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Middle School Program Coordinator

Camp Fire Columbia, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 05/31/2019

Are you a highly relational person who loves working with energetic 6th-8th graders? Are you excited to design and develop programs for & with middle school students to support their goals and dreams? Do you believe young people are capable of powerful social justice activism? Do you enjoy investing in the growth and development of a team? Consider joining Camp Fire’s Middle School Team!

Who Are We?

In Camp Fire Columbia’s Middle School Program, we work with 270 students in 5 middle schools across the Portland Public and Reynolds school districts. We’re based in schools during the day doing mentoring, making family connections, connecting with school staff, and advocating for and with our students to mitigate inequality of outcomes. After school, we facilitate curriculum and field trips for students using themes such as: identity development, community-building, community-based learning, and social justice. We believe in our students and their families and spend our time building meaningful relationships, mixing in fun wherever possible, and figuring out ways to engage in social justice.

What We Do:

This position is responsible for providing support, professional development, and program management for 10 site staff at 5 schools across Portland Metro. This position is also responsible for using an equitable, relational approach to working in partnership with school district staff, community organizations, grant funders, students and parents in order to design and support effective programming.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

Relationships: In a culturally-responsive, collaborative form, builds and sustains connections with each team member as well as students, coworkers, families, school-based staff, community members, and funders in order to foster ongoing program development.

Programming: Works in close connection with the Director of Teen Programs to create, monitor, and grow programming designed to collaboratively mitigate inequality in outcomes for youth.

Supervision: Directly supervises three site coordinators and indirectly supervises or provides supervision support for seven program specialists. This position also provides ongoing support and professional development for all Middle School site staff.

Logistics: Oversees both long-term and daily programmatic needs including--team-building, hiring, training, substitute teaching, professional development, supervision, curriculum modification, and staff support. This position is also responsible for co-leading the Youth Advisory Committee.

•Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Education, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work or a related field; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Two years of supervisory experience
•Three years of experience teaching and/or mentoring underrepresented youth is strongly preferred.
•Lift and carry 30 pounds.
•Sit and/or stand for long periods of time and maintain engaging energy levels for duration of programming.

•Firm commitment to equity, social justice, self-reflection, and self-development as a supervisor in order to supervise across difference.
•Highly relational and enjoys working with diverse groups of students and staff.
•Strong ability to create connection and cohesion among groups of staff and students.
•Open to receiving feedback and making ongoing programmatic adjustments.
•Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage time and stress levels of self and others, and proactively solve problems.
•High level of creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.
•Ability to use conflict or discomfort as fertile ground for connection and growth.
•Commitment to social justice and mitigating social inequalities.

Salary and Benefits
Salary: $38,500-41,000/year DOE
Benefits: Paid sick leave, vacation days, floating holidays, 24 paid volunteer hours, 401k with employer matching, professional development and extensive training, First Aid/CPR training, and a highly supportive work culture.
Classification: Full Time Year Round, Exempt

If you, or anyone you know, are interested in joining us in developing meaningful relationships and helping youth thrive, please apply.

We will be reviewing applications and interviews will begin by 5/24/2018 and continue until the positions is filled. Position begins 6/24/2019.

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.

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