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Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.   

Contact Human Resources
All employment documents can be emailed to recruiting@gswpa.org or call 800-248-3355 with questions. 

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

Camp Director - Camp Hawthorne Ridge

If you have a passion for outdoor education, high adventure, and empowering girls and young women—and you have the experience to back it up, then we want you for our team!

As a Camp Director, you have the opportunity to create a high-quality camping experience that is girl-driven and girl-focused. You will work as a leader in the camp community to create a culture of empowerment and enthusiasm for all campers.

As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will
• plan, develop, and implement camp and extended outdoor programs that are girl-driven and girl-focused;
• ensure the emotional and physical safety of campers, staff and guests;
• 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;
• 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;
• Minimum of 2 years of experience as a Camp Director or related experience;
• Experience in developing and facilitating outdoor education and program for youth;
• Certifications a plus or a willingness to get certified: First Aid, CPR, AED, archery, canoeing, kayaking, lifeguarding;
• Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
• Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
• Travel is required throughout western PA;
• Evening and weekend work required on a regular basis;
• Required to live at camp June thru August each year;

This is a full-time position; clearances are required;

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

Camp Maintenance - Camp Redwing

Position at Camp Redwing, Renfrew, Butler County;

  • Seasonably varied schedule with 10-20 hours per week;
  • $12 per hour;
  • Buildings and grounds maintenance;
  • General knowledge of and experience with power tools, log splitters, lawn mowers, tractors, and similar type equipment
  • General carpentry skills, electrical, and plumbing skills for maintenance tasks beneficial.
  • Ability to provide effective customer service to rental groups on weekends as scheduled.
  • Driver’s license and clearances required;
  • Flexible schedule; some weekends required;

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

Location: Mobile or based out of the Edinboro Office

As a member of the Girl Program Team, you will work with other team members to develop and provide quality, age-appropriate, fun and engaging programs for girls to enhance their membership experience and to support troop leaders in providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to their girls. You will have the privilege of promoting Girl Scouting as an inclusive sisterhood that provides a girl-only safe space.

Position Accountabilities:
• Use national and local council curricula, resources and tools to support volunteers and new and progressive girl programming;
• Plan and implement events in northwestern Pennsylvania for girls at all age levels with occasional medium and large-scale events across the council;
• Assist in the planning and presentation of virtual programming;
• Mentor and work with adult volunteers on best practices for program delivery, administrative support, and on delivering a quality membership experience to girls;
• Work with cross-functional team to determine or develop innovative strategies to ensure the effective support of volunteers;
• Cultivate and vet community partnerships and relationships to enhance girl and volunteer member benefits and volunteer-led programming;

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree or related experience in youth programming, social service, or related humanities field;
• Minimum of two years of experience and proven success in planning and implementing quality programming for youth;
• Experience with online learning and/or presenting virtual programs is a plus;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
• Effective organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities effectively;
• Ability to work a flexible schedule and non-traditional work hours including evenings and weekends;
• Ability to travel throughout western PA, as needed;
• Ability to provide superior customer service;
• Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
• This is a full-time position;
• Clearances are required;

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

Volunteer Support Specialist

Location: Pittsburgh

As a member of the Volunteer Support team, you will provide leadership and customer service to our girls and adult volunteers to support and retain membership. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Provide insight to the development of innovative strategies and effective services for supporting girl and adult membership;
  • Manage assigned volunteer teams to effectively support and engage adult troop volunteers in assigned geographic areas to ensure delivery of program and services to girls;
  • Support the council’s volunteer management system including the recruitment, selection, placement, development, training, recognition, and re-assignment of service unit volunteers;
  • Conduct yearly assessments of service unit health as well as developing action plans when needed;
  • Participate in leader meetings for Service Units of responsibility;
  • Spearhead renewal activities in the service unit and at the troop level;
  • Facilitate the effective flow of communication between volunteers and council staff;
  • Meet girl and adult retention goals for assigned service units;
  • Provide customer service and support for adult volunteers in established volunteer group;
  • Implement and contribute to recruitment efforts planned in partnership with the recruitment team;
  • Support volunteers in working collaboratively and productively to manage grievance and conflict;
  • Answer, problem-solve and respond appropriately to all assigned inquiries including, but not limited to, email, phone and walk-in customers;

Requirements: 

  • Degree in social services, psychology, or related humanities field or equivalent professional experience; 
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in related field with experience in volunteer management and support;
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Top notch communicator – writes well, confidently presents to groups, facilitates effective two-way communications, and communicates in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the audience; 
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook and willingness and ability to learn new systems;
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus; 
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
  • Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include some evenings and weekends;
  • Have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout assigned area and western PA;

TO APPLY: 

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

 

 

Summer Camp Employment 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are canceling all 2020 summer resident camp sessions and closing Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Camp Redwing, Camp Skymeadow, and Camp Conshatawba through August 31, 2020. We will not be hiring camp staff for the 2020 camp season. 

Our program team is already developing resident camp programs and hiring camp staff for the 2021 camp season. To apply, select the link for the new camp staff or returning camp staff applications below. 

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 2021, some of which include: Assistant Camp Director, Healthcare Supervisor, Horseback Riding Director, Assistant Horseback Riding Director, Horseback Riding Instructor, Barn Aide, Lifeguard, Kitchen Manager, Cook, Kitchen Aide, Program Director, Trip Director, Adventure Director, Activity Specialist, 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.

View job descriptions for summer camp staff. 

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

Lifeguards:

Are you looking for a fun job in an outdoor environment? WE HAVE THE JOB FOR YOU! Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is looking for lifeguards at Camp Hawthorne Ridge (Girard).

  • must have current lifeguard certification;
  • position will run Saturdays starting July 11 to end of August;
  • $15/hour;
  • interested applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass all required background checks

Apply now