Associate Director of Camp and Outdoor Program

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

Job Description

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (“GSEMA”) is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Associate Director of Camp and Outdoor Program.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Outdoor Program and Facilities, the Associate Director of Camp and Outdoor Program, will oversee the development of camp/outdoor curriculum and the implementation of outdoor education and camping programs. They will be responsible for the effective operation and staff supervision for outdoor programs and day camps throughout the council.

This is a mobilized / hybrid work arrangement with work from home, at designated GSEMA service centers, in communities served, and at designated GSEMA properties as needed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision, and establish supportive relationships with camp directors, outdoor program and summer camp staff.
  • Assist with the recruitment and hiring of highly qualified part-time outdoor facilitators and seasonal summer camp staff. 
  • Manage and implement year-round camp and outdoor programs- examples include: high and low challenge course, camping, archery, boating, backpacking and snowshoeing. 
  • Leverage the use of GSEMA properties and amenities to deliver accessible and progressive outdoor experiences that are inclusive to all GSEMA members and outside user groups.
  • Develop and oversee the administration of outdoor adventure, camping and specialized equipment trainings/certifications for staff and volunteers.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate, outdoor curricula that is based on Girl Scouts’ interests, youth development trends, Girl Scout programming, and council objectives.
  • Adhere to all Girl Scout health and safety standards, American Camp Association Standards of Accreditation, the council’s risk management plan and local, state, and federal laws. 
  • Collaborate with membership staff to promote and increase access to outdoor program/camp opportunities to increase recruitment and retention of Girl Scout members. 
  • Assist in the development of marketing and fund development strategies that support outdoor program/camp strategies and goals. 
  • Contribute to managing department budgets, grant projects, and ensure programs are cost effective and in line with department goals.

Council Citizen: 

  • Maintain confidentiality on behalf of the Girl Scout organization and in accordance with the GSEMA Comprehensive Information Security Program (CISP).
  • Commit to our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
  • Work with individuals of diverse backgrounds and ages, and accept the Girl Scout commitment to work with all without regard to age, race, ethnicity/culture, country of origin, religion, language, socio economic status, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, ability or political affiliation.
  • Possess a collaborative approach and outlook; demonstrated ability to establish trust and professional relationships with staff across all levels of the organization; ability to work with divergent opinions; promote collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • 2-5 years of experience in developing, conducting and/or supervising innovative outdoor/camp education programs.
  • 2-5 years of experience in supervising, coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Some college education preferred, certifications in related field a plus.
  • Experience in developing budgets; ability to manage financial resources effectively. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software.
  • Adept at utilizing social networking; experience using Salesforce or demonstrated ability to learn and become proficient with new technology. 
  • Capacity to, independently and as part of a team, plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively identify, analyze and solve practical problems and successfully manage a variety of variables and personalities; ability to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Requires transporting supplies to a variety of partners; ability to lift and manipulate up to 20 pounds. 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, and be willing to travel throughout the Council footprint.  

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offers a competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, training opportunities, and much more.

Can’t wait to join our team? Submit your resume and cover letter with salary expectations for consideration.

Commitment to Health and Safety: COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, the physical and emotional safety of our Girl Scouts, our families, our volunteers, and our staff is our highest priority. We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to embody the Girl Scout Promise and Law, require us to be considerate and caring, courageous, and strong, responsible for what we say and do, respectful of ourselves and others, respectful of authority and act as a sister to every Girl Scout.  

As part of GSEMA’s commitment to health and safety, all employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 per GSEMA’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. GSEMA will consider exemption requests from individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine.

About Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. Girl Scouts’ powerful all-girl space fosters collaboration over competition, and inspires girls to go beyond dreaming to actual doing. We offer amazing opportunities for forward-thinking, talented individuals who share our vision of helping girls and young women change the world for the better. Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a difference in girls' lives! To learn more about our Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, visit

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer

At Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, we strive to create transformative learning experiences and leadership opportunities for all girls. The threads of diversity and inclusion are woven tightly into our mission of supporting and nurturing girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

We hold firm in our belief that a culture of diversity and inclusion promotes unity, creates personal and professional growth opportunities for our employees, and supports safety and transformation for our volunteers and girls of all backgrounds.

Diversity and inclusion is more than an initiative; it is a set of shared values that defines the fabric of our mission.