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Camp Fire Columbia

Do you love working with elementary-aged youth? Are you looking to gain more experience and grow in the field of youth work? Are you currently working towards a degree in education? Do you want to get paid to bring your skills and interests to students while helping them find their own passions?

During the school year, Camp Fire Columbia offers after-school programming at 15 schools in Portland and West Linn. We work with students from Kindergarten to 5th grade offering homework help to facilitating enrichment clubs. Through our after-school programming we empower youth to find and pursue their passions. Each year, Camp Fire Columbia seeks candidates like you to fill positions for the school year.

Lead Site Instructor Position Overview: Full-Time Seasonal (School year: August 9, 2019 -June 12, 2020)

This Lead Instructor is responsible for supporting the Site Supervisor in overseeing and facilitating Camp Fire after-school activities for diverse student populations at elementary schools in grades K-5 during the school year. This position takes a leadership role in planning and teaching sequenced lessons in classroom and other school settings for up to 15 youth, while assisting the Site Supervisor in program management, and supporting site staff in developing engaging curriculum. The Lead Instructors 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, and leadership activities. This position also includes regularly maintaining and updating the materials in the program space to create a welcoming and stimulating environment.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive Compensation: $14.50-$15.50/hr, 30-40 hours/week.

Benefits per year: Highly competitive healthcare package, 96 hours paid sick leave, 10 paid Holidays, 2 floating holidays, 24 paid volunteer hours, 401k with employer 3% match, extensive professional development, and a highly supportive work culture.

Site Instructor Position Overview: Site Instructor Position Overview: Part-Time seasonal (School year: August 9, 2019 -June 12, 2020)

Site Instructors are responsible for planning and teaching lessons for up to 15 youth, while assisting in entire group programming for up to 85 students with your team. The Site Instructor will help achieve youth development goals by engaging program participants in academic enrichment and support, creative arts, active recreation, community building, service learning, and leadership activities.Site Instructors collaborate with their site teams on program planning, communication, behavior management, and general site operations; as well as across site teams to support the overall success of the Camp Fire Before & After School program. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to building positive working relationships with participants, families, community partners, and school staff.

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation: $13.40-14.50/hour

Benefits: Paid training and planning hours, 401K with match, paid volunteer time and paid sick time benefits available to part-time staff.

Are you excited about:

Bringing your interests and passions to an eager group of youth

Working with a team of like-minded youth professionals

Engaging in a culturally responsive environment with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential

Being a positive role model for youth and adults at all times

Mentoring staff to become strong youth workers

Growing with an organization that invests in staff’s professional development

Are you able to:

Embrace work and relationships with a growth mindset

Prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems

Maintain a high level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience

Work in teams and independently

Uphold integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner

Not grow tired of the sound of your own voice

Lead and motivate others

Training for the new school starts August 6th so if this sounds like the path for you, join us and make the magic happen!

Organization Overview:

Camp Fire has been an innovative leader in youth development since 1910. 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. 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 more than 22 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. Our programs directly serve over 3,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region.

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.

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