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Director of Enrichment and Summer Programs

Category: High School Education
School: Stratford School
Location: San Jose, CA
Date Opened: Feb 10, 2024
Job ID: 4637

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Stratford School, part of Spring Education Group, is a leading independent WASC-accredited private school in California offering courses from preschool through 12th grade with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional educational foundation for children. At Stratford School, we understand every child has his or her own interests and passions and contributes in their own way. Our proven program includes our STEAM-based curriculum that was recognized by the White House as a leader in early childhood STEAM education, and we are also the first California school to earn the Carnegie Science Seal of Excellence for STEM.

We are looking for a Director of Enrichment and Summer Programs passionate about providing students with high-quality, engaging, and enriching experiences that support their academic, social, and emotional growth. This role will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of all after-school enrichment programs and all summer programs.

As a new and developing school, we require individuals possessing an entrepreneurial spirit who view ambiguity as an opportunity. The ideal candidate is resilient, flexible, always learning, and knows how to lead. The ideal candidate will also be creative, innovative, and able to build strong relationships with students, parents, faculty, and external partners. If you are excited about this opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our student's lives, we encourage you to apply

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Design, Development, and Implementation
  • Plan, design, and implement enrichment and summer programs that align with the school's mission and values.
  • Collaborate with other school leaders to ensure the enrichment, extended care, and summer programs are integrated with the academic program and respond to the changing trends and needs of the school community.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation and assessment of all programs to ensure effectiveness and make improvements as necessary. Presents quarterly program metrics and updates reports to the school's leadership.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to stay current on best practices in enrichment and summer programming.

Program Operations
  • Develop and manage budgets for all programs and ensure that financial goals are met and stipends are paid in a timely manner.
  • Hire, train, and supervise faculty and staff to ensure the highest quality of instruction and care for students. Fosters staff motivation and recognition.
  • Ensure all programs meet health and safety standards and adhere to school policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with teachers and program staff to ensure effective communication and engagement with parents and families regarding program activities, student progress, and other related matters.
  • Responsible for procuring necessary equipment, supplies, and materials for all programs, ensuring that all purchases are within budget and in compliance with school policies and procedures.
  • Manage all program-related inquiries and concerns, responding promptly and professionally to all communication from parents, students, and staff, and scheduling and conducting tours of the program facilities as needed.
  • Maintain accurate records of enrollment, attendance, and financials.

Marketing
  • Collaborate with the Director of Admissions to promote the school and attract new students through enrichment and summer programs.
  • Partner with the Communications and Marketing Manager on the development and revision of all marketing materials.

Qualifications:

Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in program development and management
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and collaboration, displaying a positive attitude, and demonstrating cultural proficiency
  • Must be able to attend occasional meetings and events outside of normal school hours, including evenings and weekends.

Preferred:
  • Leadership experience
  • Teaching and/or coaching experience
  • Marketing experience
  • Knowledge of child development and experiential learning.

General information:
  • Reports directly to the Head of Operations; dotted-line to Head of School
  • This position is regular, 12 months, full-time, and exempt. Employees in exempt positions are expected to work as many hours as their responsibilities require, which includes evenings and weekends
  • The location of this position is at 3800 Blackford Ave., San Jose, CA.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: High School Education
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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