The Director of Special Programs is responsible for the general direction and management of the school’s auxiliary programs which include but are not limited to extended day school programs, the Day On program, and summer program. The Director of Special Programs will work closely with the administrative team to develop, supervise, and coordinate the auxiliary programs. This position will also be responsible for additional duties as assigned by the Head of School, which may include a number of administrative support tasks and periodic substitute duties. These tasks are focused to support and enhance the educational mission of the School.
Identify and coordinate the development of summer program offerings, camp descriptions, and materials
Develop and coordinate program announcement and registration materials in collaboration with the Communications Director and Technology Coordinator
Promote the summer program and coordinate attendance at area Summer Camp Fairs
Coordinate summer program logistics and coverage
Coordinate the Summer Program staffing, schedules, letters of agreement, job descriptions etc.as necessary to provide coverage for all summer program activities in collaboration with administration
Coordinate student volunteers and documentation of service hours for student volunteers
Support the Managing Director of the Slingerland Teacher Training to ensure participant success in the overall program
Oversee and develop the Homework Club Program
Provide supervision of students during Homework Club
Coordinate and oversee the After School Program, including development of class offerings, recruitment of in-house teachers, and promotion of program
Be familiar with recess rules in order to provide consistency, clarification, and teaching
Enforce recess rules and guidelines
Manage enrollment inall auxillary programs
Promote and market programs, both internally and externally
Develop and promote opportunities for parent and community engagement, such as all school skating parties, opera nights, sporting events, etc.
Coordinate and organize all school events such as Back to School BBQ, Arts Festival, STEM Night, etc.
Manage and coordinate student enrichment events such as special assemblies, visiting artists, authors, or community members, etc.
Coordinate and oversee student safety and emergency management protocol in collaboration with school administration
Provide support for the Boarding School Fair and other special school events
Adept at working in a collaborative and team environment
Maintains current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education
Provides the unique support, attitude, and environment necessary for student success
Maintains a positive attitude and connects well with students and families in the midst of challenges and learning obstacles
Commits to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Commits to team building and consensus building with administrators in sharing ideas, making decisions, and sustaining the school’s mission and vision
Possess strong communication skills
Be flexible and patient
Exhibit good judgment
Commitment to Mission and Philosophy of the School
Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
Believes in each student’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
Have experience working with children, knowledge about child development, and possess conflict resolution skills. The Director of Special Programs should be flexible, take initiative, be willing to learn, and able to work both collaboratively and independently. Additionally, it is important to appreciate and enjoy working with students who have learning differences. Proficiency with computers is necessary. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and pass a criminal background check.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.