Vice President, Outdoor Division

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Thursday, January 18, 2018, 9:00am



Fort Worth, TX
United States

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Camp Fire First Texas is seeking an accomplished professional to serve as Vice President, Outdoor Division

Camp Fire First Texas was founded in 1914. For over 100 years, the organization has shaped youth and families, and today, has grown into one of the largest councils in the United States with co-educational programs that include everything from outdoor education to camping to school readiness. More than 22,000 children, youth, families and child care providers participate in Camp Fire’s programming each year in Fort Worth, Texas and the surrounding counties. Our goal is to provide youth with opportunities to cultivate their inner passions, skills, and attributes (“sparks”) to stimulate Thriving – a forward, purposeful motion toward achieving one’s full potential. In collaboration with The Thrive Foundation for Youth, Camp Fire has infused a research-based methodology throughout all our programs. For more information, please visit


Camp Fire First Texas is seeking an energetic and accomplished senior professional to serve as its Vice President of the Outdoor Division. The Vice President of the Outdoor Division will implement and communicate the strategy and vision for all outdoor programs and services, including summer overnight camp, day camp, outdoor education, family programs, and retreats/rentals. This position is responsible for the quality, participation, and year-end financial results of the programs as assigned. The Vice President will be responsible for leading approximately 4 full-time and 60 part-time employees and managing a budget of $1.8 million. Most outdoor programs occur at Camp El Tesoro/Texas Outdoor Education Center near Granbury, 45 miles from Fort Worth. An $11 million capital campaign for El Tesoro was recently completed, resulting in all new cabins, dining hall, health house, office, sports court, equestrian center and more. While the Vice President oversees programs at El Tesoro, the Vice President is not responsible for facility management.


Reporting to the Chief Program Officer, the Vice President will: 

  • Possess a leadership style that empowers employees, encourages good performance and rewards productivity
  • Supervise a year-round Outdoor Education Director and a Resident Camp/Day Camp Director
  • Develop and direct program delivery based on community needs, industry trends and the Camp Fire Promise
  • Analyze and evaluate program outcomes; ensure programmatic excellence; increase camp participation   
  • Ensure health and safety compliance and maintain American Camp Association accreditation and licensing through the Texas Department of Health
  • Prepare and manage annual camp budget; control expenses; oversee accounts receivable; assist in development of fundraising for the outdoor program
  • Develop relationships with local, regional, and state professionals to actively recruit community agencies to collaborate in appropriate programs/services
  • Oversee and supervise program use of facilities, ensuring coordination with the facilities team
  • Work with the marketing and business relations teams to provide information about El Tesoro/TxOEC programs to prospective schools and families
  • Possess a comfortability in both the education and camping worlds, recognizing commonalities and differences.

A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is required; Master’s Degree preferred.  The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience managing relevant programs specific to youth and outdoor education, and will possess certification as a Camp Director, Teacher, or have other advanced training in the field. 



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