The Camp Director is responsible for the total operation of the day camp. This position requires the ability to work continuously with children and adults eight hours a day, while maintaining a high level of energy and enthusiasm. The Camp Director must be physically able to walk fairly long distances over rugged terrain. This position also involves much pre-season preparation and after-hours work. The Camp Director oversees the development and implementation of flexible, creative programs as summarized in the Summer Camp Guide which reflect the mission and vision of Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. The Camp Director interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and releases staff. The Director also oversees campers, finances, camp supplies and transportation.
1. Responsible for interviewing, hiring, training, supervising, and releasing both paid and volunteer staff members. a) Enforces all GSGWM personnel policies and develops procedures pertinent to camp. b) Plans and implements required staff training which provides staff members with the tools and materials needed to perform their jobs. c) Ensures ongoing supervision of all staff members to maintain safe and high quality program. d) Attends all scheduled GSGWM camp trainings. e) Oversees and ensure that Business Manager submits all required employment paperwork to HR in Bedford, NH from volunteers and paid staff, six weeks prior to camp beginning. f) Completes goals and end of summer evaluations with all staff.
2. Responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing camp program. a) Ensures that the Girl Scout mission, vision, and program goals are carried out. b) Implements program with a particular focus on self-esteem, removing gender stereotyping, and valuing differences. c) Implements program to be consistent with expectations the GSGWM Girl Membership Department (girl planning, progression, Older Girl Leadership), including but not limited to implementation of the Girl Scout Journeys in all programming. d) Provides program resources to staff to insure a flexible, creative, and memorable program.
3. Responsible for developing and enforcing procedures. a) Develops camp-specific risk and crisis management plans in compliance with GSGWM crisis management plan. b) Train Staff on risk and crisis. c) Communicates immediately with Day Camp Coordinator in the event of any emergency or crisis. d) Handles emergency situations, follows up with documentation (incident/accident reports), and submits information to Human Resources in a timely manner.
4. Manages finances, transportation, camper and staff placement, the purchase of supplies, and communication with parents. a) Works with the Business Manager to ensure financial records are submitted to the Bedford office on a regular basis and that budget is remaining on target. b) Ensures transportation policies are implemented and that campers are on correct bus routes. c) Ensures that campers and staff are placed in appropriate units. d) Works with the Business Manager to ensure that all supply purchases are made in a timely fashion. e) Maintains good communication with parents through parent letters, phone conversations, and open houses. f) Ensures that all equipment is well cared for and returned to proper storage. g) Ensures the camp property is well maintained throughout use and left in good condition. h) Works with Property specialist to open and close camp. Walk through of camp is completed 3+/- months prior to camp beginning.
5. Promotes the GSGWM Camp Program and particular day camp and coordinates these efforts with the Outdoor Program and Customer Engagement Departments. Responsible for: a) Open House (at least one at camp) b) Ensures a camp representative participates in at least three formal camp promotion/recruitment events. Additional events Director will be paid $25 per session. c) Assists Assistant Director of Outdoor Program with local recruitment efforts (watches for recruitment opportunities, flyer and poster distribution, etc.) d) Host two program events at camp location as promotional/recruitment events with an additional pay of $100 per event. e) Lead and help with the Day Camp Program Aide training. 6. Keeps accurate records and completes paper work in a timely manner; including reports, insurance claims, accident reports, evaluations, camper information, work reviews, and inventories.
7. Will have a goal of increasing camper numbers by 4% and retention rate of 6%.
8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Outdoor Program.
Apply by: April 10 2016
Camp/Organization: Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (ACA Accredited)
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Type of Position: Director
Time Frame: Seasonal
Salary: Range: $2,000 - $2,250
Minimum Qualifications/Essential Skills and Abilities:
• 25 years old or older as required by the American Camp Association
• Experience teaching and working with large groups of children
• Experience working with and supervising adults
• Ability to assess and respond immediately with good judgment in a crisis
• Ability to communicate quickly and efficiently with staff members and campers
• Interest in, and knowledge of, Girl Scout Program
• Ability to interview, hire, train, supervise, and release staff
• Ability to use good judgment regarding health and safety and personnel
• Must participate in all required training
• Acceptance of the Girl Scout Promise and Law and commitment to become a member of Girl Scouts of the USA
Training: 1. Will participate in two director trainings. 2. Will lead and help plan Day Camp Program Aide Training. 3. Will have completed Orientation to Girl Scouting and Girl Scout Leadership Essentials Training. 4. Plan and carry out staff training in a timely fashion. The Camp Director reports to the Assistant Director, Outdoor Program, who assists with the ongoing training and supervision and provides the materials and tools needed to carry out the delegated responsibilities.