
girls and 12,700 adults. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership
organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place.
Every summer, girls arrive to summer
camp excited for new experiences. As a Camp Counselor, it’s your responsibility
to encourage them to be courageous, demonstrate compassion and leadership, and
participate in energetic activities that build memories for a lifetime. You
have a desire to work with youth as they learn and succeed. You strive to be an
inspiration. You want to have a positive impact on them as they build a
stronger sense of courage, confidence, and character.
Girl Scouts San Diego is looking for
dedicated and qualified staff members for our 2018 summer camps. Seasonal camp
positions are open for our two resident camps located in Julian, CA. Camp
positions will start on or about June 8, 2018 and will end August 19, 2018. It
is preferred that our dynamic staff have experience working with youth, but it
is not required.
Camp Winacka - Located
in Julian, CA, this rustic camp features a swimming and equestrian program,
high adventure programs, environmental education and arts and crafts.
Traditional camp activities, along with specialist programs are what makes Camp
Winacka unique. Campers and staff sleep in open air cabins, platforms tents or
on cots under the stars.
Under moderate supervision, provide an effective resident camp program by coordinating development of camp programs and supervising unit directors to ensure high quality and consistent programming to campers. Ensure that plans are carried out within appropriate GSUSA, council and ACA policies, standards and procedures and local, state and federal laws. Assists in pre-camp trainings, especially in areas of specialty.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervises unit director team to ensure consistent delivery of camper program. Ensures appropriate opportunities for leadership growth in unit directors and unit staff.
- Supervises CIT specialist team to ensure delivery of high quality teen leadership program with focus on progression.
- Oversees program and scheduling processes and operations, including but not limited to staff development, supply purchasing, and ensuring program objectives are met.
- Communicates with parents regarding any camper or camp issues in a professional, timely manner.
- Assists with ensuring photo and blog maintenance occur in a timely manner.
- In coordination with the Camp Director creates staff development plan for the summer with weekly emphasis points.
- Manages parent and council communication regarding operations of camp buses and camper transportation.
- Develops appropriate notebooks of job responsibilities.
- Works with Program Director, CIT Directors and Unit Directors to effectively resolve conflicts.
- Completes end of camp season evaluations and summary recommendations for future camp operations.
- Maintains clear and positive written and verbal communication with all internal and external clients.
- Contributes to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of persons of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions and abilities.
- Adheres to all council policies and procedures.
- Observes all safety precautions and complies with all council health and safety rules and procedures.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
- Program Development and Implementation - Designs age appropriate and engaging activities, considers available resources, works with unit staff and program specialists to create outcome specific programming, implements program and measures outcomes to continually improve program quality.
- Interpersonal Relations - Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; respects others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; has demonstrated ability to market the Girl Scout value proposition through a variety of communication venues , with particular emphasis on phone and online communications.
- 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; recognizes and rewards team accomplishments; shares decision-making responsibility with team members.
- Mentoring and Development of Youth - Demonstrate care and interest in youth, create programs and opportunities for youth to acquire new skills in a safe environment.
- Risk Management - Uses good judgment, evaluates situations for risks and hazards, notifies appropriate camp supervisor of observed risks or hazards, stops or alters program to best manage risk.
- 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
- Adaptability & Flexibility - responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems; adapts approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations; copes well and helps others deal with the ongoing demands of change; sees and shows others the benefits of change; recovers quickly from setbacks, and finds alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
- 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 individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying; prepares organized and structured presentations; has demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively with a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
- Self-management and Confidence - Assesses own skills and abilities and identifies areas for improvement; willingly accepts constructive feedback; seeks developmental opportunities; sets and achieves goals; works independently. Demonstrated confidence to prepare for conversations and visits with potential members/customers by gathering key information and setting strong objectives to achieve successful outcome.
- Leadership - Models high levels of motivation, performance, dedication, and commitment; creates, implements, and/or supports camp and council initiatives, policies, and mission; engages, inspires, encourages, guides, and/or gains others’ support toward accomplishing individual, team, camp, and council goals; adapts leadership style to a variety of situations
- Problem-Solving - identifies and analyzes existing and potential problems systematically and thoroughly; reports/documents the problem; obtains and evaluates relevant information and contributing factors; identifies important interrelationships; implements solutions after evaluating alternatives and anticipating their impact; supports decisions or recommendations with data and/or reasoning; defines and implements solutions to problems; makes independent decisions and exhibits strong resourcefulness in finding solutions.
- Conflict Management - ability to anticipate, prevent, and resolve conflicts while maintaining productive working relationships (for example, with customers, vendors, or coworkers); distinguishes between disruptive conflict and constructive differences; identifies common interests to resolve differences
- Developing Others - delegates responsibility and works with others and coaches them to develop their capabilities; provides helpful, behaviorally specific feedback to others; shares information, advice, and suggestions to help others to be more successful; provides effective coaching.
- Outcomes Measurement -Collects formal and informal evaluations/ feedback to analyze current programs and make recommendations for the future.
- Budget - Keeps accurate record of purchasing activities, stays within the budget guidelines, notifies supervisor when budget is insufficient to ordering supplies, complete reimbursements and logs of spending according to council deadlines.
- Inventory - keeps accurate and detailed records of supplies and equipment, ensures timely ordering of supplies, and retires equipment according to guidelines or damage.
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.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- BA/BS degree
- Two years prior seasons of administration or supervision experience in an organized camp.
At least one season of leading or assisting in the logistical coordination of specialty trips.
- Must be able to obtain current First Aid/CPR certification by first day of campers’ arrival.
- Demonstrated experience and knowledge of resident camp personnel policies/procedures and financial management.
- Must submit health history record prior to first day of work.
- Attends support staff meetings.
- Ability to interact with all age levels.
- Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans.
- Willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and acceptance of the relevant and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting.
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 40 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 computer terminal 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.