• Outdoor Adventures Manager

    Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
    Job Description
    TITLE:                                     Outdoor Adventures Manager               
    REPORTS TO:                        Program Director
    CLASSIFICATION:                Exempt, Full-Time (full benefit package available)
    COMPENSATION:                $40,000-$50,000 (negotiable based on experience)
    LOCATION:                            Chesapeake, VA (may work remotely as needed)

    Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  We are one of 112 councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the world's leading organization dedicated solely to girls, where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success. Headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia, Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast serves almost 12,000 girls in grades K-12 throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. With the guidance of more than 6,500 dedicated and trained volunteers, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. We offer a collaborative work environment with open communication and mutual respect.  Work with a diverse group of professionals in a dynamic environment that empowers you to explore your full potential. 

    The outdoor adventures manager is responsible for the design, delivery, and evaluation of year round outdoor adventure experiences.  Ensures they are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, customized to address the needs and interests of the target populations, meet designated outcomes, and occur in a safe and quality manner.  

    • Manage the delivery of all outdoor adventure programs.  Use national program curricula as the basis to research, design, and create program content that is current, relevant, safe, and meet outcomes and quality requirements of the overall program plan.
    • Develop a framework and protocol to ensure girls have the opportunity for progressive outdoor experiences that will keep them engaged through each age level.
    • Create opportunities for volunteer involvement ensuring recruitment and flexible deployment of volunteers in support of outdoor adventure needs.  Provide appropriate outdoor volunteer education training opportunities.
    • Provide supervision and support to outdoor adventure volunteers, groups, and committees.
    • Serve as Camp Director for council-operated seasonal resident and day camps.  Must reside on camp property during camp sessions (June-August)
    • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise a high performing seasonal/camp staff. Evaluate and manage team performance. Ensure full team effort, optimal productivity levels, and attainment of goals.
    • Ensure compliance with Council and GSUSA risk management guidelines as well as federal and state policies. 
    • Create an annual outdoor program plan of work, budget, camp guide, and marketing plan to increase attendance at outdoor programs. 
    • Assist with the management of property resources and maintenance needs to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs.
    • Create and analyze assessment tools and reports to evaluate outcomes and make changes as necessary to ensure strategic and tactical objectives are met.
    • Exercise management, operational, and budgetary oversight in all areas of accountability.
    • Actively support and promote the Council’s commitment to excellent customer service, membership growth, community visibility, fundraising, diversity, and safety.
    Education, Experience, & Certifications
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in youth outdoor programming and camp administration. 
    • Must have supervisory experience leading a professional team.
    • Wilderness first aid, lifeguarding, boating/sailing, ropes (high/low) course, challenge wall, archery instruction, and food management certification (willingness and ability to obtain if hired).
    • Knowledge of Girl Scouting preferred.
     Skills & Competencies
    • Excellent technical computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.  Ability to learn new software as required.
    • Knowledge American Camping Association requirements preferred.
    • Ability to project a high level of professionalism while networking in the public arena.  Ability to speak passionately and with conviction about the organizational mission and its importance to the public.
    • Demonstrated reasoning and negotiation skills to identify and resolve conflict.
    • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.
    • Demonstrated experience in the development and administration of budgets.
    • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. 
    • Experience in writing outdoor program curricula.  Strong grammar, proofreading, and editing skills.
    • Ability to analyze information, formulate work plans, articulate goals, and produce required statistical reports.
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize work while managing multiple deadlines.
    • Demonstrated commitment and ability to interact with diverse populations.
     Additional Requirements
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekends. 
    • Ability to reside on camp property while camp is in session (June-August).
    • Ability to travel throughout Council jurisdiction. 
    • Must have personal transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, maintain personal auto insurance, and meet the Council insurance company’s requirement for coverage. 
    • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become a registered member of GSUSA.
    • Successfully pass background investigation.
    The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls including the operation of computer keyboard, calculator, copier machine and other office equipment; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; bend and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear within normal range for telephone use.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  The employee must have close visual acuity to perform activities such as viewing a computer terminal, preparing and analyzing data and figures, driving, extensive reading, and driving. Occasional high stress work may be required in dealing with volunteers/staff.  Employee must reside on camp property and willing to work irregular hours while resident camp is in session and live and work in an outdoor environment with exposure to heat, sun, rain, insects, uneven terrain and other outdoor elements. 

    Visit http://www.gsccc.org/en/our-council/employment.html to complete an online application or submit resume and salary history to:
    Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast, Human Resources
    912 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Phone: 757-547-4405, Fax: 757-547-1872
    Equal Opportunity Employer
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