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Before & After School Assistant Director

Job Type: Full-time

Classification: Full-Time, Year Round

Reports to: BAS Department Director

FLSA: Exempt

Compensation Range: $58,207- $75,650

About the role:

The Assistant Director will oversee project management within the department in collaboration with the Director and MSC team. The Assistant Director will work in partnership across PPS, MSD, and WLWV districts as well as collaborating across departments internally.Requirements

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Supports training and development goals with an emphasis on racial equity, social justice, inclusive practices, leadership development, program implementation, and creating culturally responsive, inclusive, antiracist program environments.
  3. Applies knowledge of youth development, licensed child care, and evolving practices in the education field to support ongoing program operations and professional development for staff.
  4. Oversees ongoing project management for the BAS program and ensures alignment with development goals with the team of MSCs and Site Supervisors, in collaboration with the Director.
  5. Works to improve skills and knowledge of program oversight responsibilities, including yearly planning, budget creation and management, hiring SOP, YPQA and evaluation processes, OCC compliance, risk management, general operational needs, and staff management/support and training.
  6. Maintains the highest standards and best practices of Camp Fire Columbia by ensuring that the OCC, federal, state, and district ordinances, licenses, and compliance requirements are in place for BAS.

Job Duties:

  • Uses Camp Fire’s Equity Filter to address conflict, create trainings, build programs and teams, engage across difference and during all decision-making processes.
  • Oversees and manages the tracking systems for hiring, staff files, training, ORO documentation, and licensing paperwork.
  • Plays a key role in continued work to create more consistency across Camp Fire programs for training offerings and documentation. Participates as a member of Board Committees.
  • Oversees ongoing communications for social media and program messaging through EMMA and other platforms in collaboration with Communications Manager and BAS Registrars.
  • Participates in district partnership meetings as required and supports program expansion efforts within the greater community.
  • Drives frequently to programs across districts to provide coaching, staff support, and observations.
  • During summer months, assumes primary support responsibilities for Summer Day Camp programs and Fall Training planning and design.
  • Assists the Department Director in developing and implementing after school programs for elementary-aged youth based on best practices in youth development.
  • Supports organization of in-service and break teams.
  • Hires, mentors, and supervises site-based staff in partnership with Program Director.
  • Assists site teams with Office of Child Care guidelines and licensing process.
  • Participates as part of BAS team in program evaluations and improvements process.
  • Is a role model for positive youth development practices, youth voice and choice, and youth-adult partnerships.
  • Works with Department Director to develop and maintain relevant school and community partnerships (SUN School, PTA, NET Teams, Enrichment, etc.).
  • Focuses on building strong relationship with principals in assigned cluster schools and will maintain key contact roll in those schools.
  • Attends district meetings and builds relationships with district staff.

Other Duties:

  • Provides clear direction and priorities to direct reports and supports them in the development of work-plans achieving success.
  • In accordance with HR policies, conducts frequent informal performance assessment with direct reports, and formal performance assessment annually.
  • Provides and receives formal and informal feedback to better support the goals and vision of Camp Fire Columbia.
  • Ensures availability to key staff for both structured and more informal, as-needed support.
  • Ensures that high expectations and accountability are balanced by fun, compassion, and support.
  • Leads team-building activities to develop and sustain high staff satisfaction and morale.
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Attends Camp Fire meetings and events, as required.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly oversees ongoing project management for BAS leadership team, including Multi-Site Coordinators, Site Supervisors and program staff. Projects will be defined in annual process, and ongoing as necessary. During summer months, will assume primary support responsibilities of summer BAS team, to include: hiring and training development. Will directly supervise at least one Day Camp program and support school year site programs while collaborating with the Director for BAS team accountability.

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of OCC regulations and two years of supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in academic enrichment, life and leadership skill development, youth adult partnerships, and mentoring. Knowledge of OCC licensing policies and procedures for managing a licensed child care facility. Previous experience instructing in an after-school program environment that involves solo teaching, outcome-based lesson planning and current best practices in youth development, and behavior management for program participants.

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid insurable Driver’s License is required. This position also requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card and First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development per license year. Oregon Central Background Registry; Step 8 or above on the Oregon Step Registry preferred.

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Middle School Site Supervisor - Lane

Job Type: Full-time

Reports to: Assistant Director of Teen Programs

Classification: Full-Time Year Round

Compensation: $44,013- Annually 

About the Role:

This position is responsible for using a deeply relational approach to work in partnership with Portland Public and/or Reynolds School District to implement culturally responsive programming, curriculum facilitation, and mentorship for students from historically marginalized backgrounds or who have been identified as Academic Priority. This position works with students to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities, all through an equity lens, within the classroom and beyond.Requirements

  What You’ll be Doing:

  1. Equity: This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Relationships: Build resilient connections with students via one-on-one, group mentoring, and programming; consistently collaborate with parents, school staff, and community partners to foster student growth. Establish a team culture with direct reports conducive of fostering quality student centered programs and be a positive representation of the organization as you coordinate with teachers, school administration, and partners.
  3. Programming: Design and facilitate student centered programs including establishing school/community partnerships. As well as co-create a culture of inclusion and community with students through school-year and summer programs including; mentoring, curriculum, experiential learning opportunities, family engagement, among others.  
  4. Logistics: Proactively assess and monitor program and supervisory requirements and respond accordingly, diligently track data requirements for each student, use backwards planning to prepare for program and supervisory components. Follow-up and redirect to be responsive to unforeseen circumstances.
  5. Supervision: Ongoing supervision of assigned staff, including hiring and performance management. Build a welcoming and inclusive team environment for direct reports while providing ongoing professional development, coaching, and feedback.

