STEM Center of Excellence Camp Coordinator
Job Details
Experienced
Whispering Cedars - Dallas, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Nonprofit - Social Services
  • Is a point of contact for troop and family camping at the SCoE.
  • Manage the successful operation of year-round camping and outdoor leadership experience programs including troop camping, family camping, and primitive camping. This includes coordinating with the STEM Program Manager, Events & Office Specialist and the Outdoor Amenities Supervisor to finalize the overnight activities and lodging logistics.
  • Develop and implement procedures for overnight camping working in partnership with Director of Property and the Senior Director of the STEM Center of Excellence.
  • Coordinates all troop and family camping logistics including communication (pre- and post-event), reservations, safety, paperwork and records.
  • Coordinate site check in and check out for family and troop camping.
  • Responsible for the daily operations for troop and family camping.
  • Responsible for coordinating troop and family camping registrations and capacities at the STEM CoE
  • Able to work Wednesday through Sunday and to occasionally spend the night at the SCoE. Remain available on troop camp weekends to be the first point of contact.
  • Manages the complete experience for Girls’ OWN and Summer Resident Camp; develops a comprehensive run of show for each overnight event including identifying and securing materials, supplies, equipment, facility and staffing needs.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of diverse and progressive camping experiences for all levels of participation for girls ages 5-17
  • Establishes operational procedures, goal attainment, safety and cost-effectiveness; program development emphasis in areas of youth leadership, teen program, and outdoor adventure troop camping.
  • Serves as project manager for assigned events and activities, including advance preparations and complete implementation through clean up.
  • Manages and coordinates Americorps members, programs and performance as indicated within the Americorps Member Service Agreement and per the Americorps members position description. Must complete performance evaluations as applicable for AmeriCorp Members
  • Responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to successfully fill overnight camping slots each weekend it is available.
  • Collaborates with STEM Program Manager, Events & Office Specialist and the Outdoor Amenities Supervisor based on data and survey responses from camp visitors to suggest and implement new processes to ensure facility and programmatic needs are met for visitors who stay on site overnight.
  • Responsible for coordinating facility-wide campfire programs.
  • Work with the SCoE team to assist plan, recruit, select, train and supervise seasonal resident camp staff and other temporary outdoor program consultants.
  • Collaborate with SCOE Senior Director to assist in updates of documentation/certifications as required by ACA to maintain camp accreditation.

OTHER

  • Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary.
  • Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid drivers’ license and meet GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-3 years in outdoor education or similar, preferred
  • Enjoys working with children and has experience working with children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Enjoys working outdoors
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances and changing conditions
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic environment
  • Maintains professional appearance and interactions at all times
  • Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact.  
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions as required
  • Maintain a Wednesday – Sunday schedule with occasional evenings as assigned
  • Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or age.
  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required.
  • Must complete and pass a criminal background check.
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