Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
March 5, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Who We Are
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to building girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Our camps serve over 5,000 girls each summer with programs that challenge campers to live outdoors, try new things, and develop relationships.
If you are looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join us in one of the roles listed below. Our Camp locations are:
Day Camps: A daily 8am – 4pm program day Monday-Friday, with a Thursday late evening or overnight. Additional commitments are dependent on camp and position.
Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL
Camp staff will provide fun, positive and active leadership to campers; facilitate a girl-led camper program, work with all campers’ ages 7-17 who attend GSGCNWI programs, and build a supportive environment where campers can grow, make new friends and try new things. Positions begin early June with staff training, and finish in early August, with opportunities for occasional fall work.
We are seeking candidates for the following positions:
UNIT COUNSELORS: Work directly with campers while practicing leadership skills. Work with co-counselors and the camp team to bring exciting, girl-led program to campers. Primarily responsible for camper care and facilitating camp programs. Unit Counselors will report to Program Leaders.
PROGRAM LEADERS: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of programming in specialty area as assigned by camp director. Coordinates and supervises schedules of specialty area. Supervises assigned staff and works with camp director to lead relevant portions of staff training. Ensures that safety standards are being met in specialty area and manages and maintains records and reports. Is responsible for communicating with other leadership team staff any needs or concerns. Lives in and provides guidance for camper units during the summer to allow for hands-on interactions. This is a multifaceted position with decision-making responsibilities. Program Leaders will report to the Program Director or Assistant Director, dependent on camp location. 21 years of age or older required.
Qualifications and General Expectations (for all positions)
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older. Leadership team positions require 21 years of age or older, positions which include potential responsibility for transporting campers require 23 years of age or older with valid driver’s license.
High School Graduation is required
All staff must possess First Aid and CPR certification by the employment start date. Training is provided for camp staff on select dates by GSGCNWI for no fee.
All staff must provide proof of completion of Mandated Reporter training prior to the employment start date.
All staff must submit proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting.
Staff should have prior experience with child care, education, and/or outdoor recreation.
Candidates should be willing to work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions.
Salary is a daily rate dependent on the candidate’s position and experience.
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 50,000 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.