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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. 

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Current Employment Opportunities

Camp Ranger

POSITION: Camp Ranger
Location: Camp Redwing, Renfrew, PA; Butler County

As the Camp Ranger, you will work with staff and volunteers to ensure a successful, high-quality camping experience and a safe and healthy camp environment for campers, staff, and volunteers.

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;

Benefits:
When joining Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania in a regular full-time position, you are eligible for our full benefit package options to include:
• Health insurance
• Dental and vision insurance
• Life and AD&D insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary supplemental benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, and employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.
Girl Scout Alumnae welcome to apply.

Girl Scout Program Facilitator - Part-time - Erie

POSITION: Girl Scout Program Facilitator – Part-time
Location: Erie

As part of the Community Outreach team, you will lead Girl Scout programming and work with volunteers, parents, and program partners to design and deliver programming that is girl-led, encompasses empowering activities, and relates to issues relevant to their lives and development. You will coordinate activities and outings that may include scheduling guest speakers, retreats, cultural outings, and community projects. Program delivery occurs during, but is not limited to: in school, after school, evenings, summer, and, very rarely, weekends.

• This is a part-time position;
• 6-8 hours per week;
• $12 per hour:
• Experience working with youth in large groups and ability to effectively and positively control a large group of children;
• Experience in developing and maintaining community collaborations and partnerships;
• Experience in curriculum building, youth/classroom/group management;
• First Aid/CPR trained or open to getting certification;
• Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations;
• Reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license;
• Clearances required;

TO APPLY:
Girl Scout Alumnae welcome to apply.
Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

Girl Scout Program Facilitator - Part-time - Pittsburgh

Position: Girl Scout Program Facilitator – part-time position
Location: Pittsburgh

Position Description
As part of the Community Outreach team, you will lead Girl Scout programming and work with volunteers, parents, and program partners to design and deliver programming that is girl-led, encompasses empowering activities, and relates to issues relevant to their lives and development. You will coordinate activities and outings that may include scheduling guest speakers, retreats, cultural outings, and community projects. Program delivery occurs during, but is not limited to: in school, after school, evenings, summer, and, very rarely, weekends.

• This is a part-time position
• 10-15 hours per week
• January–May, and Sept-Dec: hours will be mostly during the school day/after school hours for programs and team meetings with flexible hours for paperwork and planning
• June–August: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. preferred availability for summer day camp
• $16 per hour
• Experience working with youth in large groups and ability to effectively and positively control a large group of children
• Experience in developing and maintaining community collaborations and partnerships
• Experience in curriculum building, youth/classroom/group management
• First Aid/CPR trained or open to getting certification
• Strong public relations skills and ability to develop community collaborations
• Reliable form of transportation and current driver’s license
• While this is a remote position, frequent travel to program sites and schools in the City of Pittsburgh is required
• Clearances required

Summary
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and we are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Manager, Corporate & Major Gifts

Position: Manager, Corporate & Major Gifts
Location: Edinboro or Pittsburgh 

Position Description:
The Manager of Corporate & Major Gifts is primarily responsible for meeting the budgeted annual revenue for special events and individual gifts to support the operating budget and mission delivery. This includes a coordinated matrix of communication and solicitation strategies that address donor stewardship, relationship management, retention, and growth.      

The essential functions of this position include the following:
 Reports to the Director, Fund Development
• Responsible for $500,000 portfolio of individual and corporate donors
• Manage and lead all strategies pertaining to annual giving with an emphasis on major giving and corporate event revenue
• Promote a culture of philanthropy and engagement among board, staff, volunteers, parents, and external constituents through increased awareness of philanthropic impact and donor recognition
• Identify, cultivate, and solicit special event revenue via sponsorship, table sales, and ads
• Maintain special event financial reporting of revenue and expenses and develop FY special event budgets
• Manage the planning, program development, and production for special event fundraising initiatives to include venue support, contracts, menus, rentals, seating, and work with venue and catering staff, volunteers, and Girl Scout staff
• Write and edit event scripts and work with MarComm to manage the publication of all special event materials including signage, invitations, and program book
• Facilitate and manage volunteer corporate committee

