The Meadowbrook School of Weston, a pre-kindergarten through 8th-grade school located in Weston, MA (seven miles west of Boston) seeks an enthusiastic and creative applicant for the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs role. At Meadowbrook, smart, passionate people join together in an expansive learning environment with rigorous academics and innovative curricula to inspire, challenge, and empower students to achieve at the highest level, connect deeply with a diverse community, and courageously create change. Meadowbrook is a mission-driven school and we invite candidates to familiarize themselves with our mission before applying for the position.
The Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs will work closely with the director in support of all Auxiliary Programs, with specific focus on the School’s summer camp programming. This person will also serve as the seasonal Director of Summer Programs.
As part of the recently formed Department of Auxiliary Programs, the Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs will join Meadowbrook during a time of summer programs innovation. This full-time role will provide the right person a unique and exciting opportunity to help shape and develop new summer programming that reflects the mission of the School while also meeting ambitious revenue goals. Collaborating with the Director of Auxiliary Programs, as well as other members of the Auxiliary Programs team, this person will be part of a robust creative process to develop the program(s) they will then oversee during the summer.
Essential Functions and Key Objectives:
Strategic Program Development and Innovation
Build vibrant programs that achieve desired admissions goals, annual and long-term net revenue targets, and support the school’s mission and program.
Engage in ideation, brainstorming, and collaborative generation of ideas that leverage the intellectual and physical assets of the school
Collaborate with school leadership, administration, and faculty to ensure all summer programs align with the school’s mission and educational philosophy
Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance program potential
Marketing and Communications
Effectively promote the programs so as to achieve the enrollment and revenue targets.
Ensure that summer programs have an effective and accurate online presence including website and social media platforms
Plan and coordinate the publishing and advertising of program offerings and schedules
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
Business and Finance
Ensure that the Summer Programs’ financial performance meets or exceeds budgeted expectations.
Collaborate with Director of Auxiliary Programs and Director of Finance and Operations to prepare annual budget covering all aspects of program expenses and revenues to ensure profitability
Monitor revenues and expenses in accordance with budgetary restrictions for bottom line performance across all programs
Manage the payment of Summer Programs account bills (for services, vendors, ads, etc)
Ensure program participants have a safe and positive experience such that they return and/or recommend our programs to others.
Oversee the curriculum for the Summer Programs, which includes academic, athletic, extracurricular, and other activities that support Meadowbrook’s mission
Provide an appropriately safe, caring, and enriching environment for all participants
Establish routines, provide positive guidance, and enforce policies and procedures, including disciplinary policies, in accordance with Meadowbrook’s stated values
Provide ongoing supervision and support of all faculty and staff of the summer programs
Develop and oversee all safety and health protocols in coordination with school risk management plan
Administration and Operations
Ensure that the administration of the programs is efficient and effective.
Coordinate and organize registration for summer (i.e. rosters, processing of forms and confirmation letters, parent communication, etc.)
Execute and oversee all contracts related to program
Ensure that summer and auxiliary programs are in compliance with all applicable regulations of licensing and governing entities
Hire and manage to build a stable, effective, and customer-focused summer team.
Recruit, hire, and train all summer employees
Ensure that all necessary and required employment forms, including payroll information and background checks, are completed and on file
Collaborate to design and implement seasonal staff training and orientation programs
Maintain a commitment to student and employee diversity
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Auxiliary Programs or School Administration
Excellent speaking and writing skills; comfort with family communication on a large-scale or individual level
Strong organizational skills (digital and physical assets)
Proficiency with technology as a means of supporting communication, innovation, and efficiency: online communication (email, chat, Zoom), social media account management, enrollment database management, project management platforms, Google sites, etc.
Sense of wonder and a playful spirit
Recognition of the value of a meaningful summer experience in a child’s life
Bachelor’s Degree required
Experience with camp or summer programming development preferred
Supervisory or management experience preferred
We strongly encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ+ educators, or educators from communities that are historically underrepresented in independent schools. We are committed to an inclusive school experience for all those who come to work at Meadowbrook.
Anticipated start date: End of August 2021
This is an in-person position on the campus of The Meadowbrook School
About Meadowbrook School
The Meadowbrook School is an equal opportunity employer. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial or marital status, or any other characteristic protected from discrimination under state or federal law. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity.