Position Summary
Position Details

Job Title: Life Skills Program Coordinator

Department: Community Programs
Location: Seattle, WA

Reports To: Day Camp Director

FLSA Status: Non – Exempt
Full/Part Time: Seasonal
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Rate: $20.00/hour
Housing: N/A

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.

Camp Fire Day Camp is a community-based Day Camp that runs for 7 weeks throughout the summer. Day Camp is hosted at local state parks throughout the Seattle area and has been around for 80 years. Day Camp serves K-12th grade and is fully run by volunteers and a few paid staff.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Camp Director to plan and implement 10 life skills activities groups of 10 – 15 youth. This is things such as communication skills, phone number memorization, practicing gratitude, etc. Programs can be tailored to coordinators interests.
  • Lead 6 40 minute sessions for groups
  • Work with the camp director to create a program budget
  • Supply management and informing the site director know when supplies are running low
  • Is alert to equipment and facilities to ensure safe utilization, proper care and maintenance is adhered to; reports repairs needed promptly to camp director
  • Follow all emergency procedures appropriate to Camp Fire Central Puget Sound and in conformity with the procedures adopted by the emergency service authorizes to ensure the safety of all members, volunteers and staff
  • Provide needed direction and guidance to staff and program participants
  • Adheres to all council policies and procedures
  • Attends required staff meetings and pre-camp trainings

Secondary Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with other camps/programs, as assigned
  • Contributes to the diversity emphasis of the council by ensuring that all materials, activities and programs are sensitive to and reflective of the interest, values and needs of persons of all racial/ethnic groups, cultures, religions and abilities
  • Assist with camp set up and breakdown
  • Supervise and support singing hill

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.

Qualifications

  • Creative mindset
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and a high school graduate
  • Ability to interact with all age levels
  • Experience working in youth-oriented program
  • Appreciation of diversity and community-based needs
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Visual/auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities
  • Physical ability to navigate uneven camp terrain, including hiking trails, stairs, and hills
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and written

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 headon. 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.

Next steps

Please send your resume and cover-letter to coreyg@campfireseattle.org. In the body of the email please include your first, second and third choices for employment.

Date Updated: 10/09/2023