The Director of Co-Curricular Programs is responsible for leading, designing, and marketing innovative co-curricular programming at Shady Hill, including Afterschool Programs & Activity Centers, one-day Fun Camps, and our new Summer STEAM Program. Our goal is to provide excellent, enjoyable, engaging, and innovative programs that will support the mission of the Shady Hill School as well as reflect the interests of our students and families. This is a full time, 12-month position.
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee all Co-Curricular Programming, including Afterschool Programs, Fun Camps, Activity Centers which include sports, music, and visual arts, and Summer STEAM Programs.
Collaborate with the Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Programs and Executive Director of Teacher Training to develop innovative project-based curriculum aligned with the Shady Hill School’s mission and to provide a wider variety of offerings to meet the diverse needs and interests of students in the community.
Hire, lead, train, develop, and support Co-Curricular staff.
Plan and lead professional development for Co-Curricular staff.
Facilitate and oversee weekly meetings with Co-Curricular staff.
Maintain all records, as required by the school, professional associations, and state and local regulations.
Monitor all Co-Curricular policies and procedures, ensuring they are aligned with those of the school.
Serve as liaison between Co-Curricular Programs and the school community including faculty, staff, and parents.
Meet monthly with academic administrative team consisting of the Head of School, Lower School Head, Middle School Head, Director of Special Projects, Executive Director of Teacher Training, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Practice.
Work closely with the Director of Communication, Director of Admission, Chief Financial Office23r, and Student Billing Manager.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Teacher Training and Head of School.
Skills & Abilities:
Experienced educational leader
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with project-based curriculum and children pre-K to 8
Demonstrated ability to identify and implement “best practices” for Co-Curricular Program Management
Demonstrate ability to think strategically and analytically
Strong organizational skills, ability to establish and manage multiple priorities, and ability to maintain accurate records
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Excellent cultural competency and interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop positive, professional relationships with colleagues, students, and families
Punctuality and dependability
Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, and web-based applications
Qualifications and Requirements:
At least 5 years of educational leadership experience in an independent or public school and/or demonstrated experience in leading after school programs
Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred
Proven track record in management of educational programs
About Shady Hill School
For ten decades, Shady Hill, a school of approximately 500 students (B-8) and seventy-five full- and part-time teachers, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long central subject study, which emphasizes strong content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum. The school’s program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers. We seek to develop independent, joyful, and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. This same philosophy guides our curriculum in mathematics, science, world languages, physical education, and the arts.
We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. As a diverse school, we believe that a varied and inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to working in a diverse community.