Extended Day and Summer Program Manager - Ricks Center
Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver is a Preschool to Grade 8 school serving the needs of gifted children since 1984. Ricks Center offers a progressive model of education focused on developing the intellectual, social, emotional, creative and physical needs of the gifted child. Our diverse student body benefits from small class sizes, expert teachers, a wide range of content offerings, integrated curriculum, and a focus on community, care and engagement.
The Ricks Center for Gifted Children at the University of Denver invites applications for an Extended Day and Summer Programs Coordinator. The Extended Day and Summer Programs Coordinator is responsible for the development, coordination, operation, and support of programs ensuring their effective and cohesive operation on a day-to-day-basis. This position requires a dynamic individual who models a passion for and expertise in holistic education, and who can collaborate effectively with families, administration, and teachers to meet the needs of our students before and after school and during summers.
Program development and management:
Lead hiring, managing, and supervision of hourly teachers to ensure quality programming.
Contract with outside providers of specialized activities, following all DU procurement processes, in order to develop a wide selection of specialized paid activities for students.
Coordinating all billing with the finance personnel and keep accurate records of student attendance.
Manage all requirements for licensing and ensure that program meets licensing standards.
Acquire and replace as needed the materials and equipment for the program, staying within budget.Maintain flexibility in work schedule in order to be responsive to program needs
Manage student registrations and scheduling of classes and maintain data on enrollments for use in future programming decisions.
Plan and run special events and field trips during full-day programs (summer program, pupil-free days at school).
Proactively manage all health and safety concerns.
Adhere to and support all program policies and procedures as detailed by the school and DU.
Work proactively with parents in communicating about programming, handling registrations and complaints, and meeting with families as needed in order to support student behavior modifications.
Collaborate with Ricks teachers in holistically supporting students.
In conjunction with Admissions and Outreach Coordinator, market programs to Ricks and Denver community (as appropriate).
Support the school mission through the active involvement in the school community and a vested interest in gifted education.
Work with an administrator in a data-informed coaching model around professional goals and participate in reflection on own performance.
Provide direct assistance to all program areas (including setup when necessary) and provide program staff with support, ideas, and ongoing feedback.
Actively participate in planning and delivering program staff trainings.
Work directly with students during programming in order to maintain correct adult: child ratios and to build strong relationships.
Fill in for and relieve staff as required.
Support children in their holistic development through proactive social-emotional instruction and support; be both proactive and responsive to student’s social emotional needs.
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive, creative environment.
Tend to general first aid incidents and resultant documentation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
High sense of order and organization.
Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative.
Strong organizational ability.
Ability to work with a wide variety of ages (3-years-old to grade 8).
Ability to take charge and motivate others.
Ability to observe and assess staff and student behavior, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior- management techniques.
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, self-control.
Early Childhood Director qualified.
Experience working with gifted children.
Supervisory and management experience.
Monday - Friday
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by Tuesday, June 27, 2017.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. If you have questions regarding this position please contact: Anne Sweet, Anne.Sweet@du.edu
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The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.