Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta

Senior Director of Outdoor Program & Property

Mission Delivery
Full-time Regular (FTR)
Salary Range
# of Openings
Bachelor's Degree

Job Summary

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta seeks a Senior Director of Outdoor Program and Property who is an experienced leader in camp programming, property management and operations. This person will lead the development and implementation of the Girl Scout outdoor programs at camp facilities to meet the strategic and long-range goals of the council. Our programs are designed to increase the educational, emotional, and social development of girls in grades K-12.

Duties & Responsibilities



  • Responsible for all facets of the outdoor program department including summer overnight and day camp and three-season (Fall/Winter/Spring) activities at four sites throughout the Council jurisdiction.
  • Provide leadership, support and direction to the outdoor program and property team in order to achieve registration, retention, customer service and program outcome goals for outdoor programs.
  • Supervise, coach, evaluate and motivate direct reports, who include camp directors, camp registrar and 3-season activity director; work with camp directors and HR to hire, supervise, motivate, evaluate and retain seasonal staff for all camping programs.
  • Ensure all programs comply with ACA accreditation standards, Girl Scouts safety activity checkpoints, council policies and operating procedures, and federal, state and local health and safety regulations.
  • Serve as subject matter expert for the Council on current summer camp staffing, programming, recruitment, and other best practices, both within and outside the Girl Scout Movement.
  • Ensure that the Council’s outdoor programs, both in the summer and during 3-season programs, fully utilize the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, including current outdoor badge program portfolio, Journey curriculum and locally developed programs in STEM, financial literacy, outdoor education and life skills.  
  • Together with the Chief Program Officer, oversee and manage Council property, including making recommendations to Executive Leadership for short- and long-range capital planning.
  • Develop and manage annual program and property budget of $2.8M.
  • Work collaboratively with risk management team and insurance vendors to maintain a quality and safe environment for all outdoor program participants.
  • Work cross-functionally with internal and external marketing resources and camp program team to develop, execute and evaluate marketing strategy to ensure all camping programs meet registration and retention goals.
  • Uphold and exemplify the principles of the Girl Scout promise and law; serve as a role model for girls and adult volunteers and as a community representative to parents, school administrators and others about Girl Scout camping.
  • Partner with Fund Development team to identify and or collaborate on funding opportunities for camp programs and capital needs.

Skills & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in a senior leadership role
  • Five years of experience with all aspects of outdoor education or camp administration, including:
    • Staff management, including goal setting and management, personnel compliance, staff supervision and training, and seasonal payroll management,
    • Food service,
    • Purchasing and inventory control,
    • Project management/design and continuous improvement of standard procedures
    • Risk management and safety
    • Program development, design, execution and assessment
    • Marketing strategies for camper recruitment and retention
    • Customer service, including dispute resolution and crisis management
  • Possess deep subject matter knowledge and experience in current youth development principles and techniques, with an emphasis on leadership and character development.
  • Fluent in progressive camp and adventure programs that resonate with today’s girls and their parents
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Have strong computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and are comfortable learning new online tools and databases; experience with CampMinder, DoubleKnot and/or Salesforce a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Have access to reliable transportation, including for evening and weekend work.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to travel as job requires
  • Knowledge of or background in Girl Scouts a plus.



  •  Ability to walk long distances on rough terrain and able to carry, lift and/ or transfer up to 25 pounds.



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