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There’s a reason so many people of all ages and backgrounds support the more than 59 million girls in the Girl Scout movement. It’s because we’re changing the world for the better. We’re taking charge and working to make the world a better place day after day. Our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character is rooted in tradition, yet still relevant today, and significantly impacting nearly 23,000 girls and 6,000 adult members in western Pennsylvania. Every volunteer, employee, and girl are important elements of the Girl Scout Movement. We work together to teach girls how to be confident in their leadership skills, how to work harder after a failure, and how to embrace the unfamiliar. Want to help power Girl Scouts to be champions of change? Join in on the Girl Scout Movement at Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA).  

Contact Human Resources
All employment documents can be emailed to recruiting@gswpa.org or faxed to (412) 594-2539. Or, call 800-248-3355 with questions. 

Click the links below to view Federal and State mandatory postings for all applicants:
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Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
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Current Employment Opportunities

Camp Ranger

Location: Camp Redwing, Renfrew, PA; Butler County

General Statement of Duties:

As the Camp Ranger, you will work closely with the Camp Director, other staff, and volunteers to ensure successful camping experiences and a safe and healthy camp environment. The Camp Ranger supervises camp maintenance staff. Housing is provided for the Camp Ranger and living on-site is required. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Responsible for year-round camp property maintenance to include snow removal, clearing trails, maintaining roads, mowing lawns, and tree/brush removal;
  • Year-round building and ranger house maintenance to include swimming pool, equipment, tools and truck;
  • Supervise camp maintenance staff;
  • Supervise and patrol the property;
  • Know and enforce policies and emergency procedures; 

Requirements: 

  • Prior Camp Ranger experience preferred;
  • Working knowledge of carpentry, electrical and plumbing;
  • Ability to operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, log splitter, and various hand tools;
  • Must have valid driver’s license;
  • Clearances are required;
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
  • Candidate must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Flexible schedule; non-traditional work hours with frequent evening and weekend work required; 

TO APPLY:

Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Camp Director

Location: Camp Skymeadow, Avonmore, PA; Armstrong County
                  Office location could be Kittanning or Greensburg

As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will plan, develop and implement camp and extended outdoor Girl Scout program offerings which provide a high-quality experience and are girl-driven, girl-focused, and customized to address and meet the needs and interests of girls.

Position Accountabilities:

  • Manage all aspects of camp to include program planning and delivery, budget management, resource allocation, risk management, and supervision of seasonal program and camp staff
  • Responsible for the development, management, and implementation of extended outdoor participation options for girl and adult members in assigned area from October thru April
  • Ensure that camp and outdoor program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and leadership program outcomes

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor degree in education, recreation or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience developing and conducting outdoor education and program development for youth
  • Certifications in archery, recreational tree climbing, canoeing, and/or lifeguarding a plus
  • Experience with horses and/or horseback riding programs a plus
  • Must be organiz ed, detail oriented, and customer focused
  • Candidate must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner
  • Travel is required throughout western PA
  • Ability to work evening and weekends on a regular basis and live at camp from June thru mid-August

This is a full-time position; clearances are required

TO APPLY:
Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org

Seasonal Camp Director

Location: Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Girard, PA; Erie County 

As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will plan, develop and implement camp and extended outdoor Girl Scout program offerings which provide a high-quality experience and are girl-driven, girl-focused, and customized to address and meet the needs and interests of girls.

