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Camp Fire Central Oregon AmeriCorps Youth Leader

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Notre Dame Mission Volunteers BEND OREGON

Position Overview:

The Americorps Youth Leader will coordinate and lead school-year Teen Service and Leadership clubs while helping at our Camp Fire Afterschool and No School Day Camps. Additionally, the Americorps will play an important role in building up our outdoor pilot program and helping with summer programs

Programs Overview:

Teen Service and Leadership: While the bulk of this position will be working with elementary youth, there may be some opportunity to also support a teen program based on program need and candidate interest. Our teen service and leadership programs challenge 6th-12th graders to learn what it means to be a leader and to serve their community. These programs run as after school or weekend clubs and opportunities during the year and as stand alone week long experiences in the summer, including service challenge weeks and counselor in training style programs. Teen programs could require evening and weekend hours and possible travel to neighboring communities.

School Year K-5: Camp Fire Afterschool (CFA) is a flexible and fun option for families of youth in K-5th grade looking to balance after school care with enrichment opportunities and social-emotional skill development. No School Day Camps are full day camps on days when elementary schools are not in session (except for major holidays.) School Year K-5 programs are filled with time outdoors, fun challenges, STEAM activities, games and songs, and are designed to support youth in exploring their sparks, practicing social skills, creating connections, building community, and gaining confidence.

Summer Programs: SummerKids and Tumalo Day Camp are our 2 summer camps. SummerKids explores different fun themes for all 9 weeks of summer, while Tumalo Day Camp happens once a month at Tumalo State Park and takes youth pre-K through 7th grade through different progressions of outdoor skill building depending on age.

Outdoor Programs: Camp Fire is expanding the beloved Tumalo Day Camp program to neighboring communities outside of Bend. In its pilot phase, work with this program could include meetings with community partners, outreach in rural communities, and program delivery in rural communities.

Position Responsibilities Overview:

Camp Fire is seeking a proactive and caring leader to work directly with elementary students and teens. This includes:

Youth management:

  • Developing relationships with youth and supporting youth growth
  • Implementing program routines to build community
  • Creating and delivering engaging activities and games
  • Recognizing and creating social and emotional learning opportunities
  • Managing a safe physical and emotional space for youth, including enforcing mask wearing, physical distancing, and limiting sharing of supplies
  • Communicating regularly with program manager about program needs or issues
  • Proactively recognizing program needs, advocating for solutions to set staff and youth up for success

Other tasks:

  • Supporting curriculum development and sharing program ideas
  • Supporting recruitment efforts
  • Maintaining and managing supplies as needed
  • Maintaining and managing program attendance and other records as needed
  • Participating in staff meetings and professional development
  • Participating in and supporting preparation for organization events such as Absolutely Incredible Kid Day, recruitment events, outreach, or fundraisers
  • Participating in our program evaluation process and improvement plans
  • Sharing ideas and skills for all aspects of improvement for our program

Skill and Qualifications:

Camp Fire recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet all of the qualifications but present other relevant qualifications or experience, or demonstrate a strong desire to learn and gain job skills in the youth development, will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

Examples of Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working directly with elementary aged youth or demonstrated desire to learn
  • Some higher education, classwork, or training in the youth development field or other related fields
  • Training and experience with best practices in teaching, group management, planning and designing activities, social-emotional learning, and trauma informed care for elementary youth
  • First Aid/CPR certified (or ability to get certified by start date or soon after)


  • Commitment to creating and maintaining a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to create developmental relationships and connect with youth and staff
  • Ability to effectively manage groups of youth
  • Strong verbal communication skills with youth
  • Ability to identify and communicate personal needs for a successful working environment

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Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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