Job Application - Girl Scouts Of NYPENN Pathways Inc

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Camp Director - Camp Beyond Binary

Job Summary:

 The Camp Director's  primary function will be to cultivate Camp Beyond Binary through an increase in summer and off-season program opportunities. Camp Beyond Binary is an LGBTQ+ camp for youth and staff who embrace the core values of empathy, leadership, social justice, transformation, and belonging. This position will curate an enthusiastic staff to support this effort, incorporate trainings and programs to engage the camp community while not at summer camp, and collect and maintain data to attract funders and community partners.  The Director will also cultivate an open and collaborative work environment through staff and volunteer training opportunities throughout council. This position is responsible for program design and delivery, camper registration and medical information, seasonal staff hiring, training, and payroll, and management of social media and website content to enhance participation in camp and off-season programming. This position will also be responsible for tracking and analyzing trends in camper participation and revenue as it relates to camp and associated programming.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

Work collaboratively with the Outdoor team to recruit new members and increase member retention through innovative programming.  Serve as Camp Beyond Binary Summer Camp Director on assigned property.


As Director, you will:

·         Design, implement, and evaluate all camp programming and oversee the daily operation of all aspects of summer camp;

·         Recruit, hire, and train Camp Beyond Binary staff in support of CBB’s core values;

·         Oversee the daily work of counselors, admin staff, food service manager, and health supervisor;

·         Monitor camper applications/screening process, camp staff schedules, expenses, budgets;

·         Follow risk management and crisis procedures;

·         Maintain enthusiastic and vibrant relationships with staff, campers, and parents;

·         Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of seasonal staff payroll, including the submission of hours/days worked as required by the council’s payroll system;

·         Observe camper and staff behavior, assess appropriateness, enforce camp rules and regulations, apply appropriate conflict resolution and behavior management techniques

·         Build and maintain the CBB website, Amazon lists, camper applications/health forms, and seasonal staff applications.

  • Curate a functional admin staff to support the CBB and off season programming; including domestic and/or international travel
  • Procure grant funding and manage the grant life cycle from beginning to end
  • Apply basic principles of youth development; connect with the campers, and work with campers to create positive and meaningful relationships utilizing communication, respect and empowerment.
  • Drive collection and interpretation of data to improve camp operations, to engage community partners and to encourage grants and other sources of revenue.
  • Must be familiar with LGBTQ+ youth and unique opportunities and challenges within the community.
  • Must be able to assess sensitive issues and respond respectfully and appropriately while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Act as a positive role model for campers and staff. Must demonstrate emotional maturity.
  • Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols required by NYS Department of Health and Camp Beyond.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Seasonal Camp Staff and Volunteers

Minimum Qualification Standards:


  • You will be required to provide acceptable proof of receiving your full COVID-19 vaccination, including appropriate boosters per CDC guidelines prior to your first day of employment.
  • Be at least 24 years of age.
  • Believe in the mission of Camp Beyond.
  • Must participate in NYS Mandated Reporter training and understand your role as a mandated reporter in a youth setting.
  • Desire to work with children in the outdoors and to immerse one’s self in the outdoor environment.
  • Prior experience working with youth in a LGBTQ+ community preferred.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of intersectionality as it applies to the immediate camp community and the larger global community.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 


·         Excellent verbal communication skills.

·         Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple groups and activity details simultaneously.

·         Possess good character, integrity, patience, sense of humor, enthusiasm, a high level of flexibility, and willingness to be a part of the camp community.

·         Ability to work productively in a fast paced, stressful environment.


Physical and Mental Requirements:


Light mental and visual attention required for performing work where there is some variety but actions taken and decisions made are limited to few possibilities. Work requires some coordination with others.


Physical Exertion:


·         Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

·         Ability (and willingness) to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours.

·         Walking on uneven terrain, up and down hills for distances up to ½ mile

·         Endurance to meet emergency needs

 Environmental Conditions:

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that may be encountered while performing the essential functions of this position.

 The employee is subject to inside and/or outside environmental conditions, noise, outdoor elements such as rain, wind, sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.


 ·         All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.