The Outdoor Specialist is responsible for delivering both outdoor education and STEM events and curriculums to GSHPA girl members, during GSHPA’s core curriculum period. Core curriculum period is October thru April. During this period of time, the Outdoor Specialist will provide supervision to all attendees, while monitoring and managing equipment and supplies of assigned programs.
Actively lead, teach, and/or assist in all assigned Girl Scout, Outdoor Educational, and STEM programs in accordance with GSHPA and GSUSA guidelines, as well as GSHPA curriculum.
Drives STEM Mobile to community locations and delivers STEM programs in accordance with GSHPA and GSUSA guidelines.
Collaborate with diverse communities and represent the council in the community.
Facilitates program evaluation for all facilitated events and completes reporting in a timely manner.
Assist in inventory of program supplies and ensure that all equipment is in working order.
Understands, instructs, and promotes the safe use and care of equipment in all activities, camp property, including proper storage, maintenance, appropriate use by members, and ensures all participants follow the proper Safety Activity Checkpoints.
Maintains high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and staff.
Understand, lead, and instruct outdoor education participants in all emergency procedures.
Ensures timely notification of management as to areas of improvement, concern, and risk. This includes complete accident and/or incident reports submitted to management within 24 hours.
Provide professional, quality customer service to members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of council-wide initiatives and/or cross functional teams.
Major or coursework in Outdoor Education, Education, Youth Development or related experience.
Experience in teambuilding, ropes course, and other adventure based program areas.
Ability to focus on solution-based problem solving by recognizing and responding to opportunities for proactive resolution.
First Aid/CPR/AED certified by a nationally recognized provider.
Lifeguard certifications issued by a nationally recognized provider.
Strong communication, organization and time management skills, as well as public speaking and youth activity and event planning capabilities.
Enthusiastic and can demonstrate the ability to motivate girls to participate in activities.
Ability to work and communicate with volunteers, girl members, and girl member parents.
Ability to lead and facilitate events in a variety of settings.
Ability to lead activities in a flexible, professional manner and in accordance with GSHPA strategies.
Ability to work a flexible schedule and a willingness to travel throughout the council.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
Ability and willingness to live onsite at Camp Small Valley in council-provided housing.
Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows and Office software.
Ability to lift 30 lbs.
Able to thrive in exposure to outdoor conditions, including but not limited to rain, sun, variable temperatures, and other weather conditions.
Physical ability to respond to situations requiring first aid and to assist participants in an emergency.
Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Ability to walk over uneven terrain for one mile and work in the outdoors.