Job Title: Assistant Property Manager
Reports to: Director of Namanu Programs & Facilities
Classification: Full Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt


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.


Position Overview:

This position is responsible for supporting the Property Manager in all aspects of facility upkeep and maintenance as well as serving as an on-call host to rental groups. The Assistant Property Manager has the option to live rent free on-site in a designated studio cabin year round! Working on-site at our summer camp, this position does require a valid driver license and ability to successfully pass a background screen.   


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Assists the Property Manager with regular camp maintenance and basic knowledge of facility upkeep and repair.
  2. Participates in and assists in all facets of camp facility maintenance.
  3. Lives on-site on weekdays and/or weekends when hosting renters or groups.


Job Duties:

  • Maintains and operates a variety of vehicles.
  • Attends and supervises work projects at service weekends.
  • Directs groups while drawing boundaries in a tactful and friendly manner.
  • Assists with site tours.
  • Promotes the rental program through community building with current renters.
  • Performs custodial and cleaning duties, as assigned.
  • Organizes and leads work projects and events.
  • Acts as on-call support for Namanu events and facilities.
  • Brings opportunities for donated and discounted materials and services to the attention of the Director of Namanu and/or Director of Development and Marketing.
  • Supports rental managers and remains on site as a resource, when required.
  • Supports Camp Director and Director of Namanu as needed to ensure highest quality summer camp experiences, and client experiences.
  • Supports rental manager to ensure the highest quality experience for all rental groups.
  • Supports Camp Director with implementation of food service program.
  • 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.


Soft Skills:

  • Self-starter, proactive problem solving
  • Always treats youth, coworkers, and volunteers with respect and kindness.
  • Maintain integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and camp policy in a positive manner.
  • Culturally competent and responsive with a strong understanding of diverse cultures and communities.
  • Interest in their own professional growth
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Ability to lead and motivate others



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:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

A high level of competence in all facets of facility maintenance, including but not limited to all aspects of carpentry and building, plumbing, electrical, septic, lawn and garden. Challenge course instruction experience is desirable.


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.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Computer Skills:

Has advanced basic computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, create presentations, download forms, and preserve/backup important data.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card and First Aid & CPR certification. Must have a valid driver license and be able to successfully pass a background screen. Lifeguard certification helpful.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.


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 regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


To apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to: Please combine all documents in 1 file. References will not be contacted until candidate has progressed to finalist stage.

Our Commitment:

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.