Employment

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If being a positive, caring, responsible role model to youth and connecting them to the wonder of Pacific Northwest ecosystems sounds awesome, employment with Camp Fire Wilani might be YOUR spark! Being camp staff is a powerful way to positively affect the lives of young people!

Our Commitment to Equity

Camp Fire is committed to building a diverse team and culture. We recognize that there are many aspects of one’s life experience that contribute to the growth of our organization. We encourage everyone to apply. If you believe in our values and mission and want to contribute to the work we do, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t meet every one of the qualifications listed.If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire Wilani is welcoming to all people and is a non-sectarian program that values diversity, builds equity, and strives to be a comprehensively inclusive environment. Bilingual Spanish or ASL are highly desired, but not required. Camp Fire is non-sectarian and welcoming to all.

We believe in meaningful work. We believe that every individual brings their own talent, experience, creativity, and values. We support staff by providing a living wage, time for work/life balance, paid volunteer service days, paid opportunities for professional development, personal growth, and creativity.

Organization Overview

At Camp Fire Wilani, 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 Western Oregon for Outdoor School. During the summer months, we offer summer camps all over Oregon. Our programs directly serve over 2,000 kids ages 5-17 each year from Salem to the California border, and the Oregon coast to the Cascades.

Positions Available

Summer Camp Staff

Job Title: Seasonal Summer Camp Staff

Reports to: Summer Camp Director
Dates: June 17th – July 26th, 2024
Housing: not provided, available only during resident camp programs while campers are onsite

Be a caring adult mentor for youth in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Our excellent summer camp program serves youth from all over Oregon and beyond. People of Color and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire is non-sectarian and welcoming to all. Bilingual Spanish or ASL are highly desired, but not required.M.Ed. supervised university internships available.

Seasonal Breakdown
June 17th – July 26th: Summer Camp Season
Not all sessions are required. Required sessions are denoted by asterisks.

Summer Season:
Staff Training Part 1: June 17th – 19th (Monday – Wednesday) = $240*
Family Camp 1: June 19th – June 21st, 2024 (Wednesday – Friday) = $342
Staff Training Part 2: June 24th – 28th (Monday – Friday) = $600*
Resident Camp: July 1st – 5th, 2024 (Monday – Friday) = $780*
Family Camp 2: July 5th – 7th, 2024 (Friday – Sunday) = $342
Teen Adventure Camp: July 10th – 14th, 2024 (Wednesday – Sunday) REQUIRES CERTIFICATIONS = $400
Day Camp on the McKenzie River: July 15th – 19th, 2024 (Monday – Friday)  = $648*
Mini Camp: July 24th – 26th, 2024 (Wednesday – Friday)  = $648

Locations:
Camp Locations include: Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire, Oregon; McKenzie River Day Camp on Deehorn Road in Springfield, and Teen Adventure Camp in Central Oregon (multiple locations).

Requirements:

Summer Camp Season Director

Job Title: Seasonal Summer Camp Director
Reports to: Executive Director
Seasonal Fixed Salary: $4800 Total
Dates: April 2 – July 26th, 2024
Housing: not provided, available only during resident camp programs while campers are onsite.

Seasonal Breakdown
April: Onboarding, Online Trainings, Interviews: 5 hours per week, $19 per hour: $380 total April.
May: Online Trainings, Interviews: 5 hours per week, $19 per hour: $380 total May.
June 1st – 15th: Preparation, 10 hours per week x 2 weeks: $380
June 17th – July 26th: Summer Camp Season: $3660 Salary: $610 per week x 6 weeks

Summer Season:
Staff Training Part 1: June 17th – 19th (Monday – Wednesday)
Family Camp 1: June 19th – June 21st, 2024 (Wednesday – Friday)
Staff Training Part 2: June 24th – 28th (Monday – Friday)
Resident Camp: July 1st – 5th, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
Family Camp 2: July 5th – 7th, 2024 (Friday – Sunday)
Teen Adventure Camp: July 10th – 14th, 2024 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Day Camp on the McKenzie River: July 15th – 19th, 2024 (Monday – Friday)
Mini Camp: July 24th – 26th, 2024 (Wednesday – Friday)

All days above are mandatory for this position.

Position Overview
Be a caring adult mentor for youth in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Our excellent summer camp program serves youth from all over Oregon and beyond. People of Color and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire is non-sectarian and welcoming to all. Bilingual Spanish or ASL are highly desired, but not required.M.Ed. supervised university internships available.

The Seasonal Summer Camp Director is responsible for direction of all Camp Fire Wilani’s summer camp programs. This position develops camp curriculum and staff training curriculum. Further, this position participates in hiring, accreditation, risk management, and all other aspects of assigned programs. The Seasonal Summer Camp Director oversees approximately 11 summer camp staff people, and provides excellent customer service to our campers and families. The position starts part time in the spring with onboarding, recruitment, and interviewing then enters full season in mid-June. Camp Locations include: Camp Lutherwood in Cheshire, Oregon; McKenzie River Day Camp on Deehorn Road in Springfield, and Teen Adventure Camp in Central Oregon (multiple locations).

Position Duties
Support program staff hiring –  Oversee hiring of summer camp staff as needed.
Risk Management- models and enforces risk management practices in every single aspect of program preparation, facilitation, and evaluation.
Staff and volunteer training – responsible for continual improvement of staff and volunteer training sessions and support materials.
Evaluation, Feedback and Correction – enforces all polices with staff and makes corrections as needed.
Program staff back-up – filling in for direct-service program staff during busy season, due to illness or vacation coverage.
Outreach events – attend community events alongside other staff as needed to promote organization and programs (often outside of 9-5 hours) such as local festivals, Art Walks, PTA open houses, and networking meetings.

Requirements: