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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.   

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania requires that all staff members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption on file with Human Resources. 

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)
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Current Employment Opportunities

Activity Specialist - Part-time

Position: Activity Specialist
Locations:
Camp Conshatawba in Summerhill, Cambria County
Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Girard, Erie County
Camp Skymeadow in Avonmore, Armstrong County
Camp Redwing in Renfrew, Butler County

We are looking for energetic, outgoing individuals who have a desire to work outdoors with children and teens.  When you work at any of our camps, you’ll build your resume with outdoor certifications and real-life leadership, communication, and problem-solving experiences that employers are looking for—all while getting paid. 

As an Activity Specialist, you will help ensure a positive atmosphere and well-being for all campers. You will be trained in all of our program areas and will help in the planning, setup, execution, and follow-up of outdoor Girl Scout events and activities at our camps. The Activity Specialist also facilitates a variety of outdoor activities including archery, canoeing, team building, and more.

  • This is a year-round, part-time position.
  • You will generally work two weekends per month with an average of 15 hours per month.
  • The rate is $12-$18 per hour, based on experience.
  • Trainings and certifications will be provided in applicable areas.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Experience working with children in a youth or outdoor education capacity
  • Demonstrated maturity, sound judgement, integrity, and flexibility
  • Willingness to adhere to the principles of Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Promise, and the Girl Scout Law
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain
  • Background checks are required
  • Have a reliable source of transportation to and from camp
    Willingness to learn and adapt to new situations, surroundings, and circumstances in a quick and effective manner

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.

Apply today to be part of our mission to help build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. 

Administrative Assistant - Product Program

Position: Administrative Assistant – Product Program Department
Location: Pittsburgh
Starting Salary: $33,000

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
The Product Program Administrative Assistant provides support to the team and serves as the assistant to the Director, Product Program.

The essential functions of this position include:

• Provides administrative support for team correspondence including emails, letters, and posts
• Coordinate content for communications to volunteers
• Work with the marketing & communications team to update the product-related content on the website
• Monitor the department queue in Salesforce, assign cases to team members, and assist in communicating with customers
• Provide deadline reminders for department
• Support events, meetings, and trainings for volunteers
• Assist with data tracking and report preparation
• Update department forms and other program materials

Requirements:
• 2 years minimum of administrative work experience which includes providing office and administrative support to management staff
• Proficient in all Microsoft applications
• Ability and willingness to learn new software applications
• Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
• Must be organized, detail orientated, and customer focused
• 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. Background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes:
• A hybrid workweek, which allows up to three days of remote work per week
• Health, dental and vision insurance available
• HSA, Health FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and Parking FSA options
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary 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 (business closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• 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.

Assistant Camp Ranger - Part-time - Camp Hawthorne Ridge

Position: Assistant Camp Ranger – Part-time
Location: Camp Hawthorne Ridge, Girard, PA; Erie County

Position Description:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is seeking a dynamic individual to join our camp maintenance team. Preferred candidate will have experience working in grounds and building maintenance; knowledge of water, septic, and pool systems beneficial; general carpentry, electric, plumbing skills are desirable; candidate must be willing to act in Camp Rangers stead, covering on-call and rental hosting duties when assigned; must be PA Pesticide Applicator Certified or be willing to obtain to assist in operation of camp pool during summer season; must be willing to work outside throughout the year with varied weather conditions.

This position is year-round.
21 hours per week, generally M-F, with some weekends required
$15 per hour
Valid driver’s license required

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.

Benefits:
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• Paid Time Off

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. Apply by submitting resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Assistant Camp Ranger - Part-time - Camp Skymeadow

Position: Assistant Camp Ranger – Part-time
Location: Camp Skymeadow, Avonmore, PA; Armstrong County

Position Description:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is seeking a dynamic individual to join our camp maintenance team. Preferred candidate will have experience working in grounds and building maintenance; knowledge of water, septic, and pool systems beneficial; general carpentry, electric, plumbing skills are desirable; candidate must be willing to act in Camp Ranger's stead, covering on-call and rental hosting duties when assigned; must be PA Pesticide Applicator Certified or be willing to obtain to assist in operation of camp pool during summer season; must be willing to work outside throughout the year with varied weather conditions.

