Manager of Outdoor Programming

North Haven, CT


The Manager of Outdoor Programming is responsible for participating in the development of the long and short term strategy for the camp programs for the council and for implementing the annual tactical plans to ensure the success of the council’s camp services.  She/he will lead the design, development and delivery of council camp programs and the development of program and program resources that address the needs and interests of Girl Scout members and attract nonmembers to the organization in order to increase the recruitment and retention of girl and adult members to the movement. At all times she/he must portray a positive image that is representative of policies, procedures, and promotes customer service to internal/external stakeholders.


  • Oversee the daily operations for assigned camp programs.
  • Manages and implements all applicable aspects of the camp strategic plan.
  • Develops and implements an annual operating budget for the camp programs.
  • Recruits, hires, trains and supervises a team of staff and volunteers to develop and implement camp programs.
  • Develops and ensures the implementation of policies and procedures related to the council’s camps.
  • Interprets the results of community assessments and develops innovative camp programs to meet the needs and interests of current and potential Girl Scout members.
  • Develop camp programs that address our diverse communities.
  • Works collaboratively with the adult development and human resource departments to develop and deliver orientation and training curriculum specific to camp programs.
  • Works in collaboration with the communications and marketing department to develop and implement strategies to promote the camp programs.
  • Works with community organizations, agencies and businesses in order to support and enhance camp opportunities.
  • Embrace and enhance a culture that values diversity and ensures that staff, girl and volunteer efforts reflect the council’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ensures that the highest level of safety standards established by GSOFCT, GSUSA, ACA, state and federal guidelines and/or law enforcement agencies are met throughout the camp season.
  • Keeps abreast of trends and issues in the community affecting girls and council services and GSUSA changes, trends and requirements related to the camp program and council.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.


  •  Project and vendor management skills expertise.
  • Ability to work with and manage a diverse group of staff, volunteers and girls.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work well within an interdepartmental team.
  • Proven record of program development skills.



  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education or camping and recreation preferred or a relate field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a management position that includes supervision of employees and/or volunteers.
  • Budget planning experience including tracking and monitoring expenses.
  • Expertise in all matters relating to current issues for girls.



  •  Ability to manage multiple priorities to meet established deadlines and goals.
  • Oversee and implement grant funding initiatives including tracking expenses.
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Become a member and maintain membership in GSUSA.
  • State-wide travel required.
  • Valid Connecticut driver’s license.
  • Must show proof of liability coverage of personal vehicle.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects up to 20 lb.
  • Active participation in Product Sales initiatives.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.