Girl Experience Specialist – Outdoor Adventure Delivery and Support

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Website Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Description, Compensation and Benefits:

A key member of the Girl Experience team, the Girl Experience Specialist positively impacts overall membership retention and recruitment through market-driven program innovation and volunteer support. Relationship-driven and results-oriented, this position will collaborate both internally and externally to maximize capacity for program delivery. The Girl Experience Specialist for Outdoor Adventure oversees key aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience including year round outdoor trips, workshops, trainings, Expedition Camps, and rental equipment.

  • Expand the Council’s programmatic reach by building, delivering, and maintaining programs to support the mission of Girl Scouts and GSHCC goals through program delivery for current and prospective Girl Scout members, volunteers, and member families.
  • Work with regional staff teams to assess need for programs in the council’s 18 counties, focusing on quality experience and market growth.
  • Ensures that all programs are developed in keeping with Girl Scouts Safety Activity Checkpoints, GSHCC policies, human relations, sensitive issues, and other guidelines, and that participation in program events is inclusive and representative of all jurisdictions within the Council.
  • Serve as subject matter expert on Girl Scout programming and ensure consistent customer experience across all programs
  • Under the guidance of manager effectively develop and deliver the planning, budgeting, preparing reports, tracking girls served, and other administrative duties as assigned.
  • Develop curriculum, resources, and training which simplify and support the volunteer experience empowering  volunteers to diversify activities with girls and deliver programs with ease
  • Collaborate with girl experience team members to maintain program supplies and equipment, including maintenance and repair of gear and program vehicles, collaborating with properties team as needed.
  • Support planning and execution of council-wide signature events, in collaboration with community partners and other GSHCC departments, and develop new opportunities as requested (e.g. STEM expo, Outdoor Adventure Campout, Get Outside Challenge, Climate Action Month, etc.)
  • Serve as a positive role model in support of organizational strategy and objectives; and grow leadership capacity of organization
  • Collaborate effectively with all GSHCC departments to promote program delivery and support Provide direct service when necessary including evening, weekend and overnight opportunities

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in a related field
  • At least 2+ years of experience leading groups in outdoor recreation activities in a professional setting, youth programming, and/or risk management
  • Experience or willingness to learn technical and facilitation skills in a variety of outdoor activities, such as archery, hiking, backpacking, biking, climbing, paddling, and snowshoeing
  • Experience with teaching others various outdoor skills such as fire building, outdoor cooking, knots, knives, Leave No Trace principles, and proper layering
  • Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather conditions
  • Previous experience with maintenance and repair of outdoor gear
  • Knowledge of organizational and department policies and procedures and the ability to ensure that current policies and procedures are followed
  • Able to manage up, engaging other staff and organizational stakeholders when solving problems and/or making decisions
  • Ability to manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, staff, vendors and girl members
  • Must be flexible and willing to adapt to changes that may need to be made to programs, locations, or other aspects of plan of work
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Ability to communicate clearly in one-on-one or group situations and represent GSHCC publicly
  • Must have access to reliable transportation; position may include some work-related travel
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays, evenings and overnight events as needed and travel as required
  • Ability and willingness to drive Mobile STEM Center + Maker Space
  • Willingness to acquire and maintain relevant certifications, including but not limited to: Wilderness First Aid/CPR, archery instructor, and lifeguard
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and a customer relationship management system such as Salesforce
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred
  • Demonstrate a commitment to recognize and respect the many forms of diversity
  • Believe in the aims and purpose of the Girl Scout movement and be willing to subscribe to the principles expressed in the Promise and Law and in the purpose of Girl Scouting
  • Valid California driver’s license, a clean driving record, and proof of insurance
  • Available for council-required events (i.e. Annual Meeting, Mega-drop, etc)
  • Able to lift and carry 25 pounds

Application Instructions:

Please apply directly on our website using the following link: