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Camp Fire Columbia Resident Camp Counselor-in-Training Coordinators (2) in Sandy, Oregon

Job Title: Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Coordinator

Reports to: Leadership & Logistics Manager

Classification: Temporary, Seasonal

Compensation: Exempt; $45/day and includes room and board

Minimum age Requirement: 19 years old, 21+ years old preferred

Dates: June 8 - August 18

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for creating and facilitating the programming of a seven week CIT leadership program based on the curriculum outlined in the Camp Fire CIT manual, in addition to assisting with planning, facilitating, and supporting camp from pre-camp training through the cessation of the camping session.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Schedule and lead regular observation time, check-ins, and team building activities with CITs. Provide written and verbal feedback and support them in their professional growth.

  • Support program goals, behavior management and group management systems for unit. Collaborate with Leadership & Logistics Manager to ensure program uses best youth and staff development practices and safety procedures.

  • In collaboration with co-CIT Coordinator act as mentor and teacher to 10-18 CITs this includes establishing group norms, leading youth development curriculum, scheduling program shadows, cabin live-ins and other opportunities for CITs to practice counseling and specialist skills.

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 CITs this includes teaching games, songs, behavior management coaching, and providing staff context to support CITs during shadows or live-ins.

  • Supervises and assists the CIT group in camp responsibilities including unit duties, table setting, cleaning bathrooms, cabin clean-up, etc.

  • Monitors and protects the health and safety of CIT participants.

  • Assist in coordinating unit and all-camp activity planning and facilitation including events such as campfires, group games, skit night, etc.

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

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

  • Assist with the organization of unit space and supplies including coordinating end-of-summer inventory recording systems.

  • 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:

This position does not have any staff supervisory responsibilities.


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.

Working knowledge of safety and programming principles is strongly preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

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

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.