Position Accountabilities:

  • June, July and August
    • Full-time position
    • Live on site
    • Manage all aspects of camp to include program planning and delivery, budget management, resource allocation, risk management, and hire, train and supervise seasonal camp staff
  • September thru May
    • Part-time position at 10-15 hours per week
    • Develop, manage, and implement extended outdoor participation options for girl and adult members
    • Start to plan for the following summer camp season
    • Recruit, interview, and hire camp staff
    • Ensure the emotional and physical safety of participants, campers, staff and guests
    • Ensure that camp and outdoor program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and leadership program outcomes

Qualifications:

  • Must be 25 years or older
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising or managing staff and/or volunteers
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience supervising organized youth activities, and conducting outd oor education and program development for youth
  • Certifications in archery, canoeing, and lifeguarding a plus
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused
  • Candidate must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner
  • Clearances required

TO APPLY: 
Submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to recruiting@gswpa.org

Internship Opportunity

Girl Scout Western Pennsylvania Internship Opportunity 

Fall 2017/Spring 2018 (Credit Only)

Excellent opportunity for students seeking a well-rounded experience in non-profit fundraising. 

Girl Scout Alumnae welcome to apply. 

Position: Fund Development Assistant Intern, Corporate Office, Pittsburgh 

Internship Job Description (depending on time of year): 

  • Assist Special Events Manager in planning and executing events 
  • Assist with invite and program book copy, advertising and promotion 
  • Assist with correspondence and communication with event committees, program participants, hotel vendors, etc. 
  • Assist as liaison with Marketing Department 
  • Assist Manager, Individual Giving & Major Gifts 
  • Assist in developing solicitation copy & messaging 
  • Assist with mass mailings 
  • Assist with updating donor database 
  • Gathering success stories for solicitation 
  • Assist Senior Manager, Grants & Agency Funds 
  • Assist in gathering all required documents & copies for proposal & report submissions 
  • Assist in gathering proposal & report dates from funders 
  • Assist in scheduling meetings and correspondence with funders 
  • Assist the Fund Development Department on additional projects as needed 
  • Opportunity to assist other departments within the organization where help is needed 

Required Skills: 

  • Good verbal & written communication skills 
  • Strong writing skills (business communication, e-mails, draft stories, etc.) 
  • Marketing & Communication background a plus 
  • Good problem solver 

TO APPLY: 

Please send cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

 

 

Summer Camp Employment 

Summer Camp Positions

Year after year, our campers report that what they remember and treasure most from camp are the relationships and sense of community they develop with staff. Your passion can make a difference in the lives of girls. We are looking for energetic, outgoing individuals who have a desire to work with children outdoors. Whether you are leading a hiking trip, going on a trail ride or sending a girl down the zip line, you are making a difference. Join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania this summer. We have three camps that cater to different age groups and activity specialties to help suit your professional development needs: Camp Conshatawba in Summerhill, Cambria County, Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Girard, Erie County, and Camp Skymeadow in Avonmore, Armstrong County.

Every camp has different staffing positions available for summer 2017, some of which include: Assistant Camp Director, Health Supervisor, Horseback Riding Director, Assistant Horseback Riding Director, Horseback Riding Instructor, Barn Aide, Waterfront Director, Assistant Waterfront Director, Lifeguard, Canoe Instructor, Kitchen Manager, Cook, Kitchen Aide, Program Director, Nature Instructor, Activity Specialist, Adventure Staff, Unit Leader, Unit Counselor and Junior Counselor.

Summer camp employees will participate in pre-camp training; assist in the daily operations of camp; have the ability to work as a team member; live in a camp community and will change the life of a girl! Applicants must successfully pass required background checks.

New applicants should complete the New Camp Staff Application.

If you've previously been a member of the GSWPA summer camp staff, complete our Returning Camp Staff Application.

Lifeguard/Activity Specialists

Activity Specialist - Camp Redwing
Are you looking for a fun and engaging job in an outdoor environment? We have the job for you! Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is looking for lifeguards and people that would like to facilitate canoe and archery activities at Camp Redwing near Renfrew, Pa.  Training provided, if needed. Must be at least 18 years old and complete background checks. $10-15 hr. 

Apply now

Lifeguard - Camp Conshatawba
Looking for energetic, thrill seeking, flexible role models to work with a wide age range of campers. Girl Scout, Camp Conshatawba in Summerhill, Pa. is seeking candidates to train in the areas of lifeguarding. Benefits include salary and memories that will last a lifetime.

Apply now