Job Title: Evaluation Assistant
Classification: Non-Exempt, Part-Time, Year-Round

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 school year, 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 assisting with data collection and logistics, data entry and general support for program evaluation. This position is also responsible for working in partnership with the data team, program and development staff, and volunteers to achieve Camp Fire’s mission by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Coordinates data collection logistics, such as formatting online survey instruments, paper survey packet preparation, tracking response rates, and generating reports.

2. Assists with survey administration at area schools and summer camp sites.

3. Supports Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) administration through coordinating observations, scoring, reflections and resources.

4. Follows guidelines to ensure accuracy and confidentiality of data.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  •  Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • 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.
  • Culturally competent and responsive with a strong understanding of and/or willingness to learn about diverse cultures and communities.
  • High level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems.
  • Open to receiving feedback and making ongoing adjustments.
  • Ability to work in teams and independently.
  • Computer skills using database, report writing, project management, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, communication by email and use of scheduling software.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time and maintain satisfactory energy levels for duration of programming.
  • Bi-lingual and/or multi-lingual encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Compensation: $16/hr
  • 401K, and paid sick time benefits available to part-time staff who qualify

Application Process:

  • Send cover letter, resume and three references to Human Resources with subject line, “Evaluation Assistant” to: humanresources@campfirecolumbia.org.
  • Positions will remain open until filled.

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 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.