Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
January 25, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
The OUTDOOR PROGRAM COODINATOR is responsible for facilitating Girl Scout outdoor program, custodial and guest services in accordance with the council’s policies and standards. She/he will work closely with property maintenance leader, volunteers, campers, staff and outdoor program team to ensure that all guests have a successful outdoor experience.
The position requires on site living.
Location: Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL
Hours: Hours vary depending on the needs of the property and guests, generally Wednesday – Sunday
Marketing and Guest Services:
Responsible to assist in the marketing and showing of the property to user groups, both within Girl Scouts and outside guest groups.
Ensures exceptional guest services to user groups, guest, visitors and staff. Set the lead in establishing positive (can-do) service mentality in all dealings with guests and staff.
Check in and check out all user groups; inspecting spaces for damage, making requests (when appropriate) to have areas re-cleaned and inform supervisor of any charge backs to group for damages.
Provides appropriate equipment to ensure a successful outdoor experience.
Assist campers in moving into and out of accommodations, providing leadership for volunteer helpers.
Enforces property rules with all guest groups and notifies the appropriate staff upon non-compliance with those rules.
Actively seek out opportunities to maximize property usage.
Communicate with guests prior to arrival confirming arrival time, departure time and equipment needs.
Management of care of guest lodging, preparation of lodging that includes: cleaning, supply inventory, checking that all equipment is in working order and welcoming for guest arrivals.
Basic maintenance and repair as needed
Other duties as assigned
Work directly with children ages 5 – 17 in facilitation of outdoor programming.
Communicate with troop leaders, volunteers, and chaperones regarding program confirmation, schedules and expectations.
Develop and implement curriculum for use outdoor programs that is fun, safe, and promotes the Girl Scout Experience that is specific to the Camp Greene Wood site.
Assist with management and care of program spaces and supplies including equipment maintenance, manage supply inventory, make purchases as needed, and alert property maintenance leader of any safety or maintenance concerns.
Other duties as assigned
Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
Must be 23+ years old
Bachelor’s degree preferred
3 – 5 years’ experience working with children in a camp setting or equivalent
Breadth of knowledge about the outdoor environment
Warm and friendly personality and the ability to communicate effectively with staff, adult guests and children.
Ability to manage time effectively and independently
Organized and detailed
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel to all camp locations
Essential physical, visual and auditory functions:
Must be able to identify emergency situations and respond appropriately
Be able to move items around in program areas, such as fire wood, canoes, archery and sports equipment. This will require the strength and mobility to push, pull, lift, and carry items up to 25 pounds.
Possess strength and stamina for weekend programs. Stamina includes the ability to remain alert, friendly, courteous, and patient for the duration of the staff member’s time on the job.
Must be certified in First Aid, CPR, and obtain their mandated Reporter training certificate. (Training can be provided by GSGCNWI)
Additional training in archery, lifeguarding, small craft are strongly preferred or willingness to obtain
Candidates should be willing to work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic setting, wildlife and insects; and varying weather.
The Outdoor Program Coordinator may be requested to act in a leadership role during the summer Day Camp program and continue with troop focused programs during the summer camp season.
Internal Number: 540
About Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers." Juliette Gordon Low
It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality: helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.
Our council, the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana (GSGCNWI), was formed when seven councils in Greater Chicago and nearby Indiana merged on July 1, 2008. Today, GSGCNWI is one of the largest councils in the country. Our dedicated employees work with over 20, 000 volunteers, out of 6 Gathering Places, 6 campground properties, and virtually to reach 52,000 girls in 245 communities throughout 10 counties in Illinois and Indiana. .
We provide a business-casual work environment that fosters community and family among staff. We are collaborative, enterprising, and passionate about our mission. We make history every day and we love it! We also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes many perks such as: schedule/worksite flexi...bility, casual dress code, commuter benefits, and summer hours. Together with volunteers and interns, we build an environment where any girl can be empowered to define her future.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana welcomes all who are committed to our mission to join us. If you are looking to make a difference with your job, visit our employment page and submit an application for consideration.