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Resident Caretaker

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland

  • Location: La Crosse, WI
  • Post Date: 11/1/2018
  • Job Type: FULL TIME


Girl Scouts of WI—Badgerland Council is looking to hire an onsite Resident Caretaker to provide year-round security, complete specific maintenance tasks and support scheduling and delivery of Girl Scout programs at Camp Ehawee located in LaCrosse County, WI in exchange for housing and utilities. Flexible, part-time hours with potential for additional hours. 

Learn more and apply today!

Email cover letter and resume to Kathy, Director of Human Resources, at HR@gsbadgerland.org 

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council 

The Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland Council is more than 11,000 members strong and growing in 24 counties in Wisconsin, Houston County, Minnesota and Allamakee County, Iowa. Our Council aims to reach more girls and adults through the Girl Scout movement so that every girl has the opportunity to experience the Girl Scout Difference. 

The Council includes volunteers, adult and girl members, and paid-staff working together to bring the preeminent leadership program for girls to our communities. This includes recruitment efforts, troop leader and family engagement training and support, Girl Scout Leadership programming and activities, and the iconic Cookie Program: the largest girl-led business in the world! 

Organizational Core Competencies 

  • Innovative Solution Seeker: Creatively and critically exploring opportunities and challenges with an eye to solutions and forward-moving actions. 
  • Emotionally Intelligent: Personal awareness, self-control, and appropriate emotional expression; ability to build and steward interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
  • Gumption & Drive: Through initiative and resourcefulness, set and reach ambitious goals; Results-driven and self-motivated. 
  • Collaborative & Open to Learn: Works effectively in teams and inter-departmentally to move the mission forward; responds positively to constructive feedback and seeks learning and growth opportunities 
  • Diversity & Equity Advocate: Passionate about creating and supporting diverse, equitable, and inclusive spaces in the Girl Scout community. Strong intercultural communication skills; deeply values diverse thoughts and perspectives and the positive outcomes when all voices are heard and integrated equitably. 

Badgerland Council team members (volunteers and paid-staff) are motivated by our mission and live out the Girl Scouts Promise and Law. We believe in the values of honesty, integrity, courage, equity, and inclusivity and strive to make the world a better place, every day.


The Resident Caretaker is required to live on-site, provide year-round security, complete specific maintenance tasks and, support scheduling and delivery of Girl Scout programs at Camp Ehawee, 9559 Wild Road, Mindoro, WI 54644 in exchange for housing and utilities.


  • Greet and check-in user groups; provide site and facility orientation; alert groups of safety procedures.
  • Walk through camp facilities daily; check mechanical systems; report issues to Director of Property.
  • Drive through camp property daily; observe general property condition; report issues to Director of Property.
  • Complete routine maintenance tasks as assigned.
  • Conduct routine supply inventory; replenish inventory stocks as needed.
  • Clear roads and parking areas of snow and maintain in safe winter condition.
  • Oversee volunteers and contractors when working on site.  
  • Work outdoors in extreme weather conditions as needed.
  • Complete other tasks as needed.


  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Knowledge of safety and security protocols, and ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate and safe use of vehicles, trailers, snow-removal equipment and tractors.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate and safe use of motorized maintenance equipment (e.g. lawn mowers, chainsaws, trimmers, power carpentry tools, hand tools, etc.).
  • Willingness to learn and apply new equipment, tools and methods.
  • Basic Computer skill.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and transport short distances without assistance.
  • Ability to work at heights typical of ladders, scaffolds and roofs.
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers License and a driving record that meets requirements for coverage by the Council’s business automobile insurance carrier; ability and willingness to obtain a Class D Wisconsin Drivers License if required.
  • Ability to cope with stress and demands associated with the position and/or work environment so that acceptable and defined levels of performance and overall contribution are maintained. 
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible to work environment, work independently, use time efficiently, solve problems, practice good judgment and manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to assume ownership of assignments and complete commitments within established time frames.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff members, volunteers and contracted service providers, and work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to interpret and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive work relationships with peers and management, and to understand diverse points of view.
  • Desire to provide service and support in a friendly and professional manner to customer groups from diverse racial, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Ability to produce clear, concise and accurate written communications that clearly convey thoughts and ideas to peers, management and customers.
  • Willingness to obtain and maintain appropriate operator’s licenses and/or certifications related to Council activities at assigned site(s) (e.g. swimming pool operator, commercial pesticide applicator license, etc.).
  • Willingness to assist with American Camp Association accreditation process.
  • Willingness to contribute to the effectiveness of Council Affirmative Action (AA) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EOO) guidelines by reaching out to all groups and exhibiting a non-discriminatory attitude in internal and external working relationships.
  • Willingness to subscribe to the Girl Scout philosophy and be a registered member of Girl Scouts of the USA.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland