The top goal for Phillips Brooks School (PBS) is the best education for all students. We are seeking a Special Programs Manager to elevate strategies that will drive the school’s co-curricular, enrichment, and special programs. This newly expanded role will lead our efforts to provide students with opportunities to explore their passions and interests outside of our classroom-based curriculum. A primary objective for the role and for the program is to increase each student’s self-awareness, collaboration, intellectual engagement, global citizenship, and empathy in ways that meet all of our current and future teaching and learning needs.
We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and identities and are committed to an inclusive work environment. You'll have an opportunity to contribute to an upbeat, growth-oriented professional learning community that appreciates collaboration, creativity, and an innovative approach to all aspects of school life. We strive daily to uphold our mission and core values of kindness, courage, community, and love of learning.
For more information on Phillips Brooks School, please visit: www.phillipsbrooks.org
Primary Focus Areas for the Role
Build on the successes of our new Summer@PBS program and help PBS achieve new heights by applying ideas for program development.
Lead the After-school Enrichment program to challenge students to learn new things about themselves, provide leadership opportunities for older students, and build community by connecting students across grade levels.
Develop co-curricular programs, including Family Friday and our off-campus experiential learning, that build academic rigor and emotional intelligence so that we meet current and future teaching and learning needs.
Partner with faculty and staff to design new programs to enhance the student experience and foster community involvement, including a service-learning program.
Develop strong student relationships and parent connections to support student supervision needs; serve as a “go-to” person for PBS families.
Develop new initiatives that balance dual objectives of enhancing the program and generating new revenue streams for the school.
Design and oversee the daily program of varied, age-appropriate activities and enrichment classes held after school and during the summer for students in preschool through 5th grade.
Manage the early-care and after-care programs for students in preschool through 5th grade.
Collaborate with teachers to run our distinctive Family Friday program and administer our off-campus curriculum, including field trips.
Evaluate co-curricular and enrichment classes and make program changes when required.
Supervise and assess all co-curricular, enrichment, and summer program staff and instructors.
Establish procedures for handling parent inquiries and information, including health and behavioral issues, in collaboration with administrative colleagues.
Prepare the annual budget for the Business Office to set a framework for discussing annual revenue and expense targets.
Keep accurate records of program enrollment and prepare monthly billing statements.
Hire staff in partnership with the Human Resources Manager.
Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop website content and marketing plans supporting all Special Programs initiatives.
Key Attributes and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree a plus.
Adept at program design, balanced with a business-minded approach.
Good at building relationships with people of all ages: students, faculty, staff, parents, and external stakeholders.
Forward-thinking and innovative person who can balance new ideas with action plans and successful implementation.
Highly organized, detail-oriented, and excellent follow-through with the ability to effectively manage deadlines and multiple tasks.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and intrapersonal skills; active listener and open-minded collaborator.
How to Apply
Candidates for this position should submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three to five references (including current supervisor). Please combine all documents into a single PDF and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line should read: Special Programs Manager – [your last name].