Madeira is seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Programming and Operations to work with the Director of Placement Management and lead the School's signature Co-Curriculum Program. The Co-Curriculum Program is at the core of Madeira's educational philosophy. Five-week internships that rival those of college programs allow students to learn from experience in settings beyond the classroom. Sophomores engage in service at local schools and community organizations. Juniors intern on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion.
The Director of Program and Operations provides a variety of key program functions. The successful candidate becomes the ambassador for the Co-Curriculum Program both internally and externally, partnering with organizations throughout the Washington Metropolitan area to develop and maintain a range of internship opportunities. This individual then works closely with each student to guide them in developing the skills needed to secure these internships.
Student Mentorship: works closely with students to prepare them for their internship placement; coaches students in resume writing and interviewing; guides students through process from research through final presentation.
Marketing and Outreach: identifies potential partnerships to expand student opportunities; promotes Co-Curriculum Program with parents, alumnae and students; works closely with internal departments in developing program materials.
Placement Management and Retention: maintains open communication with placement sites throughout process; holds students accountable for positive participation in program; develops evaluation tools for placements to ensure continued success.
Budgeting and Logistics: ensures day-to-day logistics of placements; sets program goals and develops performance metrics; provides budgetary forecasts.
Bachelor's degree required.
3+ years high school or relevant student programming experience preferred.
Familiarity with Washington's political, cultural, business and service institutions.
Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, marketing and organizational skills.
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding ...and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.