Director of Out of School Programs

16.11.2022 hccgKC Careers

Camp Fire Heartland

Kansas City, MO

Camp Fire Heartland provides programs for young people including Afterschool, In-School, Camp/Club, and Summer Day Camp. In Camp Fire, children and youth find a safe, fun, and inclusive environment– a place where they form lasting relationships, develop a sense of belonging and make positive contributions to their community. Camp Fire youth have life-enhancing experiences and develop assets essential to their futures.

For nearly a decade, Camp Fire Heartland served as a department of Camp Fire’s National Headquarters, also located in Kansas City. In April of 2020, Camp Fire Heartland became an independent non-profit and council of the larger Camp Fire network. The organization has experienced considerable growth in the past 2 years and expects to continue expansion at a fast pace. This position is newly created and will require innovation, flexibility, creativity, and a strong commitment to youth development.

The Out of School Time Program Director work closely with the CEO and will oversee current programming while implementing strategies to support growth and maintain high quality. This position requires an understanding of community needs, projected trends in afterschool programs, knowledge of Missouri State Child Care Licensing requirements, and understanding of children’s developmental growth.

Direct Reports:

This person will oversee team members at multiple sites and will need to have supervisory experience. The director should have experience recruiting, hiring, training, coaching team members, providing feedback, conducting performance reviews, and dealing with disciplinary issues.


  • Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Be able to work from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Strong management and decision-making skills including the ability to influence, engage, motivate, and lead others to new levels of effectiveness and programmatic impact. At least 3 years of experience managing staff.
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families, preferably K-12th grades. Experience in lesson planning and coordination of enrichment programming.
  • Exceptional written, oral, and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with all levels of management both internally and externally.
  • Strong understanding and experience in program evaluation, metrics, and tactics.
  • Experience and strong understanding of Missouri Child Care licensing requirements
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Ensure youth adherence to Youth Program Quality Assessment standards
  • Technology-efficient; Experienced with social media and Microsoft suite applications and/or able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license.

Camp Fire is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, condition, or any other group protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 – $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • After school
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Kansas City, MO 64108: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • Can you work from 10:00am to 6:00pm Monday through Friday?


  • Bachelor’s (Required)


  • management: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: One location

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