Camp Fire CAMPER Program Consultant (out-based position) in Kansas City, Missouri

Job Title: C.A.M.P.E.R. Program Consultant, Contract (3 year)

Reports To: Director, Program Effectiveness

Department: Program and Council Effectiveness

Prepared By/Date: Shawna Rosenzweig / January 2019

Summary: Design and drive Camp Fire’s new DEI initiative, Camp Accessibility, Meaningful Participation, and Equal Representation, to ensure that all youth participating in overnight camp programs hosted by Camp Fire councils feel welcome, emotionally affirmed, and physically comfortable, especially those whose personal circumstances limit their opportunities for quality youth development experiences in the outdoors. The C.A.M.P.E.R. Program Consultant will oversee DEI vision and strategy, provide high quality technical assistance for summer camps aligned with Camp Fire’s program framework and standards, a quality assurance system, and comprehensive staff training, and professional development opportunities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in outdoor positive youth development settings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Set vision, strategy and delivery tactics for DEI initiative to foster a more inclusive environment at Camp Fire summer camp and outdoor education programs.

  • Design, develop, and facilitate training materials related to DEI for regional trainings and national program conference for Camp Fire Councils.

  • Provide technical assistance on Camp Fire summer camp and environmental education programming to ensure effective use of DEI standards, program materials, evaluation instruments, and program quality assessments.

  • Develop and assess new outdoor-based curriculum, including oversight of development process from concept through pilot and implementation. Prioritize needs and establish ongoing process for programmatic review.

  • Partner with cohort of Camp Fire councils to establish DEI program standards and develop diversity plans aligned and in support of local and national business plans.

  • Provide resources and accountability to Camp Fire councils to implement diversity plans.

  • Assist the Grants Administrator with aspects of grant management, including financial administration and program monitoring and reporting to ensure compliance with grantor guidelines.

  • Monitor and track collection of program and participant data.

  • Work in partnership with the Marketing/Communications team to develop and implement a communication strategy to Camp Fire Councils around camp programs and DEI initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, newsletters, conference calls, and webinars.

  • Influence and inspire teams across Camp Fire Councils to drive collaboration and communication to increase program participation, resource production, and dissemination of successful program models.

  • Be an active member of DEI and camp affinity groups to keep abreast of the latest trends in DEI, summer camp, outdoor education and positive youth development, and implications for Camp Fire youth and staff.

  • Provide regular reporting and communication to Director, Program Effectiveness

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

Leadership Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from others; Provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; Gives appropriate recognition to others; Displays passion and optimism; Mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Quality Management Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Strategic Thinking Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Innovation Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Child Development, Social Work, Education, or related field, master's degree preferred, or five to 10 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills/Experience:

Knowledge and experience in current best practices, research and trends in developing and supporting summer camp and youth development programs.

Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in a formal or informal context including demonstrated experience in setting vision, strategy and tactics for delivering DEI initiatives.

Demonstrated experience leading summer camp and/or outdoor education programs including vision setting, implementing participant growth strategy and overseeing facility improvement projects.

Experience in designing and facilitating experiential learning and adult education.

High level of comfort in facilitating small and large groups, both in person and at a distance, on topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Have a solid network of contacts in the diversity, equity and inclusion arena.

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team and independently.

Experience coaching individuals and/or teams including the ability to influence without authority.

Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet, presentation, and Internet software.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications are needed.

Travel:

Approximately 20-30% travel within the United States is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervise volunteers, ad hoc project teams, and/or interns.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Office Location:

This position may be housed at Camp Fire National Headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, or it may be outbased.

Physical Demands:

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

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Salary and Benefits:

Three-year contract position; annual contract commensurate with experience.

Diversity and Inclusion:

As one of the nation’s leading youth development organizations, Camp Fire takes pride in its long-standing commitment to providing programs and services to all youth and families. Camp Fire works to realize the dignity and worth of each individual and to eliminate human barriers based on all assumptions that prejudge individuals. Designed and implemented to reduce sexual, racial, religious, and cultural stereotypes and to foster positive intercultural relationships, in Camp Fire, everyone is welcome.

Individuals from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.