Overnight Camp Ranch Manager

Job Description

Position Overview:

This position is responsible for providing program coordination and management for the Ranch Program at Camp Namanu, 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. This role does not require horse care knowledge.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. This role will come in contact with campers, families, visitors, vendors and employees. Each of these persons may have visible and invisible qualities that makes that person unique. This includes race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities. This role requires sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning and working environments by having respectful and considerate behavior, thoughtful and constructive speech to all.
  2. 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.
  3. Assist Camp Director and management team with planning and facilitation of pre-camp set-up and training, Covid-19 safety protocols, daily staff meetings, weekly clean-up, end-of-summer shut down, and other management tasks as needed.
  4. Support program goals and behavior management systems for Namanu Ranch. 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.
  • Co-manage ranch camper medications and health forms with camp nurse.
  • Supervise, evaluate, observe, and provide support to junior unit coordinators including covering time-off and being secondary support to unit counselors.
  • Provide behavior management coaching and support for ranch counselors and riding instructors.
  • 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.
  • Attend scheduling meeting and build schedules for ranch staff.
  • Organize and coach ranch staff on non-horse programming activities.
  • Assists with individual, cabin, unit, and all camp activities.
  • Learn, teach, and lead camp songs, games, and team-builders.
  • Regularly communicate with Camp Director about program issues, safety needs, and other program-related updates.
  • 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 Covid-19 safety protocols, 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 supervises the Head Riding Instructor, 2-3 ranch counselors and ranch kitchen staff. 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.


Relational Skills:

  • Open to receiving feedback and making on-going program adjustments.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manages time and stress levels, and proactively solve problems.
  • Culturally responsive with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential.
  • Ability to implement a racial equity lens in the delivery of youth programming.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team.
  • High level of professionalism, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience.
  • Be a positive role model for youth and adults at all times.
  • Maintain integrity by following through on responsibility and by accepting and abiding by decisions regarding program and policy in a positive manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.



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.


Language Skills:

Ability to analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to assemble 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.


Mathematical Skills:

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.


Computer Skills:

Job requires some specialized computer skills. Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, word processing, communication by e-mail and using scheduling software.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to assess problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and seek supervisory support when necessary. Ability to comprehend and interpret instructions. Ability to manage several abstract and concrete variables.


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.



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 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 75 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, and at times support with horse exercise or leading. In compliance with covid-19 protocols, employees are asked to wear a face mask when not actively consuming food/beverage.


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.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions 95% of the time. The employee may be occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and work in high, precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate with occasional periods of excessive noise (i.e. meal times, talent show).

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.

Job Availability: 

Staff training begins 6/14, so it is ideal if candidates are available to start then. There is some flexibility within that, if needed. Summer camp begins 6/27, so there is no flexibilty to start beyond that date.

To Apply

To apply, please use the links included on this page. If you would like to let us know to watch for your application, please email [email protected]. We look forward to speaking with you!

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Sanday, Oregon
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6/14/21 (with some flexibility)

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