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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 faxed to (412) 594-2539. Or, call 800-248-3355 with questions. 

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Current Employment Opportunities

Chief Operations Officer

Reports to: CEO
Location: Pittsburgh-office base; covers 27 counties of western PA;

GSWPA seeks a dynamic leader who believes in the power of girls and passionately advocates for opportunities that help girls unleash their potential. The COO aligns operations with strategic goals for membership growth and retention, volunteer support, and girl-focused programming. The successful candidate will be able to respond quickly and positively to changes in trends and objectives as we strive to keep pace with the needs and interests of girls.

The COO is an integral member of the Executive Team and partners with the CEO on the strategic planning process and overall organizational growth and strategy. The COO mentors and motivates operations staff while maintaining a culture of empathy and accountability.

Primary Job Accountabilities:

  • Oversees plan of work, budget development and monitoring of mission-delivery teams to meet short- and long-term operational goals;
  • Builds and implements business process structure and flows across departments that utilize best practice methods, and leverages and deploys resources to prepare for high capacity growth and expansion;
  • Represents GSWPA and the Girl Scout mission and movement to both internal and external stakeholders for partnership building, training, community relations building, and other collaborations;
  • Analyzes data to understand membership trends, demographics, and market data in order to retain and recruit girl and adult members;
  • Oversight includes membership recruitment, volunteer support, community outreach, girl program, camp/outdoor program, camp properties, adult development and other support departments;
  • Supervises the work of 3 direct upper management level staff and 50 indirect staff;

Job Qualifications, Skills, and Competencies:

  • The successful candidate will have proven experience leading and inspiring teams of diverse individuals and departments to meet shared goals;
  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree is required, advanced degree with a focus in business, operations management, or non-profit administration strongly preferred;
  • 10 years of experience developing and leading multiple departments including membership, program and training;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience supervising employed staff and volunteers;
  • Financial management experience with direct accountability for revenue and expense results and ability to manage financial resources effectively;
  • Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet critical deadlines, and work on multiple projects simultaneously and attention to detail is critical;
  • Passion for the Girl Scout vision and mission;
  • Able to work a flexible schedule to include frequent evenings and weekends, and travel throughout western PA;

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

Camp Director - 3 open positions

Location 1.   Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Erie County
Location 2.  Camp Skymeadow, Armstrong County
Location 3.  Camp Conshatawba, Cambria County

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;
  • 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 Hawthorne Ridge

Location: Girard, Erie County;

  • Seasonably varied schedule with 10-20 hours per week;
  • $11 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 provided effective customer service to rental groups on weekends as scheduled.
  • Driver’s license and clearances required;
  • Flexible schedule; some weekends required;

To apply, email: recruiting@gswpa.org

Camp Ranger - 2 positions open

Location 1: Camp Conshatawba, Summerhill PA; Cambria County
Locaton 2: Camp Redwing, Renfrew, PA; Butler County


Essential Functions:

  • Year-round camp property maintenance to include snow removal, clearing trails, maintaining roads, mowing lawns, and tree/brush removal;
  • Year-round maintenance of all camp buildings, pool, equipment, vehicles and ranger residence;
  • Maintain cleanliness of all camp buildings and grounds;
  • Supervise camp maintenance staff;
  • Maintain camp boundary markers;
  • Manage camp visitors and maintain alertness for trespassers;
  • Know and enforce policies and emergency procedures;

Requirements:

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

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

Program Facilitator - part-time position

Location: Pittsburgh

As part of the Community Outreach team, you will facilitate and lead Girl Scout programming and work with volunteers, parents, and program partners to enhance the program experience for our girl members. You will coordinate activities and outings that may include scheduling guest speakers, retreats, cultural outings, and community projects.

  • This is a part-time position;
  • 6-8 hours per week;
  • $13 per hour:
  • Experience working with children in large groups and ability to effectively and positively control a large group of children;
  • Reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including after school hours and some evenings;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills;
  • Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
  • Must be organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
  • Desire to be a role model to young ladies;
  • Clearances required;


TO APPLY:
Submit 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 2020, 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.

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

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. $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