Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Older Girl and Junior Staff Director

US-GA-Mableton
Category
Camp

Job Summary

Looking for a place to make a difference and spend your summer outside? Do you have a passion for summer camp, high adventure, crafts, outdoor skills, STEM or empowering girls, teens and young women then Camp Timber Ridge is for you! We have 240 wooded acres right outside the city center of Atlanta in Mableton/Smyrna Ga area. We are a true camp complete with a lake for canoe, kayak and paddleboards; archery; challenge course; zip line; giant swing; miles of hiking trails; arts and crafts facility; large swimming pool and climate controlled cabins and dining hall.  During the summer we operate a premier day camp in the Atlanta area for girls PreK-9th grade and a residential program for teens 9th-12th grade.

 

We are looking for dynamic young women to provide a top rate camping experience for your girls.  All staff will live and work on camp starting the end of May until the end of July. Staff will we assigned a group 8-10 girls weekly they are responsible for during group times and then will teach 5 activities of their interest during the day. In the evenings we have overnights for our day camp girls and one night a week is staff in-service. A typical day for staff begins a little before 7 am and wraps up around 7pm except for overnight nights. Staff can expect 2-3 hours each evening and this changes based on evening program with the girls. Staff can expect to have Saturday’s off and Sunday mornings each week. Staff applying should have a willingness to do whatever it takes to ensure the girls have a fantastic time while at camp and be 100% girl focused while in your care!

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in Supervisor Training prior to camp
  • Help plan, implement, and conduct staff training and orientation for leadership team
  • Supervise, guide and evaluate counselors in the area of Leadership development when it come to working with our Older Girl CIT, Interns and Junior staff.
  • Supervise, guide, and evaluate counselors working directly with the Counselor in training program
  • Supervise, guide and evaluate Junior staff and day camp interns
  • Create, train and implement Counselor in Training 1 and 2 curriculum that follows GSUSA guidelines and prepares girls to work at GSGATL summer programs
  • Serve as a role model and guide campers in appropriate behaviors, language, attitudes, and activities
  • Help girls and staff develop individual responsibility
  • Keep supervisor informed of plans, problems and concerns pertaining to the older girl programs at camp
  • Other duties as assigned by Camp Director

 

Skills & Experience

Qualifications

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
  • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
  • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
  • Good health and stamina necessary to live in the camp setting
  • Ability to make decisions and act wisely in an emergency
  • Understanding of the needs, abilities and interests of girls
  • Preferred minimum age 21 with at least 2 years of camp counseling experience
  • Current certification in First Aid and community CPR and at least 2 others such as challenge course, archery, small craft safety, lifeguarding
  • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation
  • Must be able to complete & clear a MVR, and Criminal background check

 

Essential Functions

  • Stamina to keep up w/ active children
  • Ability to traverse rough and uneven terrain
  • Ability to walk to and from activities (2-5 miles per day)
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds
  • Enthusiasm and a sense of adventure
  • Willing to help children learn and grow
  • Experience working with children
  • Ability to motivate and coach children

 

 

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