DATES OF EMPLOYMENT: Late May to Mid-August 2024 (approximate dates TBD)
Pay: $480/wk (Plus, food and lodging valued at $200)
- Employee Assistance Program – 100% Employer Paid.
- Sick Pay in accordance with Colorado Law.
Program Assistant General Duties: Program Assistants will help with daily upkeep, cleaning, organization, and prep work in the lodge and arts & crafts room. Program Assistants will also help with the general cleanliness and upkeep of all camp areas and camp vehicles while working on service projects. Additionally, Program Assistants will help with daily activities of the overnight camp, including mail, cabin checks, etc., and assist with implementing and running all-camp programs with support and direction from supervisors. Daily and weekly schedules are developed under the direction of supervisors and in cooperation with other unit staff, based on camp program, activity planning, and camp goals. A primary function of this, and every other job at the Tomahawk Ranch, is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create and maintain a positive rapport and communication with campers, parents, volunteers and staff.
- Gather, organize, and return requisitions as needed for all camp programming based on group size, snacks, requests, and themes.
- Responsible for getting, organizing, and sending camp mail.
- Guide campers in developing peer relationships which includes and appreciates all members and accepts individual differences.
- Work together and communicate appropriately with all staff, CITs, PAs, and volunteers.
- Demonstrate a recognition and understanding of good customer service in all dealings and interactions as an employee of Girl Scouts of Colorado by maintaining constructive relationships with co-workers, members, parents, volunteers, and the community.
- On check-in and check-out days assists with parking or mail drop-off. Talks to parents and campers to share information, to get input, to reassure them and to promote a positive image of camp.
- Participate in conferences with the camp directors and weekly team meetings to share information, solve problems, coordinate plans, and evaluate.
- Attend staff meetings and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.
- Participate in and provide engaging, educational and fun programs.
- Assist, implement and help run all-camp program based on camp program goals, policies, and procedures to provide a quality outdoor education experience for campers.
- Help assure the progression of activities within the framework of individual and group interests and abilities.
- Incorporate camp skills and environmental awareness into the program. Use site resources.
- Carry out activities to encourage personal growth, learn skills, and provide challenge appropriate to age, ability and readiness.
- Supervise campers at meals and all-camp activities.
- Help implement all-camp kaper charts for campers and staff so that common camp areas, including staff areas, are kept clean.
- Assists with the daily care and maintenance of all camp property including buildings, fences, vehicles, equipment, utilities, livestock, and natural resources.
- Assess the needs of camp and help to develop plans for service projects.
- Work on service projects for camp.
- Routinely display concern for an effective implementation of health, safety and emergency policies and procedures.
- Helps to maintain camp facilities in clean and ready use condition.
- Help with daily upkeep, cleaning, organization, and prep work in the lodge and arts & crafts room.
- Help with the upkeep of camp site & camp vehicles, working on service projects, cleaning the dining hall etc.
- Conduct cabin and area checks daily to insure cleanliness of camp.
- Deep clean dining hall twice a week.
- Help organize and run cleaning process in dining hall after every meal.
- Conduct vehicle checks on camp vehicles every morning.
- Deep clean camp vehicles each week.
- Maintain high standards of health, sanitation, safety, and security to prevent accidents and to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
- Use safe practices in all activities in accordance with camp procedures and guidelines.
- Practice good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Encourage good hygiene practices by campers.
- Teach and participate in rehearsals of emergency procedures.
- Administer first aid until the Health Supervisor or other professionals arrive.
- Implement security procedures. Alert supervisor to potentially hazardous conditions or situations.
- Keep records, write reports, and submit recommendations as directed.
- Maintain, use, and store equipment and facilities properly; report needed repairs. Inventory equipment as directed.
- Respect the confidential nature of all information pertaining to staff, volunteers, or campers.
- Adhere to all safety and security procedures at all times.
- Maintain order and cleanliness in general camp areas, including staff areas and laundry.
- Demonstrate responsibility, accountability and overall maturity of judgement.
- Supervise and participate with campers in their activities and kapers.
- Assist instructors or other program leaders by organizing the group, maintaining discipline and assisting with the instruction if qualified.
- Present a positive image to parents and visitors through attitude, dress, and courtesy.
- Perform other duties to foster a cooperative climate and a smoothly operating camp.
- Open and close unit sites as directed, including cleaning, doing inventory, and moving and storing equipment.
- Participate in pre-camp and in-service trainings, attend staff meetings and contribute to the planning and coordinating of the work of the total staff team.
- Participate in supervisory conferences and in the staff evaluation process.
PRIMARY CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- Consistently reports to work as scheduled, and in a timely manner.
- In accordance with the philosophy of Girl Scouts of Colorado, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
- Upon first day of employment you will be registered as an adult member of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO). In becoming a member of Girl Scouts, you will be expected to uphold the policies and guidelines set forward by Girl Scouts of U.S.A. As a role model and representative of GSCO you will be expected to:
- Participate as a professional member of the total staff in providing effective staff service to GSCO.
- Be an active member of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., demonstrating the principles of the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all activities of the job.
- Contribute to positive relationships and demonstrate sensitivity regarding diverse racial, ethnic, and social individuals and groups in GSCO as a whole, and between the diverse individuals employed by GSCO or giving volunteer service.
- Support the efforts and commitments of Girl Scouts of Colorado in pluralism and diversity throughout the organization and within each community served.
- Embrace diversity and inclusiveness by contributing to positive relationships between diverse racial, ethnic, and social groups in the Council as a whole and between employees and volunteers.
Education and/or Formal Training
- Must be in at least senior year (or graduated) from high school
- Must possess, or be willing to obtain, current First Aid/CPR certification.
- Must be willing to obtain any other certification and/or training sessions as required by GSCO.
- Experience working with children.
- Experience in record keeping.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of the Girl Scout program.
- Commitment to Girl Scout program values.
- Act as role model of the Girl Scout program.
- Able to listen to others.
- Able to write memos, instructions, and letters.
- Able to implement policies and standards through others.
- Ability to work with campers and adults of diverse backgrounds.
- Flexibility to meet changing schedules, weather, and individual needs.
- Conflict management and problem resolution skills.
- Sound judgment and ability to make decisions in crisis situations.
- Able to use creative approaches.
- Ability to carry out plans with minimum direct supervision.
- Must be at least 16+ years of age and/or be in senior year of high school (or graduated).
- If over 21 years of age, may be required to drive and pass driving requirements.
- Must pass any and all background checks required by GSCO, ACA, and CDHS.
- Must be able to work non-traditional hours including early mornings, evenings, nights, and/or weekends.
For more information about Tomahawk Ranch please visit our website!
We encourage applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities. Our workplace is inclusive, and we strive to create an accessible and accommodating environment for all employees. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding accommodations for disabilities, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you are invited to interview and require accommodations, please inform us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a smooth and accessible interview experience. If you have questions about accessibility or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or 877-404-5708. We are here to help.
Girl Scouts of Colorado celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse community. People from historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSCO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: GSCO is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at GSCO are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations where we operate. GSCO will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.