This position is year-round.
21 hours per week, generally M-F, with some weekends required
$15 per hour
Valid driver’s license required

Benefits:
• 401(k) plan, both pre-tax and ROTH options, with employer match
• Paid Time Off

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. Apply by submitting your resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Camp Maintenance - Part-time - Camp Conshatawba

Position: Camp Maintenance
Location: Camp Conshatawba, Summerhill PA; Cambria County

Position Description:
Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania is seeking a dynamic individual to join our camp maintenance team. Preferred candidate will have experience working in grounds and building maintenance; general knowledge of and experience with power tools, log splitters, lawnmowers, and similar type equipment; general carpentry skills, electrical, and plumbing skills for maintenance tasks are beneficial; must be willing to work outside with varied weather conditions;

Seasonal position with 10-20 hours per week - generally
$12 per hour
Valid driver’s license required
Flexible schedule; some weekends may be 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. Apply by submitting your resume to recruiting@gswpa.org.

Membership Engagement Specialists

Position: Membership Engagement Specialist
Location: Six open positions covering:
1) Primarily southern Butler County
2) Monroeville area of Allegheny County
3) Northern Allegheny County
4) Greene and Washington counties
5) Warren County and the eastern parts of Erie, Crawford, and Venango Counties in PA
6) Lawrence County and the northern part of Butler County in PA

While full-time remote work is available, the employee must live in and is required to frequently travel throughout their coverage area.
Starting Salary: $38,000-$40,000, commensurate with experience


SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
As a member of the membership team, you will work with other membership engagement specialists to generate excitement about and increase awareness of Girl Scouting. The member engagement specialist has oversight of all facets of the volunteer experience and is responsible for recruiting new girl and adult members in their assigned area. The incumbent will work within the community to build visibility of Girl Scouts, promote the Girl Scout experience, engage volunteers, foster positive relationships with members, understand the needs of their assigned region to best support the growth and retention of membership within that region, and will ensure the Girl Scout program is accessible to all girls, across all demographic groups.

The essential functions of this position include the following:
• Increase awareness to positively impact membership growth and retention by engaging in the community, working with schools, faith-based institutions, businesses, etc., and cultivating community contacts to educate on the Girl Scout curriculum, and generate leads resulting in building community awareness, highlighting benefits of membership, and impacting membership growth
• Design and implement effective short- and long-term strategies for the recruitment and retention of 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 and retention goals by hosting events, including but not limited to in-person meetings, back to school and troop sign-up nights
• Identify marketing, advertising, and public relations opportunities that will effectively and efficiently promote the Girl Scout brand and enhance recruitment efforts
• Nurture new leads and referrals resulting from field activity
• Oversee the volunteer experience for all participating adults in assigned area
• Support troop leaders by handling issues, questions, and concerns, provide timely problem solving and conflict resolution to manage grievance and conflict, escalating when necessary to the volunteer relations coordinator
• Keep current on program information (Girl Scout Leadership Experience, highest awards, product program, etc.) and support training and messaging offered to volunteers
• Ensure Girl Scouting is open to all girls and adults by delivering the Girl Scout message of inclusion and diversity

Requirements:
• Degree in marketing, communications, sales, related field, or equivalent professional experience
• Two years minimum of work experience in related field of work with proven member recruitment, volunteer management, and customer engagement success
• 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 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 August-Nov. and Feb.-May
• Able to work flexible hours to include days, frequent 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. Background checks are required.

Our generous benefit package includes
• Full-time remote work is available for this position however, the employee must live in and is required to frequently travel throughout their coverage area. A hybrid workweek, which allows up to 3 days of remote work each week is also available.
• Health, dental, and vision insurance available
• HSA, Health FSA, Dependent Care FSA, and Parking FSA options
• Company-paid life and long-term disability insurance
• Voluntary 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 (business closure between December 24-Jan 1)
• Paid Parental Leave
• Paid Sick Leave
• 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. Indicate in your cover letter which coverage area for which you are applying.

 

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—Under minimal supervision, provide safe and effective healthcare for each camper and participant by directly supervising all healthcare needs, work with Camp Director, administrative team, and unit staff to monitor camper and participant well-being, and assists with parent communication in relation to the well-being and healthcare needs of each camper and participant. 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.