Outdoor Training and Campsite Support
The Outdoor Training and Campsite Support designs, develops and delivers adult learning and enrichment opportunities to ensure the overall outdoor experiences, training, and support needs of the Council’s operational volunteers are met. Maintain and assist with all outdoor training for volunteers, and support troop outdoor opportunities while at council properties. Helping to ensure outdoor program experiences to broaden the participant’s personal growth. Additionally, they are committed to supporting a positive member experience and membership growth through customer service and support.
The Outdoor Training and Campsite Support position is a hybrid position NOT a fully remote position. The individual MUST reside within North Carolina and must attend in-person activities within our 41-county footprint when needed.
A Day in The Life
- Develop, implement, and manage high-quality, safe, engaging outdoor program training and support that has an emphasis on progression and girl leadership that aligns with both the interests and needs of Girl Scouts and the council’s goals and strategic initiatives for in-person, self-study, digital, and/or virtual delivery using programs such as ISpring, Vyond, and PowerPoint at the troop, service unit, and Council level
- Develop and implement adult learning strategies to support volunteers and ensure that the Council’s operational volunteers are trained to carry out the responsibilities of their position.
- Manage and continually evaluate outdoor programs
- Recruit, train, support, and supervise the activities and training sessions of the Council’s Outdoor volunteer facilitators- shooting sports (archery, ax throwing, etc.), waterfront (watercraft and lifeguarding), and outdoor skills training.
- Maintain and/or increase year-to-year volunteer retention rates per Council goal
- Work with other members of the Outdoor team and cross-departmentally to review, update and maintain all operational volunteer records, including job descriptions, appointment letters, performance reviews, and training.
- Facilitate and support user groups with outdoor programming while at our council properties.
- Commit to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness and promoting and supporting outdoor education programming to diverse communities and backgrounds.
- Work collaboratively with departments to ensure that outdoor programs are developed in keeping with state, county, and GSUSA guidelines, and that participation in events, training, and activities is inclusive, promotes a sense of belonging, and is representative of our membership within the Council.
- Prepare and oversee budgets (including grant programs). Ensure that events, training, and support programs are cost-effective and provide regular budget and forecasting reports.
- Maintain awareness of current adult learning trends and GSUSA educational and program guidelines and keep current with experiential and adventure education trends and promote the best use and development of camp facilities.