Post Date: 12/05/2017
Close Date: 02/01/2018
Job Title: Administrative Camp Staff – Assistant Camp Director, Program Coordinator, CIT/WIT Director
Camp Arrowhead | Stevenson, Washington
Camp Cleawox | Florence, Oregon
Camp Whispering Winds | Philomath, Oregon
Employment Duration: June 16th, 2017-August 28th, 2017
Reports To: Camp Director
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 benefits at www.girlscoutsosw.org/careers
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.
Our Camps & Your Impact
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 1st through 12th grade.
As a Camp staff member, you will experience the outdoors to the fullest! Rock climbing, kayaking, and windsurfing are just a few of the activities that you will get to participate in while building girls of courage, confidence and character! Camp staff live on-site in cabins the duration of their work week. They are given one full day off a week to explore their surroundings, visit home or relax around camp. Amenities such as a staff house with Wi-Fi, full kitchen and newly remodeled showers are available. Not to mention that you are spending the majority of your work day outdoors, having fun playing and creating memories with children and building friendships with other staff members!
“I keep coming back to camp because I love the opportunity that I get to teach others (campers and staff) about the incredible things they can achieve. When people have the love and support of a community that is as tight-knit as a summer camp, amazing things happen that you don’t see in many other career paths! I find that so many people thrive (myself included) when they are in an outdoor, experiential setting, as they challenge what they know and believe about the world around them, and they become confident individuals as such. I’ve never seen as much personal growth in myself and others in any other job – I am who I am because of camp!” – Chelbie (Camp Director for Camp Whispering Winds)
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington operates three overnight camps, each having a administrative team that oversees the operation of camp. This includes health procedures, kitchen procedures, ensuring high quality programming and supervision of staff. These full-time seasonal positions offer $325-$475 per week. See below for position specific duties and responsibilities.
Major Accountabilities/Job Duties:
Assistant Camp Director Overview:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $475 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 $375 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 $325 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.
• At least 21 years of age
• One year in an organized camp setting or other equivalent work with children.
• Experience working with children, young adults and adults.
• Interest, knowledge and skill in a variety of camp programs.
• Posses or able to obtain Child and Adult First Aid/CPR and AED certification or higher.
• Posses or able to obtain food handlers card required by specific county and state.
• Posses or able to obtain appropriate aquatic, equestrian or challenge certifications as necessary.
• Valid driver’s license in good standing and acceptable driving record.
• Register as a member of Girl Scouts of the USA
• Willingness to accept the principles of the Girl Scouts movement as expressed in the Girl Scouts Promise and Law
*If you are interested in this position but do not have the experience, we encourage you to still apply. Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington offers training to those who show interest via their application in gaining experience working with children, the outdoors and/or our mission.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a full-time, seasonal/temporary, exempt position offering a weekly rate of $325.00-$475.00 per week including room and board. This position is open until open until filled.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT e-mail your resume to us as we only accept applications and resumes through our website. Please use the link below to apply:
Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage, value and honor diversity.
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