Position Title: Primary and Lower School Extended Day Program Director
Reports To: Primary and Lower School Heads
FLSA Status: Exempt
Employment: Full time, 10 months, 18-19 school year
The Walker School is a nonsectarian, co-educational independent day school serving three year olds through twelfth grade in Marietta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1957 and currently enrolls approximately 900 students. The Walker School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive school community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Diverse candidates committed to working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to apply.
The Primary and Lower School Extended Day Program (EDP) Director is one who loves young children and can provide students with a nurturing and warm environment while leading the EDP assistants and volunteers and managing this vibrant afterschool program. The Director will lead the EDP team and work collaboratively with school administration and EDP assistants to promote the mission of The Walker School. The Director should model ethical and professional behavior, accept personal responsibility for his/her actions, and demonstrate a commitment to the school, its mission and its policies.
Key responsibilities include:
Serve as the leader for the Extended Day Program, being responsible for its day-to-day operation through development and articulation of Primary and Lower School vision and goals
Lead the Primary and Lower School EDP teams with a focus on providing an engaging afterschool experience with diverse opportunities for students within an intimate setting
Function as the chief communicator of the after school expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure an orderly, controlled environment in which learning and fun take place
Hire, supervise, and evaluate the EDP staff and volunteers. This includes being responsible for training staff regarding Mandated Reporting Laws, Bright from the Start requirements and emergency plan protocols.
Work closely with the Director of Safety & Security to customize the Emergency Operations Plan for the Program.
Oversee the coordination of the extra-curricular activity programs of the Primary and Lower School; assist in the planning, communication, and the presentation of the afterschool calendar and in maintaining a comprehensive calendar of school events
Oversee supervision of children from 2:30 until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The regular hours for this position are from 10:30 – 6:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. Full day EDP “camp” days may begin earlier (planning days, professional days, parent conferences, etc.)
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Coordinate small group activities with organized materials within a physically safe environment
Collaborate with assistants/volunteers sharing plans for each week during formal team meetings
Demonstrate effective writing, listening and speaking skills; utilize technology to communicate the EDP story with current and prospective families
Supervise children on the playground and comply with the Primary and Lower School’s playground rules
Maintain daily parent sign-in and sign-out procedures for students
Manage the EDP budget and submit monthly billing reports to the Business Office
Be professional in dress and behavior
Physical Requirements: must be able to sit and stand for extended periods; occasionally lift 10-15 pounds; walk one quarter mile between Lower and Primary daily along a route that includes stairs or a steep incline.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with young children and proven success as a camp counselor/director or team leader working through various levels of team and project management. Experience with implementing Responsive Classroom is a plus. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required
Candidates must complete the online application on the Careers page at www.thewalkerschool.org.Applications for this position will be accepted until April 30, 2018.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on degrees and experience and is commensurate with other independent schools in the area.