Unit Leader

Job Description

Position Summary

As a Unit Leader, responsible for oversight of Assistant Unit Leaders and cabins within a particular unit. Ensuring campers are safe and comfortable as well as planning evening activities for campers.  Ensure all activities are fulfilled and create a great experience for campers.

Key Responsibilities in Activity Area

  • Assist in the development of program curriculum for at least one specialized activity area
  • Train Assistant Unit Leaders in specialized activity areas
  • Oversight of activity specialists in specialized activity area
  • Encourage the implementation of Girl Scout programming
  • Promotes girl planning and a progression in activities to fit campers age and experience
  • Lead assigned activities during the activity periods while creating a fun, inspiring, and positive environment
  • Create a well-rounded and balanced program with activity specialists in the department
  • Ensure multiple GS levels are being offered a variety of activities
  • Ensure all documentation and reports are turned in on time
  • Develop and implement programming
  • Continuously engage with campers throughout activity periods
  • Encourage creativity and utilization of natural materials in camp programs
  • Develop a weekly inventory
  • Develop a daily and weekly cleaning schedule of program area and ensure all equipment is in good repair
  • Assist in inventory procedures at the opening and close of camp

Key Responsibilities in the Unit

  • Oversight of Assistant Unit Leaders
  • Create schedules of Assistant Unit Leaders for assigned unit
  • Develop evening activities and all-camp activities with the Assistant Camp Director
  • Awaken campers on time and communicates proper attire for the day
  • Teach camping skills and appreciation of the outdoors to campers
  • Guide, plan, and carry out experiences in the unit with the help of unit staff and through use of girl planning
  • Delegate responsibilities and complete all tasks at hand
  • Ensure all paperwork is turned in on time
  • Supervise the unit with housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies, and equipment
  • Coordinate and successfully implement group living for the unit
  • Assume responsibility for the health and safety of the campers in the unit by: maintaining a well-equipped first aid kit, reporting accidents promptly, and keeping the health supervisor informed of the health status of campers and unit staff
  • Conduct daily cabin inspections
  • Help to keep written records and make formal reports as required for session evaluations, unit’s daily first-aid log book, and any other reports requested by the Camp Director
  • Submit a written evaluation of camp to the Camp Director at the end of the camp season
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum 21 years of age preferred
  • Previous management/supervisory experience preferred
  • Be able to develop, lead, and teach activities in assigned focus area
  • Desire and ability to work with children in an outdoor setting
  • Ability to live and work in the outdoors in conditions including but not limited to loud noises, heat, rain and cool temperatures.
  • Ability to walk a mile over uneven terrain
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications or willingness to obtain
  • Attend and complete pre-camp training; as a result: ability to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, injury)
  • Strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of campers
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Attend and complete pre-camp training; as a result: ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Enthusiasm, good sense of humor, patience, and self-control
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work weekends throughout the camp season
  • Ability to ensure that campers have fun in a safe environment
  • Possess knowledge of group living skills and good communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Follow uniform standards and policies
  • Must be able to pass required background checks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule

To Apply

To apply, please complete our Job Application and email to [email protected]

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Camp Small Valley, Halifax, Pennsylvania
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