Camp and Outdoor Education Manager


Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas (GSSWT) is headquartered in San Antonio, TX and more than 14,000 Girl Scouts (girls and adults) across 21 counties in southwest Texas. Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Job Summary:

The Camp and Outdoor Education Manager is responsible for the expansion and delivery of the Girl Scout Outdoor Experience. Plans, implements, monitors and evaluates outdoor program activities that attract and retain girls and adults.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Creates and implements a comprehensive outdoor education program.
  • Oversees the development, organization, implementation and management of the camp program operations, systems and processes.
  • Assists in the planning and execution of Girl Scout camp (resident camp) and outdoor program activities within the context of the camp pathway; ensures related program components are consistent with national curricula and grade level and content meets the needs, interests and preferences of current and prospective girl participants.
  • Assists with the analysis of program evaluations to ensure membership needs are being met, addresses issues and modifies or discontinues programs as needed; assists with outcome survey implementation.
  • Supervises Camp La Jita Program volunteers and directs seasonal camp staff.
  • Resides on Camp La Jita property throughout summer camp season.
  • Ensures that camp facilities meet established standards including but not limited to ACA, Texas Department of Health, and TQEC before, during and after camp sessions.
  • Coordinates and works with the rangers, camp program volunteers, seasonal staff and Director of Girl Experience, and property department to identify and resolve property issues and needs.
  • Supports the planning, implementation and facilitation of pre-camp training and post-camp activities (resident camps).
  • Contributes to the council camp and resource guides through the development of outdoor program experiences.
  • Monitors safety protocols and procedures as they pertain to the oversight and supervision of all camper, volunteer and staff activities.
  • Enforces a high level of safety and health standards, following emergency procedures as outlined.
  • Works within the established budget to meet the operational and staffing needs of the camp, including equipment, supplies, food, trading-post inventory and staffing levels.
  • Mentors, advises and consults with adult volunteers in the troop pathway to work with girls to ensure delivery of outdoor programs and services to girls.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned in support of the council’s mission and goals.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree and three to five years related experience.
  • Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
  • Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Computer Skills: Must be proficient with computer and Microsoft Office (i.e., Excel, Outlook, and Word).

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • This position primarily performs its duties indoors and is occasionally exposed to outdoors weather conditions and/or moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include heavy visual acuity (close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus) required to perform such activities as preparing and analyzing data and figures, using a computer and extensive reading and proofing. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands or arms. The employee occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.