Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for an Associate Director of Global Programs. The Associate Director of Global Programs promotes, staffs, manages, and develops the Upper School Global Service Learning (GSL) program at Lakeside School. The Associate Director of Global Programs works in close collaboration with the other Associate Director of Global Programs and reports to the Director of Experiential Education. They assist in envisioning and implementing improvements to the GSL program and in developing new global initiatives at Lakeside School. As global programs develop, the Associate Director of Global Programs will have opportunities for leadership and additional responsibilities may be added to the position.
Program Management and Administration
Management and execution of Upper School GSL program operations including international travel logistics, program staffing, partnerships with community-based organizations, on-site service work, and pre-trip/post-trip curriculum.
Contribute to research, cultivation of, and meeting with potential and chosen partner agencies and negotiate partnership terms. Manage partnerships.
Develop and manage all materials for the Upper School GSL program, including application, training manual, policies, student and leader evaluations, and service reflections.
Manage all aspects of the student application, selection, and preparation process including student and P/G meetings.
Meet with student groups before and after trips and serve as the main contact for families, students, and adult leaders for each trip.
Develop and maintain trip leader and local partner contracts; develop and maintain site budgets.
Develop and administer leader training retreat and provide ongoing leader development.
Manage trip logistics -such as collect, distribute and review forms, organize travel arrangements, prepare medical bags, manage trip calendars, student blogs, trip pictures and videos, laptops and cameras, gear purchases, and travel insurance.
On-call and/or back-up GSL trip leader during summer. Presence on campus in summer and during mid-winter and spring break as coordinated with supervisor.
Lead a school year or summer trip each year.
Collaborate with the Director of Experiential Education and the upper school department heads group to help faculty incorporate global perspectives into their curriculum beyond those classes that have a GSL trip component.
Collect data on various aspects of the global education program and its effectiveness in developing in students a global perspective.
Participate in school committees as needed.
Attend weekly Experiential Education department meetings and individual meetings with the Director of Experiential Education as needed.
In collaboration with other global education team members ensure the GSL program is current, interesting and aligned with the school’s mission.
Program Promotion and Communication
Promote the GSL program internally and externally and make connections with other schools locally and globally.
Maintain and update GSL program communications which include the Lakeside website, leader and student handbooks, program marketing materials and bulletin boards around campus.
Promote the program internally to faculty and staff (as potential leaders) and to students and their families (as potential applicants) through correspondence, meetings, one on one conversations, announcements, and presentations.
Qualifications and Requirements
A bachelor’s degree in an applicable field; master’s degree preferred.
Demonstrated understanding of the complexities of administering experiential, global programs such as volunteer, service, gap year, or study semester abroad for middle- and high-school age students and experience working in one or more of these areas.
Experience hiring, training, and managing adults.
Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting.
Experience living internationally, preferably in the developing world.
Fluency in at least one language in addition to English, preferably French, Arabic or Swahili.
Passion for and demonstrated commitment to global education and service learning.
Experience facilitating conversations and/or activities around race, identity, and cultural adaptation with high school aged students.
Superb oral, written, and cross-cultural communication skills.
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail; flexibility.
Ability to prioritize and meet established deadlines.
Willingness to work some evenings and weekends and to travel nationally and internationally as needed.
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
Be available to communicate with global partners during their working day based on time zone differences.
Ability to communicate effectively with constituents including parents/guardians, students, outdoor specialists, partner representatives of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Proficient use of computer and related software (MS Suite – especially Excel).
Must be able to lift 10-15 lbs.
Ability to move between the US and MS campuses (campuses are about two blocks apart).
Standing, sitting, bending in an office environment.
Application Timeline The search committee will review applications and name semi-finalists for the position in mid- November. Finalists will be invited to campus in early December and the selected candidate for the position will be announced by mid-December 2019.
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Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.