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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!

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.

Community Development Specialist/Recruiter

Full-time position based in Worcester, MA
Girl Scouts of Central & Western MA seeks a motivated, goal-driven recruiter to increase girl members and adult volunteers.  The position is based in Worcester, MA, and the ability to develop networks throughout Worcester County is critical.   We are specifically interested in expanding our work with Hispanic communities throughout all five central and western MA counties and are looking for a bilingual English/Spanish candidate.

This is a great job for someone beginning their career who wants to develop strong skills in sales, membership recruiting, community development, public speaking and public relations.  Travel throughout central and western MA is required and evening/weekend obligations are not unusual.  The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree or relevant experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Spanish and English are a plus; passion and drive to establish & cultivate relationships; strong organization skills; and be a self-starter committed to following through and following up with community partners, potential members and volunteers. Starting salary is $30,000 - $32,000 with good benefits.  EOE/AA.  Send cover letter and resume to: hr@gscwm.org or GSCWM, HR Dept., 301 Kelly Way, Holyoke, MA 01040. 

Membership Services Specialist

Full-time position based in Worcester, MA
The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts has a job opportunity for a goal driven self-starter who will be responsible for recruiting, training, and coaching volunteers to deliver high quality Girl Scout program. The successful candidate will have strong customer service, communication, conflict resolution, and computer skills. Knowledge of the Girl Scout Program and fluency in Spanish are a plus. The Membership Services Specialist exercises independent judgment and works collaboratively as part of larger cross functional teams to support our members and expand Girl Scout opportunities for girls.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent Experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence and customer satisfaction 
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including frequent evenings and occasional weekends, especially during the fall when the schedule typically includes 3-4 evenings/week
  • Valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation, and proof of insurance

Jump start your career with this entry-level position that builds professional responsibility. The position is based in Worcester, MA with a starting salary of $30,000 - $32,000 and excellent benefits, with more time off than most. Send resume and cover letter to hr@gscwm.org.   AA/EOE

 

Seasonal Employment

To apply for the following positions, complete the Camp Employment Application and e-mail to hr@gscwm.org.

Day Camp Director 
(Camp Lewis Perkins in South Hadley, Camp Laurel Wood in Spencer)

Responsible for overseeing and managing daily operations, programming and staff in keeping with Girl Scout mission, principles, and standards.

  • Must be 25 by June 30, 2016
  • College degree in a relevant field is required; substantial experience as a camp director or directing youth programs may substitute
  • Experience in program development, planning and implementation required
  • Experience in a leadership role with demonstrated initiative, problem-solving, judgment, and team building skills
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Assistant Resident Camp Director  
(Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard)

Support and facilitate camp operations and programming. Manage the camp in the Camp Director’s absence. Provide direction, training and feedback to staff. Assist in program development and implementation. Fill in for other staff as needed.

  • Must be 21 by June 30, 2016
  • College degree in a relevant field is required; substantial experience may substitute
  • Experience in program development, planning and implementation required
  • Experience in a leadership role with demonstrated initiative, problem-solving, judgment, and team building skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required

Waterfront Director
(Resident Camps:  Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard)
& Pool Manager
(Camp Lewis Perkins Day Camp only)

Oversee, coordinate and facilitate all waterfront activities. Supervise waterfront and other staff at the waterfront. Assess waterfront skill levels of campers. Ensure safety. Work directly with girls and staff to provide age-appropriate water activities, instruction and opportunities.

  • Must be at least 21 by June 30, 2016
  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Must have experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor
  • Must have experience in kayaking, canoeing, and sailing instruction on flat water and must have completed the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by May 2016.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving and rapid response skills

Water Ski Instructor
(Resident Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis, MA)

Supervise and work directly with girls providing water ski instruction from a motorboat. Ensure safety. Provide age-appropriate water ski activities, instruction and opportunities from beginner through advanced level. Assist and coordinate with other staff.

  • High school diploma/GED
  • Must be at least 18 by Aug. 1, 2016
  • Experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor preferred
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by June 2016
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth
  • Must have experience operating a motorboat
  • Completion of the Massachusetts Safe Boating Course is a plus

Waterfront Specialist/Lifeguard
(Resident Camps Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard; Day Camps Camp Laurel Wood in Spencer & Camp Lewis Perkins in South Hadley)

Provide waterfront programming, activities, instruction and safety monitoring in accordance with Girl Scout principles, policies, and accreditation standards.

  • Must be at least 18 by June 30, 2016
  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Must have experience as a lifeguard or swim instructor
  • Must have Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard Certification, Red Cross First Aid, and CPR for the Professional Rescuer currently or by May 2016.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with youth

Health Supervisors
(Resident Camps Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard, MA)

Oversee health and safety. Provide basic health care, health checks and first aid treatment to campers and staff. 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 Department of Health standards. Camp room and board provided or may opt to commute.

  • Must be 21 by June 30, 2016
  • Must have Red Cross First Aid & CPR certification. Certifications such as LPN, RN or EMT preferred
  • Health care background is required
  • Demonstrated calm under pressure, rapid response and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to engender confidence with parents, staff and campers   

Resident Camp Lead Unit Counselor
(Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard)

Take the lead in coordinating assigned unit, provide guidance to Unit Counselors, work directly with campers in the daily activities of an overnight camp, including providing assistance in planning, coordinating and implementing activities; encouraging and supporting camper participation; and supervising and attending to campers in accordance with GSCWM policies and procedures, accreditation standards and Girl Scout models.

  • Must be at least 21 by June 30, 2016
  •  High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Experienced in a leadership role with peers
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required 
  • Volunteer, internship, life or work experience carrying out youth activities
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, organization, good judgment, and positive attitude
  • Ability to maintain composure in emergency and chaotic situations

Resident and Day Camp Unit Counselor  
(Resident Camps Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Green Eyrie in Harvard; Day Camps Lewis Perkins in South Hadley, Camp Laurel Wood in Spencer)

Work directly with day campers.  Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing activities; encourage and support camper participation; supervise and attend to campers in accordance with GSCWM policies and procedures, accreditation standards, and Girl Scout models.

  • Must be 18 by June 30, 2016
  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required
  • Volunteer, internship, life or work experience carrying out youth activities
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, organization, good judgment, and positive attitude

Resident Camp Program Specialists
(Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard)

  • Program
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Trip
  • Teen
  • Nature & Sports

Day Camp Program Specialists
(Camp Lewis Perkins & Camp Laurel Wood)

  • Program
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Teen
  • Nature & Sports

Plan and implement a specialized program of activities to provide opportunities for camper learning, success, and fun in accordance with GSCWM policies and procedures, accreditation standards, and Girl Scout models.

  • Must be 18 by June 30, 2016 
  • High school diploma/GED required with some college a plus
  • Training or experience in specific specialty area
  • Experience in a leadership role with peers
  • Adaptable and organized with strong communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record required for trip specialist
  • Volunteer, internship, life or work experience carrying out youth activities
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills, organization, good judgment, and positive attitude

Resident Camp Food Service Assistant
(Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis & Camp Green Eyrie in Harvard)

Assist in preparing meals and maintaining kitchen and dining areas in accordance with health department regulations, Girl Scout policies & standards, and accreditation standards.

  • Must be 16 by June 30, 2016 (if less than 18 years old, a work permit is required) 
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to follow directions
  • Ability to work well with a high-functioning kitchen staff team
  • Exceptional interpersonal and team work skills; flexible and adaptable