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Outdoor Education Specialist

Company: Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Location: Port Huron
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Outdoor Education Program Specialist is primarily responsible for overseeing, promoting, developing and evaluating outdoor education programming.

This position provides staff leadership and support in the areas of outdoor education to support volunteers and girls in their participation in and/or delivery of outdoor education opportunities. The incumbent proactively supports Council goals for camping Services with a focus on increasing girl participation

The Outdoor Education Program Specialist will incorporate all current GSUSA initiatives and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) into the design of all programs. She/he will develop and implement project plans and maintains relationships with volunteers and community partners.

Key Responsibilities:

Work with community volunteers and regional partners to design and implement outdoor education opportunities within Southeastern Michigan.
Develop and implement outdoor program curricula to the delivery of Girl Scout Leadership Experience; meet Council operating goals; address needs of members; and/or comply with requirements of grant-funded programs focused on the outdoors.
Develop and implement resources and training to ensure quality delivery of volunteer-led outdoor programs at the district and community levels Ensure that all programs are aligned with the National Program Portfolio and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Serve as Council's primary staff liaison to volunteers in the implementation and delivery of summer day and evening camp programs. This includes but is not limited to year-round communication, facilitation of sharing best practices, annual training on Council and regulatory guidelines, oversee registration and financial reporting.
Work with the Marketing/Communications department to advertise and market all weekend activities, day camps and evening programs.
Work closely with Customer Care department to support the registration process by responding to all participant inquiries.
Work collaboratively with departments to ensure that all outdoor programs are in keeping with state, county and GSUSA guidelines, and that participation in program events is inclusive and representative of all jurisdictions within the Council.
Assist in the preparing of all promotional materials for outdoor programs, including informational fliers, calendar postings and facebook ads.
Support camp and outdoor educations programs by providing customer service and administering program evaluations, creating program schedules and various reports.
Work with Manager of Camp and Outdoor Education, and other members of the Program Department to help achieve GSSEM goals and objectives related to outdoor education programming.
Provide exceptional customer service to ensure that troop leaders, parents and girl members are well informed and fully prepared to attend camp, and communicate policy and program procedures as needed.
Collaborate and network to build relationships with community organizations and groups, colleges, universities, social clubs and groups to leverage their participation and support.
Evaluate the effectiveness of events by soliciting participant feedback, summarizing and analyzing results, and formulating recommendations to capitalize on successes and target areas of improvement.
Ensure that diversity and pluralism are incorporated into the work of the council.
All other duties as assigned

Keywords: Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, Warren , Outdoor Education Specialist, Other , Port Huron, Michigan

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