Camp Fire is tenaciously committed to Diversity and Cultural Competency. Since our founding in 1910, we have held Inclusivity as a core value. Today, Camp Fire serves thousands of youth each year who span the socio-economic spectrum. Camp Fire youth and families represent over 50 different cultures, speak 30 different languages, and offer a breadth of world-views and perspectives that enrich our programs and communities. To serve our clients effectively and authentically, we commit ourselves to cultivating a learning community among staff, board and volunteers, such that we actively explore, study and discuss issues of culture, racial inequity and power, and cultural understanding. To that same end, we seek a broadly diverse staff (and board of directors) who can share this internal work and learning with us, as well as authentically teach, mentor and support the youth we serve.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer – Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.
Camp Fire Columbia is a community based nonprofit organization with a mission to build caring confident youth and future leaders. Camp Fire partners with local schools and families to provide diverse, best practices programming that supports academic achievement, builds social and life skills, fosters community engagement and develops career and college readiness.
Eight things you likely don’t know about our work but should before you consider this position:
- Camp Fire strengthens local education: we partner with more than 20 schools to pick up where schools leave off-keeping kids safe, engaged, and learning.
- Camp Fire supports our region’s most vulnerable youth: programs are located in 20% of the Title-1 schools in Multnomah County.
- Camp Fire supports academic growth: students in our programs demonstrate significant increases in reading, writing, and math. A recent study found that Camp Fire kids made academic gains at a faster rate than their non-Camp Fire peers.
- 50% of Camp Fire kids are boys. We’ve been co-ed since 1975.
- Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities.
- We are committed to creating a culturally-competent, inclusive, and safe environment for all children and families. In fact, youth in our programs speak more than 40 languages.
- Camp Fire is national in name only. Camp Fire Columbia’s programs are 100% locally driven.
- We are supported by some of the most prominent educational funders include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.