The Madeira School is seeking a Director of Summer Programs. Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Director of Summer Programs is responsible for developing a high quality, enriching summer programs consisting of Camp Greenway, GirlsFirst, Summer Riding Workshop and specialty camps. This is a management position that requires extensive planning, organization, decision-making skills and business acumen. In addition, it requires a high level of creativity and substantive experience working with young children, adolescents, and young adults.
Create, market, and oversee the summer camp operation including day camps, specialty, and residential programs
Recruit, interview, and hire all summer programs staff; work with Human Resources to post summer employment opportunities
Prepare a strategic plan for all programs including financial, marketing, and logistic that aligns with the School's mission and financial goals
In collaboration with the CFO and Assistant Head of School develop each program's budget; actively manage the budget to ensure the highest levels of profitability
Manage each camp's budget to ensure revenue and expenses are properly reflected; collaborate with Business Office to ensure budgets are accurate
Liaise with Communications team to develop marketing material to promote camp offerings and recruit new campers
Work with the Director of Enrollment Management to identify and reach out to campers who may be good candidates for Madeira
Work with Facilities to ensure all camp equipment and building spaces are prepared prior camp
Prepare all written/electronic materials including staff contracts, camp schedule, training schedule for all major camps
Develop and execute in conjunction with seasonal administrative team a detailed plan of camp programming, schedule/logistics, staffing, and training
Create and monitor all safety and health programs for summer programming in partnership the Health and Wellness Center
Evaluate each program's operations and effectiveness annually as well as staff working those programs
Prepare appropriate summary reports including audit support to the business office
Collaborate with Director of Auxiliary Programs for purposes of managing space allocation in a cooperative manner
Research new ideas and programming for continuous development of summer programs
Supervise the summer program and camp staff
Bachelor's degree required
3-5 years camp leadership experience
Experience with school-aged children and young adults required
Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
Demonstrated ability to work within and manage program budget
Ability to work independently and perform with exceptional initiative and judgment; ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters with diplomacy and discretion
Strong marketing skills and customer-service orientation
Strong written and oral communication skills
Highly proficient in data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Word, particularly in Excel); willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends
About Madeira School
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.