Job Title: Teen Programs Department Director
Reports to: President/CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Compensation Range: $66,900 - $87,000
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 interested in finding the best qualified candidate for the job, and candidate may be from a less traditional background. If you feel this is you, we encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. Please contact us if you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position.
We strive 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.
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 middle 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. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/
This position is responsible for working in partnership with Portland Public, David Douglas, and Reynold’s School Districts, staff, students, and families to provide program vision, direction and management, ensuring culturally relevant pedagogy, educational equity, healing centered practice, and developmental relationships are integral components in all facets of programs for all aspects of school-based programs serving middle and high school students. Leads the department in creating frameworks for program operations and expansion, and systems to ensure program goals and metrics are met.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Directly supervises the Assistant Director of Teen Programs. Provides high-level support to all Teen Programs staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; holding employees accountable; ensuring professional development opportunities for continual learning and development; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct risk 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 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:
- Has who has lived or learned experience understanding the impact of racism and systems of oppression as it relates to work with youth and communities, and utilizing an equity lens and trauma-informed approach to developing and managing youth-centered programs.
- Must have working knowledge of youth development and programming, including best practices in mentoring.
- Must have previous experience classroom teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth.
- Must have a minimum of three years of supervisory experience is required.
We strive to serve youth in the most culturally responsive ways and prefer proficiency in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Vietnamese, or Somali.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from partners, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to management, public groups, and/or board of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Computer skills using database, report writing, project management, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, communication by email and use of scheduling software.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Needs reliable transportation to attend meetings or events, and for transporting supplies to events, sites, etc. A current CPR/First Aid certification is also required.
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 talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; traverse and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; ascend or balance; move; kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.
Camp Fire Columbia values a culture of teamwork and co-creation, collaborative decision making, and power sharing. The physical environment is both an office and home space for flexibility to meet individual needs.
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.
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.