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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

FACILITIES MANAGER

The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts is hiring a Facilities Manager who will be responsible for the physical operation of two office buildings and four camp properties.  The Holyoke Leadership Center is a four-year old building located in a business park and the Worcester Leadership Center consists of two older buildings on Gold Star Blvd.  Within one year, we plan to build and move from the Gold Star location to a new Worcester/West Boylston location. 

Girl Scout troops led by volunteers are primary users of our four camp properties and we also run summer day and resident camp programs.  The Facilities Manager will maintain our day camp property in South Hadley and supervise site managers living at our camp properties in East Otis, Spencer, and Harvard.

The facilities manager is responsible for providing leadership, management and strategic direction to ensure that the use of all properties and facilities supports Girl Scout programming, the GSCWM membership plan, and is aligned with other functions and departments. Responsibilities include promoting sustainable property management practices, ensuring properties and facilities provide added value for members and staff, establishing and maintaining high health and safety standards, staff supervision, budgeting and budget management. The Facilities Manager exercises considerable independent judgment.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience and 4 years of experience managing and maintaining properties. Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends, have a driver's license and reliable transportation for travel throughout central and western Massachusetts.

The position is based in Holyoke, MA. Please email a cover letter and resume to hr@gscwm.org or mail to: GSCWM Human Resources, 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA  01040.

To apply, forward a letter of interest with a resume or complete an application. 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

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.

DAY CAMP:  June 19 – August 5, 2017
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:  6/19-23/17
  • Last Day of Camp:  8/4/17
  • Staff Clean-up/Wrap-up Day:  8/5/17 

RESIDENT CAMP:
Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, MA : June 18 - August 4 2017
Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard, MA : June 18 - August 18 2017

  • Resident camp staff members live at camp (stay overnight) from Sunday – Friday (Saturday off )
  • Staff Training:  6/18–23 2017
  • Last Day of Camp:
    • Camp Bonnie Brae : 8/417
    • Camp Green Eyrie : 8/18/17
  • Staff clean-up/Wrap-up Day:
    • Camp Bonnie Brae : 8/5/17
    • Camp Green Eyrie : 8/19/17

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, 2017.  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)

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, 2017 with Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2017.  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.)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/SPECIALIST (both day and resident camps at Camp Green Eyire)

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, 2017.

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, 2017 and have Red Cross Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer current by June 15, 2017.  Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred.  (GSCWM offers a limited number of certification courses.)

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, 2017.  Experience with youth programs a plus.

RESIDENT CAMP FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANTS (Camp Bonnie Brae)

Assist in preparing and serving three meals and snacks each day.  Clean and maintain kitchen and dining facilities.  Enforce health and safety standards.  Live at camp or may opt to commute.  Work experience in food service preferred.  Must be a responsible team player able to work with direction from the chef.

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Year-Round Full-Time Positions

To apply, forward a letter of interest with a resume or complete an application. 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