Job Application - Girl Scouts Of NYPENN Pathways Inc

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Camp Director - Camp Comstock

Job Summary:

 The Camp Director will implement Outdoor Pillar programming at Comstock Adventure Center and work collaboratively with the Outdoor Program Team to meet the Girl Scout Leadership Experience through outdoor adventure.  This position will also focus on increased property usage by individuals, troops and service units at Comstock Adventure Center. The incumbent will serve as the Summer Camp Director for camp held at assigned property. Although this position focuses primarily on outdoor/environmental education, responsibilities may include support of girl programming in other pathways. This position will work collaboratively with Member Engagement Managers to recruit and retain new Girl Scout members through a variety of methods.

 Residence at Comstock Adventure Center is required June through August; nights and weekends are regularly required throughout the rest of the year.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 ·        Responsible for coordinating and/or facilitating programs that support and retain membership once recruited, with an emphasis on camp and outdoor/environmental education activities.

·        Manage all communication and integration with the CampDoc system, ensuring that the system supports the needs of all camps.

·        Manage camp and outdoor program builds in Doubleknot and Salesforce 2.0 to ensure timely registration.

·        Contribute to council publications, website or other resources as assigned. Serves as regional coach in assigned region.

·        Work in conjunction with the Marketing Team to create and maintain a robust social media presence for assigned camp; create and implement timely social media posts to enhance participation in camp and outdoor programs.

·        Ensure that all camp programming incorporates activities or processes that contribute to the intended outcomes for girls and are grade-level appropriate and meet the needs and interests of current and prospective girl members.

·        Actively recruits summer camp participants and staff through a variety of platforms

·        Promote troop/group and service unit camping opportunities on assigned property.  Ensure that volunteers have the knowledge and skill to deliver programs in camp and other outdoor settings through comprehensive training. 

·        Ensure that program activities are girl-driven.  Be familiar with current youth development research;  conduct local research or focus groups with girls; develop or enhance systems that provide for girl input in the design and delivery of program pathways.

·        Serve as Summer Camp Director on assigned property. As Director, you will:

o   design, implement, and evaluate all camp programming and oversee the daily operation of all aspects of summer camp;

o   oversee counselors, admin staff, food service manager, and health supervisor monitor schedules, expenses, budgets, payroll, and ACA and NYS DoH permitting;

o   follow risk management and crisis procedures;

o   maintain enthusiastic and vibrant relationships with campers and parents;

o   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;

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

o   work with the DOI to plan camp brochure and marketing strategy and recruit campers from throughout the council

·        Participate in the design and delivery of programs for girl and adult members as they apply to the outdoor pillar on assigned property.  Prepare and adhere to budgets for assigned program activities.  Adhere to post-event report schedule as assigned.

·        Ensure that all program initiatives within the outdoor pillar support the council membership plan and GSUSA program model. Ensure that programs incorporate activities or processes that contribute to the intended outcomes for girls. Ensure a variety of program resources, experiences, and opportunities that support progression, leadership, and community partnership and service.  Interpret GSUSA and council policies, standards, and program resources in order to ensure quality program for girls and adults.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Seasonal camp staff on assigned property


Minimum Qualification Standards:


·        Must be 25+ years old, per NYS DoH camp director regulations

·        High school diploma required; Associate’s degree preferred

·        2+ years relevant experience

·        Must have and maintain a valid NYS Driver’s License

·        Equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to establish clear expectations in a fast-paced setting.
  • Ability to view the council as a whole vs. individualized regions or federations to insure consistent opportunities and messaging.
  • Ability to make independent decisions and ability to interact effectively with staff and volunteers at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to employ strict discretion in sensitive situations.
  • Comfort with uncertainty and ambiguity while being proactive in anticipating and preempting problems.
  • Represent the council as needed to both internal and external audiences.

·        Willing and able to travel to camps regularly

·        CPR/1st Aid, Lifeguarding, WSI, Small Craft Safety, Wilderness First Aid preferred



Equipment, Machines And Software Used:


This position requires the regular use of a computer, printer, copier, fax machine, telephone, scanner, calculator.


Computer Software: Microsoft Office to include Word, Outlook, Excel, Salesforce.


Safety Equipment:  None required



Physical and Mental Requirements:


·        Ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, grasp, handle or feel, push, pull,  reach, crouch, bend, or kneel, drive and perform repetitive motions of the hands and/or wrists.

·        Close mental and visual attention required to perform work dealing primarily with preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer terminal, and reading.


Physical Exertion:


Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. 


Environmental Conditions:


The employee is subject to inside and/or outside environmental conditions.