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Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts - Diamonds, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. Are you ready for new challenges and new opportunities? Join our team!

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Communications Coordinator - Public Relations (Little Rock)

At Girl Scouts, we believe in helping girls tap into their full potential and develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. Are you interested in being a part of growing today's girls into tomorrow's leaders? We are a small, but mighty department and you will have the chance to do a bit of everything. Come work with us and flex all your communications muscles as we share the story of Girl Scouts with our members and the world at large. Only those with passion and commitment need to apply. Also, this job requires a lot of persuasive writing, so please include a cover letter -- we need to know why you want this job!

POSITION SUMMARY
The Communications Coordinator-Public Relations will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
The Communications Coordinator-Public Relations is responsible for promoting Girl Scouts through approved Girl Scout branding guidelines and strategies. This position is responsible for the day-to-day media and digital relations tasks for Girl Scouts-Diamonds, promoting the Girl Scouts through various traditional and social media outlets with press releases and alerts, feature stories, email communications and other promotions. This position manages a variety of social media and online platforms, responsible for developing creative content and creating/designing graphics to support a robust digital communications plan. The position holder maintains media information and establishes and maintains positive relationships with media outlets and personnel, contributes to the maintenance of the council website as well as writing and designing email communications, and works with the communications team and other departments to write, design, and implement requested materials to support membership initiatives, programs, and fundraising efforts.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Uses journalistic and design experience, along with knowledge of Girl Scout and council resources, to research, write, design if needed, and oversee timely distribution and follow-up of information promoting Girl Scout-related activities, personnel, and services.
• Serves as manager of Girl Scouts - Diamonds social media platforms. This includes planning, designing, and writing creative content, and scheduling all posts, as well as monitoring and responding to messages, comments, and other social media engagement.
• Develops written communications plans for all major Girl Scout campaigns/activities (recruitment, cookie program, renewal, fundraising events, etc.).
• Contacts appropriate members of the media, when applicable, to pitch event coverage and/or secure spots in broadcast and print as needed. Notifies director(s) and other appropriate administrators of scheduled media stories.
• Builds and maintains working relationships with media outlets/partners and key personnel as well as community partners to achieve a positive image for the organization. Maintains updated information about media outlets and personnel.
• Monitors media activity to stay abreast of public perception and works with the communications team to respond appropriately to negative coverage. Uses judgment based on knowledge of Girl Scouts and council policy to respond to media inquiries.
• Coordinates media interviews and locations and scheduling and training of council personnel/volunteers. Provides support to executives and personalities appearing on any media or presenting on behalf of the council. Works with volunteers and council staff to ensure that PR Coordinator volunteers are trained and equipped to carry out the public relations/communications duties for their local areas.
• Responsible for tracking media and social media metrics, assisting with metrics reporting, and using analytics to adjust/enhance communications efforts.
• Writes copy for council external and internal publications, social media, brochures, letters, proposals, presentations, websites, and other informational materials as assigned.
• Proofs and edits council collateral and publications using approved Girl Scout branding guidelines. Works in conjunction with internal or external graphic designers, if applicable, to monitor the editing and proofing process.
• Contributes to the maintenance of the website, with primary responsibility for regular updating of news items.
• Works independently or with the communications team to develop concepts for meeting the needs of communications/marketing activities and fund development efforts.
• Shares traffic management for internal and external requests with the communications team, either through email or using a project management system.
• Secures approval from all appropriate persons in a timely manner for any work products outside the communications department.
• Monitors national, regional, and local media/public relations trends and shares insights with the team.
• Participates in special projects and events and other duties as assigned.
• In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scout Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail
inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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Data Director (USA)

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for overall membership and data systems management, including establishing department workflows, assisting with process improvement, maintaining efficient administrative procedures, and creating customer care processes. It is further responsible for identifying, running, and analyzing reports and dashboards as needed to support the Council's goals and mission. This position is also responsible for entering, overseeing, tracking, and maintaining accurate data from all incoming membership and event registrations, document processing and record management. Works closely with Membership Department to ensure timely placement of members into troops, groups, or events and provides stellar customer service to internal and external customers.


MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Ensures completion of girl and adult membership registration process, inputting data on system, so that statistical information can be used and extracted.
• Develops an expertise in the data managements system including but not limited to data entry, creating, and running of reports, setting up programs, events, resident camp, troubleshooting, etc.
• Maintains data integrity and quality assurance by reviewing data input frequently.
• Ensures that registration process works quickly and efficiently including the timely placement of members into groups, troops, or events.
• Provides system reports as needed or requested by Council staff.
• Provides in-depth analysis and strategy on membership, conversion, customer care reports
• Trains staff in the use of the database system and assists with troubleshooting when necessary (i.e., creating template reports for Council)
• Provides high quality services to all internal and external customers by portraying a positive image of Girl Scouting.
• Responsible for overall case management and customer care procedures
• Interacts with other staff members in a positive way, providing support wherever possible.
• Develops and administers data department operating plan and budget to achieve the council's objectives.
• Participates and contributes to the development function of the council.
• Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor. Duties will vary according to regional office.
• In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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Fund Development Director (Little Rock)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Fund Development Director is accountable for coordinating and implementing the council's efforts in securing major financial gifts from individuals, civic groups, corporations, and businesses. The primary focus is coordinating fundraising activities in support of organizational priorities. Under administrative direction, the Fund Development Director identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors; serves as development liaison, supports fundraising special projects, and collaborates in strategic goal setting.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Aggressively researches and identifies major gift prospects and cultivates relationships with potential donors and stakeholders to support funding needs within our council; maintains a robust donor portfolio with a plan for donor acquisition, retention, and stewardship.
  • Works with other departments and the fund development team to research and identify specific funding needs of council programs/initiatives and raises funds to support those efforts.
  • Develops a major gifts strategy for varying groups, including individuals, corporations, civic groups, and businesses.
  • Solicits for major gifts
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits philanthropic support by developing and maintaining relationships with assigned prospects, manages special projects; carries out fundraising priorities in assigned areas.
  • Plays a pivotal role in the development of the GirlsFirst for Girl Scouts - Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas volunteer auxiliaries, with special emphasis on membership recruitment, volunteer management, and fundraising/special events mentorship and management.
  • Supports fundraising strategies and methods/activities to ensure proper acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship of donors; collaborates with other members of the fund development and communications teams in developing campaign materials, case statements, and brochures; works in collaboration to prepare reports and prospect research materials.
  • Remains current with national, regional, and local fundraising trends and laws impacting the fundraising initiatives.
  • Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to community organizations, donors, and other key personnel to achieve successful fundraising; nurtures a culture of philanthropic support both among internal and external audiences.
  • Provides leadership with regional fund development events.
  • Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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Retail Specialist Part-Time (Little Rock)

POSITION SUMMARY

At Girl Scouts, we believe in helping girls tap into their full potential and develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. Are you interested in being a part of growing today's girls into tomorrow's leaders? At our Girl Scout retail store, we interact with girls and their families at pivotal moments in their Girl Scout experience and with our wonderful volunteers, who give their time and talents to their troops. You will experience the joy of helping a brand-new Daisy pick out her first uniform and the satisfaction that comes from helping a new troop leader learn the ways of Girl Scouting and how to tap into the myriad of resources available to them. You will get to form a relationship with our customers, many of whom are repeat visitors. We are a small department, so you will have the opportunity to do a bit of everything, even assist with the occasional pop-up shop where the storefront could be at one of our camp properties.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides high-quality customer service to all internal and external customers by portraying a positive image of Girl Scouting.
  • Sets a positive and welcoming atmosphere by greeting walk-in and phone-in customers warmly, taking care of customers' needs where possible, and referring customers to other staff members when needed.
  • Interacts with other staff members in a positive way, providing support wherever possible.
  • Assists with the efficient and effective operations of the council retail shop to meet annual sales objectives while utilizing sound merchandising techniques.
  • Assist with ordering, receiving, stocking, and displaying shop merchandise at the direction of the Retail Director.
  • Ensures that sales floor and stockroom areas are clean, neat, and organized.
  • Assists with periodic and annual inventories and maintains accurate inventory controls to meet the seasonal needs of the shop's customers.
  • Manage mail and delivery services for GS - Diamonds to include postal mail, inter-office mail, and overnight mail services and delivery shipments.
  • Ensure the proper and accurate receipt of money, checks, and other types of payments, and prepare and make timely bank deposits according to individual office procedures.
  • Aid in maintaining and updating processes and procedures related to the Retail Specialist job duties.
  • Assist with periodic pop-up shops and events.
  • Share knowledge with other retail specialists regarding best practices.
  • Participates and contributes to the development function of the council.
  • Assists with various Product Program duties including, but not limited to reward check-out and cupboard inventory processing, retail store cookie sales, etc.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor. (Duties will vary according to the regional office.)
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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Retail Specialist Part-Time (Rogers)

