|Title:||Unit Director - Day Camp (Spokane, WA)|
|Job Status :||N/A|
|Company:||Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho (GSEWNI)|
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: $2700
Under the direction of the Assistant Camp Director, the Unit Director is responsible for overseeing a group of 4-6 counselors as they work directly with the youth. Throughout the day, the Unit Director provides staff breaks, drives groups on field trips, leads activities, and works with other Unit Directors and the Program Director on developing camp programming.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION:
- Attends to safety of campers at all times; follows and instructs campers on procedures for incidents and emergencies
- Follows and implements behavior management procedures with all campers
- Manages rest periods schedule for unit counselors; provides each unit counselor with a half hour break each day
- Substitute for staff members if absent from work
- Develops all-camp weekly programs in coordination with other UDs and Program Director
- Researches and creates examples and directions for age-appropriate program ideas that match the theme of the week; provides support to staff in putting on programs for campers
- Leads at least 2 programs a week for all campers and staff to participate in
- Directs unit meetings at least once a week; creates opportunities for team-building and collaboration between counselors
- Assigns campers to counselors each week and provides staff with necessary camper paperwork and health information before each new camp session
- Develops weekly field trip, community partner, and facility use schedules for unit counselors, coordinates with other Unit Directors, the Program Director and the Camp Director
- Creates and monitors camp chores schedule for unit camper groups
- Drives campers in Girl Scout vehicles as needed for field trips; provides extra supervision on trips outside of camp
- Follows procedures to assist with camper drop off and release as scheduled
- Completes and submits all paperwork in a timely and efficient manner
- Monitors campers’ weekly schedules to check that programming requirements are met
- Assists with formal performance reviews with counselors in partnership with the Program Director and Assistant Camp Director
- Addresses concerns with staff; reports concerns and incidents to Assistant Camp Director or Day Camp Director
- 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
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- 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.