Location: Brooklyn, New York
Type: Full Time
Co-op School seeks a Director of Auxiliary Programs and Summer Camp. The Director will be responsible for developing and leading all aspects of After School program and summer programs, including staff hiring and supervision, contracting vendors, scheduling, programming, marketing and communications and facilities planning. They will serve on the leadership team and report to:
The Director will oversee:
- A program that provides aftercare for all students from 3:00-6:00 Monday through Friday. The program includes care and engaging and enriching programs for families to choose from.
- A relaunched Summer Camp in 2022, historically, serving 150 children each summer
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop, plan, coordinate, oversee, implement and evaluate all aspects of a successful and high quality Summer Camp and After School program
- Develop and implement recruitment plans to meet budget goals
- Manage all marketing and promotional activities, including attendance at internal and external promotional events (some taking place on weekends)
- Develop relationships and maintain ongoing communication with parents and families
- Coordinate and manage trips for Summer Camp
- Actively pursue diversity of staff and families in Auxiliary Programs
- Work in conjunction with Summer Camp and Auxiliary Programs Staff to oversee personnel and programming decisions
- Hire, supervise, and evaluate Auxiliary programs staff and vendors on an ongoing basis
- Oversee all staff development and training
- Responsible for Department of Health licensing and adhering to all mandatory standards and requirements
- Coordinate with nurse, Preschool division head, and Maintenance staff to ensure compliance with all health regulations
A successful candidate will possess:
- Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
- Must be certified in CPR/PRO and RTE
- Have at least 3- 5 years of camp experience and teaching experience
- Experience working with children 2-13
- Experience with implementation of regulations and standards for camps as set by the American Camp Association and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
- Ability to create a safe and inclusive environment for families and staff
- Experience hiring and managing a diverse staff team
- Experience in teaching and implementing conflict resolution
- Strong critical thinking, problem solving ability and flexibility
- Experience creating and following a budget
- Proficient in google docs
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
- An entrepreneurial spirit, with a drive to develop new programs and new solutions to meet
- community needs and balance budget goal
- Commitment to and interest in a progressive educational environment
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $60,000.00 - $62,000.00 per year, Commensurate with experience
This job operates on a 12-month calendar, with a flexible schedule available. Evening and weekend hours are often needed/required
The Co-op School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and to providing an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, religion or religious practices, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, past or present military service, physical or mental disability genetic predisposition or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Our policy extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and termination.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit (preferably in separate PDFs) the following materials:
- A cover letter expressing interest in this particular position
- A current and comprehensive résumé
- Writing samples: 2 pieces geared towards different constituencies
- A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission)
- All materials should be sent electronically to Evelyn Espinoza, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com. The cover letter should be addressed to Deanna Bocchetti.
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About The Co-op School
We are a progressive constructivist program that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. The Co-op School models its curriculum based on these following beliefs:
Joyful learning lays the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Creativity cannot exist without passion.
Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to their questions and when learning is embedded in meaningful contexts, which makes learning fun and engaging.
It is important to us to educate the entire child on all levels: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Students work as a group and think as individuals, expressing feelings and contributing ideas peacefully and respectfully.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident in their ability to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity.