Job Details

General Camp Staff

Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/01/2018

Job Title: General Camp Staff
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Employment Duration: June 24th, 2018 – August 28th, 2018
Reports To: Camp Director

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.

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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.

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)

Cook Overview:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $375 per week with room and board.
• Plan and prepare nutritious meals for campers and staff. Provide varied and healthy vegetarian options reflective of the general main course for staff and campers who are vegetarians. Provide options for campers and staff with special dietary needs as necessary.
• Work with the assistant camp director in planning meals and menus.
• Prepare and serve meals as planned and on time.
• Prepare and serve meals that meet state health standards and Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington health standards.
• Provide the assistant camp director with food order lists for meals in advance of order date.
• Check incoming food against orders and invoices. Return any damaged food or products immediately.
• Direct and assist with serving food and proper cooling and storing of leftovers.
• Direct and assist in maintaining the kitchen according to health, safety and sanitary standards.
• Assist the Assistant Camp Director with supervising the kitchen aides.

Unit Counselor Overview:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $275 per week with room and board.
• Live in the unit with 8-24 campers and help each girl adjust and become used to other campers and camp life.
• Learn and help carry out health and safety regulations.
• Assist in guiding the individual campers to participate in group, unit and all-camp activities.
• Responsible for the health and safety of campers in the unit.
• Work closely with the unit team to provide program and other activities within the unit.
• Assist in guiding activities and experiences in the unit through girl planning.

Program Specialist Overview:
• Multiple positions open including lifeguard, wrangler and arts and crafts specialist.
• Full time, seasonal position offering $275-325 per week (depending on certifications) with room and board.
• Assist in the training of staff during pre-camp in program activities.
• Set up, maintain, and close down program area for use during camp.
• Work with units to schedule program area time and activities.
• Development and provide quality program.
• Live in a unit with 8-24 campers and assist with unit activities when not scheduled in a program area/activity.
• Provide activities that support the accomplishment of program goals, including the earning of Girl Scout recognitions.
• Provide in-service training to all staff as requested.
• Order needed program supplies (within budget limitations) with the program coordinator.
• Inventory program equipment and recommend needed additions.

Kitchen Aid Overview:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $250 per week with room and board.
• Assist in food preparation as directed by the cook.
• Assist in serving food.
• Keep equipment, kitchen and food storage areas clean.
• Meet all health, safety and sanitary regulations.
• Prepare items to be used on tables.
• Fill pack-out meal requisitions.
• Wash all dishes.

Junior Counselor/Wrangler Overview:
• Full time, seasonal position offering $250 per week with room and board.
• Complete a daily support shift that consists of time in the kitchen, in the administration offices and at program areas.
• Complete all paperwork associated with work shifts, observations, practicum or other assigned tasks.
• At times live in the unit with 8-24 campers and help each camper adjust and become comfortable with other campers and camp life.
• Understand and help carry out health and safety regulations with the unit team.
• Assist in guiding the individual camper to participate in group, unit and all-camp activities.
• Working closely with the unit team, provide program and other activities within the unit.

• At least 16 years of age for Kitchen Aides and Junior Counselor/Wranglers, and 18 years of age for all other positions.
• Experience working with children, young adults and adults.
• Interest, knowledge or skill in a variety of camp programs.
• Posses or able to obtain Child and Adult CPR/First Aid 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.
• 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

Cook Qualifications:
• Knowledge of kitchen procedures and experience in quantity cooking.
• Knowledge of dietary needs such as gluten free, lactose intolerant, and vegetarian.
• Experience in a supervisory role, running a kitchen, meal planning, and placing large food orders helpful.

Program Specialist Qualifications:
• Certification or documented training and experience in one or more of the following: archery, lifeguarding, small craft safety (canoe, kayaks, rowboats), adventure challenge/leadership/belay, crafts, horses and/or nature with a willingness to gain skill in other areas.

*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.

To Apply:

This is a full-time, seasonal/temporary, exempt position offering a weekly rate of $250.00-$350.00 including room and board. This position is 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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