Camp Fire Heartland | Light the fire within

After School Program Specialist

Status: Part-time (Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

Location: Kansas City, MO

Salary Range: $10 – $12 per hour

Job Summary: The Program Specialist is responsible for supervising and interacting with youth in the After-School program located in one of four community centers, adhering to all local, state, and federal regulations. The Program Specialist works with the Site Director to implement developmentally appropriate Out-Of-School Time activities for youth such as recreation, homework help, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), creative art, and project work. Duties also involve written and verbal communication with parents, school personnel, and other Camp Fire staff.

Position Responsibilities:
• Provide a safe, nurturing enrichment program for youth to thrive
• Interact with children and families in a positive way to encourage independence and cooperation
• Work directly with school age youth with a maximum ratio of 20 youth per group

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• High school diploma or equivalent required
• Experience working with children and youth
• Must pass a criminal background check

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
• College credit in child development, education, or related field
• CDA, Associate or Bachelors’ Degree in child development, education or related field
• Bilingual, English – Spanish

Camp Fire Heartland provides programs for young people including include Out-of-School programming, Afterschool programs, In-School programs, club, and summer day camp. In Camp Fire, children and youth find a safe, fun, and inclusive place – 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. Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within.

Young people want to shape the world. Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are. In Camp Fire, it begins now. Light the fire within. 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.


Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within