|Title:||Assistant Camp Director- Day Camp (Spokane, WA)|
|Job Status :||N/A|
|Company :||Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)|
Girls Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is looking for a Assistant Camp Director for their Day Camp Program.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has been serving girls since 1937. Our Summer Day Camp operates out of our Program Center in Spokane, which houses a full size gymnasium, teaching kitchen, computer lab, art studio, rock climbing wall, and an overnight hostel with its own kitchen. Over 300 girls each summer ages 5-17 enjoy a weekly themed program that includes STEM, arts and crafts, cooking, drama, swimming, hiking, and other skill-building fun.
The 2018 Day Camp is from June 11 -August 24, and the day camp shift is 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Friday.
Camp Season Salary: $3000
Under the direction of the Day Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director assists the Camp Director with the operation of the day camp and activities; health and safety of campers and staff; setting program goals and objectives; providing effective business administration; establishing operational compliance with GSEWNI, GSUSA, and State of Washington regulations, standards and guidelines. The Assistant Camp Director is responsible for camp in absence of the Camp Director and exhibits enthusiasm and patience while exemplifying the Girl Scout core values of honesty, caring, courage, and character.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Oversees the daily operation of the summer day camp including food, program, camper and staff supervision.
- Ensures campers are properly supervised and safe at all times.
- Supervises the day camp counseling staff to confirm that the program needs are being reached.
- Manages any type of conflict that may arise between counselors or between campers.
- Monitor sand submits paperwork for the camp meal program, including communicating dietary restrictions and field trip requirements
- Ensures healthy snacks are prepared each day for campers
- Maintains high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
- Notifies appropriate camp staff of camper healthcare needs
- Attends to camper and staff needs, including health or other issues that may arise; informs camp director as needed.
- Monitors equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; reports needed repairs promptly to Camp Director.
- Communicates immediately with Camp Director and/or Girl Experience Director in the event of any emergency of crisis.
- Follows and instruct campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies.
- Trains, supervises, evaluates, and supports camp staff following human resource management practices in a manner that supports retention of seasonal staff.
- Maintains good communication with parents through parent newsletters, emails, and in-person or phone conversations.
- Manages the arrival and departure process, ensuring that all campers are checked in and out correctly.
- Manages staff weekly schedules, assignments, responsibilities and time off. With the Program Director and/or Camp Director, shares the responsibility for training and supervising camp staff.
- Works with Program Director and Camp Director to finalize community partnerships and welcome guests to camp each week.
- Manages Program Assistants; create schedules each week and check in with staff and PAs regularly on performance issues.
- Keeps accurate records and completes paper work in a timely manner, including reports, evaluations, camper information, and performance reviews.
- Fills in for staff when absent, including assuming the Camp Director’s leadership role. Practices the Girl Scout Promise and Law with an inclusive attitude and a willingness to problem-solve
- Follows all procedures and regulations according to the GSEWNI Council, GSUSA, and state and federal guidelines and laws and the American Camp Association
- Must be 21 years or older
- 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
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)
Mental & Other Skills/Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the:
- Multi-Tasking Ability: ability to handle many diverse tasks/projects at one time; ability to prioritize and complete them on time.
While performing the essential duties/responsibilities of this job, the employee works with in close proximity to others. 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.