Requirements:
• 
 5+ years of fundraising experience with an emphasis on major donors and large corporate sponsorships
• Top-notch communicator—writes well and communicates in a clear and understandable manner
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and willingness and ability to learn new systems
• Expertise in video meeting platforms of Microsoft Teams and Zoom
• Experience in donor databases, preferably GiftWorks or Donor Perfect and Constant Contact
• Experience developing and managing an annual budget
• Must possess a can-do mentality, be responsible, and be a lifelong learner
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused
• Ability to pay close attention to detail and maintain confidentiality
•  Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule
• Occasional regional and local travel

Summary and Benefits:   
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required. 

Our generous benefit package includes:
• 
 A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

Member Recruitment Specialist

Position: Member Recruitment Specialist
Covers: Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties in western PA

While full-time remote work is available, the employee is required to frequently travel throughout Butler, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties in western PA;

Position Description:
As a member of the recruitment team, you will work with other Recruitment Specialists and volunteer recruiters to generate excitement about and increase awareness of Girl Scouting.  The Member Recruitment Specialist is responsible for recruiting new girl and adult members within an assigned region.  The incumbent will work within the community to build visibility for Girl Scouts, promote the Girl Scout experience, and will understand the needs of their assigned region to best support the growth of membership within that region. 

The essential functions of this position include the following:
 
  Increase awareness to positively impact membership growth by engaging in the community, working with schools, school districts, faith-based institutions, businesses, etc. and cultivate community contacts to educate on the Girl Scout curriculum and generate leads resulting in membership growth
• 
Design and implement effective recruitment strategies for girl and adult membership growth in targeted areas to meet goals and objectives by researching market data, membership trends, diversity benchmarks and other information relevant to designated geographic areas
• Meet individual membership goals and promote the Girl Scout mission by hosting recruitment events in designated areas: including in-person meetings, back to school and troop sign up nights, presentations, and networking opportunities
• Work with and support volunteer recruiters in assigned area to ensure coordinated recruitment efforts and consistent approach and messaging from volunteers on the Girl Scout mission
• Identify marketing, advertising, and public relations opportunities that will effectively and efficiently promote the Girl Scout brand and enhance recruitment efforts
• Responsible for all activities related to the entry and maintenance of council records pertaining to Girl Scout membership registration from events through all steps of the registration and placement process
• Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls
• Reports to the Director of Member Recruitment

Requirements:
 Degree in marketing, communications, sales, related field or equivalent professional experience
• 2 years of work experience in related field of work with proven member recruitment and customer engagement
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines
• Top-notch communicator and can confidently present to large groups
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Teams, and Outlook and ability to learn new systems
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused
• Ability and willingness to work primarily on the road with minimal time in the office
• Potential candidates should be comfortable traveling throughout the designated areas on a regular basis
• Full-time position with a minimum of 35 hours a week and additional hours during peak recruitment months of Aug.–Nov. and Feb.–May
• Able to work flexible hours to include days, some evenings, and some weekends
• Have reliable transportation

Summary and Benefits:   
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required. 

Our generous benefit package includes:
 A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week
• Health, dental, and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

Member Recruitment Specialists - Allegheny County

Position: Member Recruitment Specialist
Covers: 2 positions open: One covers the City of Pittsburgh and one covers southern Allegheny County, western PA

While full-time remote work is available, the employee must live in and is required to frequently travel throughout Allegheny County in western PA

Position Description:
As a member of the recruitment team, you will work with other Recruitment Specialists and volunteer recruiters to generate excitement about and increase awareness of Girl Scouting.  The Member Recruitment Specialist is responsible for recruiting new girl and adult members within an assigned region.  The incumbent will work within the community to build visibility for Girl Scouts, promote the Girl Scout experience, and will understand the needs of their assigned region to best support the growth of membership within that region. 

