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Program Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - Coeur d' Alene Lake, Idaho
Summary
Title:Program Director @ Camp Four Echoes - Girl Scouts - Coeur d' Alene Lake, Idaho
ID:6167
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 Program 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.
 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Camp Director, the Program Director is responsible for supervising Program Specialists as they plan, lead, and implement outdoor camp programs, trips, activities, and experiences for girls ages 5-17 for an assigned group of campers. The Program Director leads themed-programming, is responsible for all-camp, weekly programming with the Camp Director, Waterfront Director, and the leadership team. This position is also accountable for the general safety and empowering the personal growth and skill development of the participants in their group. The Program Director exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.
 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:

  • Assists in providing ten days of staff training prior to the arrival of campers
  • Ensures program staff attend to safety of campers at all times; follows and instructs program staff on procedures for incidents and emergencies
  • Provides general supervision of all camp staff in their daily and weekly work, provides regular feedback and encouragement
  • Works to create a positive group culture through team-building and problem-solving activities
  • Ensures program staff are scheduling and carrying out weekly age-appropriate programming requirements in their specific program area, such as waterfront, crafts, nature, archery, challenge course and trips
  • Instructs Program Staff on how to teach and encourage campers to progress in independent and group living skills such as caring for equipment, proper use of supplies and equipment, clean up and following safety guidelines
  • Instructs Program Staff on how to plan, prepare, and implement age-appropriate programming and curriculum
  • Works with the leadership team to build out a weekly schedule of programs for the camp.
  • 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 Program staff 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
  • 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

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 21 years or older

Education/Experience:

  • 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

Physical Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to:

Regularly lift objects up 30 pounds, repetitive movement of the wrists, hands and/or fingers. Climb, pull, stoop, kneel, crawl, twist and crouch while performing custodial duties. Must be able to stand or walk for long periods of time, up to 12 hours, and work in inclement weather. Clearly see 20+ feet, with or without corrective lenses and differentiate between colors (no color blindness)


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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