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Outdoor Experience Manager

Job Title
Outdoor Experience Manager
Job ID
27096713
Location
HOUSTON,  TX 77098
Other Location
Description

Imagine having the opportunity to create a meaningful employment experience, one that meets your career goals and your desire to do socially responsible work.

What type of organization would you choose?

For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in every area of life. From the youngest Girl Scout to our graduating high school seniors, we believe in the power of the girl to become a G.I.R.L (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader). Through our programming, girls are exposed to a vast array of educational topics such as the arts, entrepreneurship, the outdoors and STEM. In Girl Scouts, girls learn what it takes to be a leader. The leadership program for girls is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience model, which allows girls to discover a positive value system and a strong sense of self, connect with others, build healthy relationships, identify causes that are meaningful, and take action to make the world a better place.

Outdoor Experience Manager - Houston

The Outdoor Experience Manager is responsible for the management of outdoor program opportunities and facilities that allow girls and volunteers to have ample opportunities to learn about the environment, nature, and adventure, based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Implements and maintains the council-wide goals and objectives for outdoor programming of memberships. Works with Facilities, Volunteer Experience, Girl Experience and Community Engagement to ensure that girls and volunteers in all pathways have access to high-quality outdoor experiences. Promotes marketing and communication strategies to support outdoor experience opportunities leveraging Council and other resources. Must be at least 25 years of age or above to direct a resident camp as a requirement of our American Camp Association camp accreditation.

Responsibilities:

  • Partner with volunteers, girls, and staff across the Council to develop program and facility strategies that effectively support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Council goals and objectives.
  • Provide risk management oversight for all outdoor experience initiatives in compliance with safety and ACA standards, GSUSA and GSSJC guidelines, local, state and federal laws, and other relevant governing or advising bodies.
  • Develop and execute assigned strategies, which may include delivering high-quality resident, day and twilight camps and year-round outdoor experiences that support girls and volunteers throughout the Council leveraging girl and volunteer involvement in the planning and execution, as assigned. Duties may include: recruiting, hiring and training seasonal staff; developing and implementing a recruitment plan for staff and a promotion plan for activities; and ensuring the camps offer programs that are resourced to operate safely and effectively.
  • Implement outdoor experiences for girls and adults that are available to a growing number and diversity of Girl Scouts, utilize the National Program Portfolio and provide the leadership outcomes promised to girls.
  • Collaborate with Facilities, Girl Experience, Volunteer Experience, and Community Engagement to ensure that girls and volunteers in all pathways have access to high-quality outdoor experiences.
  • Partner with Outdoor Experience volunteers including Department Coordinators, Day/Twilight Camp, Campership, Troop Camping, Special Interest Group Volunteer Coordinator for Sailing, Equitation, Backpacking, Archery, Rifle, Adventure, etc. as assigned.
  • Willingness to obtain trainings and/or certifications relevant to assignments such as but not limited to: Rifle Instructor, First Aid, CPR and AED, Challenge Course Facilitator, Aquatics Instructor or certifications, Archery Instructor, Certified Horsemanship Association certifications, etc.
  • Adhere to Council facility policies, processes and procedures.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Communications to develop and implement marketing strategies to ensure increased participation in outdoor program opportunities. Implement high-quality marketing and communication strategies to support outdoor experience opportunities leveraging Council and other resources.
  • Collaborate with Development team to identify and support Girl Scout partners.
  • Recruit, place, orient, train and supervise part-time/seasonal staff as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a 4-year college or university plus a minimum of 5 - 7 years of program management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word).
  • Valid Texas driver's license and proof of insurance.

Benefits:

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and extensive benefits package and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture.

Pluralism Statement:

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is a pluralistic movement, committed to understanding our similarities and differences, building relationships and promoting a dialogue of acceptance and respect. Each individual involved must uphold the tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls.

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.