Job Duties

Program:

  • Develop and continuously improve school-year and summer program curricula, activities, and structures. 
  • Schedule and facilitate on-site team training, develop structure for team projects and weekly check-ins.
  • Recruit and retain student participants in alignment with recruitment goals for school-year and summer programs. 
  • Individually responsible for caseload of students, and making decisions based in safety and policy while working independently with individual or groups of students.
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement while acting as the main representative of Camp Fire to the school and program participants. 
  • Engage in self-study for professional development as challenging tasks arise, or when you identify an area of self-growth. 
  • Builds and maintains partnership with teachers, school administration, and other partners to support program logistics and student support.
  • Collaborate with teachers for class push-ins and classroom support for student participants.
  • Through a racial equity lens, build long-term, culturally responsive, power-sharing mentoring relationships with student program participants. 
  • Develop spaces and opportunities for family engagement/home visits in alignment with school-year and summer program goals with the site program team.
  • Through a racial equity lens, build long-term, culturally responsive, power-sharing mentoring relationships with student program participants.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to mitigating inequality, fostering relationships, and maintaining safety within the school community and beyond
  • Model relational engagement by being willing to do what we ask our students to do, demonstrating healthy relationships and boundaries, recovering from setbacks, and having fun.
  • Continually communicate with families and connect with financial and resource support as needed. Have knowledge of resources available in the school and community.
  • Connect and collaborate with school staff, community partners, and local businesses to expand possibilities, advocate for and with students, and challenge student growth.
  • Facilitate and develop engaging, meaningful daily anti-racist and social justice focused curriculum and activities, and in-school & after-school programming. 
  • Build and maintain consistent classroom management structures and boundaries. Use adaptability to facilitate learning opportunities in challenging situations.
  • Build brave spaces and help students push past conflict and perceptions in order to create a culture of inclusion and community. 
  • Prioritize inclusion of student voice and sharing power by involving students in co-leading activities, curriculum, and program decision-making. 
  • Safely transports youth in Camp Fire vehicles on monthly field trips and follows field trip protocol.
  • Leads relationship building and collaboration with school staff, community partners, and local businesses to expand possibilities, advocate for and with students, and challenge student growth.

Administrative

  • Maintain a balanced program budget and oversee budget management for the assigned school site and staff. Exercises independent judgement on spending for site programs, and coaches staff on spending policies and budget management.
  • Track and monitor program data, completing daily data collection and documentation. Create plans and strategies to meet program requirements on an ongoing basis. Work with staff to contrast actual numbers with program requirements and create plans and strategies to meet program requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Use scheduling and planning techniques that work for you to prioritize and accomplish simultaneously-occurring aspects of program, and supervision tasks. Self-start and be proactive with new projects and tasks.
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance and accessibility.
  • Schedule and facilitate regular team meetings and one-on-one check-in’s with staff. 
  • Attend meetings and events, as required. Proactively communicate about scheduling conflicts.
  • Use a variety of communication resources to remain effective and relational under pressure.
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.  
  • Engage in self-initiative and independent work to accomplish job duties. Including, self-study, research, and asking for support as needed. 

Collaboration

  • Work with other site supervisors, assistant director, and director to identify training needs, plan and facilitate staff onboarding and ongoing training.
  • Invest in a collaborative team culture via intentional communication, acknowledging and tending to impact, and proactively uphold responsibilities in order to maximize positive impact for each person involved.
  • Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, school partners, community partners, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively under pressure.
  • Commit to a culture of development by openly receiving, implementing, and sharing feedback.
  • Maintain a high level of creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience. 
  • Support planning and participate in a 3-week onboarding training period and ongoing professional development opportunities offered or presented by Camp Fire.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This position is responsible for independently leading cohorts of students and direct supervision of assigned staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws, including regular one on one and team meetings.
  • Support interviewing, hiring, and training, and provide ongoing professional development of employees; plan, assign, and direct work.
  • Challenge direct reports’ growth to identify areas of opportunities for development and improvement. Provide support      through bidirectional feedback, communication and understanding. Address complaints and resolve issues through collaboration. 

Qualifications: 

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the positions at a high level. Lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities. 

Two to five years related experience and/or training in youth development and supervision OR
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field OR

A combination of experience and education.

Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

We strive to serve youth in the most culturally responsive ways and prefer proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Somali.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid, insurable Drivers License is preferred. A current CPR/First Aid Certification is required.

Work Environment 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Middle School Site Administrator - Harrison Park

Job Type: Full-time

Reports to: Assistant Director of Teen Programs

Classification: Full Time Regular

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation DOE: $44,012/ year

About the Role:

This position is responsible for using a deeply relational approach to work in partnership with Portland Public and/or Reynolds School District to implement culturally responsive programming for 30 students from historically marginalized backgrounds or who have been identified as Academic Priority. This position works with students to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities, all through an equity lens, within the classroom and beyond.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Equity: This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Relationships: Build resilient connections with students via one-on-one and group mentoring, consistently collaborate with  parents to foster student growth, and be a positive representation of the organization as you coordinate with teachers, administration, and school partners.
  3. Programming: Independently plan and facilitate programs for multi-grade groups of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Co-create a culture of inclusion and community with students via school day mentoring and after-school enrichment program.
  4. Logistics: Proactively assess and monitor program requirements and respond accordingly, manage program budget,  engagement for an individual caseload of students, prepare for lessons, field trips, and other events. Follow-up and redirect to be responsive to unforeseen circumstances. 

Job Duties:

Program

  • Recruit and retain student program participants. 
  • Exercise discretion and independent judgement while acting as the single representative of Camp Fire to the school and program participants. 
  • Individually responsible for caseload of students, and making decisions based in safety and policy while working independently with individual and groups of students.
  • Builds and maintains partnership with teachers, school administration, and other partners to support program logistics and student support.
  • Through a racial equity lens, build long-term, culturally responsive, power-sharing mentoring relationships with student program participants. 
  • Build brave spaces and help students push past conflict and perceptions in order to create a culture of inclusion and community, and that prioritize student voice and sharing power by involving students in co-leading activities, curriculum, and decision-making. 
  • Facilitate and develop engaging anti-racist and social justice focused curriculum and activities, and in-school & after-school programming. 
  • Develop an understanding of age and grade level differences to modify activities, curriculum, and program structure to meet the needs of each age group.
  • Build and maintain consistent classroom management structures and boundaries. Use adaptability to facilitate learning opportunities in challenging situations.
  • Build relationships and partner with teachers, school administration, and other school and community partners to support program logistics and academic enrichment.
  • Complete home visits with each participant’s family. Use home visits, family engagement events, and consistent communication to support families and connect with financial and resource support as needed. Have knowledge of resources available in the school and community
  • Organize family engagement events and utilize consistent communication to support students’ families and communities.
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.  
  • Safely transports youth in Camp Fire vehicles on monthly field trips and follows field trip protocol.

Administrative: 

  • Maintain a balanced program budget. Make program purchases according to program policies.
  • Track and monitor program data, completing daily data collection and documentation. Contrast actual numbers with program requirements and create plans and strategies to meet program requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Complete necessary forms and paperwork according to program policy, including student registration, incident reporting, and evaluations.
  • Use scheduling and planning techniques that work for you to prioritize and accomplish simultaneously-occurring aspects of program. Self-start and be proactive with new projects and tasks.
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance and accessibility. 
  • Attend meetings and events, as required. Proactively communicate about scheduling conflicts.
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.  
  • Engage in self-initiative and independent work to accomplish job duties. Including, self-study, research, and asking for support as needed. 

Collaboration: 

  • Invest in a collaborative team culture via intentional communication, acknowledging and tending to impact, and proactively uphold responsibilities in order to maximize positive impact for each person involved.
  • Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, school partners, community partners, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively under pressure.
  • Commit to a culture of development by openly receiving, implementing, and sharing feedback.
  • Maintain a high level of creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience. 
  • Participate in 3-week onboarding training period and ongoing professional development opportunities offered or presented by Camp Fire.

Remote Job Duties: 

  • During COVID-19 school closures, digital mentoring and distance learning support will be provided to student program participants.
  • Ability to use video, phone, social media, and other online platforms to build and maintain relationships with program participants.
  • Collaborate with school staff to establish structure for digital 1×1 and group mentoring, lessons, homework support, and family engagement.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. This position is responsible for independently leading 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in combined grade level groups.

Qualifications: Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Education and/or Experience: Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the positions at a high level. Lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities. Two to five years related experience and/or training OR Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field; or two to five years related experience and/or training; OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred. 

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. We strive to serve youth in the most culturally responsive ways and prefer proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Somali.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid insurable Driver’s License preferred. A current CPR/First Aid Certification is required.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Admin & Finance Assistant

Description

Classification: Full-time, Regular

Reports to: Director of Finance and Administration

Pay Range: Level 2, $18.40 – $23.92 per hour

About the Role:

This position is will provide administrative support to Finance, and general administrative functions. This position will be responsible for applying principles of accounting to enter financial data, analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties.

What you’ll be doing:

  1. Routine accounting tasks (credit card recons, invoices)
  2. Administrative and data entry support (General admin, HR and Development)
  3. Office duties as assigned

Finance:

  • Tracks invoices as they come in, verifies approval & coding, enters into financial system
  • Communicates with vendors and staff about missing invoices, past due amounts, etc.
  • Reviews and approves monthly staff credit card reconciliations
  • Produces financial reports, as needed
  • Maintains vendor, independent contractor, and accounts payable records
  • Assists Development department with gift entry, as needed
  • Other finance duties as assigned

Admin/Other:

  • Assists with collection and distribution of mail, as needed
  • Assists office manager, as needed
  • Assists with office coverage and backup, as needed
  • Assists with HR administrative tasks as requested, such as filing or onboarding
  • Assists on site with summer Camp Namanu onboarding and other duties as needed
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Acts as a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire… we are in it for the kids!
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Attends Camp Fire meetings and events, as required.
  • Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Self-starter, proactive.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization.
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times.

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Business or Accounting, or one to three years related experience and/or training in non-profit or governmental accounting; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Education and/or experience in Human Resources or Administration preferred.

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Before & After School Program Aide - McMinnville

Classification: Part-time, Year Round (30 hours/week)

Reports to: Site Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: $16/hr

About the Role

The BAS Program Aide will increase their experience and expertise providing programming support to Program Specialists and Site Supervisors. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Supports activities of participants in before and after school setting while following program expectations modeled by Program Specialists and Site Supervisors.
  3. Helps set-up, support and clean-up project-based learning activities that flexibly follow pre-designed lesson plans and student-led play.
  4. Engages with kids during club activities, free choice, academic time, snack, large motor games/recess, and special activities.
  5. With guidance from site leadership, follow state of Oregon, Office of Child Care health and safety guidelines and learn about Camp Fire best practice around health and safety during all program activities including, but not limited to, health screens, sanitation, daily schedule, allergies, medications, and associated forms.

Job Duties

  • Assists in working with students as part of a team.
  • Provides important assistance around project set-up, clean-up and motor skill development.
  • Organizes program supplies and materials as needed.
  • Helps gather supplies for lessons, activity stations, outdoor activities, and special projects. Helps clean up and organize supplies afterwards.
  • Participates in games and other recreational activities to promote mental, physical and social development and well-being.
  • Works within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Is a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Attends Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required.
  • Assists Site Supervisor and program leadership with programming functions.
  • Learns policies and practices that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Learns about current and changing OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Is a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills

  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Self-starter, proactive and takes initiative.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization.
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times.

Qualifications

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

This position will offer paid trainings to receive a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings.

To learn more and apply click HERE.

Before & After School Program Aide - West Linn

Classification: Part-time (30 hours/week)

Reports to: Site Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: $16/hr

About the Role

The BAS Program Aide will increase their experience and expertise providing programming support to Program Specialists and Site Supervisors. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Supports activities of participants in before and after school setting while following program expectations modeled by Program Specialists and Site Supervisors.
  3. Helps set-up, support and clean-up project-based learning activities that flexibly follow pre-designed lesson plans and student-led play.
  4. Engages with kids during club activities, free choice, academic time, snack, large motor games/recess, and special activities.
  5. With guidance from site leadership, follow state of Oregon, Office of Child Care health and safety guidelines and learn about Camp Fire best practice around health and safety during all program activities including, but not limited to, health screens, sanitation, daily schedule, allergies, medications, and associated forms.

Job Duties

  • Assists in working with students as part of a team.
  • Provides important assistance around project set-up, clean-up and motor skill development.
  • Organizes program supplies and materials as needed.
  • Helps gather supplies for lessons, activity stations, outdoor activities, and special projects. Helps clean up and organize supplies afterwards.
  • Participates in games and other recreational activities to promote mental, physical and social development and well-being.
  • Works within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Is a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Attends Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required.
  • Assists Site Supervisor and program leadership with programming functions.
  • Learns policies and practices that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Learns about current and changing OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Is a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills

  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Self-starter, proactive and takes initiative.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization.
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times.

Qualifications

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

This position will offer paid trainings to receive a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings.

To learn more and apply click HERE.

Before & After School Program Aide - Portland

Classification: Part-time, Year Round (30 hours/week)

Reports to: Site Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation: $16/hr

About the Role

The BAS Program Aide will increase their experience and expertise providing programming support to Program Specialists and Site Supervisors. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Supports activities of participants in before and after school setting while following program expectations modeled by Program Specialists and Site Supervisors.
  3. Helps set-up, support and clean-up project-based learning activities that flexibly follow pre-designed lesson plans and student-led play.
  4. Engages with kids during club activities, free choice, academic time, snack, large motor games/recess, and special activities.
  5. With guidance from site leadership, follow state of Oregon, Office of Child Care health and safety guidelines and learn about Camp Fire best practice around health and safety during all program activities including, but not limited to, health screens, sanitation, daily schedule, allergies, medications, and associated forms.

Job Duties

  • Assists in working with students as part of a team.
  • Provides important assistance around project set-up, clean-up and motor skill development.
  • Organizes program supplies and materials as needed.
  • Helps gather supplies for lessons, activity stations, outdoor activities, and special projects. Helps clean up and organize supplies afterwards.
  • Participates in games and other recreational activities to promote mental, physical and social development and well-being.
  • Works within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Is a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Attends Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required.
  • Assists Site Supervisor and program leadership with programming functions.
  • Learns policies and practices that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Learns about current and changing OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Is a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Supports the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Displays the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills

  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • Self-starter, proactive and takes initiative.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization.
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times.

Qualifications

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

This position will offer paid trainings to receive a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings.

To learn more and apply click HERE.

Before & After School Site Supervisor - McMinnville

Classification: Full Time

Reports to: Multi-Site Coordinator

Compensation: Starting at $44,013 annually

Our Commitment to Equity

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Organization Overview:

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark– a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in the Metro Area. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5- 18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/.

Position Outcome:

Before & After School Site Supervisors will increase their experience and expertise in coaching and supporting staff through their solo teaching, lesson plan design and implementation and overall program effectiveness. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity and social justice. Site Supervisors will increase the proficiencies in leading meetings, program budgets, state licensing procedures, conducting performance management directives, providing/receiving constructive feedback, and building sustainable working relationships with families, staff members, and community partners.

Position Overview:

The Site Supervisor is responsible for supervising and facilitating Camp Fire Before & After School sequenced, club-style lessons in after school settings for diverse student populations at elementary schools in grades K-5. During summer months, the Site Supervisor is responsible for supporting Summer Day Camp programs through training, working on-site, performing observations, traveling on field trips and supply/materials coordination. Other summer duties include developing school year program materials, supporting hiring processes, preparing content and locations for the upcoming school year and assisting with other administrative duties in collaboration with BAS Multi-Site Coordinators and the Department Director to achieve overall program improvement. The Site Supervisor is responsible helping youth achieve developmental outcomes program participants in academic enrichment and support creative arts, active recreation, community building, community-based learning, social-emotional growth and leadership activities through a trauma-informed lens while partnering with district representatives in an ever-changing direct service climate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.

  1. Overseeing all program operations at site as well as supervising the planning and teaching of curriculum that promotes culturally responsive, inclusive, anti-racist learning environments.
  2. Providing timely feedback to site staff members, conducting scheduled formal reviews, tracking yearly site training hours, and creating an environment that is responsive to the communities Camp Fire is a part of.
  3. Managing all administrative functions for the site and site staff including, but not limited to, timecards and edits, handling registration documents, site financial tracking, supply and material organization, and budgeting.
  4. Maintaining Camp Fire values and best practices, licensing standards and ensures program compliance in alignment with all OCC, state, federal, and district compliance regulations.
  5. Organizing all necessary program documents in a way that is prearranged for easy recall and presentation if needed by Camp Fire Leadership, OCC licensing, registration records, court cases. Families, district partners, etc.

Job Duties:

  • Facilitate programming in an after-school setting while maintaining safety, compliance, program expectations and behavior management.
  • Maintain organized, on-going records as required by the Camp Fire office, state of Oregon Office of Child Care, and School District Partners.
  • Allocate monthly budget dollars to program supplies and materials, maintains financial tracking and record keeping, and manage task of supply shopping for site.
  • Collaborate with the site team, program team, registrar, and administration regularly for up-to-date information regarding program participants, changes to schedules, licensing documents, and registration protocols.
  • Submit all weekly and monthly paperwork to the appropriate outlet according to deadlines. Support site team members in doing the same.
  • Work within school policies, rules and expectations and uphold all confidentiality requirements.
  • Develop positive working relationships with program participants, families and school staff.
  • Be a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Learn to market all in-service and full-day programs regardless of location of service.
  • Participate in outreach to families and coordinate family engagement activities.
  • Participate in the development, delivery and facilitation of all full-day programs.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events, including site supervisor meetings and check-ins with the Multi-Site Coordinator and/or Department Director.
  • Collaborate with community partners, including, but not limited to, SUN School staff, enrichment program leaders/staff, school administration and office staff, and district custodial staff.
  • Engage in Youth Program Quality Assessment process.
  • Assist Multi-site Coordinators and Department Director with developing and delivering training for site staff.
  • Support the mission, purpose, and leadership of Camp Fire; project a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Provide clear direction and priorities to direct reports and supports team members in the development of SMART goals.
  • In accordance with HR policies, conducts frequent informal performance assessment with direct reports, and formal performance assessment three times annually.
  • Ensure availability to key staff for both structured and more informal, as-needed support and coaching.
  • Ensure that high expectations and accountability are balanced by fun, compassion, understanding and support.
  • Lead team-building activities to develop and sustain high staff satisfaction and morale.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events, as schedule and required.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for scheduled morning and afternoon shifts while also completing tasks and attending scheduled meetings off site.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Display excellent communication skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.
  • Ability to take direction and feedback from team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises program teams to meet OCC ratio guidelines. Carry out supervisory responsibilities while supporting individuals in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; lead performance management and improvement plans; addressing complaints with a solutions-focused orientation.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth development programming.
  • Culturally responsive with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential.
  • Open to receiving feedback and making on-going program adjustments.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to be flexible, adaptive, responsive, creativity, energetic, organized, self-motivated, empathetic, and patient.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times
  • Maintain integrity by following through on responsibilities and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or Master’s degree (M.A) from four -year college or university in the field; or two to five years related experience and/or training in the field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Step 8 or above on the Oregon Step Registry and/or equivalent training/experience is required. One or more years working in a supervisory position.

Working knowledge and understanding of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, academic enrichment, life-skills, and leadership development, and academic enrichment. Understanding and application of OCC licensing policies and procedures for managing a licensed child care facility. Previous experience working in an after-school program environment that involved solo teaching, outcome-based lesson planning and current best practices in youth development, and behavior management for program participants.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid, insurable Driver’s License is desired. This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, Adult and Child First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development trainings per license year. Current enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry. Submission of Oregon STEP registry application is preferred and required upon hire.

To learn more and apply visit HERE.

Before & After School Program Specialist - Portland

Classification: Part-Time

Reports to: Site Supervisor

Compensation: Starting at $18.40/hr

Our Commitment to Equity:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

 What the role offers: 

Before & After School Program Specialist will increase their experience and expertise in solo teaching, teamwork and outcome-based lesson planning. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

About the Role:

The Before & After School Program Specialist is responsible for planning and teaching sequenced club-style lessons in after school settings for up to 15 youth, while helping manage day-to-day directives that support the overall health of the program and follow Office of Child Care (OCC) health and safety licensing guidelines. The Before & After School Program Specialist will strive to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support creative arts, active recreation, community building, community-based learning, social-emotional growth and leadership activities through a trauma-informed lens while partnering with district representatives in an ever-changing direct service climate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.

  1. Direct instruction of participants in a before and after school program setting while maintaining program expectations and supporting positive behavior interventions.
  2. Create project-based learning activities and design lesson plans using various resources to facilitate active engagement of participants in learning.
  3. Have or gain awareness of OCC licensing policies and COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain program compliance with state licensing standards in partnership with program leadership.
  4. Support district partnerships through appropriate facility use, setting clear expectations

Job Duties:

  • Submit written lesson plans, community-based learning plans and supply needs on a scheduled basis determined by site teams and leadership.
  • Work within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Be a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Participate in outreach to families and coordinating family engagement activities virtual and in-person.
  • Support staff and program participants during field trips.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required
  • Assist Site Supervisor and program leadership with program and administrative functions.
  • Ensure policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Quickly adapt to OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Be a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Support the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Display the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Work and support full day program on non-school days.
  • Respectfully take direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth development programming
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor when supporting youth with varying needs
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Flexible and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in the field;

Or, one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and

experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid, insurable Driver’s License is desired. This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, Adult and Child First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development trainings per license year. Current enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry. Submission of Oregon STEP registry application is preferred and required upon hire.

To learn more and apply visit HERE.

Before & After School Program Specialist - West Linn

Classification: Part-Time

Reports to: Site Supervisor

Compensation: Starting at $18.40/hour

Our Commitment to Equity:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

What the role offers: 

Before & After School Program Specialist will increase their experience and expertise in solo teaching, teamwork and outcome-based lesson planning. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

About the role:

The Before & After School Program Specialist is responsible for planning and teaching sequenced club-style lessons in after school settings for up to 15 youth, while helping manage day-to-day directives that support the overall health of the program and follow Office of Child Care (OCC) health and safety licensing guidelines. The Before & After School Program Specialist will strive to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support creative arts, active recreation, community building, community-based learning, social-emotional growth and leadership activities through a trauma-informed lens while partnering with district representatives in an ever-changing direct service climate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.

  1. Direct instruction of participants in a before and after school program setting while maintaining program expectations and supporting positive behavior interventions.
  2. Create project-based learning activities and design lesson plans using various resources to facilitate active engagement of participants in learning.
  3. Have or gain awareness of OCC licensing policies and COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain program compliance with state licensing standards in partnership with program leadership.
  4. Support district partnerships through appropriate facility use, setting clear expectations

Job Duties:

  • Submit written lesson plans, community-based learning plans and supply needs on a scheduled basis determined by site teams and leadership.
  • Work within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Be a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Participate in outreach to families and coordinating family engagement activities virtual and in-person.
  • Support staff and program participants during field trips.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required
  • Assist Site Supervisor and program leadership with program and administrative functions.
  • Ensure policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Quickly adapt to OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Be a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Support the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Display the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Work and support full day program on non-school days.
  • Respectfully take direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth development programming
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor when supporting youth with varying needs
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Flexible and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in the field;

Or, one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and

experience.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid, insurable Driver’s License is desired. This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, Adult and Child First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development trainings per license year. Current enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry. Submission of Oregon STEP registry application is preferred and required upon hire.

To learn more and apply visit HERE.

Before & After School Program Specialist - McMinnville

Classification: Part-time (30 hours/week)

Reports to: Site Supervisor

Compensation: Starting at $18.40/hr

Our Commitment to Equity:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

What the role offers:

Before & After School Program Specialist will increase their experience and expertise in solo teaching, teamwork and outcome-based lesson planning. This position will support growth and training in areas of youth development and culturally-responsive programming, including best practices in racial equity, social justice, mentoring, academic enrichment, behavior management, youth adult partnerships, life-skills, and leadership development.

About the Role:

The Before & After School Program Specialist is responsible for planning and teaching sequenced club-style lessons in after school settings for up to 15 youth, while helping manage day-to-day directives that support the overall health of the program and follow Office of Child Care (OCC) health and safety licensing guidelines. The Before & After School Program Specialist will strive to achieve youth development outcomes by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support creative arts, active recreation, community building, community-based learning, social-emotional growth and leadership activities through a trauma-informed lens while partnering with district representatives in an ever-changing direct service climate.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. Direct instruction of participants in a before and after school program setting while maintaining program expectations and supporting positive behavior interventions.
  3. Create project-based learning activities and design lesson plans using various resources to facilitate active engagement of participants in learning.
  4. Have or gain awareness of OCC licensing policies and COVID-19 safety protocols and maintain program compliance with state licensing standards in partnership with program leadership.
  5. Support district partnerships through appropriate facility use, setting clear expectations

Job Duties:

  • Submit written lesson plans, community-based learning plans and supply needs on a scheduled basis determined by site teams and leadership.
  • Work within school policies, confidentiality requirements and understand behavioral management systems.
  • Be a role model for positive youth development practices, youth-adult partnerships and mentoring.
  • Participate in recruitment and retention of program participants.
  • Participate in outreach to families and coordinating family engagement activities virtual and in-person.
  • Support staff and program participants during field trips.
  • Attend Camp Fire meetings and events either in person or remotely as required
  • Assist Site Supervisor and program leadership with program and administrative functions.
  • Ensure policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Quickly adapt to OCC licensing rule changes and safety guidelines.
  • Be a role model for enjoyment, integrity and dedication in the work of Camp Fire.
  • Support the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.
  • Maintain regular and reliable on-site attendance for all scheduled shifts.
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
  • Display the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.
  • Work and support full day program on non-school days.
  • Respectfully take direction from site supervisor and program leadership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. Site staff members will work together as a team under the leadership of their Site Supervisor, cluster Multi-site Coordinator, and/or Department Director.

Relational Skills:

  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth development programming
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor when supporting youth with varying needs
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask effectively
  • Self-starter, proactive
  • Flexible and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to the safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in the field;

Or, one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and

experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid, insurable Driver’s License is desired. This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, Adult and Child First Aid & CPR certification and OCC Basic Safety Set Trainings, plus >15 hours of approved professional development trainings per license year. Current enrollment in the Oregon Central Background Registry. Submission of Oregon STEP registry application is preferred and required upon hire.

 

To learn more and apply visit HERE.

Middle School Program Specialist

Reports to: Site Supervisor

Classification: Full-Time 

Compensation:  Starting at $18.40/hour

Our Commitment to Equity

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background.  We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed.  If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. 

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. 

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for using a deeply relational approach to work in partnership with Portland Public and/or Reynolds School District to implement culturally responsive programming for 30 students from historically marginalized backgrounds or who have been identified as Academic Priority. This position works with students to express care, challenge growth, provide support, share power, and expand possibilities, all through an equity lens, within the classroom and beyond.Requirements

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Equity: This role will come in contact with students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that make that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.

2. Relationships: Build resilient connections with students via one-on-one and group mentoring, consistently collaborate with parents to foster student growth, and be a positive representation of the organization as you coordinate with teachers, administration, and school partners.

3. Programming: Collaborate closely with an on-site team, and independently plan and facilitate programs for a group of students in either 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students. Cocreate a culture of inclusion and community with students via school day mentoring and

after-school enrichment program.

4. Logistics: Proactively assess and monitor program requirements and respond accordingly, manage program budget, engagement for an individual caseload of students, prepare for lessons, field trips, and other events. Follow-up and redirect to be responsive to unforeseen circumstances.

Job Duties:

Program

  • Recruit and retain student program participants.
  • Responsible for a caseload of students, and making decisions based in safety and policy while working independently with individual and groups of students.
  • Through a racial equity lens, build long-term, culturally responsive, power-sharing mentoring relationships with student program participants.
  • Build brave spaces and help students push past conflict and perceptions in order to create a culture of inclusion and community, and that prioritize student voice and sharing power by involving students in co-leading activities, curriculum, and decision-making.
  • Facilitate and develop engaging anti-racist and social justice focused curriculum and activities, and in-school & after-school programming.
  • Build and maintain consistent classroom management structures and boundaries. Use adaptability to facilitate learning opportunities in challenging situations.
  • Build relationships and partner with teachers, school administration, and other school and community partners to support program logistics and academic enrichment.
  • Complete home visits with each participant’s family. Use home visits, family engagement events, and consistent communication to support families and connect with financial and resource support as needed. Have knowledge of resources available in the school and community
  • Collaborate with supervisor and program team to organize family engagement events and utilize consistent communication to support students’ families and communities.
  • Ensures policies and practices are followed that lead to safe and successful program experiences for all participants and staff.
  • Maintain a high level of creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.
  • Safely transports youth in Camp Fire vehicles on monthly field trips and follows field trip protocol.

Administrative

  • Maintains a balanced program budget. With support from supervisor, makes program purchases according to program policies.
  • Track and monitor program data, completing daily data collection and documentation.
  • Collaborate with supervisor and program team to create plans and strategies to meet program requirements on an ongoing basis.
  • Complete necessary forms and paperwork according to program policy, including student registration, incident reporting, and evaluations.
  • Use scheduling and planning techniques that work for you to prioritize and accomplish simultaneously-occurring aspects of program. Self-start and be proactive with new projects and tasks.
  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance and accessibility.
  • Attend meetings and events, as required. Proactively communicate about scheduling conflicts.
  • Engage in self-initiative and independent work to accomplish job duties. Including, self-study, research, and asking for support as needed.

Collaboration

  • Invest in a collaborative team culture via intentional communication, acknowledging and tending to impact, and proactively uphold responsibilities in order to maximize positive impact for each person involved.
  • Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, school partners, community partners, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively under pressure.
  • Commit to a culture of development by openly receiving, implementing, and sharing feedback.
  • Participate in 3-week onboarding training period and ongoing professional development opportunities offered or presented by Camp Fire.

Remote Job Duties

  • During COVID-19 school closures, digital mentoring and distance learning support will be provided to student program participants.
  • Ability to use video, phone, social media, and other online platforms to build and maintain relationships with program participants.
  • Collaborate with school staff to establish structure for digital 1×1 and group mentoring, lessons, homework support, and family engagement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities. This position works closely with an on-site team, and independently plans and facilitates program for a group of students in either 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.

Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Any combination of education and life experience that provides the required set of skills and experience necessary to perform the essential functions of the positions at a high level. Lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities.

Two to five years related experience and/or training in youth development and supervision OR coursework in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, or a related field OR A combination of experience and education.

Lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities. Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

We strive to serve youth in the most culturally responsive ways and prefer proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Somali.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

A valid insurable Driver’s License preferred. A current CPR/First Aid Certification is required.

To learn more and apply visit HERE.


Camp Fire Columbia operates programs in 20 schools throughout the Portland metro area and at our renowned 552-acre summer camp, Namanu. We utilize best practices in extended-day academic support, mentoring, summer sports and recreation, and experiential learning activities. Providing our high-quality services requires a stellar team of 150 people per year. From working directly with youth outdoors or in school, to fundraising, to office administration, there is a place for you at Camp Fire Columbia. We seek a broadly diverse staff that can authentically teach, mentor, and support the youth we serve. 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, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia believes that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark. It is Camp Fire’s intention to contribute to the achievement of all youth while narrowing the gaps between white students and students of color. Our goal is to address the racial predictability of youth achievement academically, socially, and economically. To achieve this goal, Camp Fire will examine how privilege, oppression, and history affect the practices of our organization, and apply that learning to our work to effect meaningful change.

We know that working toward racial equity will require reflection and persistence. Camp Fire Columbia is reviewing our programs and values, deepening relationships with partners who share our goals, and developing policies that will shape our growth and work as an organization.

As we continue to learn, we strive to:

  • Prioritize racial equity in our curriculum, hiring, training, and partnerships.
  • Engage staff and volunteers that are representative of our service community’s demographics.
  • Collect and review information regarding outcomes for youth and employment practices to evaluate our work and adapt our programs and policies.
  • Provide opportunities and support for every youth we serve to achieve their individual goals.
  • Actively seek out expertise and input from families, youth, and the broader community about our programs and progress.

Camp Fire Columbia is not undertaking this work first, or alone. Achieving racial equity will require collective engagement and commitment. With the help of the many great organizations in our community striving for social change, Camp Fire is dedicated to helping all students light their fire within. As a Camp Fire staff member, you’ll be part of a dynamic, engaged team working to help every kid find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

Benefits we offer:

  • We offer a comprehensive benefits package with 401k, Employee Assistance Program (9 free service visits), volunteer paid time-off, sick pay for all employees
  • We also offer 12 paid holidays, two (2) floating holidays, vacation and health benefits for all full-time employees
  • You get weekends off and work with an all-star team voted Top Places to Work by The Oregonian 2020.

To view our open positions or to apply for a position with us, click HERE.