Camp Director
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington

Girl Scouts Camp Director in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Stunning views, hiking, water activities, surfing on the sand dunes, and so much more!

Seasonal
Location:
Stevenson, Washington, Florence, Oregon, and Philomath, Oregon
Wages/Pay:
$18.75 / hour
Experience:
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Starts in about 1 month. (Jan 09, 2023)

Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington is seeking a flexible and self-motivated Camp Director to oversee the summer camp program operations of one of our beautiful Girl Scouts camp locations. The Camp Director is responsible for hiring and managing camp staff, ensuring high-quality camp programs, and overseeing the safety and operations of the site within budget.

 

The Position:

  • Compensation – Pre-camp $18.25/hour, during camp $930 per week, plus accommodations. Not eligible for GSOSW benefits.
  • Hours – During the pre-camp season, from January through June, this position works part-time on a nonexempt hourly basis. During the camp season, June through September, the Camp Director works full-time on an exempt, salaried basis.
  • Location – During the pre-camp period, from January through June, this position may work out of any of our service centers throughout the state or remotely in Oregon or Washington. You must live in Oregon or Washington, and you must be able to travel to in-person meetings at various locations throughout the council. The Camp Director is required to live on-site during the camp season, in rustic facilities, with limited time off.
  • We have three beautiful Camp properties in the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington area. Please indicate on your application which location(s) you are applying for:
    • Camp Arrowhead, Stevenson, WA
      Located at the base of Dog Mountain and Wind Mountain in the Columbia River Gorge, Camp Arrowhead has 260 acres of forest, meadows, trails, a pool and a lake with varied terrain and dramatic views. Camp Arrowhead activities include hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, archery, and a swimming pool.
    • Camp Cleawox, Florence, OR
      Located on a wooded peninsula in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area by the Oregon coast, Camp Cleawox is surrounded by Lake Cleawox and the Honeyman Memorial State Park sand dunes, two miles south of Florence. This 47-acre site is situated on a freshwater lake near the beach. It features activities such as sandboarding, windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, archery, low ropes course, canoeing, and swimming in the lake. Nearby are Oregon beaches, tidal pools, the Hobbit Trail, and sea lion caves.
    • Camp Whispering Winds, Philomath, OR
      This 220-acre camp is located in the lush hills of Kings Valley, northwest of Philomath and Corvallis, Oregon. The property has picturesque meadows, forests, a central lake, ponds, and a pool. Activities at camp Whispering Winds include canoeing, archery, mountain biking, low ropes course, and horse camp. In addition, rafting, tubing, and paddle-boarding activities are available nearby.

 

Requirements:

We are most interested in finding the best person for this job, who will be successful and satisfied in the role. If you believe you are that person, we encourage you to apply, even if you do not meet every qualification listed below.

  • At least 21 years of age (American Camp Association regulation).
  • Three summers in an organized camp setting or other equivalent work with children.
  • Experience in a supervisory role.
  • Experience working with children, young adults, and adults.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (Possess or able to obtain):
    • Wilderness First Aid certification or higher.
    • Food Handler’s Permit required by specific county and state.
    • Aquatic, Equestrian, or Challenge certifications as necessary.
    • Valid Driver’s License in good standing and good driving record.
  • Interest, knowledge, skill, and passion in a variety of camp programs.
  • The ability to provide leadership, counsel, motivation, and supervision to a staff of up to 50.
  • The ability to set objectives, delegate, and prioritize workflow to meet goals efficiently.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations specific to camping situations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
  • Ability to resolve conflicts and creatively solve problems.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to cultivate individual and collaborative relationships while preserving the professional boundaries necessary to create and maintain effective relationships.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills, including meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Computer proficiency, at an intermediate level, in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Ability to learn new applications.
  • You must live in Oregon or Washington.

 

Work Conditions:

  • Indoor environment – pre-camp 98% / during camp 50%
  • Outdoor environment – 90%
  • Travel to other locations – 15%
  • Use of computer, phone, and other office equipment – 100%
  • Living in an outdoor/rustic camp setting in cabins and tents for an extended period – during camp 100%.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Standing – 90%
  • Walking – 90%
  • Sitting – pre-camp 98% / during camp 75%
  • Stooping, squatting, and bending – 25%
  • Use of Computer – pre-camp 98% / during camp 75%
  • Lifting up to 35 pounds – 20%
  • Reaching above shoulder level – 20%
  • Driving – 5%

 

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train, assign, manage, and support camp staff at the designated camp.
  • Develop staff training materials and subsequent programs for pre-camp staff training and ongoing training during the summer.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and personal growth for staff.
  • Ensure the performance management and performance evaluation of all camp staff.
  • Participate, plan, and lead effective staff meetings.
  • Ensure camp, council, and ACA policies and practices are being followed.
  • Ensure camp activities provide a safe, fun experience for all girls and visitors; deliver all planned programs.
  • Create a camp curriculum that is aligned with the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
  • Develop and promote positive relationships with campers, staff, and parents.
  • Work with the site ranger in the use of equipment, and coordinate facility needs, maintenance, and site-specific procedures.
  • Ensure communication of issues to proper people, including staff, council staff, and ranger, to provide smooth operations.
  • Supervise the administration of the budget through reporting and sound business operations.
  • Develop, interpret, and administer policies, procedures and practices, and risk management for camp operations as outlined by the American Camp Association and GSUSA.
  • Coordinate special events and visitors to camp.

 

About Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington: At Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, it's our mission to build Girl Scouts of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Staff supports a network of dedicated volunteers who bring Girl Scouts programming to youths in their community. Since 1912, Girl Scouts has supported children and young adults to achieve their full potential—and today, Girl Scouts stands as the preeminent leadership development organization for young women. With Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of Girl Scouts, adult volunteers, and the world.

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We encourage, value, and honor diversity and support a culture of equity and inclusion. We are committed to fostering diversity at every level of the organization. We are an equal opportunity employer. 

We recognize that a commitment to these values is a living commitment that requires attention, reflection, and continual action. All employees must support these efforts and participate in training, projects, and initiatives to forward this work. Click here to read our complete Equity Statement.

How to Apply: Submit your application via our Careers site.

 

 

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