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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.   

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

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Current Employment Opportunities

Camp Director - Camp Skymeadow

Location: Camp Skymeadow, Avonmore PA; Armstrong County

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 who make the world a better place. At Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania, we’re committed to providing every girl the chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

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.

  • 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; visit our camp page for more information about each camp.

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

Director of Outdoor Program

Location: Pittsburgh or Greensburg

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 the Director of Outdoor Program, you will lead the development and implementation of high-quality outdoor programing and camping experiences that are girl-driven and girl-focused.

Essential Functions:
• Accountable for the planning, implementation, and assessment of all outdoor programming and camping opportunities;
• Manage all aspects of camp to include program planning and delivery, resource allocation, and risk management;
• Ensure that all outdoor program offerings are based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and leadership program outcomes;
• Ensure that progressive outdoor programming supports the membership strategy and plans;
• Develop and manage all outdoor programming and camp budgets to include monitoring and authorizing expenditures, and analyzing and making fiscally responsible recommendations;
• Create a staffing plan to support outdoor and camp programming and coordinate the hiring, placement, training, housing, and supervision of summer camp staff;
• Direct supervision of 4 full-time staff and indirect supervision of 10 part-time and 75 summer camp staff;
• Stay abreast of the American Camp Association (ACA) regulations to ensure compliance with all aspects of camp;

Requirements:
• Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience managing staff and/or volunteers;
• Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a related field with proven experience in Camp Management and outdoor programming for youth;
• Skilled in program assessment and data analysis;
• Strong working experience with budgets;
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines;
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Excel, and willingness to learn new software;
• Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;
• Organized, detail orientated, and customer focused;
• Must have reliable transportation and ability to travel throughout western PA;
• Willingness to work a non-traditional and flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends;


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

Outdoor Program Specialist

Office base: Pittsburgh or Greensburg

As a member of the Outdoor Program Team, you will help design, coordinate, and lead large events and programs related to camps which provide a high-quality experience, are girl-driven, girl-focused, and customized to address and meet the needs and interests of girls.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• lead the coordination of large outdoor and camp events and programs;
• provide support to the Outdoor Program Team;
• ensure groups are welcomed and accommodated;
• provide superior service and support to customers and rental groups;
• coordinate work, supplies, and materials for part-time staff and facilitators;
• implement summer camp programming as needed;

Position Specifications & Qualifications
• experience in youth development and outdoor programming required;
• field based position with travel required throughout western PA;
• certified in canoeing, archery, and lifeguarding OR willing to get certified;
• non-traditional work hours to include days, evenings, and weekends;
• full-time position;
• have reliable transportation
• organized, detail oriented, and customer focused;
• candidate must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner;

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

Program Facilitator - Johnstown - part-time position

Location: Johnstown

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;
• 4-6 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

Program Facilitator - Pittsburgh - 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, 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

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