Vice President, Camp Properties and ProgramsLocation:
Seattle, WAReports To:
Chief Program Officer FLSA Status:
Exempt Position Summary:
Lead the development and implementation of Girl Scout outdoor programs and management of seven camp properties to meet the strategic and long-range goals of the council for all girls throughout a 17 county jurisdiction. Strong management and communication skills are required for this position as the VP of Camp Programs and Properties oversees a diverse staff across a wide geographic area as well as interfaces and supports 13000 volunteers annually.Essential Functions:
- Direct the assessment, design, and implementation of outdoor programs and delivery systems to meet the needs of girls from diverse ages, communities, and backgrounds. Ensure that programs are high quality, cost effective, and operated in a manner that meets council, Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and American Camp Association health and safety standards. Manage a diverse staff located throughout 17 counties in Western Washington. Ongoing interaction and support of volunteers is also required.
- Direct the maintenance and capital improvement program for the Council’s 7 camp properties to ensure that capital needs are developed, capital assets are protected; facilities, grounds, and equipment support program needs and are operated in a manner that meets all relevant health and safety standards, and regulatory and accreditation requirements are met. Act as an escalation point for land management, real estate and/or legal issues that may arise.
- Work with the marketing team to develop and guide the implementation of marketing strategies to assure maximum participation levels in all department programs and facilities. This includes camp programs, community guests and troop camping
- Develop and manage the annual operating and capital budgets to support department plans, including forecasting participation levels, and developing competitive fee structures to offset program costs for all camp programs.
- Work with other departments to assure programs are well coordinated to maximize outside funding and community visibility and to enhance the quality and delivery of CPP services. Assure that the organization’s outdoor education and camp programs are visible and engaged with funders, government, the GSWW Board and community organizations as well as other program departments within GSWW. Participate in council strategic planning and implementation.
- Actively participate as a member of the council’s management team to promote cooperation, communication, and collaboration in accomplishing the council’s annual and strategic goals.
- In addition to the above, perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in education, recreation, hotel and restaurant administration, business, civil/construction engineering or related field or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
- Ten years’ progressively responsible experience at the management level of youth program development, retreat/conference center/recreational facility management, and/or capital construction.
- Five years’ experience as a camp director or Camp administrator, including management and supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated success in working with volunteers or managing and leading teams.
- Demonstrated success in designing and implementing innovative youth programs and delivery systems for diverse populations.
- Knowledge of youth development and the Girl Scout program preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize deadlines, work independently, take initiative and maintain confidentiality in a fast paced and challenging work environment..
- Strong interpersonal skills to ensure effective interactions with individuals of all levels and backgrounds.
- Effective communicator with the capacity to collaborate with others and be a team player.
- Possess effective meeting management skills.
- Knowledge of and/or experience in sales, marketing, and project management skills.
- Excellent public speaking and writing skills.
- Experience in the development and administration of work plans, budgets, and program evaluation.
- Ability to work varied hours, including some nights and weekends as necessary.
- Skilled in Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access or other database system.
- Demonstrated experience successfully working with a variety of racial and ethnic groups strongly preferred.
- Valid Washington State drivers license, vehicle in working condition, proof of insurance, or the ability to fulfill timely and extensive travel requirements across widespread regional geography.
- Satisfactory results from criminal background search.
- Effective conflict resolution skills.