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JOB FAIR IN ALEDO

June 24 & 26, 5-7pm
Vandagriff Elementary, 408 FM 1187 South, Aledo

If you have a heart for teaching or youth development and would like a rewarding part-time position, attend the Camp Fire Job Fair for part-time positions in the following categories: After School Program Site Director and After School Program Specialist.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to and be familiar with the organizational promise and social impact areas. Must be 18 years old, experience in child care or youth development preferred. For more information call 817-831-2111 or email Info@CampFireFW.org.

Job Opportunities

Camp Fire First Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The organization will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, disability or other reason prohibited by the fair employment laws. Reasonable accommodation will be provided in an effort to advance employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Employment at Camp Fire First Texas is on an at-will basis. The employee and the organization are each free to terminate the relationship at any time without cause.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Interested persons should fax or email a cover letter, resume, salary history & requirements to:
     Camp Fire First Texas
     2700 Meacham Blvd.
     Fort Worth, TX 76137 
    resume@CampFireFW.org  
     Fax: 817-831-5070

Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted.
No phone calls, please. 

Full Time Positions (scroll down to see full job descriptions)

  • Director of School Age Operations
  • Executive Assistant
  • Child Development Specialist - School Readiness
  • Annual Giving Manager
  • Full-Time Child Development Teachers

Part Time or Seasonal Positions (scroll down to see full job descriptions)

  • Program Specialist - USDA Food Program - Fort Worth
  • Part-Time Child Development Teachers - Fort Worth
  • Part-Time After School Staff (15 – 25 hrs/wk) - Fort Worth & Aledo

Internships (scroll down to see full job descriptions)

  • Intern: Writing – Communications, English, Journalism
  • Intern: Digital Communications, Video Journalism
  • Intern: Special Events
Director of School Age Operations

Requirements:

  • Experience with Multi-Site Management
  • Experience with Supervision of Staff
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration or Early Childhood Education/Child Development
  • Minimum of three years in a management/supervisory capacity

Essential functions:

  • Administer child/youth care programs
  • Interpret and implement government policies and regulations
  • Supervise and motivate staff
  • Manage and create budgets
  • Handle multiple projects
  • Communicate through written and verbal media

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Staff Supervision
  • Supervise After School and School Break Programs
  • Supervise Program Manager, Site Directors and Program Specialists
  • Recruit, hire and recommend staff for employment

Program Development

  • Maintain relationships with host sites
  • Establish annual objectives including personal and professional growth plans
  • Attend workshops and meetings to ensure efficient operation of After school and School Break Programs

Program Quality

  • Ensure all sites are in compliance with state and local regulatory agencies
  • Ensure developmentally appropriate enrichment activities are planned
  • Ensure curriculum is implemented to meet Camp Fires Program Quality Assessment

Financial Management

  • Develop, and manage annual program budget to ensure direct revenue covers direct expenses
  • Manage assigned grants
  • Analyze income and expenditures and make adjustments

Marketing/Community Development

  • Coordinate marketing efforts for After School and school break programs with marketing staff
  • Initiate innovative programs to attract and retain participants
  • Implement marketing outreach efforts

Administration

  • Prepare staff schedules for all sites to ensure effective program operation
  • Prepare or assist in preparing reports as required by projects and council
  • Review and sign bi-weekly time sheets
  • Prepare and administer quarterly and yearly appraisals
  • Other duties as assigned
Executive Assisant

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Executive Assistant works primarily with the President/CEO and the board of directors, and has support relationships with all members of the Management Team.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong Communication (written and verbal), administration, and organizing skills.
  • Ability to work and think independently.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment.
  • Appropriate computer skills and applicable software (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, financial management, and staff performance management.)
  • Detailed–oriented
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Volunteer experience.


THE DUTIES OF THE POSITION INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Provide administration support to President/CEO including correspondence, travel arrangements, meeting coordination, and reports as requested.
  • Coordinate preparation and distribution of all materials related to meetings of the board of directors, board committees, and task force.
  • Assist with and/or coordinate communications by phone and written correspondence.
  • Attend and take minutes at meetings.
  • Coordinate the organization’s Annual Meeting.
  • Coordinate periodic board assessment/evaluations.
  • Facilitate communication within the organization between volunteers and staff.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of three years experience in support and assistance to executive level professionals.
Experience in supporting and working with volunteers.

