St. Michael’s Episcopal School seeks a qualified full-time Director of Extended Programsfor the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a twelve-month position reporting to the Head of School, beginning July 1, 2019.
The Director’s primary responsibilities will be as follows:
Direct the School’s extended programs for students K-8 in a manner that ensures students are happy, healthy, and actively engaged. These programs include an early morning gym (7:20am-7:45am) and after-school care (3pm-6pm).
Administer and oversee after-school enrichment programs, many of which are provided by outside vendors.
Explore opportunities to strengthen the program.
Oversee and provide administrative support of the School’s summer program.
In pursuit of these responsibilities the Director will also do the following.
Hire (subject to the Head of School's approval), train, and evaluate all program staff – managing staff and vendors to ensure the program serves the School’s mission and meets its standards.
Communicate effectively with students’ families and faculty regarding program details and individual student needs.
Manage the program budget to promote a vibrant program and healthy bottom line.
Ensure the program meets all state regulations pertaining to child care and extended day centers, including those for religiously exempt organizations.
Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of student attendance for billing purposes.
The ideal candidate will have…
a love of working with children and those who work with children;
a minimum of 7 years of experience as a lead teacher/administrator in extended day, after-school, summer program, and/or similar program(s);
a clear understanding of best practices in the area of extended/auxiliary school programs;
a deep understanding of, and experience with, co-curricular program design & implementation;
an educational philosophy which places students at the center of the learning process, fostering students’ curiosity, love of learning, and character development;
the skills and experience necessary to effectively manage staff and vendors;
worked actively to cultivate an inclusive learning environment and support a school community grounded in empathy, social responsibility, and appreciation and respect for individual differences; and
a bachelor’s degree in education or a related field. An advanced degree is preferred, but not required.
St. Michael’s Episcopal School provides children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops the Christian values of kindness, respect, acceptance, integrity, responsibility, resilience, and compassion. The K-8 co-educational community is small enough (380 students and 50 faculty-staff) for everyone to know one another, and large enough to provide rich curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Its student-teacher ratio is 11:1, and average class size 18 to 19 students. The School is located on a stunning 70-acre campus. Students hail from 30 different zip codes. Founded in 1957, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). St. Michael’s values diversity as an important element of serving its mission and thus considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
As Richmond’s oldest independent school south of the James River, St. Michael’s Episcopal School strives to provide children with superior academic instruction in an environment that acknowledges and develops Christian values.Our academic community is small enough for adults and children to know one another, but large enough to provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs and robotics. We are proud of our graduates who are praised by high school guidance counselors and admission directors for their academic achievement and enthusiasm for learning. Our K-8 co-educational school draws students from Richmond City and the surrounding counties of Henrico, Hanover, Goochland, Chesterfield and Powhatan. St. Michael’s offers two classes per grade with a faculty ratio of 1:11. Most classes average 20 students. Established in 1957 by St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Michael’s is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).