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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

Volunteer Support Specialist

POSITION: Volunteer Support Specialist
Location: Edinboro

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

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

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

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

 

Summer Camp Employment 

Our program team is already developing resident camp programs and hiring camp staff for the 2021 camp season. To apply, select the link for the Camp Staff Application below.

Summer Camp Positions

Year after year, our campers report that what they remember and treasure most from camp are the relationships and sense of community they develop with staff. Your passion can make a difference in the lives of girls. We are looking for energetic, outgoing individuals who have a desire to work with children outdoors. Whether you are leading a hiking trip, going on a trail ride or sending a girl down the zip line, you are making a difference. Join Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania this summer. We have three camps that cater to different age groups and activity specialties to help suit your professional development needs: Camp Conshatawba in Summerhill, Cambria County, Camp Hawthorne Ridge in Girard, Erie County, Camp Skymeadow in Avonmore, Armstrong County, and Camp Redwing in Renfrew, Butler County.

Every camp has different staffing positions available for summer 2021, some of which include: Assistant Camp Director, Day Camp Director, Camp Administrator, 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, Junior Counselor, and Counselor-in-Training.

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. 

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

Applicants should complete the Camp Staff Application.

Girl Scout Volunteers Invited to Work at Camp

Our summer camp season is coming quickly, and we need the help of you, our volunteers. Our country is facing a difficult hiring situation, and our camps are not an exception. With 1,300 Girl Scouts and their families registered to come to summer camp, we're struggling to fill key positions for our programs.

We know how much you care about the growth of their Girl Scouts and how deeply you believe in the Girl Scout experience. Knowing this passion you carry, we are excited to invite you to apply to work at summer camp!

These are paid positions, and we are able to offer flexible arrangements. Whether you can work at camp for one week, sporadic weeks, or every week, it would be just as enriching for you as for the girls you will support!

Hiring Incentives

Beyond the memories and helping girls explore the outdoors, anyone hired will receive a $100 gift card for working with us this summer!*

And, our new referral program offers $75 to anyone who refers a relative or friend who joins our camp staff this summer. The $75 referral can be earned by anyone and as many as three times!**

*To qualify for a $100 gift card, the hired staff person must work two or more weeks at camp.

**Once an applicant you referred is hired for GSWPA Summer Camp 2021, please complete this form to receive the $75 referral bonus.