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Girl Scouts of Western NY Riding Instructor/Unit Counselor - Seven Hills Resident Camp in Holland, New York

Job Descriptions:

ABOUT GIRL SCOUTS:

Are you mission-driven, looking to work in a dynamic team environment, and influence the lives of girls? If so, take the time to check out Girl Scouts of Western New York.

Since 1912, Girl Scouts has empowered girls to develop the skills and the voice to become successful and productive citizens. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

If you are looking for a seasonal position whereby you can be part of this exciting, empowering, and valuable experience, we encourage you to apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Summary: To assist in the organization and implementation of the equestrian program.

If interested in this full time seasonal salary position according to Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) Section 13(a)(3) (29 U.S.C. § 213(a)(3) that may be available , please apply via this application process.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops professional goals for the summer that will help support and meet GSWNY’s mission and camp goals.

  • Assists with the care of the horses, stable, tack and riding equipment under the supervision of the Riding Director.

  • Assists in the planning and implementing of the equestrian program.

  • Assists with riding lessons through the direction and supervision of the Riding Director.

  • Assists in the opening and closing inventory for the equestrian equipment and supplies.

  • Assists in maintaining the health and safety of campers while in the equestrian programs.

  • Responsible, in conjunction with the Assistant Riding Director/Riding Director, for teaching equestrian skills, both of the practical and conceptual nature.

  • Reports any incidents/accidents promptly to the Supervisor or Health Supervisor.

  • Report suspected child abuse to supervisor immediately.

  • Apply behavior management techniques to conflicts with children when necessary.

  • When not acting as a riding instructor will live in a tent/cabin unit as a unit counselor and assist the other unit staff members with unit program and supervision of campers. (female staff only)

  • Assist with maintaining records and preparing reports as required.

  • Attend staff meetings as scheduled/necessary.

  • Participates in the total camp program including pre-camp, open house and post camp.

  • Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm)

  • Accepts other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Riding Director/Camp Director.

Required Experience:

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality;

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities;

  • Ability to project a high level of professionalism at all times;

  • Ability to articulate organizational mission and its importance with passion and conviction, and in a manner that resonates with the listener;

  • Commitment to diversity and ability to interact with diverse populations;

  • Strong time management skills with ability to work independently and effectively prioritize duties and tasks.

  • Capacity to manage stress effectively and work well under pressure;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly;

  • Proven capability to work in a collaborative, service-focused environment;

  • Capacity to work well with others in a congenial and effective manner;

  • Ability to effectively manage and foster relationships with council staff, volunteers within the camp community;

  • Subscribe to the principles of the Girl Scout Movement and become a registered member of GSUSA;

  • Successfully pass the required background checks at hire and thereafter;

  • Maintain reliable transportation to and from home and work;

  • If travel is required, must possess a valid driver’s license, meet minimum state auto insurance requirements, and meet the insurance carrier’s requirements for coverage.

  • Assist the campers in emergency situations.

  • Lift 35 pounds.

  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision.

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control and ability to adapt well to changing situations.

  • Participate in structured and unstructured activities.

  • Accept and follow directions both in verbal and written form.

Hours & Travel:

  • Required to stay on the property during hours of operation (Sunday 10:00am to Friday 9:00pm)

  • Must be willing to work in an outdoor setting and in inclement weather.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Willingness to abide by the policies and practices of the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc.

  • Minimum age: 18 (per NYSDOH)

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Have the ability to ride a horse proficiently at a walk, trot and canter in both English and Western Styles. Have knowledge of English and Western tacking, horse grooming skills and simple horse medications.

  • Ability to teach riding and equestrian care to children.

  • Current certification in Responding to Emergencies & CPR or individual is willing to complete certification course during designated training day.

  • Certified Sex Offender Registry and Criminal Background Checks will be completed for personnel file.

  • Desire and ability to work with and relate to children and peers in an outdoor environment.

  • Prior camp experience and/or interest in the Girl Scout Camping program helpful.

  • Willingness to place the needs of girls and camp above personal desires.

  • Good health and stamina necessary to work in the camp setting.

  • The acceptance of irregular work hours.

  • The acceptance and understanding that employment is at a resident (overnight) camp.

GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP:

All Employees of Girl Scouts must maintain an active, annual membership in Girl Scouts of Western New York. This membership must be renewed annually, and all newly hired employees are expected to enroll with GSWNY within the first 30 days of their employment.

BENEFITS:

[SEASONAL EMPLOYEES]

Girl Scouts of Western New York seasonal camps are subject to the Federal and New York State exemption laws under Section 13(a)(3) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Seasonal staff working at camp may be paid in accordance with this exemption. Seasonal employees are not eligible for company-sponsored group benefits.

GSWNY is also very grateful to have many partnerships offering special deals and incentives at local businesses to GSWNY employees throughout Western New York.

HOW TO APPLY:Interested parties should submit their resume and application by visiting the Girl Scouts of Western New York application system website at: [ATS LINK].

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL:

Girl Scouts of Western New York celebrates diversity in all forms and is committed to creating an inclusive, collaborative and supportive environment for all. All employment decisions are based qualifications, merit, performance and the needs of the organization. As an equal opportunity employer, GSWNY does not discriminate on the basis of any qualified applicant’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other groups or persons protected by federal, state or local law.

Keyword: Riding

From: Girl Scouts of Western NY

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