Unit Leader (Seasonal) *Resident Camp*
Position works with the camp administration to coordinate and deliver unit program and camp activities. She/he is responsible for the supervision and care of a designated number of campers. Assists with the delivery of various programs within a unit, and ensures the safety and well-being of the campers by organizing, planning, and administering unit activities following State Regulations, ACA Standards, Girl Scout Activity Checkpoints, and GSOFCT Volunteer Essentials with an emphasis on age-appropriate and session specific programs.
- Coordinates and delivers unit programs with overall emphasis on thematic activities; works cooperatively to enrich all camp and unit programs and assists with general camp operations.
- Manages multiple priorities and unit schedules to ensure work is completed in a timely and productive manner.
- Delegates unit responsibilities, establishes expectations and provides guidance, assists in developing staff schedules and time-off.
- Follows and enforces Camp Staff Personnel Policies.
- Assists in conflict resolution and problem solving with staff as needed.
- Participates in mandated pre-camp training and attends all scheduled advisory meetings.
- Maintains health and safety standards for campers, unit staff and self, and ensures well-equipped first aid kit is maintained and available in the unit.
- Provides continuous communication with the Healthcare Director regarding the health status of campers and unit staff.
- Reports accidents and files incident reports promptly.
- Participates in all regular camp activities such as meals, flag ceremonies, all-camp activities, cookouts, opening and closing days and kapers.
- Completes all required paperwork within the unit including attendance, reports, badge record sheets, daily activity reports, incident and accident reports.
- Keeps records and prepares written reports as requested.
- Reports needed repairs of equipment and facilities to the administrative staff.
- Participates in all regularly scheduled meetings and trainings to ensure open and positive communication.
- Participates in opening and closing procedures of the camp season.
- Maintains knowledge of emergency protocols with the ability to make immediate life saving decisions.
- Keeps the Camp Director, and her/his designee, as well as unit staff, informed of activities, problems and concerns on an ongoing basis.
- Maintains professional camper/staff relationships throughout the camp season.
- Performs assigned evening unit counselor responsibilities.
- Instructs specialty programs as assigned
- Other duties as assigned.
- At least 21 years or older.
- Ability to effectively communicate and work with a diverse group of staff/campers (background/abilities) to encourage full participation in Girl Scouting.
- Proven ability to multi-task as required.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., work in extreme environmental conditions and walk on uneven terrain.
- The ideal candidate will possess experience in working with children that includes the ability to develop, organize and implement Girl Scout program in the out-of-doors. Proven success in camping, leadership, organizational skills with strong communication skills is required.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
High school graduate or its equivalent
1 year of higher education completed
Resident Advisor in a college setting preferred
Experience in supervising people in an out of door setting
Willing and able to obtain First Aid, CPR, epi-pen, and inhaler administration training and certifications.