Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

  • Program Director- Staff- Camp Timber Ridge

    Job Locations 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; 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 start of August. As the Program Director of Staffing, you will be directly in charge of day to day staff needs with support from the Director and Assistant Director.

     

    A typical day for staff begins a little before 7 am and wraps up around 7pm except for overnight nights. Staff can expect 2 hours off each evening. 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 and implement staff orientation and training for day camp topics.
    • Supervise, coach and evaluate counselors.
    • With Full Time Asst. Camp Director- Coordinate paperwork for check-in on opening day and check out on closing day for camp.
    • Oversee the supervision of all camp staff and unit leaders when working with day campers
    • Oversee the division of campers into group with Program Coordinator scheduling
    • Ensure pictures are taken daily for photo site and given to Admin Coordinator for upload
    • Assign staff daily kapers
    • Coordinate after care programing and overnight programing with Program Coordinator- Scheduling weekly
    • See that high standards, leadership, program activities and health and safety are maintained.
    • Lead activities as needed.
    • Communicate camper needs and challenges with parents as needed.
    • Help counselors solve problems that involve campers or staff
    • Hold daily staff meetings to evaluate each day with staff after check out
    • Alert Director Team of any potential problem situations
    • Carry out other duties as designated by the camp director

    Skills & Experience

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to evaluate performance and give feedback
    • Ability to make observations and complete paperwork
    • Supervisory experience
    • Maturity in problem solving and decision making
    • Demonstrate ability to guide, motivate and coach staff members
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Preferred minimum age 25
    • Ability to walk over strenuous terrain to all areas of camp
    • Live on site for 8-10 weeks during the summer
    • Preferred minimum age 25
    • First aid and CPR training
    • Current Drivers’ License and clean driving record
    • Provide proof of USA citizenship or appropriate Alien documentation

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