Resident Camp Director - Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains


Job Description

Under the Assistant Director of Facilities & Outdoor Program, the Resident Camp Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation of the Council’s resident camp providing superior program opportunities for girls based on their age-specific needs and interests.

Major Accountabilities:

1. Develops and delivers outdoor program opportunities through effective administration of the resident camp, serving as the on-site summer resident camp director.

2. Ensures that the resident camp/outdoor program is based on girls' interests by developing and applying systems for evaluation.

3. Works with the Assistant Director of Facilities & Outdoor Program to recruit, train, support and retain volunteers and employees to staff the resident camp and deliver camp programs. Additionally, adheres to established protocols for hiring and payment of camp staff that includes a thorough understanding of all required paperwork, council personnel policies and processes, and applicable employment laws and regulations.

4. Contributes to the development of a competent and motivated staff by applying sound personnel management practices including applicable employee training and evaluation.

5. Work with the Camp Ranger to ensure that all camp property and vehicles meet compliance standards for federal, state, and local laws, state licensing requirements, corporate requirements for insurance, American Camping Association and GSUSA standards.

6. Ensures that accurate records of camp property, inventory, and cash control are maintained.

7. Contributes to Council's effective operation by assisting with the development of plans and budgets for camp and by evaluating and controlling results.

8. Works with the Facilities and Outdoor Program staff to ensure that maintenance and development plans for the camp are developed and implemented in a timely and cost effective manner.

9. Works with the Assistant Director of Outdoor Program to promote the camp program and assists with recruitment events and activities throughout the season including recruitment fairs, community events, and vacation camp.

10. Provides ongoing customer service regarding day and resident camp program and availability.

11. Adheres to the State mandated employer's Safety Policy and the Safety Programs including Risk and Crisis Management.

12. Provide support for the Council product sales and fund development activities.

13. Ensure quality customer service for staff and volunteers.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Apply by: April 10 2016


Camp/Organization: Camp Farnsworth/Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains (ACA Accredited)

Location: Thetford, VT

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round

Salary: Range: $7,000-$9,000


Essential Functions:

• Ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing

• Ability to manage financial resources effectively

• Ability to supervise a diverse group of people

• Ability to work cooperatively in furtherance of stated goals

• Ability to think critically and calmly in emergency situations and act appropriately

• Ability to lift up to 35 lbs

• Able to walk a minimum of 1 mile over uneven terrain


Minimum Qualifications:

• A Bachelor's degree in Recreation, related field or equivalent experience

• Three years supervisory experience

• Two years’ experience as camp staff administrator

• Experience administering budgets and financial resources; i.e. manage cash control and loss prevention

• Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite; i.e. Excel, MSWord, Outlook, Power Point

• Must be at least 25 years of age, per ACA standards, and CPR certified

• Become a registered Girl Scout

• Valid Driver’s License and successful DMV and Criminal Background Check

• Additional outdoor certifications such as archery, high rope, canoe,  and water safety would be a plus

Additional Information

This position is full time from June 1 through Labor Day. The director is expected to work from home during the remainder of the year to fulfill duties of the job description to include recruiting and hiring camp staff. Will require on-site residency at camp during summer camp season. Will require appropriate action at resident camp during any unforeseen weather related incidents. Before departing for the season, director will meet with the Camp Ranger to ensure the camp property is left clean and all equipment is stored appropriately. Will require flexible scheduling of work and travel time to participate in, plan, and carry out staff training and recruitment as needed. Will require working with Council retail and finance staff to complete all necessary inventory and financial reconciliation for camp. Will require traveling for professional development training and 2 state jurisdiction (New Hampshire and Vermont). Will require evening and weekend commitments. The office equipment and software used for this position include: General office equipment, Microsoft Office Suite, SalesForce and Campdocs.


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Matthew Chmielewski

<p>One Commerce Drive PO Box 10832<br />Bedford, New Hampshire 03110-0832</p>