Director of Community Partnerships

Director of Community Partnerships – Full Job Description

The Director of Community Partnerships is responsible for the leadership, direction, and implementation of community partnerships. This position works to build and foster working relationships with community-based organizations. A member of the Leadership Team, this person works under the Executive Director and together with other Group Partnership staff and Marketing Staff. This position, on an ongoing basis, cultivates and manages relationships with a broad array of audiences in King County. Primarily, the position will focus on communities in King County to develop access to Camp Fire programs. To achieve the Council mission, the Director of Community Partnerships develops work plans, manages grant budgets, sets membership goals and strategies, and achieves outcomes to ensure program grants contracts are carried out accordingly.  This position is responsible for school-year programming facilitated by Camp Fire, including: Group Program, Teen Programs, Community Partnerships, Afterschool Programs, and Community Day Camps. This position will participate in budget and program strategic planning, recruitment of volunteers and participants, and marketing efforts council-wide.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Michael McGrath at Apply by Sunday, October 23rd.

Position Details 

Job Title  Director of Community Partnerships
Department  Community Partnerships
Location  Seattle 
Reports To  Executive Director
FLSA Status  Exempt
Full/Part Time  Full Time 
Regular/Temporary  Regular
Salary Range  $68,000- $73,000


Organization Overview 

Camp Fire Central Puget Sound offers a variety of co-ed enrichment opportunities that empower youth, staff, and volunteers to discover their sparks, gain confidence, build essential life skills, value the natural word, and be active contributors in their communities. We strive to create an environment where each youth and staff member has a sense of belonging, opportunities to share passions, and a place to thrive.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Direct the work of Community Partnership staff:
    • Recruit, interview, and select volunteers and paid-staff as needed.
    • Organize departmental meetings to maintain effective communication
    • Develop and manage program budgets (Group Program, Candy Sale, Council Store, Outreach, Partnerships, Teen Programs, and Day Camp)
  • Manage strategic relationships
    • Promote group programs and achieve memberships goals with community organizations
    • Connect community partners to Camp Fire program opportunities
    • Propose contractual relationships with agencies.
    • Cultivate partnerships with professional, civic, and advocacy groups and organizations to promote Camp Fire’s mission.
    • Maintain regular contact to ensure efficiency and responsiveness to needs
    • Respond to requests for information and referrals from community.
  • Work closely with Executive Director
    • Negotiate and facilitate the execution of agreements and partnership contracts.
    • Analyze trends in the program to identify issues and develop solutions.
    • Serve as a member of Leadership Team, supporting council-wide programs, projects, and strategic goals
  • Implement, manage, and evaluate all Community Partnerships in accordance with organizational and relevant standards
    • Ensure risk management procedures and standards are followed in all programs
  • Coordinate annual Council candy fundraiser
    • Organize sale and support Program Staff in implementation
    • Volunteer recruitment
    • Product distribution
  • Manage partner involvement and outcome achievement
    • Research and develop project-specific outcome programs
    • Develop and oversee data compilation analysis
    • Ensure achievement with community grants; develop work plans, manage budgets, set membership goals, etc.
  • Incorporate and develop DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) focused policies and practices throughout all aspects of Community Partnerships: hiring, training, programming, evaluation, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned

Secondary Job Responsibilities

  • Attend community meetings and events
  • Serve on policy boards related to children and families
  • Supervise volunteers across programs
  • Work to promote Camp Fire throughout multiple communities
  • Interact with other staff throughout the Council in support of goals
  • Handle funds through involvement in product sales and coordination of events

Skills and Qualifications

Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. We believe that a diversity of professional and life experiences can lead to a well-rounded team.

Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications listed below but present other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered.

We strongly encourage anyone who feels passionate about this work, has a strong desire to grow their skills, and believes they have what it takes to thrive in this role to apply. Applicants of non-dominant cultures are welcome and encouraged to apply.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Five years experience in volunteer management and training
  • Computer skills including word processing on a Windows operating system
  • Organizational, motivational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Productive responsiveness to change
  • Ability to work effectively with volunteers and youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Valid Washington driver’s license and insured vehicle.


  • Cultural responsiveness in working with and serving volunteers, staff, and program participants
  • Effective supervision and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with individuals in a patient, helpful, and supportive manner
  • Utilizes a collaborative teamwork mindset with program and Council staff.
  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated ability and to establish and expand developmental partnerships with creative and innovative curriculum.
  • Adept at connecting and empowering youth and staff.
  • Prioritizes physical and emotional safety and appropriately plan for and address issues
  • Shifts perspective from big picture thinking to small detail focus in order to lead programs to success.
  • Works well independently and as part of a team with common goals
  • Willing to contribute new ideas, listen to feedback, and find opportunity for continual improvement.
  • Communicates, written and verbally, in a clear and empathetic way.

Physical Requirements

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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Regularly required to sit
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel, including keyboarding and mouse use
  • Reach with hands and arms
  • Speak and hear
  • Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move 30 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Visual/auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Camp Fire strives to continuously provide diverse, inclusive, and equitable environments throughout our organizations and programs. We recognize that both access to and success in our programs requires intentional work, to cultivate respect, eliminate systemic barriers, and address injustice head-on.  We at Camp Fire believe that words must be followed by progress, action, and accountability. We recognize that our efforts will be ongoing and evolving as we continue to grow, learn, collaborate, and press for an equitable future.

Date Updated: September 2022