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Unit Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - HOLD 4-14-21
Title:Unit Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - HOLD 4-14-21
Job Status :Seasonal/Temporary
Company :Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)

Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for a Unit Director for beautiful Camp Four Echoes, summer resident camp 2021 - Approximately $5,580.00 plus room and board for the Camp Season.

  • Must be 21 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 6 - August 16 for the 2021 Camp Season - *Dates subject to change according to position.


Under the direct supervision of the Camp Director, the Unit Director is a member of the leadership team and a direct supervisor to unit leaders and unit counselors. The Unit Director will work with the Leadership team to conduct a comprehensive pre-camp staff training. This role supervises unit staff as they plan, lead, and implement camp programs, trips, and activities for campers ages 5-17. This role is the direct liaison between the leadership team and the unit staff; if issues arise with campers or unit staff, this individual will be the first point of contact to resolve these issues. The Unit Director exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.



  • Assists in providing ten days of staff training prior to the arrival of campers
  • Ensures unit staff attend to safety of campers at all times; follows and instructs unit staff on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Provides general supervision of unit staff in their daily and weekly work, provides regular feedback and encouragement
  • Appropriately responds to situations and emergencies as they arise at camp
  • Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
  • Ensures unit staff are scheduling and carrying out weekly age-appropriate programming requirements in STEM, art, cooking, hiking, waterfront, etc. are met through daily activities and weekly trips
  • Instructs Unit Staff on how to teach and encourage campers to progress in independent and group living skills such as personal hygiene, taking care of personal belongings, rolling sleeping bags, re-packing luggage, cabin clean-up and other camp jobs
  • Instructs Unit Staff on how to plan, prepare, and implement age-appropriate programming and curriculum
  • Models how to engage all campers in games, crafts, or other activities at all times (including during the girls’ down time, meals, all-camp activities, clean-up, etc.)
  • Attends all meals with campers in the dining hall or during cook-outs. Teaches and models table manners, appropriate meal conversation and positive social interactions
  • Instructs and coaches unit staff to provide opportunities for girls to lead during all activities and “girl planning” meetings
  • Models and instructs on personal responsibilities such as conflict management, positive relationships, following rules, and respecting camp property
  • Follows and implements appropriate behavior management procedures with all campers. Supports Unit Staff to increase their skills and assist with challenging camper behavior that may present itself
  • Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner, encouraging Unit Leaders to do the same
  • Exhibits punctuality and communication in time management, including daily and weekly breaks
  • Respects and follows the “Camp is for the camper” philosophy by attending to camper, staff and camp needs first
  • Represents camp appropriately in the community and with parents by maintaining personal hygiene, following camp dress code, and communicating respectfully with campers, parents and other adults.
  • Actively participates in staff trainings, meetings, and camp closing activities, including but not limited to deep cleaning, lifting or moving equipment, taking out trash and closing inventory
  • Reports concerns and incidents to Camp Director
  • Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
  • Leads weekly scheduling meetings with Unit Leaders. Address staff supervisory issues, providing support and advice to supervisors
  • Works closely with Program Director, Waterfront Director, and Camp Directors to develop weekly schedule of invigorating camp experiences for campers.
  • Follows all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws and the American Camp Association
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


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 or older


  • Current First Aid & CPR certification
  • One (1) year experience working with girls ages 5-17 through camp, day care, or teaching.
  • One (1) year experience in a supervisory role and demonstrates the ability to supervise other staff members, including giving appropriate feedback, providing a positive role model and addressing challenges quickly and professionally
  • Ability to grasp the landscape within an organization, show passion for working with Girl Scouts and the nonprofit environment and expertise in using various communication vehicles that engage girls, volunteers, parents, donors and the community
  • Valid Driver’s License and insurability required
  • Reliable transportation required
  • 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 USA

Work Environment:

While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee lives for up to 12 weeks in close proximity to others, including sharing living quarters, restrooms, laundry facilities and a common staff lounge. May only use personal electronics (such as computers, phones and other devices) only during personal designated breaks and out of sight of campers. Multi-tasking in a fast paced environment is an integral part of this position, as is the ability to work with high-stress situations based on the nature of GSEWNI mission and daily work.

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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