At Girl Scouts, we believe in helping girls tap into their full potential and develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. Are you interested in being a part of growing today's girls into tomorrow's leaders? At our Girl Scout retail store, we interact with girls and their families at pivotal moments in their Girl Scout experience and with our wonderful volunteers, who give their time and talents to their troops. You will experience the joy of helping a brand-new Daisy pick out her first uniform and the satisfaction that comes from helping a new troop leader learn the ways of Girl Scouting and how to tap into the myriad of resources available to them. You will get to form a relationship with our customers, many of whom are repeat visitors. We are a small department, so you will have the opportunity to do a bit of everything, even assist with the occasional pop-up shop where the storefront could be at one of our camp properties.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provides high-quality customer service to all internal and external customers by portraying a positive image of Girl Scouting.
  • Sets a positive and welcoming atmosphere by greeting walk-in and phone-in customers warmly, taking care of customers' needs where possible, and referring customers to other staff members when needed.
  • Interacts with other staff members in a positive way, providing support wherever possible.
  • Assists with the efficient and effective operations of the council retail shop to meet annual sales objectives while utilizing sound merchandising techniques.
  • Assist with ordering, receiving, stocking, and displaying shop merchandise at the direction of the Retail Director.
  • Ensures that sales floor and stockroom areas are clean, neat, and organized.
  • Assists with periodic and annual inventories and maintains accurate inventory controls to meet the seasonal needs of the shop's customers.
  • Manage mail and delivery services for GS - Diamonds to include postal mail, inter-office mail, and overnight mail services and delivery shipments.
  • Ensure the proper and accurate receipt of money, checks, and other types of payments, and prepare and make timely bank deposits according to individual office procedures.
  • Aid in maintaining and updating processes and procedures related to the Retail Specialist job duties.
  • Assist with periodic pop-up shops and events.
  • Share knowledge with other retail specialists regarding best practices.
  • Participates and contributes to the development function of the council.
  • Assists with various Product Program duties including, but not limited to reward check-out and cupboard inventory processing, retail store cookie sales, etc.
  • Completes other duties as assigned by supervisor. (Duties will vary according to the regional office.)
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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STEAM Center Manager (Fort Smith)

POSITION SUMMARY

The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Center Manager will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

 

The STEAM Center Manager is responsible for building sustainable programs and practices that will ensure the growth of the STEAM Center and quality programming for Girl Scouts. The STEAM Center Manager will develop and manage internship programs, steward community partnerships, support fund development efforts, ensure the quality of the STEAM Center and its programming, and work cooperatively with council leadership to plan and prepare for the future STEAM Center development. This position is also responsible for creating STEAM-focused collaborations throughout the council jurisdiction.

 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Management of STEAM Center part-time/seasonal staff, interns, volunteers, and committees
    • Develops and manages a STEAM Center internship program in partnership with local universities
    • Recruits, trains, and supervises interns to plan, market and deliver STEAM Center programming and projects including weekend events and overnights and day camps
    • Cultivates volunteers to support STEAM Center programming and growth including event volunteers and advisory committees
  • Community partnerships and grant implementation
    • Cultivates and sustains strategic partnerships to support the operations of the STEAM Center programmatically and philanthropically
  • Programming
    • Researches and develops high-quality innovative program opportunities for girls K-12 that incorporates the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, badge, and Journey curriculum and ties to Next Generation Science Standards
    • Conduct follow up evaluations and reports after programs and events; analyzes feedback to continuously improve quality programs
    • Develops and delivers volunteer training on STEAM programming (for troop leaders)

 

  • Marketing
    • Identifies and works closely with experts in the community to develop and market the STEAM Center to increase usage by Girl Scouts and outside community
    • Works closely with recruitment staff to offer opportunities for non-Girl Scouts to participate in STEAM Center programming
    • Collaborate with the Communications team to maintain STEAM Center social media accounts including create and share content, promote the organization, and communicate with the Girl Scout community
    • Create and share promotional content in council publications including newsletters, social media, and the council website
  • Professional development and subject matter expertise
    • Seeks out and attends professional development to learn more about youth program management, leadership, STEAM programming, and best practices in positive youth development
    • Stays up to date in knowledge and promotes current trends in GSUSA national program portfolio content and best practices in STEAM programming, youth development, and girl programming
  • General - Maintains cleanliness within the STEAM Center and takes care of all equipment in the center
  • Departmental and organizational accountabilities
  • Supports council Signature Events across the state
  • Participates in reporting, budgeting, goal setting, strategic planning, and outcomes evaluation
  • Aids in marketing Burnham Woods property rental
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • In keeping with our commitment to the Girl Scouts Law and Promise, our council places particular emphasis on teamwork, investment in the success of the organization, and commitment to each other. To align with those values, we expect that all team members will actively engage in 'all call' endeavors as announced by the organization periodically. There are times throughout our year when the work of other departments becomes heavy and/or critically timely. In the spirit of teamwork, it is our requirement that requests for assistance be met with collaborative enthusiasm by all team members. Examples may include but are not limited to-membership recruitment/renewal campaigns and efforts, product program logistics and support to include cookie cupboards and volunteer assistance, volunteer appreciation and engagement, retail inventory and delivery (among regional offices), program signature event participation, and support, and property maintenance/improvement as requested.

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General Qualifications

General Qualifications for employment with Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas:

  • Membership in GSUSA (will be obtained and paid for by Girl Scouts – Diamonds Council)
  • Subscribes to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement
  • Strong human relations skills and have ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Unequivocal commitment to pluralism
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, with some positions requiring night and weekend work
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Excellent leadership qualities which include the ability to collaborate, organize and work effectively while using creativity in problem solving
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities qualifications will differ for all positions.

Cultural Expectations

Girl Scouts – Diamonds Council Cultural Expectations:

Professionalism
Complying strictly with corporate policies and procedures; conducting oneself with integrity, reliability, and accountability; demonstrating pride in attention to day-to-day work and processes; representing the organization well and being committed to its mission; developing and maintaining relationships with a spirit of inclusion and respect; exhibiting courtesy and attentiveness to the thoughts, feelings, and ideas of others; engaging in courageous conversations by being able to engage considerately with others; representing the organization appropriately and effectively with your words, actions, and appearance

Timeliness
Being accountable to deadlines and schedules; holding oneself to a high standard of punctuality and preparedness; optimizing personal timetables to accelerate organizational workflow and prevent/reduce inefficiencies of time, resources, and talent; being available and accessible during work hours; showing up for work on time and when you should.

Organizational Citizenship
Being a productive member of the organizational team; contributing to the collective whole of the organization; having a commitment to the success of the organization, as well as your member department; devoting yourself to the advancement of our collective mission.

Environmental Respect
Demonstrating respect and care for all organizational property and facilities; engaging in practices that support a welcoming and productive workspace; remaining mindful and sensitive to the needs/feelings of other team members; doing your part to keep property and facilities clean, uncluttered and well-maintained to support an optimally operational environment; dedicating yourself toward the Girl Scout ideal of 'leaving a place/space better than you found it; conserving energy and resources whenever possible.

Possibility Thinking
Striving to contribute to a 'next-level' mindset regarding organizational objectives; engaging in innovative work plans to achieve goals; participating in discussions and seeking input regarding problem-solving measures; exhibiting creativity and a willingness to try new things to achieve results.

Girl Scouts – Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, age, veteran status, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or genetic information.

Contact Human Resources

Girl Scouts – Diamonds only accepts applications for positions that are currently posted. We are unable to accept unsolicited resumes.

To be considered for employment with Girl Scouts – Diamonds, please fill out the online application completely. You may attach your resume, cover letter, transcripts or other documents as long as they are .docx, .rtf, .tiff or PDF files.

If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or need assistance to apply for employment online, please contact the Human Resources Department at 1-800-632-6894 or email

Summer Camp Employment

Don’t apply for just any job this summer. When you work at a Girl Scouts - Diamonds camp this summer, you’ll build your resume with outdoor certifications and real-life leadership, communication, and problem-solving experiences employers are looking for—all while getting paid to fill your summer with travel, camping, overnight trips, rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, archery, swimming, new friendships, and unforgettable memories. Plus, meals, housing, and laundry are all included while you’re at camp.

We are accepting applications for 2023 camp staff and will start the interviewing process in January 2023. Not sure which position to apply for? View our job descriptions for summer camp staff below to see which position suits you best! However you choose to work with us, you’ll be learning new skills while making a difference in the lives of girls. Take a look at our job listings to apply. 

Camp Counselor

POSITION SUMMARY
The Unit Counselor works to provide an effective resident camp program by supervising and providing program and daily camp activities to all Girl Scout campers, providing direct assistance and support to each camper, and effectively works with fellow Unit Counselors, Unit Leader, and the Administrative Team.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Ensure a positive atmosphere and well-being for all campers
• Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in a group setting
• Maintain communication with the Unit Leader regarding any camper or unit needs
• Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information regarding business affairs, program, campers, or staff members
• Interact daily with campers and work to provide a safe and consistent environment
• Understand and know staff and campers - help them to respect the diversity of others and to appreciate differences and similarities so that campers get the most out of their stay at camp. 
• Responsible to lead and assist fun and meaningful activities to campers; model constructive and enthusiastic participation in all program areas Health and Safety
• In coordination with the Unit Leader, maintain and manage a daily schedule to meet the personal hygiene and sanitation needs of each camper and the living unit
• Maintain open communication with the Unit Leader, Health Supervisor and Outdoor Program Manager in relation to any camper needs and/or health concerns
• Ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with safety standards set forth by GSUSA
• Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques Positive Relationships
• Contributes to the diversity of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of people of all racial /ethnic groups, cultures, belief systems and abilities.
• Support and promote campers and fellow staff to take risks and seek challenges.
• Maintains and manages a high level of customer service with parents, fellow staff, and council staff

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Unit Leader

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Administrative Team, the Unit Leader is responsible for providing direct supervision and support to both Unit Leaders and resident campers, identifying and meeting the needs of resident campers, planning and implementing camp program, and working to provide an exceptional camp experience to every camp participant.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Support and supervise Unit Counselors in all capacities, including:
  • Day-to-day operations, schedules, and routines
  • Camper behavioral management
  • Delegating tasks and managing appropriate workloads and time off
  • Ensure a positive atmosphere and well-being for all campers and Unit Counselors
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving in a group setting
  • Maintain communication with the Outdoor Program Manager regarding unit and camper status and needs
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and professionalism when handling sensitive information regarding business affairs, program, campers, or staff members
  • Interact daily with campers and work to provide a safe and consistent environment
  • Understand and know staff and campers - help them to respect the diversity of others and to appreciate differences and similarities so that campers get the most out of their stay at camp. Program
  • In coordination with the Program Director, award campers with accolades earned at camp, complete weekly Camper Highlights, and coordinate any additional program needs
  • Coordinates use of facilities, supplies, equipment and activities to ensure unit schedules meet session goals and activities are balanced and geared toward campers’ ages, interests and abilities
  • Responsible to lead and assist fun and meaningful activities to campers; model constructive and enthusiastic participation in all program areas
  • Works in conjunction with the Program Director and Program Instructors to create weekly schedules for girl-driven, safe, creative and educational program for campers for all campers to experience success
  • Responsible to lead and assist fun and meaningful activities to campers; model constructive and enthusiastic participation in all program areas. Health and Safety
  • Manage and maintain a log of any health-related needs of campers, including First Aid, Incident/Accident Forms, medication distribution needs, emergency medicine needs, etc.
  • Maintain a daily unit schedule to meet the personal hygiene and sanitation needs of each camper
  • Maintain open communication with both the Camp Nurse and Outdoor Program Manager in relation to any camper needs and/or health concerns
  • Instruct staff and campers in established emergency procedures such as fire drills, evacuating the cabin, etc. and understand role in crisis management.
  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in accordance with safety standards set forth by GSUSA
  • Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques

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Activity Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY
The Activity Specialist is accountable for the execution, delivery, and support of the program(s) in which they are trained. They are responsible for providing safety instructions to program participants, facilitating and/or supporting sessions, and setting up/taking down program equipment. This is a year-round, part time position, with a flexible schedule.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide safety instructions for all activities in their program focus: Target Sports, ROCC Corner (low ropes challenge course) or Equine.
  • Assist instructors in conducting activities
  • Assist in the upkeep of facilities as needed to deliver Program.
  • Complete regular equipment safety checks
  • Maintain all equipment and complete pre and post session equipment and supply inventory
  • Teach entry-level lessons in associated departments
  • Attend department meetings as scheduled by managing department
  • Follow facility rules and policies
  • Maintain a positive attitude and professionalism with participants, parents, volunteers, and staff

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Arts & Crafts Specialist

LEADERSHIP SUMMARY
The Camp Arts and Crafts Specialist will infuse and model the Girl Scout Law into their everyday work to fulfill the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Camp Arts and Crafts Specialist is accountable for the arts and crafts program for all campers ranging from ages entering kindergarten to 12th grade. Responsible for providing a diverse set of programs that will meet the needs of all age groups.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
· Creates, prepares and implements all arts and craft activities for each camp session
· Schedules arts and craft activities
· Conducts a pre and post craft supplies inventory for each camp session
· Ensures that supplies are always stocked
· Attends training
· Attends staff meetings
· Participates in camp activities as needed
· Follows camp rules and policies
· Maintains a positive attitude and professionalism with campers, parents, volunteers, and staff

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Cook

POSITION SUMMARY
The cook is to provide nutritious meals that meet USDA standards and the needs of the campers and staff at the program centers. The cook is responsible for assisting in the food service program at the camp within the framework of local and national policies. The cook will work closely with the Kitchen Manager and the Outdoor Program Manager to ensure that all meals and food provided are in compliance with GSUSA, ACA standards and USDA nutritional standards. 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assist with the food service planning at the camp providing nutritious meals within the confines of the budget
  • Receive and supervise storage of food items and other supplies
  • Assist with the planning of nutritionally sound meals, taking into account: food allergies, religious beliefs, dietary beliefs and utilization of leftovers
  • Submit proposed menus to Outdoor Program Manager for approval two weeks in advance
  • Record quantities, types and preparation methods of food served as well as temperature of refrigeration units;
  • Provide instruction on the safe use of kitchen tools and equipment, such as knives, grinders and mixers
  • Review with volunteer helpers and camp staff the health considerations concerning the importance of keeping utensils and hands clean, cooking meats thoroughly, refrigerating perishables, etc.
  • Supervise dish-washing program
  • Help prepare and close kitchen at the beginning and end of each of the camp sessions
  • Pack and inventory summer camp kitchen equipment, supplies and food items
  • Meet with administrative staff as necessary
  • Take a proactive approach to dealing with homesickness, assist in identifying signs of homesickness in campers, and when available, help to relieve signs and symptoms of homesickness per council policies and procedures
  • Evaluate current season and make recommendations for the following year
  • Assist in the smooth functioning of the summer camp program by performing other duties as assigned by the Outdoor Program Manager

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Kitchen Aide

POSITION SUMMARY
Kitchen Aides are responsible for assisting the Kitchen Manager and Cook in the foodservice area at the camp within the framework of local and national policies. The Kitchen Aide will work closely with the Kitchen Manager and Outdoor Program Manager to ensure that all food preparation follows GSUSA, ACA, and USDA nutritional standards.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Participation in camp training (as applicable)
• Follow proper food handling procedures
• Assist in preparing, cooking, and serving meals to campers and staff as part of the kitchen team
• Pick up, clean, and sanitize food-prep and cook areas and appliances
• Assist with camp dishwashing procedures
• Direct "hoppers" in setting tables, serving food, and clearing tables
• Supervise clean-up of tables, floors, garbage, and paper
• Store dishes and keep needed supplies on hand
• Assist in preparing for inspections (Health Department, Summer Food Program, etc.) as directed by the food manager/head cook
• Assist cooks with any aspect of meal preparation necessary when not occupied with other duties
• Work at the counter with food refills and returns at mealtime
• Assist with inventory and closing of the kitchen at the end of the season
• Take a proactive approach to dealing with homesickness, assist in identifying signs of homesickness in campers, and when available, help to relieve signs and symptoms of homesickness per council policies and procedures
• Assist in the smooth functioning of the summer camp program by performing other duties as assigned by the Outdoor Program Manager.

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Kitchen Manager

POSITION SUMMARY
The Kitchen Manager is to provide nutritious meals that meet USDA standards and the needs of the campers and staff at the program centers. The Kitchen Manager is responsible for managing the food service program at the camp within the framework of local and national policies. The Kitchen Manager will work closely with the Outdoor Program Manager to ensure that all meals and food provided are in compliance with GSUSA, ACA standards and USDA nutritional standards.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Plan, direct, and supervise food service at the program center providing nutritious meals within the confines of the budget
• Estimate needs, order, receive and supervise storage of food items and other supplies
• Plan nutritionally sound meals, taking into account: food allergies, religious beliefs, dietary beliefs and utilization of leftovers
• Submit proposed menus to Outdoor Program Manager for approval two weeks in advance
• Record quantities, types and preparation methods of food served as well as temperature of refrigeration units
• Provide instruction on the safe use of kitchen tools and equipment, such as knives, grinders and mixers
• Review with volunteer helpers and camp staff the health considerations concerning the importance of keeping utensils and hands clean, cooking meats thoroughly, refrigerating perishables, etc.
• Supervise dish-washing program
• Help prepare and close kitchen at the beginning and end of each of the camp sessions
• Pack and inventory summer camp kitchen equipment, supplies and food items
• Meet with administrative staff as necessary
• Prepare for and be present during all inspections (DER, ACA, Summer Food Service Program)
• Take a proactive approach to dealing with homesickness, assist in identifying signs of homesickness in campers, and when available, help to relieve signs and symptoms of homesickness per council policies and procedures
• Evaluate current season and make recommendations for the following year
• Assist in the smooth functioning of the Summer Camp Program by performing other duties as assigned by the Outdoor Program Manager.

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Assistant Camp Director

POSITION SUMMARY

To further the mission of Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas through the development and management of program, human resource, and strategic operations for the resident camp program. This position works with the Outdoor Program Manager and administration team to assist in supervision, training, coordination and administration of camp staff, daily camp operations and activities following state regulations, ACA Standards, Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints.

  • MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
    Design, deliver, and evaluate camp programs which meet the needs and interests of the camps target populations and ensure their delivery in a safe and quality manner.
    Assist in camper administrative duties to ensure a positive experience with resident camp program
  • Coordinate camper check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Communicate with parents on behavior and physical issues which arise during camp session.
  • Work alongside Outdoor Program Manager on conflict resolution and problem solving with staff as needed.
  • Evaluate the success of camp and the development of the campers’ abilities and skills in various activities.
  • Assist in the overall daily operation of summer resident camp including food service, program, business, camper and staff supervision, and health care, including record keeping, office operations etc.
  • Assist in the management and care of the physical facilities and equipment in all areas.
  • Oversee daily checks of living quarters for safety, cleanliness, and good repair.
  • Ensure living areas as kept free of hazards and debris.
  • Supervise and evaluate Unit Staff (counselors and specialists) to develop and implement all facets of camp program activities.
  • Regularly monitor work of Counselors.
  • Provide feedback and guidance counselors and specialists.
  • Provide recommendations and concerns to Outdoor Program Manager regarding Counselors performance.
  • Be a role model to campers and staff in your attitude and behavior.
  • Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
  • Set a good example to campers and other in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.

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Camp Nurse

POSITION SUMMARY
Supervise and be responsible for the general health and safety of campers and staff in accordance with the standards set by Girl Scouts of the USA, the American Camp Association and Girl Scouts Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma & Texas.

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES
Before and After Camp

  • Review campers' and staff medical info prior to their arrival and communicates with parents regarding medical questions.
  • Oversees the set up and closing of Health Center, including an inventory of all supplies and equipment, requesting supplies/equipment as needed.
  • Identify pertinent camper and staff medical needs (caution sheets, special diets, etc.) and ensure that information is communicated to appropriate camp staff.
  • Attend staff training and orientation.
  • Train staff of health and hygiene responsibilities and procedures

During Camp

  • Oversees the health screening of campers (temperature, lice check) during check in.
  • Checks in and checks out all prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
  • Assess and assist with the health and hygiene needs of campers and staff.
  • Safeguards camper and staff prescription and over the counter medications; administering the medications at the prescribed dosages and hours.
  • Keeps records regarding administration of medication, prescribed treatments, and other health and medical needs. Follow state and ACA standards in maintaining such records.
  • Maintains regular communication with camp director on health and hygiene concerns at camp.
  • Communicates with parents and counselors of camper's illnesss or injury.
  • Consult with On-Call doctor.
  • Maintain the inventory of First Aid kits and ensure they are stocked.

Other Job Duties

  • Communicates and cooperates with all staff. Express concerns in a professional manner at an appropriate time.
  • Expected to use computer to access and maintain electronic health record system daily.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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Summer camp employees will participate in pre-camp training, assist in the daily operations of camp, have the ability to work as a team member, live in a camp community, and will change the life of a girl! Background checks are required.