Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications forthe Director of Student Activities for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. Located in Washington, DC, and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9 – 12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.
Under the guidance of the Dean of Student Life, the Director of Student Activities supervises co-curricular activities to ensure they support and advance the School’s mission, help students develop spiritually, while cultivating their talents, social awareness, growth, leadership skills, and success. The Director of Student Activities infuses a spirit of responsibility, leadership, communication and service throughout the co-curricular program - helping to train student leaders in appropriate club facilitation, event planning, conflict resolution, etc.
Co-Curricular Programming: The Director of Student Activities designs and implements a co-curricular club program taking place both within the scheduled academic day and at other times outside of the school day; charters new clubs, registers students for clubs, and ensures that students attend club meetings during the scheduled day; and coordinates faculty moderators and chaperones for all clubs and school-sponsored activities. The director designs, staffs and implements several student dances throughout the year, including Snowflake, Snowball, and the Prom.
School Leadership & Administration: In consultation with the Head of School and Principal and relevant stakeholders, the Director coordinates creation of the annual school calendar. The Director helps to assist with start and end of year student celebrations and ceremonies. The Director co-moderates the Student Government Association, coordinates all programming for SGA assemblies and activities, and helps to oversee the elections for Student Government, Athletic Association, and class offices. The Director is also responsible for budget oversight within the department. The role of the Director shall also work with Class Moderators throughout the year.
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, or a related field required; a Master’s Degree is preferred, along with a minimum of five years of relevant experience, with a preference for experience in Catholic or independent secondary school settings preferred. Strong candidates will display excellent organizational skills, clear written and oral communication skills, and fluency in school data management, Google Suite, MS Office programs, etc. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with colleagues and students in a dynamic, collaborative setting and manage and chaperone multiple activities that take place beyond the confines of the academic day.