Camp Fire Heartland | Light the fire within

Site Lead – MO Out of School Programs

Status: Part-time

Location: Kansas City, MO

Salary Range: $18 – $19 per hour

About us

Camp Fire Heartland has been an innovative leader in youth development for 105 years.

We have a rich legacy! You might remember us as Camp Fire Girls or Camp Fire USA, which were key parts of our organizational journey. What’s kept us thriving? Our commitment to diversity and inclusion from the very beginning; incorporating youth voice into all we do; our intentional effort to reflect, evolve, and use cutting-edge research to best meet the needs of today’s families; and remarkable people like you!

Our work environment includes:

  • Casual work attire
  • On-the-job training
  • Growth opportunities
  • Short work sessions with a break in the day (if employed at an AM and PM site)
  • Days off when schools are closed for holidays
  • Free hot meal with each afternoon shift
  • You get paid to play with kids!

Camp Fire Heartland is looking for a Site Lead to join our team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping children see their potential now, has a natural desire and experience leading others, and is willing to work hard to help Kansas City’s youth thrive. This position supervises all Program Specialists in their designated location, implements the agency’s Thrive{ology} curriculum, acts as the main point of contact for the families enrolled, sets the culture of our program in their designated location, and ensures their designated program runs to our high standards while meeting all of KS’s state licensing regulations.


  • Responsible for the Out-Of-School (Before and/or After School) Program at assigned site, including staffing, enrollment, quality, safety, and compliance.
  • Ensure all child care licensing requirements are met.
  • Help implement the development of academic and social/emotional learning lessons and programming.
  • Keep staff informed of program policies and performance expectations through communication means such as staff meetings, individual supervisory meetings, and written documents.
  • Use national Camp Fire data evaluation tools to measure and track program impact (outputs and outcomes) on participants, families, volunteers, and partner organizations.
  • Ensure all required reports are submitted accurately and within the required time frame.
  • Speak professionally with participating families to ensure they know expectations, accomplishments, and relevant information, while helping them to feel a part of the program.
  • Work directly with partner organizations, agencies, and schools to deliver streamlined programming.
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise appropriate discretion.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • Leadership skills and at least 2 years of experience managing staff
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families, preferably K-8th grades
  • Experience in coordination of enrichment or out of school programming
  • Follows direction well and has a record of positive work ethics
  • Excellent organizational skills and record keeping
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and through writing/email
  • Technology-efficient; Experience with Microsoft suite applications and/or able to learn new technologies quickly
  • Collaborates well with others, is personable, and a team player
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Completes required tasks efficiently and timely
  • Be able to be certified by the KS Department of Health and Human Services to supervise at least 60 children
  • BA or BS degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Recreation Administration, Agriculture, Human Development, or related field preferred
  • Pass extensive background check

This position reports directly to the Regional Out of School Program Director.

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.

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: Part-time
Pay: $18.00 – $19.00 per hour


  • Employee discount
  • Professional development assistance


  • Afternoon shift
  • After school
  • Monday to Friday
  • Morning shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

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

  • Childcare/ Education: 1 year (Required)


  • KS or MO Child Care Director License for 60+ Children (Preferred)

Apply Now: Site Lead- MO Out of School Programs – Kansas City, MO –

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