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Council Consultant

Job Description
The Council Consultant's primary focus will be consulting with councils to assess, design and implement effective business and revenue generation plans that support achievement of Camp Fire's strategic direction: to deepen impact and reach measurably more youth and families with quality Camp Fire experiences. Critical to success will be planned growth in predictable, recurring and balanced revenue portfolio. The Council Consultant serves as a member of the Program and Council Effectiveness team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties may be assigned

  • Demonstrate success in assisting clients in strengthening leader performance, building a true learning organization, aligning culture to strategy and building capacity to achieve long term business goals.
  • Commitment to building long term partnerships/relationship with council clients that leads to greater trust and credibility.
  • Support councils in collecting and utilizing data as outlined, to proactively identify issues that affect individual, team and organizational performance, employee engagement, and business effectiveness.
  • Shares and documents knowledge and lessons learned from others within and outside the organization.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor to council board and staff leadership by providing coaching and guidance to enhance skills and align performance with organizational objectives.
  • Assist with the implementation of national initiatives, as required.

Approximately 50% travel regionally and nationally. Must have a valid driver's license.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and interpret data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and encourages others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates; gives appropriate recognition to others; displays passion and optimism; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.

Quality Management
Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

Strategic Thinking
Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

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.

Bachelor's degree in Education, Organizational Development, Psychology, Social Work, Child Development, or related field. Master's degree, youth development experience and affiliate system experience preferred; or five to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Demonstrate highly effective communication, negotiation, assessment and analytical skills.
  • Ability to assess organizational opportunities and challenges that directly affect current and future program impact.
  • Ability to guide process, leading to effective business and program planning and execution.
  • Ability to perform and interpret needs analyses and translates findings into actionable next steps.
  • Excellent organization, project management, and time management skills with attention to detail and follow through.
  • Able to set and carry out goals, work well during times of transition and be able to help others adjust to change.
  • Knowledge and experience in current best practices, research and trends in developing and supporting youth development work and organizational effectiveness.
  • Good listener and have the ability to keep information confidential.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the social sector.
  • Excellent public speaking and group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to interact with and develop trusting relationships with leadership at all levels.

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

Math Ability
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.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Theory of Change Ability
Consistently demonstrate the ability to adapt to changes in the work environment; juggle and manage competing tasks and demands; and deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet, presentation, and Internet software.

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Accommodations are made for employees based outside Kansas City, Missouri, working from home-based offices.

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

Please send resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to jobs@campfire.org.

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