The essential functions of this position include the following:
• Increase awareness to positively impact membership growth by engaging in the community, working with schools, school districts, faith-based institutions, businesses, etc. and cultivate community contacts to educate on the Girl Scout curriculum and generate leads resulting in membership growth
• Design and implement effective recruitment strategies for girl and adult membership growth in targeted areas to meet goals and objectives by researching market data, membership trends, diversity benchmarks, and other information relevant to designated geographic areas
• Meet individual membership goals and promote the Girl Scout mission by hosting recruitment events in designated areas: including in-person meetings, back to school and troop sign up nights, presentations, and networking opportunities
• Work with and support volunteer recruiters in assigned area to ensure coordinated recruitment efforts, consistent approach and messaging from volunteers on the Girl Scout mission
• Identify marketing, advertising, and public relations opportunities that will effectively and efficiently promote the Girl Scout brand and enhance recruitment efforts
• Responsible for all activities related to the entry and maintenance of council records pertaining to Girl Scout membership registration from events through all steps of the registration and placement process
• Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls
• Reports to the Director of Member Recruitment

Requirements:
 Bilingual in Spanish a plus
• Degree in marketing, communications, sales, related field or equivalent professional experience
• 2 years of work experience in related field of work with proven member recruitment and customer engagement
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Top-notch communicator and can confidently present to large groups
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Teams, and Outlook and ability to learn new systems
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused
• Ability and willingness to work primarily on the road with minimal time in the office
• Potential candidates should be comfortable traveling throughout the designated areas on a regular basis
• Full-time position with a minimum of 35 hours a week and additional hours during peak recruitment months of Aug.-Nov. and Feb.–May
• Able to work flexible hours to include days, some evenings, and some weekends
• Have reliable transportation

Summary and Benefits:   
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania.  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Clearances and criminal background checks are required. 

Our generous benefit package includes:
 A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org

PR & Marketing Coordinator

Position: PR & Marketing Coordinator
Location: Edinboro or Pittsburgh

Position Description:
The Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator tells the story and benefits of the Girl Scout experience to internal and external audiences. The position contributes to the council marketing and communications plan by developing, building, and maintaining the brand and image of the council through the creation and implementation of public relations and marketing campaigns. The Coordinator is also the council spokesperson, available for media appearances and interviews as needed.

The essential functions of this position include the following:
• Manage media sources, cross-promotional opportunities, venues, and partnerships to increase the visibility of Girl Scouting to a diverse external audience
• Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to evaluate and measure effectiveness of advertising and PR campaigns
• Implement effective strategies for public relations and promotions, including PSAs, scripts, advertising, feature stories, regional magazine articles, mail inserts, brochures, invitations, special mailings, and presentations
• Create press releases to ensure a consistent image of Girl Scouting
• Promote public awareness and understanding of Girl Scouting through regional appearances, professional partnerships, videos, radio, television, photo opportunities, or other media
• Coordinate content for publications and communications to ensure that content is provided, edited, proofed and consistently branded
• Cultivate relationships with media, donors, educators, civic leaders, and program sponsors to expand the presence and visibility of Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania
• Conduct interviews or obtain submissions by Girl Scouts, volunteers, parents/guardians, or others for promotional content and obtain necessary photo releases and distribute prizes as necessary
• Work with Publications Manager to fulfill paid advertising campaigns

Requirements:
• Min of bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or marketing
• Min of 1-2 years of demonstrated experience in communications, marketing, or public relations
• Exceptional writing and proofing skills
• Proven ability to interface with lead volunteers and CEO level volunteers
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly
• Ability to work prioritize tasks, successfully manage multiple priorities simultaneously, work under pressure, meet deadlines and deal with change
• Ability to make sound judgment in decision making and to work independently
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, and ability to learn new systems
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused
• Able to work a flexible schedule to include occasional evenings and weekends
• Occasional travel; must have reliable transportation

