Unit Director @ Day Camp
Title:Unit Director @ Day Camp
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for Unit Directors for their 2021 Summer Day Camp Program. - $5,850.00. for the Camp Season.

2021 Day Camp is from June 7th - August 27th.  The day camp shift is 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Summer Day Camp operates out of our Program Center in Spokane, which houses a full-size gymnasium, teaching kitchen, computer lab, art studio, rock climbing wall, and an overnight hostel with its own kitchen. Over 300 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy a weekly themed program that includes STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, hiking, and other skill-building fun.

Must be 21 years of age or older

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Program Director and Assistant Program Director, the Unit Director will be responsible for overseeing a group of 4-6 counselors as they work directly with the youth. Throughout the day, the Unit Director will provide staff breaks, drive groups on field trips, lead activities, and work with other Unit Directors, Assistant Program Director, and the Program Director on developing camp programming. 

Primary Responsibilities of Position: 

  • Attend to safety of campers at all times; follow and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Follow and implement behavior management procedures with all campers
  • Manage rest periods schedule for unit counselors; provide for each unit counselor to have a half hour and 15 minute break each day
  • Substitute for staff members if they are absent from work
  • Develop all-camp weekly programs in coordination with other UDs, Assistant Program Director, and Program Director
  • Research and create examples and directions for age-appropriate program ideas that match the theme of the week; provide support to staff in putting on programs for campers
  • Lead at least 1 program a week for all campers and staff to participate in
  • Direct unit meetings once a day; create opportunities for team-building and collaboration between counselors; communicate concerns about campers to Program Director or Camp Director
  • Provide staff with necessary camper paperwork and health information before each new camp session
  • Develop weekly field trip, community partner, and facility use schedules for unit counselors, coordinating with other UDs, APD, and Camp Director
  • Create and monitor camp chores schedule for unit camper groups
  • Drive campers in Girl Scout vehicles as needed for field trips; provide extra supervision on trips outside of camp
  • Follow procedures to assist with camper drop off and release as scheduled
  • Fully complete and submit all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner
  • Monitor campers’ weekly schedules to check that programming requirements are met
  • With the Program Director, conduct formal performance reviews with counselors at least once over the summer
  • Address concerns with staff; report concerns and incidents to Program Director or Camp Director as necessary
  • 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 GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws.


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 21 years of age or older


  • Pass First Aid/CPR training or provide current certification
  • One (1) year experience working with girls ages 5-14 through camp, day care, or teaching
  • One (1) year 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

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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