Unit Leader


Position Summary: The Unit Leader guides the campers in the unit in understanding and living up to the Promise and Law and develops and uses a democratic form of government. Incumbent plans, carries out and evaluates activities and helps campers enjoy and develop an appreciation of the out-of-doors. This is a seasonal position.



Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide guidance to the girls in the unit, helping them to adjust to the camping environment and teaching them to respect the rights of others while promoting high moral character.
2. Teach camping skills and appreciation for the out-of-doors.
3. Provide general supervision of girls in their daily activities and experiences in the unit through use of troop government, girl-led planning and the Girl Scout program portfolio.
4. Coordinate unit activities with those of the entire camp.
5. Supervise and delegate the work of the unit staff.
6.  Promote health and safety in the campers:

a. Maintain a well-equipped first aid kit.
b. Check with the Health Supervisor on supplies needed for a trip away from camp.
c. Report accidents to the Health Supervisor as soon as possible.
d. Keep Health Supervisor informed of health status of campers and staff in the unit.

7. Inform the Resident Camp Director and/or Assistant Resident Camp Director of any camper or staff problems.
8. Supervise the unit housekeeping, sanitation, care of supplies and equipment. Inform the Resident Camp Director of needed supplies or repairs.
9. Keep badge records and make reports as required, including the final evaluation and weekly planning sheets.
10. Close the unit and complete the final inventory and clean-up.



Other Job Duties:
1. Act as hostess for the unit.
2. Participate in all-camp and sign-up activities.
3. Carry out other duties as assigned.



Relationships/Supervisory Responsibilities:
Supervises work of the assistant unit leaders and works with key camp staff and council staff.



Minimum Age, Education and Experience: Minimum 21 years of age and have at least two years' experience in a leadership position in an outdoor setting.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities: Should possess leadership abilities, demonstrate a desire and ability to work with children, be familiar with camp living and the out-of-doors and meet requirements for membership in the Girl Scout organization. Supervisory experience a plus.



Physical Demands:
This position requires the ability to listen to others, observe others’ actions, read text and information, comprehend instructions and manuals, physical ability to lift and carry up to 35 pounds, move about the camp property in various environmental conditions, climb, stoop, kneel, bend, stand, lift, work with fingers, grasp, feel and talk.



Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The employee is expected to adhere to all agency policies and to act as a role model in adherence to agency policies. This position description does not constitute a contract.