Position Summary: The Enrichment Activities and Events Coordinator develops and administers extra-curricular programs and provides enriching experiences for students designed to advance student success. The Activities and Events Coordinator coordinates the following programs: Progressive Learning Activities (Extended Day), After School Activities (Clubs, special programs, etc.), weekend programming, and supports Baker Summer Discovery. The Activities and Events Coordinator provides support coordination for important Baker events: Open House, other Admission events, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the Baker Benefit, the 5K.
Directly accountable to the Director of Finance for the performance of all responsibilities related to extracurricular programming, while coordinating all new programs with Division Heads. This position works collaboratively with a wide variety of administrative and academic areas across school to promote programs which complement the students' academic experience. Supervision of faculty, teacher associates and staff working in the extra-curricular areas.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Enrichment Activities Programming -
Develop a broad range of annual programming that will stimulate, engage and advance the student experience in the progressive pedagogy
Assess and enhance current programs and develop new programs, working with curriculum staff to determine programs that will meet the needs of families and the school’s mission
Supervision of day-to-day aspects of all in-house extra-curricular offerings
Develop programming for the Toddler program, Break Camps and Full Day PLA
Support the summer school/camp operation, to include academic, extra-curricular, athletic, and off-campus activities
Plan and coordinate the recruitment of program participants
Maintain program database and oversee program registration and processing of all forms
Respond in a timely fashion to all program inquiries regarding the programs
Collaborate with External Affairs in the development of promotional materials and marketing plans to promote the Baker brand in the Chicago and North Shore community through extra-curricular offerings
Monitor budgets for extracurricular programs revenues and expenditures
Process PLA semi-annual contracts
Collaborate with the business office to ensure coordination of registration, billing and the collection of payments and deposits
Administer the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of program employees, ensuring compliance with school recruiting and hiring policies
Submit payroll requests
Provide direct supervision of support staff and departmental operations
Coordinate all facility rentals to ensure no conflicts between Baker programs and outside programs
Event Coordination -
Supports the development, coordination, and execution of the following events: Open House, other Admission events, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, the Baker Benefit, the 5K.
Qualifications & Skills:
The individual should be highly skilled in the following areas: communication, interpersonal/ relationship building, organization, time management, delegation, problem-solving, conflict management, decision-making ability, ownership and training and development.
Experience in the extra-curricular programming activities, preferably with experience in education
Demonstrates knowledge of child development, from early childhood through early adolescence
Highly motivated for success and willingness to work nights and weekends, as needed
Meets deadlines and works well under pressure
Shows a strong sense of integrity, reliability, and accountability
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and overseeing programs budgets
Strong creative, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
The job requires an individual to:
be a strong role model for professional behavior
relate to and work closely with diverse school constituencies
lead in a manner that exemplifies and fosters the school’s progressive mission
understand, appreciate, and articulate Baker’s progressive pedagogical practice
About Baker Demonstration School
Baker Demonstration School is an independent day school, committed to providing an exemplary Preschool, Elementary and Middle School education to our 300 students. We believe that children learn best in an inclusive, creative community that encourages individual risk-taking and values different ways of learning. Baker’s experiential approach nurtures the development of the whole child enabling each student to be fully prepared for intellectual, artistic, physical and social/emotional challenges well beyond Baker. We cultivate our students’ intrinsic motivation to learn and their active participation in the learning process. We foster excellence through critical thinking and integrated connections across academic and artistic endeavors. We promote collaboration while developing personal leadership. We foster citizenship by encouraging students to develop self-awareness and compassion for others. Baker celebrates individual, family and cultural differences and graduates students who appreciate diversity in all its forms.
Baker Demonstration School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, or sexual identity in its hiring ...processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.
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