The Coordinator, Outdoor Program, is responsible for council-wide management of outdoor programs with a focus on partnerships with nonprofits to provide Girl Scouting in underserved areas and for oversight of the Council’s Vermont Camps. He or she ensures program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience; customized to address the needs, preferences, and interests of girls; and implemented to meet designated leadership program outcomes. He or she also develops and manages appropriate council systems, processes, resources, and infrastructure to support delivery of leadership and cross-cultural opportunities.
1. Ensures that all girl experiences incorporate the discover-connect-take action leadership modality.
2. Ensures experiences are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, customized to address the needs and interests of girls, and meet designated leadership program outcomes.
3. Coordinates special programs as determined by Council and girl needs that could include grant funded programs, events for families and partnerships with non-profit organizations and schools.
4. Develops and manages appropriate council systems, processes, resources, and infrastructure to support delivery of leadership and cross-cultural opportunities
5. Guides the utilization of national curricula and supports volunteers in enriching and tailoring the leadership experience based on girl interests and needs.
6. Oversees all associated program components to include costs, quality specifications, links to national program, staff and volunteer delivery, risk management, and logistical support.
7. Identify and work collaboratively with other community based organizations to create and deliver educational and leadership development program for Girl Scouts of all age levels.
8. Assist/oversees interviews, hiring, training, supervising, and releasing both paid and volunteer staff members for Vermont Camps.
9. Ensures effective recruitment, orientation and training of summer camp staff.
10. Assist/oversee the development, implementation, and overseeing high quality camp program for Vermont Camps.
11. Assist/oversee the enforcement procedures and council policies including camp specific risk and crisis management for Vermont Camps.
12. Management of finances, transportation, camper and staff placement, the purchase of supplies, and communication with parents for Vermont Camps.
13. Promotes the GSGWM Camp Program and day camp and coordinates these efforts with the other Coordinators, Outdoor Program.
14. Keeps accurate records and completes paper work in a timely manner; including reports, insurance claims, accident reports, evaluations, camper information, work reviews, and inventories.
15. Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Outdoor Program and in conjunction with other Coordinators, Outdoor Program to ensure a balanced schedule of programming and a variety of program opportunities for girls in the Council’s jurisdiction.
16. Work with the Assistant Director of Facilities & Outdoor Program 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.
17. Works collaboratively with other Coordinators, Outdoor Program to ensure a high quality calendar of experiences for all girls.
18. Budgeting, goal setting, strategic and long range planning, outcomes evaluation.
19. Keeps abreast of latest safety, risk management and program materials to insure program compliance with all standards, applicable laws and guidelines.
20. Provides program delivery and support for the Council product programs
21. Provides support for fund development and Sales & Marketing activities.
22. Ensures quality customer service for staff and volunteers.
23. Performs other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field.
· Two years supervisory experience working with staff and volunteers.
· Two years experience in program services, Girl Scout experience preferred.
· Two years supervisory experience in summer resident and/or day camp programs.
· Car and valid driver’s license necessary to carry out assignments.
· Thorough knowledge of the Girl Scout program and its guiding principles
· Excellent, effective English language abilities, both oral and written.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
· Must possess knowledge of volunteer organizations
· Knowledge of or willingness to learn Girl Scout program, policies, standards, procedures and ways of work.
· Ability and willingness to travel, work outside the normal workday, and effectively deal with a changing work environment.
· Combined superior communication, interpersonal, time management and persuasive skills with a proven track record in planning and program execution
· Ability to demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness, combined with a very strong team oriented approach to work and staff
· Valid Driver’s License
· Regular full-time. Will require flexible scheduling of work and travel time to accommodate community and volunteer commitments and regional/Council-wide staff meetings.
General office equipment
Microsoft Office Suite
Personify Membership Software
Normal office environment
Traveling 2 state jurisdiction (New Hampshire and Vermont)
Evening and weekend commitments
Travel for professional development training
Hiring Salary Range:
Department: Facilities & Outdoor Experience
Reports to: Assistant Director of Outdoor Program
This job description describes the general nature of the position
without listing every detail and is not to be considered a contract
for employment, either expressed or implied, between Girl Scouts of
the Green and White Mountains. Job descriptions are not all-inclusive
and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job
responsibilities. Job descriptions are subject to change at the
discretion of the Council.