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.
Why Camp Fire Columbia is a great place to work:
- Camp Fire inspires youth to find their “spark”
Participants learn how to connect their passions to their future, set goals, and feel confident in their ability to achieve those goals
- Camp Fire supports academic achievement
Camp Fire kids in elementary, middle, and high school consistently outperform their peers in reading, math, attendance, and graduation rates
- Camp Fire centers its programming around equity and cultural responsiveness
We have a strong history of providing inclusive, safe, and diverse programming for our youth
- Camp Fire enjoys support from leading organizations in the Northwest and beyond,
including the U.S. Department of Education, the Oregon Community Foundation, and the Portland Children’s Levy