Sep 28, 2019

Enrichment Program Director

  • Montessori Academy of Colorado
  • Denver, CO, USA
Full-time Education Executive Leadership

Job Description

The Montessori Academy of Colorado is a metropolitan school that engages each child in innovative academics, exploration of character, and a fearless, forward mindset.

Job Title: Enrichment Program Director

Department: Program/Administration

Supervisor's Title: Head of School

Employee Classification: Exempt


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 annual salary for this position is $45,000. The EPD must be on site for the entirety of summer camp and after school (2:30 - 6:00). Your schedule outside of these hours will be from 10:00am to 6:00 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:

  • Current State of Colorado Large Child school Center Director Qualification

  • AMS/AMI credential preferred

  • Experience working with populations with diverse student needs

  • Experience working with preschool and elementary-aged children

  • Bachelor's degree in education or related field

  • Current First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and Medication Administration certification

  • Teaching experience


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


Non-Discrimination:

MAC School provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.


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