Outdoor Program Manager will provide opportunities that encourage girls,
adults, and families to expand their outdoor experiences throughout the year. S/he
will be a contributing member of the program team and will concentrate on
providing exceptional experiences within the Outdoor core program focus area.
They will support the design, development and delivery of progressive and
intentional outdoor program experiences that help participants broaden their
personal growth, enhance interpersonal relationships, and foster appreciation
of the natural environment. Additionally, the Outdoor Program Manager is
committed to supporting girl and adult membership as part of a larger cross
functional team providing customer care and support to established members.
- Serves as an on-site Camp Director, managing daily operations responsibilities.
- Recruits, hires, and trains seasonal camp staff.
- Develops, manages, and implements camp programming that that is consistent with organizational goals and meets the needs of participants from a diverse population.
- Oversee financial management of the camps and assist with fund development operations to allow for adequate annual funding and to meet long term goals.
- Collaborates on and implement a marketing plan to increase camper attendance and camp usage. To include development of camp guide.
- Provides superior client service to all campers, parents/families, staff, volunteers, and vendors.
- Insures camp property meets ACA requirements and is responsible for re-certification process.
- Ensures that outdoor program events, activities and staff meet quality, consistency, and safety guidelines, including Girl Scouts of the United States, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage, and State of Idaho as applicable.
- Ensures that curriculum developed for specific program activities meets all organizational standards and criteria and effectively emphasizes progression of skills and leadership development.
- Provides guidance and support to operational volunteers/staff, as well as community partners on the development of innovative outdoor programs.
- Ensures that programs are cost effective, have an effective marketing plan, and maximize the use of Council-owned sites.
- Develops, manages, monitors, and analyzes appropriate budgets necessary to carry out camp and outdoor programs. Ensure the prompt handling of all financial obligations.
- Assists with the development, implementation and analyzation of outcome evaluation to effetely measure the success of program delivery.
- Collaborates with cross departmental staff to plan program initiatives, strategic initiatives, marketing strategies and business operations to promote outdoor programming, to ensure the increased participation of Girl Scout members and to attract nonmembers to the organization through outdoor program activities.
- Understands and complies with mandatory reporting requirements/statutes relating to child abuse.
- Supports and promotes the Council’s and GSUSA’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and pluralism.
- Ensures outdoor program training is current and meet the needs of the volunteers and follows safety guidelines established by ACA, GSUSA and state laws.
- Ensures troop volunteers are knowledgeable and have a good understanding and how to deliver the GSUSA programs, community-focused programs, and girl issues-focused programs through proper training which includes service unit and troop volunteers (via face to face, webinars, on-line, etc.)
- Meets regularly with service unit teams to gather information for planning and provide current program information.
- Promotes Journeys and Girls Guide to Girl Scouting as our core program delivery method through newsletters, webinars, direct training, and teleconferences.
- Collaborates on the development of resources to support program information via web, print, and newsletter methods.
- Cultivates collaborative relationships with community leaders, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions to provide a range of age appropriate opportunities for girls.
- Adherence to Council and GSUSA policies, standards, procedures and Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Other duties as assigned to reach the goals of
- Knowledge American Camping Association requirements preferred.
- Ability to project a high level of professionalism while networking in the public arena.
- Demonstrated reasoning and negotiation skills to identify and resolve conflict.
- Demonstrate 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.
- Minimum age: 25 years old (ACA standard).
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekends.
- Ability to travel throughout Council jurisdiction.
- Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
- Must have personal transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, maintain personal auto insurance, and meet the Council insurance company’s requirement for coverage.
- 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.
- Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become a registered member of GSUSA.