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Camp Namanu Property and Program Assistant

Essential Functions: - Supports the Property Manager in all aspects of facility upkeep and maintenance. - Assists with the direction of the Resident Camp during the late spring and summer season. - Serves as the principal weekend Rental Host during the spring and fall.

Reports to: Director of Facilities and Programs, Camp Namanu

Minimum Qualities and Qualifications: • Ability to physically move around 552 acres of camp in order to perform camp maintenance and give guidance to various camp programs and groups. • Solid experience working in the youth development, camping, or outdoor education fields. • Comfort speaking with and giving direction to large groups. • Understands camp emergency and risk management practices. • Must posses or be able to secure first aid and cpr training; Wilderness First Responder training is preferred. • Strength to lift 40 pounds.

Desired Skills and Attributes:

Assists with the Property Manager with camp maintenance • Possesses a basic level of understanding of mechanics; knowledge of or capacity to learn facility and equipment repair and maintenance is a must. • Willing to do all facets and manner of camp cleaning and maintenance. • Ability to safely operate a variety of vehicles including 15-person mini-busses, riding mowers, and vehicles with manual transmissions. Must be insurable by Camp Fire insurance. Previous trailer towing experience is helpful. • Capacity to organize and lead work weekends. • Self-starter, proactive; sees items that needs repair and performs small tasks without direction. • Skill and comfort with power tools a benefit.

Assists the Resident Camp Director with the leadership of summer programs. • Solid experience with youth development in a camp or outdoor setting. • Ability to represent Camp Fire professionally in person, on the phone, and in writing. • Insight, objectivity, and maturity to assist with the selection and hiring process for Namanu’s summer resident camp. • Competent with basic technology and computer skills. • Previous supervisory experience is extremely helpful.

Acts as a Rental Host to support rental groups during weekends: • Capacity to give groups direction while drawing boundaries in a tactful and friendly manner. • Ability to organize and lead work projects and events. • Willingness to work Friday/Saturday/Sunday three weekends a month during fall, winter, and spring. This involves being at Namanu 24 hours a day while clients are on site. • Act as on-call support for Namanu events and facilities • Challenge course facilitation experience and lifeguard certifications are helpful.

Additional: • Performs tasks well autonomously; works well as a member of a team. • Takes initiative, solves problems, sees solutions • Interest in their own professional growth. • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to the needs of the organization. • Willingness to live on site during the summer resident camp season and when hosting weekends groups. • Understands that this job involves other duties and assigned or arise.

Compensation: Salary of $20,000 plus benefits; option of rustic lodging at Camp Namanu

Position is open until filled. We will be reviewing cover letters/resumes and inviting people for interviews on a revolving basis. For greatest consideration please send a cover letter and resume at your earliest convenience to Richard Dickinson at the address listed below, or as PDF attachments to [email protected]

Richard Dickinson Director of Facilities and Programs, Camp Namanu Camp Fire USA Portland Metro Council 619 SW 11th Avenue, Suite 234 Portland, Oregon 97205-2694 503.224.7800, x. 121 503.223.3916 (fax) www.portlandcampfire.org