Summary and Benefits:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:
• A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Volunteer Relations Coordinator

Position: Volunteer Relations Coordinator
Location: Hybrid workweek optional; can be based out of the Edinboro, Greensburg, Johnstown, or Pittsburgh office

Position Description:
The Volunteer Relations Coordinator supports volunteers and staff by addressing issues and concerns raised by our members. This role specializes in investigating alleged violations of Girl Scout policies and/or reports of poor behavior. This person will also facilitate resolution strategies when conflict negatively impacts Girl Scouting. As a policy subject matter expert, they develop council strategies, policies, and procedures that support girl and adult membership. Thoughtful communication, confident presentation skills, and analytical thinking are essential components of this position.

The Essential Functions of this position include the following:
Conflict Management:
• Understand and use the Conflict Management System to effectively manage true conflict, poor behavior, and violations of policy/procedure
• Maintain thorough documentation and records
• Evaluate and update policies and procedures
• Develop innovative strategies and services to improve retention through conflict management and customer service
Volunteer Support:
• Investigate concerns brought forth by members and provide members with resources that support Self Resolution and autonomy when possible
• Collaborate with members to create productive solutions that benefit all parties through mediation and action plan agreements
• Address issues of bullying, harassment and discrimination
• Protect the integrity of our policies and procedures through education and/or litigation
Staff Support:
• Assess concerns brought forth and collaborate with staff on how to best manage potential issues/conflicts/policy violations/bad behaviors
• Coach staff on how to effectively communicate with volunteers and advise staff on how to manage issues that impact their areas
• Provide staff with Volunteer Relations resources that support volunteer retention
• Develop and implement training opportunities and resources for staff

Requirements:
• Degree in social services, psychology, 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, Teams and willingness and ability to learn new systems
• Working knowledge of Salesforce a plus
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused
• Ability and willingness to work and maintain a flexible schedule, as needed, to include occasional evenings and weekends
• Travel may be required to any of our 27 counties served by Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania

Summary and Benefits:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:
• Office-based with a hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work per week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Volunteer Screening Assistant

Position: Volunteer Screening Assistant
Location: Hybrid workweek optional; based out of Edinboro

Position Description:

The Volunteer Screening Assistant is responsible for the efficient processing of background checks to ensure a positive customer experience for volunteer applicants. This individual is responsible for processing, evaluating, and filing all submitted background checks from volunteers in an efficient and organized manner.

The essential functions of this position include the following:
• Become the subject matter expert in the internal screening process and requirements for volunteers working with youth
• Analyze background checks for compliance with Pennsylvania state law and Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania policy for volunteers working with youth
• Ensure that council events follow background check guidelines
• Work with membership staff to support the screening workflow for new and renewing volunteers
• Communicate with volunteers to ensure proper PA submission of background checks
• Process, organize and enter all incoming volunteer background checks
• Maintain a high level of confidentiality when handling personal information of customers
• Respond to customer inquiries in the Customer Relationship Management system accurately and in a timely manner
• Provide positive and quality customer service to all members, volunteers, customers, and staff

Requirements:
• 2 years of college or equivalent professional work experience
• Minimum of 1 year of data entry and customer service experience
• Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and other applications with the ability to learn, understand, and apply new technology
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Experience with Customer Relationship Management systems, such as Salesforce, a plus
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer-focused

Summary and Benefits:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clearances and background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes
• A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Volunteer Support Specialist

Position: Volunteer Support Specialist
Location: covers Washington, Fayette, and Greene counties
can be based out of the Pittsburgh or Greensburg office, and is eligible for remote based

Note: While this position is eligible for remote-based work, it does require regular travel within the coverage area of Washington, Fayette, and Greene counties. If you are not local but are planning to relocate to this area, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Position Description:
As a member of the Volunteer Support team, you provide leadership and support to girls and adult volunteers. You work and engage volunteers and foster positive relationships with members that are critical for member retention.

