Outdoor Program Manager/Camp Director
Job Details
Sacramento Regional Program Center - Sacramento, CA
Full Time
Degree and/or Applicable Years Experienc
Up to 25%
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for providing management oversight of outdoor programming and girl experience, including summer camp opportunities.  Responsible for the development of innovative strategies, and effective services for supporting girl and adult membership.  Works in close partnership with other operational and organizational functions to support organizational mission, goals, and strategic priorities.


  1. With the support of the Program Director, create a needs-based, data driven, comprehensive council-wide offering of programs including specialized outdoor programing events i.e. outdoor trainings, resident camp, day camps, expeditions, Counselor-in-Training (CIT)/WIT program, and year-round overnight programs
  2. Provides direction and leadership for specific summer camp functions as determined on an annual basis.  These include, but are not limited to: camper safety, hiring and supervising seasonal staff, budgeting, program development, scheduling and overseeing day-to-day operations of camp programs and camp marketing and recruitment.
  3. Supports volunteer-led day and overnight camp programming
  4. Ensures that Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) properties and procedures comply with Girl Scouts United States of America (GSUSA) practices, American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation standards, and local government health standards
  5. Plans, coordinates, and implements council events to provide fun, engaging participation options for all girl members, and supports council program revenue.
  6. Cultivates relationships will appropriate community partners to support girl programming, and events.
  7. Interprets and ensures that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is present in all girl events.
  8. Recruits, trains, and manages volunteers and seasonal staff for the effective delivery of events, outdoor programing, and travel opportunities.
  9. Develop and modify outcomes based intentional curriculum as needed.
  10. Supervise outdoor program specialist(s), interns, and part-time staff
  11. Supports program and fund development via basic grant management and reporting.   
  12. Stays abreast of all outdoor program opportunities from GSUSA.
  13. Prepares, coordinates, and reports budgets for events, travel, and outdoor programing.
  14. Supports Alternative Program Delivery (APD) programing as needed.
  15. Support local Service Unit events as needed.
  16. Ensures Girl Scouting is open and accessible to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.
  17. Promotes and assist with council-wide programs, activities, public relation, and fund development endeavors.
  18. Active participation in the development of environments that foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and access through words, actions, and attitude.
  19. Performs other duties as necessary or assigned.



Education and Experience:

  1. Minimum 25 years of age, per California State Organized Camping Code
  2. Bachelor’s or higher or equivalent experience with four years of directly related work experience, and at least two years of managerial experience.
  3. Previous experience leading volunteers is required.
  4. Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; including public speaking.
  5. Experience working with youth required.
  6. Understanding of budget development and general financial/administrative practices; computer literate with familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets and database management preferred.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team, multi-task, meet deadlines, take initiative, and maintain confidentiality.


Required Skills/Abilities:

  1. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  2. Must be able to live at Camp Menzies for the duration of the summer camp season (late May – mid September).
  3. Travel throughout council jurisdiction up to 20% of the time.
  4. Capability to provide own transportation and maintain valid operator license.
  5. Ability to prioritize work, train, and delegate to others.
  6. Ability to work under pressure and shift priorities in response to changing needs.
  7. Ability to take initiative, to organize and implement a multi-faceted workload with minimum supervision and function well as a member of a team.
  8. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination, unless a qualifying medical or religious exemption is needed.
  9. Promote organizational culture and community statement:


The Girl Scouts Heart of Central California Community Statement

We are a community who wants as many girls as possible to be Girl Scouts.

Our community is girl-centric and performance-driven.

As a collective, we care about each other, are sincere and relational with a strong sense of purpose.

As a member of this community I have certain responsibilities:

I am accountable for individual, team and organizational goals.

  1. I am committed to quality.
  2. I collaborate when appropriate, am solutions-oriented and thoughtfully solve problems with a sense of urgency.
  3. I am able to find a balance between shared and trusted procedures and innovative ideas in order to work effectively and efficiently.
  4. I am a professional and exhibit ethical behavior, skills and knowledge competence and leadership development.
  5. I challenge my fears and demonstrate courage.
  6. I contribute to an environment of inclusivity, belonging and fun.


Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must be able to withstand:

  1. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  2. Operate office equipment manually.
  3. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds at times


Other Working Conditions:

Some physical requirements of this position include prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and facilitate girl programs. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate activities/programs. Willingness to work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities, and with periodic exposure to the sun, heat, and other environmental conditions.