For over a century, Girl Scouts has been instilling generations of girls with the skills and knowledge to become young women of courage, confidence and character, to speak out and be leaders. Today, Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) is delivering its message of empowerment and engaging more than 31,000 girls of every race, background and religion.
GSGNY’s vision is a New York City in which every girl feels empowered to lead in her community, the workplace, and the world. GSGNY has become a hub for innovation within the broader Girl Scouts movement, presenting new ways to engage and inspire the next generation of young leaders. Recent program developments include:
- The expansion of its acclaimed Troop 6000 to all five boroughs of NYC – the program, which was created for girls living in the New York City shelter system – now serves 650.
- The launch of new STEM programs such as Girl Scout Robotics, Urban Day Camp, and Breaking the Code, to help young women acquire the skills and confidence needed for the modern workplace.
- The increasingly prominent role of our city’s Girl Scouts in the public realm – from advocating to local officials for menstrual equity measures, to fundraising for the first-ever monument to womenin Central Park.
Girl Scouts of Greater New York is growing. Guided by an ambitious strategic plan and its dynamic CEO, Meridith Maskara, GSGNY aims to expand its nearly $10m in revenue so that it can reach more girls while continuing to serve as an innovating force within the national Girl Scouts network. To support this growth, the organization seeks seasonal camp staff who are committed to furthering our mission and vision.
Unit Counselors will assist in facilitating activities designed to help campers to understand and to develop an appreciation for and enjoy the outdoors while being passionate about the mission of Girl Scouting and understanding the great impact camp can have on a girl. Seasonal Position—Spring 2020 at Camp Kaufmann.
- Implement weekend programming according to specific themes or requests from groups.
- Lead activities including but not limited to hiking, outdoor skills, teambuilding, badge work, cooking, etc.
- Responsible for the health and safety of campers.
- Assist with planning activities and programs that coincide with the weekend theme or troop requests
- Work with the other staff to develop a team so all share in the total program.
- Assist in operating activities as needed under the direction of the Camp Coordinator.
- Assist in teaching activities through the use of the Girl Scout Camping program and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
- Participate in structured and unstructured activities.
- Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts between children when necessary.
- Assist in maintaining unit housekeeping, sanitation and care of unit supplies.
- Assist in maintains unit first aid kit.
- Assist in keeping records and prepare reports as required.
- Demonstrate sound problem-solving techniques.
- Assist campers in emergency situations.
- Participates in all aspects of camp including staff week and post-camp.
- Comply with personnel policies.
- Work as a team player.
- Set a good example for campers and staff in terms of cleanliness, punctuality, manners, appropriate language, appropriate attire, etc.
- Subscribe to the mission and beliefs of the Girl Scouts of the USA by becoming a member if not already a member.
- Provide excellent customer service to other staff members, campers, parents, guardians, and other visitors to camp.
- Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Unit Manager/Assistant Camp Director/Camp Director.
Minimum Qualifications in accordance with ACA (American Camp Association), NYSDOH (New York State Department of Health) and GSUSA (Girl Scouts of the USA) standards:
- Minimum age: 18
- High School diploma or the equivalent.
- Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York
- Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.
- Clearance through the Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Check for personnel file.
- Current certification in Responding to Emergencies & CPR or willing to complete certification course during designated training day.
- Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp as a priority.
- The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) camp and that therefore, work hours are irregular.
- Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.
- Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.
- Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program helpful.
- Experience working with children preferred.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Ability to lift 40 pounds.
- Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.
- Ability to stand and/or walk for long periods of time while leading programming.
$80 per day
A candidate must be able to work a minimum of 2 weekends per month. Additional certification classes may also be required.
- Please go to https://girlscoutsnyc.campbrainstaff.com to apply.
- Please include “Seasonal Counselor” in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.
The Girl Scouts of Greater New York are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description. Any essential function or requirement of this job will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation(s) for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.
Job Type: Temporary
- Counseling: 1 year (Preferred)
- customer service: 1 year (Preferred)
- United States (Preferred)
This Job Is:
- A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
- Open to applicants under 18 years old, provided it is legally allowed for the job and location
- Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
- A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
- A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
- A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
- Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
- A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply