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Camp and Outdoor Education Manager

Job Title
Camp and Outdoor Education Manager
Job ID
27355646
Location
San Antonio,  TX 78237
Other Location
Description
Imagine joining a group of individuals — each with their own unique skills
and passions, but united by a common purpose.
Imagine yourself at Girl Scouts!
 
Located in San Antonio, Texas, Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is a community-based organization dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. GSSWT has more than 30,000 girl and adult members in its 21-county area, including Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Edwards, Frio, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Real, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson and Zavala. 
 
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience and self-esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting, and its special girl-only environment, girls discover the fun, friendships and power of girls together.
 
GSSWT is seeking career professionals committed to making a difference. Working with the Girl Scouts—an organization with a solid history and a growing future—means working to your fullest potential in a dynamic and diverse environment.
 
Camp and Outdoor Education Manager
 
Job Summary:
The Outdoor Education Manager is responsible for the expansion and delivery of the Girl Scout Outdoor Experience. Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates outdoor program activities that attract and retain girls and adults. 
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:    
  • Creates and implements a comprehensive outdoor education program.
  • Oversees the development, organization, implementation and management of the camp program operations, systems and processes.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of Girl Scout camp (resident camp) and outdoor program activities within the context of the camp pathway; ensures related program components are consistent with national curricula and grade level and content meets the needs, interests and preferences of current and prospective girl participants.
  • Assists with the analysis of program evaluations to ensure membership needs are being met, addresses issues and modifies or discontinues programs as needed; assists with outcome survey implementation.
  • Supervises Camp La Jita Program volunteers and directs seasonal camp staff.  
  • Ensures that camp facilities meet established standards including but not limited to ACA, Texas Department of Health, and TQEC before, during and after camp sessions.
  • Coordinates and works with the rangers, camp program volunteers, seasonal staff and Director of Girl Experience, and property department to identify and resolve property issues and needs.
  • Supports the planning, implementation and facilitation of pre-camp training and post-camp activities (resident camps).
  • Contributes to the council camp and resource guides through the development of outdoor program experiences.
  • Monitors safety protocols and procedures as they pertain to the oversight and supervision of all camper, volunteer and staff activities.
  • Enforces a high level of safety and health standards, following emergency procedures as outlined.
  • Works within the established budget to meet the operational and staffing needs of the camp, including equipment, supplies, food, trading-post inventory and staffing levels.
  • Manages and coordinates department budget and corresponding resource allocations.
  • Mentors, advises and consults with adult volunteers in the troop pathway to work with girls to ensure delivery of outdoor programs and services to girls.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned in support of the council’s mission and goals.

Licensure/Membership Requirements:

  • The employee is required to maintain membership with Girl Scouts of the United States of America throughout the duration of their employment with GSSWT.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related experience working with outdoor programs and/or camps required
  • Previous leadership/management experience over staff
  • Previous experience working with children of all ages
  • Knowledge and skills of Horseback Riding and Care, Water Activities and Outdoor Education highly preferred
  • Ability to be available throughout each summer for camp management and activities at our site in Utopia, TX.

Computer Skills:

  • Must be proficient with computer and Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel, Outlook, and Word).
  • Must be able to navigate between multiple computer programs.

Compensation:

  • Starting at $40,000/year

Benefits:
In exchange for your hard work and dedication, GSSWT offers:

  • Competitive pay.
  • Continuous training.
  • Medical coverage including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance.
  • High energy, professional work environment.

GSSWT works to maintain the best possible environment for its employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. It strives to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to processes, decisions, planning and culture.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.