The Essential Functions of this position include the following:
• 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, 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, Teams 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 evenings and weekends
• Travel is required; must have reliable transportation and be able to travel throughout assigned area and western PA

Summary and Benefits:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is one of three Girl Scout councils in Pennsylvania. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports 27 counties in western Pennsylvania and are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Clearances and criminal background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:
• Office-based with a hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work per week, and this position is also eligible for a full-remote option, but travel within assigned area is required
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary additional insurance benefit options: short-term disability, cancer insurance, life insurance, and accident insurance
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• A generous paid time off policy
• 15 paid holidays annually (office closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• Flexible spending options for medical, dependent care, and parking expenses
• Employee Assistance Program

TO APPLY:
Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Submit cover letter and resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

 

Summer Camp Employment 

Don’t apply for just any job this summer. Apply for a job that will set you on a path toward your future career. When you work at a Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camp this summer, you’ll build your resume with outdoor certifications and real-life leadership, communication, and problem-solving experiences employers are looking for—all while getting paid to fill your summer with travel, camping, overnight trips, rock climbing, ziplining, horseback riding, archery, swimming, new friendships, and unforgettable memories. Plus, meals, housing, and laundry are all included while you’re at camp.

We are accepting applications for 2022 camp staff and will start the interviewing process in January 2022. Not sure which position to apply for? View our job descriptions for summer camp staff below to see which position suits you best! However you choose to work with us, you’ll be learning new skills while making a difference in the lives of girls. To apply, complete the Camp Staff Application.

Summer Camp Positions

We offer eight weeks of overnight (resident) camp at three Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camp locations 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. We also offer five weeks of day camp at Camp Redwing in Renfrew, Butler County.

Administrative Positions

Assistant Camp Director—assists the camp director in the administration of the camp. Helps to plan and carry out staff training and supervises all staff. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Camp Administrator—Assist with the maintenance of camp records and files, including health records, intake paperwork, incident reports, and other camper documents. Works closely with other camp staff to ensure all individual camper needs are met. Assists with the organization/preparation of and participation in camp activities. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Healthcare Manager—responsible for the general health and safety of campers and staff. Performs first aid in emergencies and keeps all health records. EMT, LPN, or RN License is required. RN is preferred. Full-time residential and part-time positions are available. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Aquatic Positions

Lifeguard—ensures the safety of campers and staff during all aquatic activities. Current Lifeguard Certification required. Certification or re-certification training may be available. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Equestrian Positions

Camp Skymeadow only

Horseback Riding Director—directs and supervises riding staff while conducting a safe, instructional horseback riding program. Responsible for the care and handling of horses and tack. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Assistant Horseback Riding Director—the Assistant Horseback Riding Director is responsible for providing direct supervision and support to both Horseback Riding Instructors and resident campers, identifying and meeting the needs of resident campers, planning and implementing camp program, and working to provide an exceptional camp experience to every camp participant. Minimum age required is 19. View full description.

Horseback Riding Instructor—leads trail rides, instructs riding, and assists with the care and handling of the horses and tack. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Barn Aide—helps our horseback riding staff in all aspects of our riding program. Leads horses during instructional lessons, helps to lead trail rides, assists with the care and handling of horses and tack, and maintains/cleans up our equestrian areas. Must be at least 16 years old. View full description.

Kitchen Positions

Kitchen Manager—plans and prepares healthy meals for campers and staff. Responsible for ordering food and planning menus, as well as supervising and scheduling kitchen staff. ServeSafe certification is a plus. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Cook—prepares meals for campers and staff. Responsible for the cleanliness of food preparation and the storage area. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Kitchen Aide—responsible for kitchen clean-up and packing cookout requisitions. Assists the cook. Minimum age required is 16. View full description.