WORK HOURS AND LOCATION:
40 hours per week typically between the hours of 8am-6pm at the Camp Fire Resource Center, 2700 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth.

Child Development Specialist - School Readiness

The Child Development Specialist will provide professional development opportunities to early care and education professionals working with children birth to five years of age in various child care settings. This includes mentoring and facilitating adult education and support activities to child care providers.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience in mentoring and training adult learners
  • Experience conducting classroom and child assessments
  • Experience in parent education and promoting positive parent/provider relationships
  • Knowledge of Texas’ Minimum Standards for child care centers and registered family child care homes
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for children birth to five years of age with a focus on Infant and Toddler development


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor Degree in Child Development/Early Childhood or related field with experience as a classroom teacher and center director
  • Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check as required by State licensing
  • Must have a good driving record and reliable personal transportation


WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
40 hours per week typically between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.. Some evening and weekend work required.

Annual Giving Manager

JOB SUMMARY
The Annual Giving Manager works with the Development Division reporting directly to the VP of Development and will be responsible for implementing strategies to meet the organization’s overall development goals.

JOB REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Plan and implement direct mail and unrestricted giving strategy
  • Increase donor base by identifying prospective individual and corporate donors
  • Assist with grant writing
  • Manage donor stewardship
  • Maintain a high profile in the community through community events and networking venues
  • Develop strategies to increase and maintain current alumni database
  • Serve as the project manager for Camp Fire’s Centennial Year and liaison to the Centennial Committee
  • Develop and implement planned giving program
  • Identify corporate volunteer opportunities and facilitate volunteer projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience in annual giving including direct mail, individual giving, corporate and foundation giving, donor cultivation/stewardship and grant writing
  • Strong writing and research skills (grants, letters, presentation of ideas)
  • Meeting/Committee coordination and facilitation
  • Strong communication (written and verbal), administration, and organization skills
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Appropriate computer skills and applicable software (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience in Raiser’s Edge or comparable software

WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
40 hours per week typically between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Camp Fire Resource Center, 2700 Meacham Blvd., Fort Worth. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Full-Time Child Development Teachers

JOB SUMMARY
Camp Fire First Texas Child Development Center is now accepting applications for full-time child development teachers. Full time teachers will serve as a co-teacher and be responsible for developing and implementing lesson plans according to each child’s developmental level. Camp Fire offers many opportunities for continued professional development and strives to model best practices.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous early childhood experience
  • Prefer a CDA certificate or some college credit in child development

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones
  • Knowledge of appropriate classroom management
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Open to new ideas in early childhood education

 

WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
8:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday
Camp Fire Child Development Center , 2700 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137

Program Specialist - USDA Food Program

REQUIREMENTS

  • Attention to detail
  • Responsible, dependable
  • Strong communication skills - emphasis on building relationships with participants
  • Computer literate
  • Bilingual - Spanish - beneficial but not required

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to initiate, organize and follow through on required tasks
  • Ability to work cooperatively with co-workers
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Build and maintain strong relationships with child care professionals and family home providers.
This position is one of the main contacts with the USDA Food Program

OPERATIONS

  • Coordinate recruitment of new clients
  • Conduct workshops on a variety of topics
  • Participate in on-site technical assistance as needed

PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

  • Conduct monitoring visits with USDA Food Program participants to ensure providers are maintaining guidelines,
  • Provide onsite and telephone technical assistance/consultation for Food Program.
  • Coordinate articulation of system/processes related to USDA Food Program to ensure program compliance and improve internal procedures.
  • Maintain knowledge and use of Minute Menu database and participate in monthly claim process, as to be determined.
  • Participate in relevant USDA-related training.
  • Other duties as assigned

WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
20 hours per week, Monday-Friday
Camp Fire First Texas, 2700 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76137

Part-Time Child Development Teachers

JOB SUMMARY
Camp Fire First Texas Child Development Center is now accepting applications for afternoon part-time child development teachers. Part-time teachers will assist the Lead teacher in implementing lesson plans according to each child’s developmental level. Camp Fire offers many opportunities for continued professional development and strives to model best practices.

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 18 years old
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Previous early childhood experience
  • Prefer a CDA certificate or some college credit in child development

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of early childhood developmental milestones
  • Knowledge of appropriate classroom management
  • Good communication skills both oral and written
  • Open to new ideas in early childhood education

 

WORK HOURS AND LOCATION
1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Camp Fire Child Development Center, 2700 Meacham Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76137

Part-Time After School Staff (20 - 30 hrs/wk) - Fort Worth & Aledo

JOB SUMMARY
Camp Fire First Texas is accepting resumes for after school counselors for our after school programs located in Fort Worth and Aledo schools. The After School Staff is responsible for creating a warm, nurturing, safe and loving environment where social and self-concepts are enhanced, independence encouraged and individuality respected. You may be asked to assist with providing snack, homework help, and attend field trips as well as be willing to lead small group activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Experience working with youth
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Must pass a criminal background check

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College credit in child development, education, or related field
  • CDA Certificate, Associate or Bachelors Degree in child development, education or related field
  • Bilingual, English - Spanish

 

Intern: Writing – Communications, English, Journalism

JOB RESPONSIBITIES

  • Work with the supervisor to research potential communication/story-telling projects
  • Learn/maintain working knowledge of all Camp Fire programs, including Outdoor Programs
  • Interface with program divisions to ensure accurate information and identify interview subjects
  • Conduct research through Camp Fire connections, database, personal leads and alumni networks to identify interesting subjects for interview and stories
  • Research prospects and potential human interest stories, historical projects and sources as guided by organizational priorities
  • Support writing projects and research for the Centennial of Camp Fire First Texas

Intern will be writing for publications including, but not limited to:

  • Newsletters
  • Media Pitches
  • Development pieces
  • Annual Report
  • Website

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Upper level college student
  • Research & Interviewing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Writing skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office products)
  • Transportation to/from Camp Fire offices
  • Self-motivated, yet able to work independently or with a team

WORK HOURS
10-20 hours per week. Flexible but agreed upon prior to the start of the internship.

  • Willing to arrange class credit
  • Potential to earn a letter of recommendation
  • Professional portfolio enhancement
  • Monetary stipend based on results and professionalism

 

Intern: Digital Communications, Video Journalism

JOB RESPONSIBILITES

Key Area of Responsibility - Story Development & Writing

  • Work with the supervisor to research potential communication/story-telling projects
  • Learn/maintain working knowledge of all Camp Fire programs
  • Interface with program divisions to ensure information is accurate and identify interview subjects
  • Conduct research through Camp Fire connections, personal leads and Alumni networks
  • Research prospects and potential human interest stories, historical projects and sources as guided by Council priorities
  • Support writing projects and research for the Centennial of Camp Fire First Texas

Key Area of Responsibility - Photo & Video Editing

  • Capture video and photographs in the following key areas: Centennial events, summer camp programs, after school programs, alumni/VIP interviews & special events
  • Write and develop scripts to tell the Camp Fire stories using video and photography in key areas
  • Shoot & edit raw video for use on web, social sites and at events
  • Shoot, edit and arrange photographs layouts for use on web, social sites and events
  • Organize & scan historical photographs recommended for use in centennial layout and displays

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Upper level college student or graduate student
  • Video editing and storytelling experience
  • Storyboard and filming skills
  • Research and Interviewing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office products, Adobe Suite)
  • Transportation to/from Camp Fire offices
  • Self-motivated, yet able to work independently or with a team

WORK HOURS
10-20 hours per week. Flexible but agreed upon prior to the start of the internship.

  • Willing to arrange class credit
  • Potential to earn a letter of recommendation
  • Professional portfolio enhancement
  • Monetary stipend based on results and professionalism
Intern: Special Events

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the supervisor to assist in planning upcoming 2014 special events.

  • Learn/maintain working knowledge of all Camp Fire programs, including Outdoor Programs, Group Services and Work/Family
  • Attend meetings with volunteers, vendors and venues on as-needed basis
  • Research potential donors and sponsors and make connections for event support
  • Assist in written correspondence and mailings
  • Oversee continuity of event graphics and Camp Fire special event web pages
  • Assist in procuring event vendors and negotiating estimates and contracts
  • Brainstorm and help pull together needs for event program(s)
  • Recruit raffle and auction items
  • Database entry and maintenance

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Upper level college student or graduate
  • Research skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Writing skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills (MS Office products, Adobe Suite a plus)
  • Transportation to/from Camp Fire office
  • Self-motivated, yet able to work independently or with a team

WORK HOURS

10-20 hours per week. Flexible but agreed upon prior to the start of the internship.

  • Willing to arrange class credit

 

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