ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:
Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team
environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time
to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.
Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the
skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who
make the world a better place.
If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be
part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we
encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!
Summary: To provide programs either in arts &
crafts, nature, drama, sports or archery areas that will help campers
to understand and live up to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and to
develop an appreciation for and enjoy the outdoors.
- Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of specific activity
area and equipment.
- Must plan/develop and implement programs that are in conjunction
with the camp program (camp brochure) and GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
- Develops and enforces safety measures for the activity areas by
following GSUSA Activity Check Points, New York State Health
Department (NYSHD), National Archery Association (NAA) and the
American Camp Association (ACA).
- Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support
and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.
- Maintains a well-equipped first aid kit in the activity areas.
- Reports all incidents/accidents promptly to the supervisor or
- Responsible for planning and implementing activities within
budget. Places supply orders to the Program Director.
- Submits weekly evaluations of activities.
- When not acting as Activity Counselor, will assist in other areas
of camp as deemed necessary by supervisor of Camp Director.
- Attends staff meetings as schedules/necessary.
- Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Monday
8 a.m. to Friday 5:30 p.m.)
- Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Camp
Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality;
Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities;
Ability to project a high level of professionalism at all times;
Ability to articulate organizational mission and its importance
with passion and conviction, and in a manner that resonates with
Commitment to diversity and ability to interact with diverse populations;
Strong time management skills with ability to work independently
and effectively prioritize duties and tasks.
Capacity to manage stress effectively and work well under pressure;
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability
to communicate clearly;
Proven capability to work in a collaborative, service-focused environment;
Capacity to work well with others in a congenial and effective manner;
Ability to effectively manage and foster relationships with
council staff, volunteers within the camp community;
Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become
a registered member of GSUSA;
Successfully pass the required background checks at hire and thereafter;
Maintain reliable transportation to and from home and work;
If travel is required, must possess a valid driver’s license,
meet minimum state auto insurance requirements, and meet the
insurance carrier’s requirements for coverage.
Assist the campers in emergency situations.
Lift 35 pounds.
Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.
Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control
and ability to adapt well to changing situations.
Participate in structured and unstructured activities.
Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.
Hours & Travel:
Required to stay on the property during hours of operation
(MONDAY 8:00am to Friday 5:30 pm)
Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and in inclement weather.
Experience & Qualifications:
Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl
Scouts of Western New York Inc.
Minimum age: 16 (per New York State Health Department)
Must have current certification in Archery from a recognized
organization and have the knowledge/experience to organize and
Current certification in First Aid and CPR or individual is
willing to complete certification course during designated
Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks
will be completed for personnel file.
Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers
in an outdoor environment.
Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping
Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.
Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
The acceptance of irregular work hours.
The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a day camp.
GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP:
All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual
membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must
be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to
enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.
Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to
the Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section
13(a)(3) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working
at camp may be paid in accordance with this exemption.
Seasonal employees are not eligible for company-sponsored
GSWNY is also very grateful to have many partnerships offering
special deals and incentives at local businesses to GSWNY employees
throughout Western New York.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested parties should submit their resume and application
by visiting the Girl Scouts of Western New York application system
website at: [ATS LINK].
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL:
Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all
forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and
supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based
qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the
organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not
discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race,
religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical
disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or
any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law
Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to
the Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section 13(a)(3)
of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working at camp may
be paid in accordance with this exemption.