Program Positions

Program Director—plans program, supervises and evaluates unit staff, inventories/maintains equipment, and assists with staff training and administration of camp. Minimum age required is 20. View full description.

Trip and Travel Director—Assists, leads, and manages assigned camp activities and trip activities directly with the campers in a manner that results in a challenging and safe experience in the Girl Scout program and in compliance with GSUSA and ACA standards. Must be at least 18 years old. View full description.

Counselor-in-Training Director—Manages and facilitates the Counselor-in-Training (CIT)/Wrangler-in-Training (WIT) program through its entirety, support and supervise CIT/WIT Counselors, support the Administrative Team and Camp Director, support the Unit Leader team and act in their position as needed, manage all unit and CIT needs, and assist with planning, development, and implementation of the CIT program. Minimum age required is 21. View full description.

Activity Specialist—provides a full range of camp activities (canoeing, archery, high ropes, teams course, lifeguarding, crafts, songs, and games). Trainings and certifications will be provided in the applicable areas depending on your camp placement, but if you’ve already got them, that’s a plus. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Unit Leader—responsible for the program and operation of a camper unit of 24-32 girls. Works directly with campers and supervises unit counselors working with campers. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Unit Counselor—works directly with campers and assists the unit Leader in planning and conducting activities for 24-32 campers. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Junior Counselor—assists the unit leader in leading and guiding girls in outdoor program activities in correlation with the overall camp program plans. Must be at least 16 years old. View full description.

Lead Day Camp Counselor—works to provide an effective camp program by supervising and providing daily camp activities to all Girl Scout campers, providing direct assistance and support to each camper, and effectively working with fellow staff members. Minimum age required is 20. View full description.

Day Camp Counselor—works to provide an effective camp program by supervising and providing daily camp activities to all Girl Scout campers, providing direct assistance and support to each camper, and effectively working with fellow staff members. Minimum age required is 18. View full description.

Summer Camp Staff FAQ
When does camp begin and end in 2022?

Here are the 2022 Staff Training and General Camp Dates:

Week Dates
Staff Training June 5–18 (You will have days off during this time.)
Week 1 June 19–24 
Week 2 June 26–July 1 
Week 3*
July 3–8 
Week 4 July 10–15
Week 5 July 17–22
Week 6 July 24–29 
Week 7 July 31–Aug. 5
Week 8* Aug. 7–10 

*dates and programs vary by camp

Here are the 2022 Weekend Program Dates: 

Camp Dates
Camp Conshatawba July 1–3, July 15–17, Aug. 5–7 
Camp Hawthorne Ridge July 8– 10, July 22–24, July 29–31 
Camp Skymeadow July 1–3, July 15–17, July 29–31, Aug. 19–21

Weekend programs begin on Friday evening and conclude on Sunday morning. Families or troops attend together and stay together in a tent, cabin, or lodge. They have meals in the Dining Hall and participate in camp activities and traditions. Camp staff help facilitate meals and activities.

Staff are required to work weekend programs—time off will be allotted on a program-by-program basis depending on facilitation needs. 

What are the ages of campers?

Campers are grouped in units by Girl Scout Level, which is generally determined by grade level and/or program level. Here are the Girl Scout Program Levels:

Program Level Grades
Daisy* K-1
Brownie 2-3
Junior 4-5
Cadette 6-8
Senior 9-10
Ambassador 11-12
Counselor in Training One (CIT I) 9-12
Counselor in Training Two (CIT II) 11-12

*weekend programs only

How many campers are there in one week? How many am I responsible for?

Camp generally has between 50-75 campers per week. As a counselor, you will be required to supervise the unit you are assigned, which will vary in size depending on registrations and can fluctuate from week to week. When participating in all-camp, campfire, or special events, you may supervise more campers in other units as well.

Where do I live?

Counselors live in the same unit as campers but in separate tents/cabins/bedrooms in order to provide supervision overnight. You will be living with other counselors, around 3-5 at any given time. Campers are not allowed in your living space. 

