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Enrichment Program Director

Job Title: Enrichment Program Director
Department:
Program
Supervisor:
Assistant Head of School
Classification:
Exempt
Salary:
$45,000

The Enrichment Program Director (EPD) is a mission-driven individual who follows, models, and embraces MAC’s mission and values. The EPD carries a significant leadership role at MAC and makes decisions based on the best interests of students. As this person operates with a great deal of autonomy, executing a program of excellence in all areas -- staffing, programming, internal and external communication – is key. The after school and summer programs are hallmarks of MAC and an exceptional experience for students, teachers, and parents in them is requisite.

Serving on the administrative and program teams, the EPD reports directly to the Head of School. This is a full-time, salaried position. The EPD must be on site for the entirety of summer camp and after school (2:30 – 5:30). Your schedule outside of these hours will be from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. You may be asked to help with classroom staffing on days MAC is short-staffed.

The position oversees both ECE and elementary programs for both summer and after school, as well as childcare staffing for events.

The role includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Builds strong relationships with teachers, students, colleagues, and parents
  • Sets the tone and culture of the after school and summer programs, building on MAC’s existing strengths
  • “Owns” all aspects of the after school and summer programs, including:
    • Working in after school programs
    • Programming (including working with outside vendors)
    • Parent communication – both proactive and problem-solving
    • External marketing and promotion
    • Admissions and enrollment for summer and after school
    • Overseeing accounts receivable and student scheduling for Elementary summer camp
    • Developing your staff, including orienting, meeting with, mentoring, and evaluating staff
      • Managing the logistics of staffing in regards to substitutes and supporting hiring
    • Ensuring that all licensing requirements are met
    • Ensuring that all guidelines in the MAC handbooks are met
  • Providing strategic input and partnering with the Head of School and administrative and program teams for relevant strategic decisions
  • Ensuring that individual student needs are met
  • Planning and executing with students, in collaboration with teachers, the outdoor environment and activities on the playground
  • Closing the loop on all communication in a timely and professional manner
  • The after school/summer/specials staff directly report to the EPD
    • Ensuring a cohesive, consistent, and mission-driven specials enrichment program with high performing and engaged faculty
  • Communicating with warmth, openness, and transparency


Personal Qualities:

  • Enjoys spending time and engaging with young children and other educators
  • MAC is a community in which continual professional growth is expected; willingness to “stretch” is critical to job success
  • A role model for community
  • Sense of humor
  • Belief in differentiated, whole-child, whole-person approach to education


Education/Licensure/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Teacher licensures
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience building educational programs
  • Current State of Colorado Large Child school Center Director Qualification preferred
  • AMS/AMI credential preferred
  • Experience working with populations with diverse student needs
  • Experience working with preschool and elementary-aged children
  • Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to continuously walk, stand, climb stairs, and sit
  • Frequent bending or stooping, and reaching above shoulder level
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds

ONLINE APPLICATION

The Montessori Academy of Colorado (MAC) is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive environment, free of discrimination or harassment, for its community. MAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, immigration/citizen status, age, marital status, pregnancy status, veteran status, disability, socio-economic status, political affiliation, or any other non-merit fact. Any person with a concern or allegation of discrimination or harassment shall report it to MAC’s Compliance Coordinator. More information is available on our website.