Job Details

Deputy Director

Camp Fire Columbia, Downtown Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 08/16/2019

About Camp Fire Columbia:
We believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark – a passion that encourages them to set and achieve goals for growth. 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 summer months, Camp Fire Columbia offers summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our 552-acre camp near Sandy, OR. Camp Fire’s programs directly serve over 3,000 kids ages 5-18 each year across an eight-county area, including the greater Portland metro region. 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. For more information, please visit: http://campfirecolumbia.org/.

The Opportunity:   
Camp Fire Columbia is looking for a Deputy Director who is motivated by our mission and has a proven track record of management success. This position is responsible for supervision of programs and internal operations to build long-term stability and sustainability, while creating a positive, productive, and inclusive work environment.

Camp Fire Columbia is looking for someone who is creative, innovative, and culturally responsive with a successful background in diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful candidate is an excellent supervisor and proven collaborative project manager with broad experience in human resources, finance/accounting, and high-impact youth programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership

Contribute to the development of Camp Fire Columbia’s strategic goals and objectives as well as the overall management of the organization.
Lead and model a culture of excellence at Camp Fire Columbia through developmental relationships; ensuring that high expectations and accountability are balanced by fun, compassion and support.
Within the context of the organizational mission and community needs, develop a compelling and clear vision for Camp Fire Columbia’s programs and operations that maintains organizational and programmatic sustainability as well as creates balance between investment in systems and fundraising/revenue streams.
Ensure effective execution of the Strategic Plan through developing annual work-plans with periodic review sessions to track progress, celebrate accomplishments and make updates.
Serve as a management liaison to the Board and committees; effectively communicate and present organization matters at select Board of Directors and committee meetings.
Collaboratively participate on organization’s management team.
Manage finance, administration, human resources and program staff (currently 5 FTE): Vice President of Finance, HR Generalist, Before and After School Program Director, Teen Programs Director and Director of Camp Namanu Programs and Facilities.
Oversee the development of annual operating and capital budgets.
Carefully monitor and oversee all financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage of funds, efficiency and sustainability.
Ensure regular financial reporting to the Finance Committee, Board, key staff and stakeholders (including funders).
Support the Finance Committee in the annual completion of a clean and successful audit.

Human Resources and Organizational Culture

Work with staff to create an organizational culture that embodies the organization’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and provides culturally responsive programs and services.
Work with the CEO and leadership across the organization to determine staffing levels needed to meet the organizational requirements and objectives.
Recruit, retain and develop talented and effective staff members for Camp Fire Columbia positions.
Develop and sustain high staff satisfaction and morale.
Assist with development and compliance of policies and procedures that ensure diversity, equity and inclusion are top organizational priorities.
Oversee the implementation of HR policies, procedures and practices, including job description development, compensation equity, benefit offerings, and the annual performance review cycle.
Participate in the hiring, termination, and performance management processes; ensure organizational consistency and legal compliance.
Participate in continuing education and professional development.
Ensure all Camp Fire Columbia programs align with the organizational mission and vision, are of the highest quality, and are built on research and best practices.
Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the Program Team including careful quality assessment and evaluation of program impact and outcomes.
Ensure that policies and practices are implemented and followed for safe and successful program experiences for youth and staff.

Fiscal Management (in coordination with VP of Finance and Administration)

Oversee the development of annual operating and capital budgets.
Carefully monitor and oversee all financial activities to ensure mission-alignment, appropriate usage of funds, efficiency and sustainability.
Ensure regular financial reporting to the Finance Committee, Board, key staff and stakeholders (including funders).
Support the Finance Committee in the annual completion of a clean and successful audit.
Programs

Ensure all Camp Fire Columbia programs align with the organizational mission and vision, are of the highest quality, and are built on research and best practices.
Promote a culture of continuous improvement within the Program Team including careful quality assessment and evaluation of program impact and outcomes.
Ensure that policies and practices are implemented and followed for safe and successful program experiences for youth and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion; skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness.
Minimum 7 years’ progressive experience supervising a successful team, both individually and collectively, with measurable outcomes.
Five plus years of progressive, hands-on experience managing the daily operations of a non-profit, foundation, or business. Experience should include operational and strategic planning, managing personnel, interfacing with Board of Directors or other organizational/company leadership.
Ability to work independently and manage a team, prioritize workload, and meet established deadlines in fast-paced situations.
Self-starter exhibiting sound, independent judgement and creative problem solving acumen.
Excellent written and verbal communicator with the ability to represent the organization in diverse public settings and facilitate productive internal and external communications.
Demonstrated finance and budget management experience.
Project management experience to include moving a program or project from an idea to implementation.
Knowledge and affinity for youth-related programs and the NW Oregon/SW Washington community preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; advanced training desirable.
Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.
Ability to sit/stand for prolonged periods of time.


Salary and Benefits

Benefits Per Year: Highly competitive healthcare package, 96 hours paid sick leave, 15 vacation days, 2 floating holidays, 24 paid volunteer hours, 401k with employer 3% match and a highly supportive work culture.

Competitive Compensation: $90,000-$100,000/year

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt (some evenings and weekends required)

Work site: Downtown Portland, with occasional local travel.



Help us make the magic of Camp Fire!

Priority will be given to candidates who apply by August 16th.



We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer:

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.

Complete details: https://campfirecolumbia.hiringthing.com/job/141437/deputy-director