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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Alameda, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
1650 Harbor Bay Parkway, Suite 100
(510) 995-9280
Job Title:
Senior Director of Camps and Adventure
(510) 562-8470

Senior Director of Camps and Adventure

Girl Scouts of Northern California (GSNorCal) seeks an experienced professional and proven leader to develop a high performing team of 9 year-round staff, plus 200 seasonal staff, while managing an annual budget of over $2 million. Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the Senior Director of Camps and Adventure will be responsible for camp programs that empower thousands of girls each summer, including 3 staff-led summer resident camps (serving 3,800 girls and their families), 4 volunteer-led resident camps and over 20 volunteer-led day camps.

Serving a diverse membership of 44,000, GSNorCal is the 3rd largest council in the country with over 29,000 adult members in a 19-county area from Gilroy to the Oregon border.

Our programs are designed to increase the educational, emotional and social development of girls in grades K-12. Each summer, approximately 12,000 girls experience day and resident camps through our council-run and volunteer-run camps, and our Board has a top girl experience priority to increase opportunities for girls to participate in year-round outdoor experiences across a spectrum of intensities and skill levels.

Submit your resume now to apply for this exciting opportunity to ensure GSNorCal reaches more girls and their families with year-round, high-impact camp and adventure experiences.

We will be accepting applications until May 26th, appointment for this position is targeted for Fall 2017.

You will be great for this role if you:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree with advanced studies in management, program, or related fields
  • Have 7+ years of experience in a senior leadership role
  • Have 5+ years of experience with all aspects of outdoor education or camp administration, including:
    • Staff management, including goal-setting and goal management, personnel compliance, staff supervision and training, payroll budgeting, purchasing and inventory control
    • Project management and design and continuous improvement of standard procedures
    • Risk management and safety
    • Program development, design, execution and assessment
    • Marketing strategies for retention and new acquisitions 
  • Are a visionary with a commitment to the mission and are dedicated to outcomes that empower girls
  • Possess practical knowledge and experience in current youth development principles and techniques
  • Are fluent in progressive camp and adventure programs that resonate with today’s girls and their parents
  • Are exited about collaborating with the GSNorCal community and volunteer partners
  • Are able to successfully execute a strategic plan validated by outcome measurement tools
  • Find joy in proactively using data to improve, develop and fine tune programs and products after implementation
  • Have strong computer skills — proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint) and are comfortable learning new online tools and databases.
  • Have strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills - ability to be personable yet persistent
  • Have a commitment to diversity and inclusion — ability to work with people of various social, economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Are able to meet GSNorCal’s background check and verification standards (criminal, sex offender, DMV, social security, and credit verification)
  • Have a current California driver’s license, valid auto insurance, and have daily access to a reliable vehicle
  • Willing to work some nights and weekends, travel to sites and stay overnight
  • Enjoy the outdoors and have the ability to lift/move up to 30 lbs. and can safely maneuver through rugged terrain, climb hills, and sustain physical activity in high elevation
  • Are excited about working with a diverse and supportive community where we collaborate with parents, volunteers, and the community every day to make a difference in the lives of girls

Bonus points if you:

  • Have a master’s degree
  • Are familiar with the American Camp Association's (ACA) Accreditation Standards and California Camp Regulations
  • Are knowledgable in the Girl Scout movement, philosophy, standards, program and systems
  • Have experience working with volunteers and managing out-based employees
  • Have experience using Salesforce CRM database


Girl Scouts of Northern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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