Assistant Camp Director- Timbercrest Resident Camp

  • Job Tracking ID: 512705-713181
  • Job Location: Randolph, NY
  • Job Type: Seasonal
  • Date Updated: November 26, 2019
  • Starting Date: June 28, 2020
  • Reports to: Camp Director/Director of Camp Administration
  • Department: Outdoor



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Job Description:

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!

POSITION SUMMARY:

To assist the Camp Director in the administration and coordination of the summer resident camp program.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:                    

 

      • Attend mandatory supervisors weekend in May (date and time to be determined) 

      • Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.   

      • Assumes the responsibility of the Camp Director in his/her absence. 

      • Assists the Camp Director with the hiring of camp staff. 

      • Keeps open lines of communication with the Camp Director/Director of Outdoor Program on a daily basis. 

      • Works closely with the Camp Director in developing the pre-camp training schedule. 

      • Will research and provide during pre-camp and throughout the summer, trainings to the staff on conflict resolution, behavior management, ages and stages of children and how to effectively work with challenging children.   

      • Works with the Camp Director to help build staff morale and growth by making himself/herself visible as a role model around camp. 

      • Works as a team player. 

      • Assists the Camp Director in acting as host or hostess for the camp and its community. 

      • Reviews the created Individual Camper Plans (ICP) to assure that required accommodations of campers with challenging behaviors are carried through.  Works closely with the Director of Camp Administration to assure that these plans are accurate.  

      • Informs Camp Director of all serious situations involving violence, abuse, bullying or personnel issues. 

      • Intervenes in any situation that will help to improve the quality of the relationships and experiences of campers and staff. 

      • Assure that behavior management techniques are correctly applied to conflicts with children when necessary.  Report incidents and accidents to supervisor immediately. 

      • Considers community resources for support and guidance in dealing with issues that may arise. 

      • Keeps the staff informed on problems and concerns on an on-going basis. 

      • Supervises and submits a written evaluation for the following direct reports:  CIT Director, Unit Head, Unit Counselor, Troop Camp Liaisons. 

      • Work closely with program director and unit heads to coordinate weekly unit head meetings and scheduling. 

      • Assist the Unit Heads with the daily interaction of the unit staff. 

      • Be a resource for staff who require assistance dealing with children having difficulties adjusting to camp.   

      • Work with campers that need emotional support and guidance.  

      • Works with other Administrative Staff members to conduct nightly rounds of the camp property. 

      • Will share the responsibility, with the other Administrative Staff, for required on property weekend coverage. 

      • Participates in all aspects of camp including pre-camp training, open house and post camp. 

      • Report incidents/ accidents to supervisor or health supervisor immediately. 

      • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately. 

      • Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm) 

      • Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Camp Director

Experience and Skills:

Additional Requirements:              

  • 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 the listener;
  • 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 (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm)
  • 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:  21
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent of at least 2 years of experience in administrative, supervisory camp position. Background in social work, psychology, previous experience with troubled youth or certification in behavior management, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) or conflict resolution desired.
  • Possess valid driver’s license and be cleared to drive the council’s leased/owned vehicles through the council’s insurance agency.
  • Demonstrate ability to guide/supervise other adults.
  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Check will be completed for personnel file.
  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.
  • Current certification in RTE and CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.
  • Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout camping program.
  • Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp able personal desires.
  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
  • Demonstrate sound problem solving techniques.
  • The acceptance of irregular work hours.
  • The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) 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.

 

BENEFITS:

 [SEASONAL EMPLOYEES]

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 group benefits. 

 

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.

Job Benefits:

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.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT:
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.


WHY NOT VOLUNTEER?!:
If this role is not quite what you are looking for, but you are still interested in being part of the Girl Scouts of Western New York community, why not become a volunteer?  We are always looking for adult volunteers to help us bring our program to girls in our communities, where we strive to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place!  For more information on becoming a GSWNY volunteer , please visit our website at: https://www.gswny.org or email Customer Care at customercare@gswny.org   We look forward to hearing from you!