Are you a natural leader? Looking to use those skills in a meaningful way this summer? Girl Scouts San Diego Summer Day Camp has a great opportunity for you.
This summer, more than ever, girls will be ready for all the fun and excitement of camp. Teen Leadership Coordinators develop, implement and facilitate an age appropriate leadership development program and experience for Day Camp Aides and Counselors-in-Training (campers in grades 8-12) who support younger girls in partnership with adult staff.
- Develop, implement and facilitate a leadership program and activities for youth 12-17 years of age, in alignment with Girl Scouts’ policies and procedures, standards and compliance requirements.
- Create and implement activities in a variety of program areas including the teaching of leadership skills, team building, child development, camper behavior management, risk management, appreciation of the outdoors, camping skills, and Girl Scouts history.
- Support, evaluate and provide guidance and feedback to DCAs and CITs.
- Work closely with the Site Director in coordinating group activities & ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness.
- Serve as part of the camp administrative team to ensure camp program meets all objectives, is run safely and efficiently, and all policies and procedures are followed.
- Guide and assist with the teaching of activities to meet session goals aligned with session themes; actively participate in all program areas, as assigned.
- Provide supervision and oversight to campers, ensuring campers health and safety, and site cleanliness.
- Assist with pre-camp planning, preparation, meetings and training.
- Attend and facilitate staff and camper meetings.
- Serve as a role model exhibiting appropriate leadership behavior
Experience and Skills
- Experience teaching, or education and equivalent experience, with experiential and/or peer learning models.
- At least one year experience as a counselor, or equivalent experience. Prior experience working with teens in youth leadership program, preferably in a camp setting, is desired.
- Ability to work with a wide-range of sensitive and confidential issues and communicate effectively with a diverse group of girls, volunteers, and staff.
- Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to engage an audience of youth and adults, and work effectively in a team setting.
- Knowledge of Girls Scouts programs, desired.
- Commitment and understanding of youth development
- Current CPR and First Aid certification is required.
- Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required.