The Town School, a nursery through 8th Grade school of 400 students on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, seeks an experienced elementary school teacher. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student, and all members of the community are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town seeks a Director of Auxiliary Programs for the 2021-22 school year.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Auxiliary Programs is responsible for strategic planning, operations, market development, program design, promotion, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluation of all Auxiliary Programs, including our afterschool Clubhouse and PostScript programs, summer day camp, facility rentals, and management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & KEY OBJECTIVES
Collaborate with school leadership, administration, and faculty to ensure all auxiliary programs align with the school’s mission and philosophy
Design, enhance, and expand program offerings in alignment with the strategic auxiliary programs vision
Develop new programs, working with faculty and staff to ensure that programs align with the School’s mission and meet the needs of families
Continually explore innovative opportunities for leveraging the intellectual and physical assets of the school
Optimize the use of school facilities outside the typical school day/year
Annually seek and analyze input from participants and staff regarding the quality of their program experience
Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance auxiliary program potential
Oversee and manage all auxiliary programs including but not limited to Clubhouse, Postscript, and SummerSault day camp in an appropriately safe, caring, and enriching environment for all auxiliary program participants
Establish routines, provide positive guidance, and enforce policies and procedures, including disciplinary policies, in accordance with the school’s stated values
Provide ongoing supervision and support of all faculty and staff of auxiliary programs
Develop and oversee all safety and health protocols in coordination with the school risk management plan
Work with, School Nurse and COO to ensure that all program staff are trained in health and safety policies as appropriate
Work with the Business Office to ensure the fiscal health of all programs, including:
Planning and coordinating program budgets
Submitting payroll data to Human Resources for processing
Coordinating registration, billing, and the collection of payments
Selecting vendors and coordinating contract execution with COO and General Counsel
Reporting results and providing reports on enrollment and staffing
Monitor revenues and expenses monthly in accordance with budgetary restrictions for bottom-line performance across all programs
Work with individual program directors/supervisors to ensure the profitability of their programs
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
In coordination with the Director of Communications, Director of Admissions, and others, develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for all auxiliary programs
Ensure that all auxiliary programs have an effective and accurate internet presence, including website, social media, and digital marketing
Plan and coordinate the publishing and advertising of program catalogs, brochures, and schedules
In coordination with the Director of Communications, manage all public relations and marketing initiatives including open houses, mailers, brochures, camp fairs, and ad placement to promote and communicate the programs to prospective and enrolled participants
Write and distribute regular communications among auxiliary program constituencies that effectively provide updated information and a sense of community
Write weekly program updates for parents to be included in the weekly all-school communication
Work with faculty and staff to ensure seamless communication between day and after-school programs
Serve as a primary recruiter to all programs and manage the activities of others charged with recruitment
Work closely with the Admissions Office to identify and follow-up with participants who have strong potential to convert to student prospects
As appropriate, accompany Admissions Office staff to regional marketing events and receptions
In coordination with the COO and Director of Finance/HR, recruit and interview all auxiliary program staff and faculty in compliance with school recruiting and hiring policies
Coordinate and communicate payroll as needed with the Business Office
Participate in special assignments and projects as needed to improve school operations (i.e., buildings and grounds, safety, accreditation, committees, etc.)
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer.
Town aspires to be an equitable and inclusive school community and therefore strongly encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To apply: Unless otherwise noted, applicants for all positions should send a resume, letter of interest, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Jason Bossart firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Driven, with an entrepreneurial spirit. Resourceful, innovative, forward-thinking, and committed. Successful candidates will have the energy and ambition to develop the school’s Auxiliary Programs to the highest degree of excellence. They will be organized, attentive to detail, and motivated by an authentic interest in the participants' experience in the programs. In addition, the ideal candidate will have familiarity with marketing, enthusiasm for creating and guiding startup ventures, and a commitment to maintaining and growing the School’s existing, high-quality programs.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform essential functions of the job:
5-7 years of summer/auxiliary program experience with 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience managing summer/auxiliary programs
Expertise in marketing summer or similar programs using a variety of technology resources, including social media
Strong financial acumen with demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget
Well-developed collaborative work style; ability to interact with employees at all levels of the community
An expert in youth development programming, demonstrating current and thorough knowledge of regulations, applicable laws, trends, best practices, and new developments in the field
A creative self-starter who brings wisdom, perspective, confidence, and excellent problem-solving skills to the position
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy based on the School’s needs
An independent and strategic thinker capable of understanding the full scope of projects while seeing individual tasks through to completion
Experience with Microsoft Office products, Google applications, database management, website development, and digital media
A high level of integrity and an extraordinary work ethic
The ability to pass state and federal background checks
Commitment to promoting and maintaining a collaborative work environment with inclusive decision-making processes
Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
Demonstrated commitment to equity and visibly supportive of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, empathy, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor
Ability to walk for long periods of time around campus
Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds
Ability to climb stairs
About The Town School
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.