Madeira is seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Placement Management to work with the Director of Programming and Operations and lead the School's award-winning experiential learning co-curriculum program. The Co-Curriculum Program provides every Madeira student with hands-on internship experiences. Sophomores engage in service, juniors serve on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion. Over their four years, Madeira graduates build an impressive resume from the Co-Curriculum placements.
The Director of Placement Management provides a variety of key program functions. The successful candidate works closely with each student to guide them in developing the skills needed to secure these internships and helps to develop and maintain a range of opportunities for students throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.
Serve as the lead in designing the internship placement process, outreach and strategy for all grade levels.
Guide the integration of Co-Curriculum with other academic departments through the development of new classes or projects to ensure that the academic foundations for the Co-Curriculum Program are well-established.
Lead the Capstone Project development team, including faculty members, at each grade level.
Provide classroom instruction regarding research, resume writing, interviewing and completion of the Capstone Project (including weekly reflective essays, developing the essential question and preparing for the final presentation).
Meet with students one-on-one to facilitate a successful and meaningful internship experience; provide practical assistance to students writing resumes and cover letters; develop interviewing skills; understanding the office/professional environment; completing all aspects of the Capstone Project.
Establish and develop benchmarks to measure the effectiveness of the program within each grade level.
Evaluate and grade each student; submit all grades in a timely manner.
Serve as a liaison with students, parents and site supervisors.
Cultivate relationships with current and potential placement sites to enrich the opportunities for the students.
Assist in the supervision of students in a range of on-campus and off-campus situations.
Conducts site visits to solidify relationships and evaluate the appropriateness of placement.
Bachelor's Degree required
A minimum of 1-3 years of work experience; classroom experience required
Successful experience in a fast paced and task-oriented office setting
Experience with and/or knowledge of experiential education
Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills
Ability to work in and foster a collaborative environment
Excellent organizational skills including ability to systematize and prioritize work, accuracy, attention to detail and follow through
Ability to work independently and as part of a high-performing team with exceptional initiative and judgment
Strong customer-service orientation
Proficiency in basic data management systems and a range of computer applications; willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
Appreciation of and commitment to boarding and/or single sex education, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population
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.