The Blake School seeks to hire a Director of Summer Programs. The Director will oversee Blake’s highly successful spring break and summer camps, which include more than 100 academic enrichment and credit bearing courses, sports camps, art and theatre camps, and a traditional day camp. Summer at Blake enrolls over 900 campers and processes over 2000 registrations each year.
In addition to hiring and supervising 75 employees each summer, the Director prepares and monitors program budgets, develops and executes a marketing strategy, and collaborates with Blake faculty, coaches, and academic administrators, and outside vendors to design and offer academic and educational offerings aligned with the school’s mission. This is a year-round, benefits-eligible, 0.88 FTE position that requires a high degree of self-directed project management. Candidates interested in full-time employment may consider applying for opportunities in co-curricular or other operational roles.
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 30.
Successful candidates will have deep leadership experience in a camp or similar educational setting, superb communication skills, the inclination to develop and maintain constituent relationships, an entrepreneurial orientation, and a demonstrated capacity and commitment to work successfully with constituents and colleagues with diverse identities and lived experiences. Physical requirements include: the physical ability to safely stage and supervise indoor and outdoor camp experiences; the physical ability to supervise students in transitions between activities; the physical ability to lift up to 50 lbs. An associate’s degree is required and a bachelor’s degree preferred.
About The Blake School
The Blake School is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 independent school located on three campuses in the Minneapolis, Minnesota metropolitan area and is widely recognized as a national leader in independent, college preparatory education. Blake serves approximately 1,400 students in a non-sectarian, coeducational environment. The School is large enough to provide a significant breadth of academic, athletic, artistic, and social opportunities within three intimate school campuses, where every child is known by the adults with whom they work. Committed to attracting and retaining faculty and staff who believe in the importance of developing character in their students as well as challenging them academically, Blake provides a dynamic course of study that is thoughtfully designed. The School is resolute in its efforts to create a pluralistic community that welcomes and supports students and families from many backgrounds.