Is there a uniform? If so, what is it, and what am I responsible for?

On check-in and check-out days, we require staff to wear a camp designated shirt and navy shorts that are an appropriate length or pants. Camp will provide the camp shirt during staff training. We ask that you bring shorts/pants with you. It may be a good idea to purchase two pairs (just in case your laundry gets backed up!). For other non-designated days, you may wear appropriate summer attire such as t-shirts, athletic shorts, khaki shorts/pants, etc.

Do I participate in the camp activities?

Yes! We expect all counselors to actively participate in programming. This includes supervision of campers, assisting program staff, and participating! We expect that the campers always come first in participation since camp is for the camper and that each counselor is sure to help campers participate in every activity. 

Do I have time off?

Yes. Counselors have two hours off each day. There is a designated staff lounge at each camp for you to use during this time. During this time off we request that you remain on camp. At the conclusion of camp on Friday, counselors have time off from around 2 p.m. on Friday (pending check-out, cleaning, etc.) to 10 a.m. on Sunday. During weekends off, you are welcome to either remain at camp or leave camp property. 

Are there costs that I must cover while at camp?

Meals, housing, and laundry are all included while you are at camp. If you choose to make arrangements outside of this (i.e. going to dinner off of camp during your time off or visiting friends off of camp) you are responsible for the cost of excursions and meals. 

How will I be paid?

Staff are paid on a bi-weekly basis. You will want to bring money to camp with you to get through until your first paycheck. Camp does not provide cash advances. 

What happens at the conclusion of camp? When do I leave? How do I get to the bus/train/airport?

At the conclusion of camp, you will need to make plans to move off camp, with the exact date TBD. The Camp Director will help you arrange travel plans in leaving camp and will try to provide reasonable accommodation. 

Day Camp Staff FAQ
When do day camps being and end in 2022?

Here are the 2022 Staff Training and General Day Camp Dates:

Week Dates
Staff Training June 13–17
Week 1 June 20–24 
Week 2 June 27–July 1 
Week 3
July 11–15 
Week 4 July 18–22
Week 5 July 25–29

Activity Specialists can pick up additional hours to lead programs for troops that run June-September during the week and weekends.

What are the ages of day campers at Camp Redwing?
Program Level Grades
Brownie 2-3
Junior 4-5
How many campers are there in one week? How many am I responsible for?

The number of campers can range from 5 to 30 girls. As a counselor, you will be required to supervise the unit you are assigned to, which will vary in size depending on camper registration and can fluctuate from week to week. 

Is there a uniform? If so, what is it and what am I responsible for?

You will receive two camp shirts that should be worn while you are at camp. Appropriate summer attire such as athletic shorts or khaki shorts/pants can be worn with it. Closed-toed shoes should be worn, but you may also wear sports sandals depending on the activity.

Do I participate in the camp activities?

Yes! We expect all counselors to actively participate in program activities. This includes supervision of the campers, assisting other program staff, and participating! We expect the campers to always come first in participation since camp is for the camper and that each counselor is sure to help campers participate in every activity. 

Do I have time off?

Camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. You will be expected to meet ratio with the campers at all times, which means you are on for the whole day depending on how many counselors are working. There is a lunch and journal period (typically one hour) where you will still monitor campers but can rest and be at a separate table from girls while you eat. 

How will I be paid?

Staff is paid hourly and will receive a paycheck on a bi-weekly basis.


Please note: Along with a Day Camp Counselor, you may also be an Activity Specialist who typically runs two-hour shifts during the evening, weekends, and during the day when camp is not running. Activities include canoeing, archery, and lifeguarding.


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! Background checks are required.

For the safety of staff and campers, everyone on Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania camp property will be required to follow current CDC and local guidelines.

Applicants should complete the Camp Staff Application.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact customer care at customercare@gswpa.org or 800-248-3355.