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Camp Fire is currently hiring for an Interim Executive Director. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, three personal or professional references, and salary requirements here.​ Applications will be accepted until 1/5/2024. Please see the job description below. 

Interim Executive Director Position Description 

 

LOCATION:

Austin, Texas 

 

DURATION:

90-120 days 

 

ABOUT US:

For nearly 60 years, Camp Fire Central Texas has served youth and their families in the Austin area. Camp Fire picks up where school leaves off, serving youth through after school and school break day camp programs during the school year and day camps in the summer at Camp Balcones in Emma Long Park. We believe that the best youth development takes place in small group environments where youth have an opportunity to interact with adults and other youth in a safe, fun environment that allows them to develop personal skills and ongoing relationships with others in the group. Based in Central Austin, the current staff at Camp Fire Central Texas is made up of six full-time staff and 22 part-time staff. We proudly serve over 400 youth annually. For more information, please visit: www.camp-fire.org

 

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Camp Fire Central Texas is currently seeking a seasoned leader who can offer administrative, financial, and management oversight as Interim Executive Director while we search for a permanent Executive Director. We are seeking someone to oversee the day-to-day operations; guide the staff; cultivate and maintain productive relationships with funders, donors, community partners, and other constituents; and represent Camp Fire Central Texas to the community.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Manage staff and work to maintain staff morale during transition period to a permanent Executive Director 

  • Monitor and oversee delivery of youth programming 

  • Identify opportunities for program improvement and expansion in alignment with the organization’s mission 

  • Monitor the council’s financial condition and cash flow 

  • Maintain communication and relationships between Board and staff and within the staff group 

  • Responsible for reviewing and monitoring the annual fundraising plan, working on grant applications, and ensuring the council adheres to fundraising deadlines  

  • Ensure implementation of board authorized policies 

  • Participate in development of agendas for board meetings and engage as appropriate with board committees 

  • Manage the budget by overseeing financial management and bookkeeping 

  • When necessary and appropriate, represent Camp Fire within the community 

  • Work with staff to maintain and enhance relationships with funders, donors, community partners, and other constituents 

  • Assist Board, staff, and the new Executive Director in the transition after that person is hired 

  • Complete additional duties as requested by Board Chair 

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

Education 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline preferred 

 

Experience 

  • Proven experience in executive leadership roles within nonprofit organizations 

  • Strong strategic planning and organizational management skills

  • Experience in grants management and program compliance

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain positive relationships 

  • Must have strong business and fiscal management skills 

  • Youth organization/youth advocacy work is desirable 

 

Skills 

  • Must be highly ethical and have a strong sense of integrity 

  • Must be a strategic thinker and an agent for planned change 

  • Ability to effectively handle uncertainty and high-stress situations 

  • Inspirational leader with a good sense of humor preferred 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Must be self-motivated and highly organized 

  • Proven ability to prioritize, plan, and manage multiple tasks and agendas with diverse audiences 

  • Must be computer literate (Microsoft Office Suite) 

 

HOW TO APPLY: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, three personal or professional references, and salary requirements here. Applications will be accepted until 1/5/2024.  

  

Camp Fire Central Texas is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. 

  

Note: This is a temporary position for a specific duration, and the Interim Executive Director will work closely with the board of directors to facilitate a smooth transition to a permanent leadership solution.

 

 

 

 

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