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Camp Co-Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - Coeur d' Alene Lake
Summary
Title:Camp Co-Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - Coeur d' Alene Lake
ID:6154
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)
Description

Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for a Camp Co-Director for beautiful Camp Four Echoes, summer resident camp 2021 - Approximately $6,600.00 plus room and board for the Camp Season.

Must be 25 years of age or older

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Resident Camp operates at Camp Four Echoes, a council-owned property of over 200 acres near Worley, ID. Over 500 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy programs in STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, boating, hiking, and other skill-building fun. Each session, girls lead the way by planning their own activities with their camper group. Each week has a theme and campers plan activities and meals related to that theme. Camp Four Echoes, a girl scout camp, is located on the wooded shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. Six living units house 18-24 girls weekly. Each unit has flush toilets and running water, but no electricity. Meals are provided in a group setting in our central dining hall. We also have a staff lounge for your time off.

All staff live on-site June 1 - August 17 for the 2021 Camp Season  - *Dates subject to change according to position.


Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Girl Experience Director, the Camp Co-Director will be responsible for maintaining the operations of Camp 4 Echoes. This includes but is not limited to developing and fostering leadership of the administrative team, staff, and counselors, having consistent and frequent parent communication, filling out incident reports and dealing with issues as they arise at camp, filling out paperwork, maintaining a budget, and filing expense reports, as well as well as maintaining the physical spaces at camp with the support of the kitchen staff and assistant custodian.
 

Primary Responsibilities of Position: 

  • Attend to safety of campers at all times; follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies:
    • Manage any type of conflict that may arise between admin staff, counselors, or between campers.
    • Mediate as needed between staff in order to maintain a healthy camp culture.
    • Manage camp grounds and facilities to provide a safe and healthy environment
  • Daily operation of the camp site:
    • Work with assistant custodian and groundskeeper to develop and maintain a system for keeping camp clean.
    • Work with kitchen staff to develop and maintain a functioning kitchen.
    • Work with health assistant and visiting nurse to support the well-being of campers, counselors and staff.
    • Assist as is needed with physical needs of the camp.
  • Daily operation of the camp team:
    • Host meetings as needed to ensure the smooth operations of camp
    • Manage administrative team with grace and kindness, clarity, and vision
    • Manage interpersonal connection, celebrations, and team collaborations
    • Support admin team with tasks as needed, manage their time so they get breaks
    • Create culture to develop loyalty and retention
    • Foster a supportive environment for staff to learn and grow
  • Provide general supervision of camp staff, including but not limited to:
    • The Health Assistant and Visiting Nurse       
    • The Head Cook and kitchen staff
    • The Assistant Custodian and general support from the Groundskeeper
    • The Trip Logistics Coordinator/ Store Manager
  • Provide general managerial support:
    • Create weekly rosters of campers and camper groups
    • Manage all registration paperwork including health forms
    • Get out a weekly allergy list to all counselors through their Unit Directors
    • Manage the arrival and departure process, ensuring that all campers are checked in and out correctly.
    • Answer phones in a timely and professional manner, answering questions when possible, taking messages/ forwarding calls as needed
    • Maintain camper files- ensuring that all camper files are properly stored and maintained.
    • Manage camp Petty cash and gas cards, reconciling each account every week: talk about budget with Camp Director.
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff:
    • Ensure that campers receive their medications with the support of the health assistant
    • Make sure allergies are known to the staff and health packets are distributed to staff on a weekly basis.
    • Routinely monitor equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper, care, and maintenance is adhered to; report needed repairs promptly to Girl Experience Director
    • Follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
    • Routinely monitor supplies and groceries and replenish when low
  • Provide a week of administrative training and a week of staff training prior to the arrival of campers.
  • Manage staff weekly schedules, assignments, responsibilities, and time off.
  • Keep accurate records and complete paperwork in a timely manner: including reports, evaluations, camper info and performance reviews.
  • Models how to engage all campers in games, crafts, or other activities at all times (including time that is not during programming time).
  • Attends meals with campers and programs as is able. Is accessible and supportive of all staff.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and support camp staff following human resource management practices in a manner that supports retention of seasonal staff.
  • Complete staff evaluations for Program Director, Waterfront Director, and Unit Director
  • Maintain good communication with parents through parent newsletters, emails, and in-person or phone conversations. 
  • Fill in for staff when absent if needed.
  • Practice the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Follow all procedures and regulations according to the ACA, GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 25 years of age or older

Education/Experience:

  • Pass First Aid/CPR training or provide current certification
  • Two (2) years’ experience working with girls ages 5-14 through camp, day care, or teaching
  • One (1) year experience leading a team or supervising others
  • Two (2) years’ experience working as a member of a team and accomplishing tasks with minimal direct supervision
  • Possess a current driver’s license and be insurable
  • Willingness to subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout movement, including acceptance of the Girl Scout philosophy and willingness to maintain membership in the Girl Scouts of the USA

Physical Abilities:

  • The physical health and capacity to be on one’s feet for at least 8 hours a day, stand or walk for long periods of time, lift at least 30 pounds, and participate in games and activities with girls ages 6-17

Work Environment:
  • While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee works in close proximity to others. They may only use personal electronics during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers, unless expressly given permission to do otherwise by the camp director for purposes of camp communication. Camp is a fast-paced environment and can create high-stress situations which the employee will be expected to manage.
  The management of this organization believes that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from discrimination. It is our policy to hire, compensate, promote, train, transfer, discipline, discharge, and make all other employment-related decisions without consideration of an employee's race, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law. All employees of this Council are prohibited from engaging in unlawful discrimination. All staff are provided a safe and inclusive work environment.
 
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