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Camp Fire Columbia Resident Camp Junior Units Manager in Sandy, Oregon

Job Title: Junior Units Manager

Reports to: Resident Camp Director

Classification: Temporary, Seasonal

Compensation: Exempt; $70/day and includes room and board

Minimum age Requirement: 18 years old, 21+ years old preferred

Dates: June 8- August 18

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for supervising the junior unit staff serving 1st-6th grade campers, in addition to planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session in coordination with the management team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team meetings with direct reports. Provide written and verbal feedback to direct reports and support them in their professional growth.

  • Assist Camp Director and management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.

  • Support program goals and behavior management systems for junior units. Ensure program uses best youth development practices and safety procedures.

Job Duties:

  • Displays excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills required in working with coworkers, volunteers, parents, and contractors; including the ability to communicate effectively and remain calm and courteous under pressure.

  • Supervise, evaluate, observe, and provide support to junior unit coordinators including covering time-off and being secondary support to junior unit counselors.

  • Provide behavior management coaching and support for unit coordinators and counselors.

  • Occasional travel to Sandy, Gresham, and Portland for business and medical trips, as necessary.

  • Maintain staff performance record including evaluations, performance issue documentation, and other records as needed.

  • Assists with individual, cabin, unit, and all camp activities.

  • Learn, teach, and lead camp songs, games, and team-builders.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Expectations for All Camp Staff:

  • Abide and apply the personnel and program policies of the camp.

  • Ensure and maintain the cleanliness of camp facilities, equipment, and grounds including weekly and end-of-summer cleaning and pack-up. Observe good health habits, including sufficient sleep, good hygiene, reasonable eating habits and cooperation with the Medical Staff and Camp Director in case of illness.

  • Maintain punctual, regular and predictable attendance.

  • Attend pre-camp training and regular on-site staff meetings throughout the summer

  • Work collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

  • Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.

  • Support the mission, purpose and leadership of Camp Fire and projects a positive image of Camp Fire.

  • Follow all safety guidelines including the completion of accident/incident reports as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise four junior unit coordinators. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsibilities may include interviewing and hiring as needed.


Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. 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 and/or Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supervisory experience preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

This position requires a valid Oregon Food Handler’s card, First Aid & CPR certification and completion of Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse online training.

Having a valid insurable Oregon Driver’s License is preferred but not required.

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.

The employee must frequently move up to 25 pounds and occasionally move up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to traverse varied terrain over the 60 acres of main camp, be stationary for prolonged periods, gather supplies from various heights and locations.

Our Commitment:

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all people of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all youth, families, staff, and members of the greater community.

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.