Girl Scouts San Diego Counselor In Training (CIT) Coordinator in San Diego, California

Counselor In Training (CIT) Coordinator

  • Job Tracking ID: 512393-618901

  • Job Location: San Diego, CA

  • Job Level: Any

  • Level of Education: Any

  • Job Type: Seasonal

  • Date Updated: April 30, 2018

  • Years of Experience: Any

  • Starting Date: June 14, 2018

  • Classification: Seasonal

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Job Description:

Every summer girls arrive at Girl Scouts San Diego summer camps excited for new adventures, fun, and making lifelong memories. Campers can experience two unique camps in the beautiful Cuyamaca Mountains near Julian, CA (60 miles east of San Diego).

  • Camp Winacka – A traditional rustic camp with spectacular views. The camp features a pool, miles of hiking trails, green building including a new environmental center and two lakes. Campers choose from programs focusing on aquatics, horses, arts and adventure. Campers and staff sleep in open-air cabins with built-in bunk beds, in platform tents with bunk beds or on cots under the stars.

  • Camp Whispering Oaks – Features a sports field and basketball court tucked amongst oak and pine trees, unique stargazing venues, abundant wildlife and a small, close-knit camp community. Campers choose from programs focusing on science and space, outdoor skills, sports, theater and the arts. Campers and staff sleep in fully enclosed indoor cabins with electricity and paved, lighted pathways winding through native manzanita, oak and pine.

Job Summary

Under moderate supervision, develops and delivers a training program for counselors-in-training and other leadership development camp programs that is appropriate for camper’s age level and abilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Instructs and coordinates a program which includes the teaching of camping skills, appreciation of the outdoors, group living skills, leadership skills, child development, camp traditions, team building, camper behavior management, risk management and the history of Girl Scouts.

  • Assists in integrating Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and Leaders-in-Training (LITs) into the activities of the entire camp.

  • Supports and evaluates LITs/CITs, giving guidance and feedback.

  • Serves as a role model to LITs/CITs and other staff of appropriate counselor behavior.

  • Coordinates and schedules internships for CIT graduates.

  • Assists in the opening and closing of the unit and camp, including a written inventory of equipment, program supplies and evaluation of the program.

  • Maintains clear and positive written and verbal communication with all internal and external clients.

  • Adheres to all council policies and procedures.

  • Observes all safety precautions and complies with all council health and safety rules and procedures.

Experience and Skills:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age; 21 years of age preferred.

  • Extensive Girl Scout background and knowledge of all program age levels in a camp setting (Preferred).

  • Ability to lead, train and relate to older girls.

  • Must have a very high level of maturity and good judgment.

  • At least one year experience as a counselor in a resident camp setting.

  • Ability to organize and update the CIT program on an on-going basis.

  • Must be able to obtain current First Aid/CPR certification by first day of campers’ arrival.

  • Must submit health history record prior to first day of work.

  • Valid drivers’ license, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation. Daily and/or occasional travel may be required. Must be comfortable driving narrow, winding mountain roads with passengers in mini or cargo vans.

  • Willingness to accept the beliefs and principles of the Girl Scout Movement and acceptance of the relevant and compelling benefits of Girl Scouting.