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Growth is our business.  Employees with the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts are challenged and supported to excel individually and collectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.  Working with our volunteer partners, we help girls reach their fullest potential.

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts (GSCWM) is an equal opportunity employer that strives to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.  As a membership organization, we place a high value on Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) membership.  Full-time, year-round employees are required to maintain annual membership with GSUSA and, as a benefit, we cover the annual expense.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package, generous time off and flexibility.

Share your talents and passion with an organization that builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place!

Full-Time Employment

To apply, forward a letter of interest with a resume or complete an application. Please note that Chrome and Firefox cannot save data entered in forms directly. You need to save the form to your computer and open it with a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader. 

All applications should be forwarded to:

Human Resources Department
Crossroads Business Park 
301 Kelly Way 
Holyoke, MA 01040
Email: hr@gscwm.org

For salaried exempt positions, you must submit a cover letter with your resume for consideration. If you are subsequently scheduled for an interview, you will also be required to complete an employment application. AA/EOE

Fund Development Specialist

The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts is looking for a first-class writer with excellent organizational and time management skills who is interested in developing a career in fundraising. Apply your skills writing for donor publications and grants; developing fundraising campaigns, and planning events. There's room to explore and grow in all aspects of fundraising. The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years relevant experience, be organized, have intermediate computer skills, and enjoy working with people. Experience with Donor Perfect is a plus.

If you believe girls can change the world and would be proud to work for an organization that builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place, this could be the job for you!

The position is based in either Holyoke or Worcester, MA, requires limited travel and occasional evening or weekend work. Excellent benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to hr@gscwm.org. AA/EOE

 

Seasonal Employment Positions

Summer camps will be starting before you know it and we’re hiring camp staff members who are excited to help girls build courage, confidence, and character in an outdoor setting.  If you will be at least 18 years old by August 1st, thrive in the outdoors, and love the spontaneity and high-energy of working with girls, spending your summer at Girl Scout camp might be a good fit for you. 

Please complete the Camp Staff Application and send it to hr@gscwm.org and be sure to indicate the camp where you’d like to work. Please note that Chrome and Firefox cannot save data entered in forms directly. You need to save the form to your computer and open it with a PDF viewer like Adobe Reader. 

DAY CAMP:
    Camp Laurel Wood in Spencer, MA
    Camp Lewis Perkins in South Hadley, MA

  • Day camp staff members generally work M-F; 8:30 – 5
  • Optional Thursday Overnight (additional pay)
  • Bus Chaperones – ride buses to and from camp with girls (additional pay)
  • Staff Training:  6/25-29/18
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/10/18
  • Staff Clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/11/18

RESIDENT CAMP:  

Resident camp staff members live at camp (stay overnight) from Sunday – Friday (Saturday off)

    Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, MA:  July 1 – August 10, 2018

  • Staff Training:  June 24-29, 2018
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/10/18
  • Staff clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/12/18       

    Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard, MA: June 25 – August 17, 2018

  • Staff Training:  6/18–22/18
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/17/18
  • Staff clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/19/18

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR (resident camps)

Manage the camp in the Camp Director’s absence.  Support and facilitate camp operations and programming.  Provide direction, training and performance feedback to staff members.  Assist in program development and implementation.  Fill in for other staff, as needed.  Must be at least 21 years old by June 15, 2018.  Bachelor’s degree or significant experience directing youth programs required.  Experience in program development, planning and implementation required.  Supervisory experience preferred.

WATERFRONT DIRECTOR (Camp Bonnie Brae, Camp Green Eyrie, Camp Laurel Wood)

Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all waterfront activities.  Supervise all staff at the waterfront.  Ensure safety and assess waterfront skill levels of campers and staff.  Work directly with campers and staff to provide age & skill level appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Must be at least 21 years old by June 15, 2018 with Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2018.  Experience in kayak, canoe and sailing instruction on flat water and completion of the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course are required.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

CAMP LEWIS PERKINS POOL MANAGER

Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all pool activities.  Supervise all staff at the pool.  Ensure safety and assess swimming skill levels of campers and staff.  Work directly with campers and staff to provide age & skill level appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Manage pool chemicals and overall safety of the structure and components.  Must be at least 18 years old by June 15, 2018 with Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2018.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

RESIDENT CAMP HEALTH SUPERVISOR (Camp Green Eyrie)

Oversee and promote health and safety of all campers and staff members.  Provide basic health care, health checks and first aid treatment.  Perform emergency response.  Store and administer medications.  Manage and meet medical records requirements.  Work under the direction of an off-site physician and in compliance with Board of Health standards.  Live at camp (preferred) or may opt to commute.  Must be 21 by June 15, 2018 and have a minimum of Red Cross First Aid & CPR certification – EMT or nurse preferred.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SPECIALIST (both day and resident camps)

Develop, plan and conduct engaging, age appropriate, fun activities.  Supervise and work directly with campers.  Assist and coordinate with other staff.  Some camps have area specific specialists for arts & crafts, sports & nature, off-site trips, or teen programming.  Must have experience planning and carrying out youth activities and skills in specialty area(s).  Must be at least 18 years old (prefer 21) by June 15, 2018.

LIFEGUARD (both day and resident camps)

Supervise and work directly with campers at the waterfront or pool.  Ensure safety and provide age appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.  Assist and coordinate with other staff members.  Must be at least 18 by August 1, 2018 and have Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2018.  Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

RESIDENT CAMP UNIT LEADER (Camp Green Eyrie)

Supervise and work directly with campers.  Live in units with campers, engage in activities, ensure health and safety, provide fun and age appropriate experiences and opportunities.  Provide problem solving and conflict resolution support to counselors and campers.  Prefer at least 21 years old by June 15, 2018.  Must have experience with youth programs.

COUNSELOR (both day and resident camps)

Responsible, energetic team players working directly with campers helping them prepare for and move between activities, engaging with them in activities, providing encouragement, ensuring camper health and safety, providing fun and age appropriate experiences, and serving as a role model.  Must be at least 18 years old by June 15, 2018.  Experience with youth programs a plus.

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