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McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs to begin immediately.
McLean’s mission – and its unique Abilities Model® – embrace the idea that every one of us has a unique learning path waiting to be discovered and tended toward growth. McLean places students at the center of the content and structure of their education, it deploys the skills of talented and expert teachers, provides a pedagogy that is both flexible in approach and academically rigorous, and delivers this to students in a supportive, inclusive culture that unlocks each student’s core potential. Bright, college-bound students with dyslexia, ADHD, academic performance anxiety, and executive functioning challenges thrive at McLean as their confidence and self-advocacy skills grow. Alongside them are more traditional learners who excel in smaller classes where they are challenged and grow through a student-centered view of learning. Together, these students are served by an amalgam of teaching models that reach students individually, enabling them to achieve impressive heights of learning. Students, in turn, share their strengths with one another, creating an inclusive and diverse community of learners who support and help each other grow. McLean students graduate as proud and capable learners, able to recognize and embrace their unique abilities, and advocate for what they need to learn, enabling them to find their way successfully in college and life.
The Associate Director of Auxiliary Programs will lead operations, market development, program design and expansion, promotion, budgeting, and monitoring of the Summer and Afterschool Programs. This is a unique opportunity for the Associate Director to establish new programs to benefit the McLean community and support the School’s mission. McLean School is committed to the creation of this new leadership role as a strategic step towards the growth and improvement of its Summer and Afterschool Programs. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Auxiliary Programs and work collaboratively across other departments of the school including the Business, Athletics, Communications & Marketing, and Admission Offices.
Duties and Responsibilities – In collaboration with the Director of Auxiliary Programs
- Design, enhance, and expand program offerings to McLean students and families as well as those outside of the McLean community.
- Collaborate with the school leadership, administration, and faculty to ensure all programs align with and support McLean’s mission and philosophy.
- Continually seek, analyze, and as appropriate act on input from participants and staff regarding the quality of their program experience.
- Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance afterschool and summer programming potential.
- Ensure that program participants have a safe and positive experience such that they return and/or recommend our programs to others.
- Support the Director in overseeing and managing all SummerEdge programs and auxiliary services including but not limited to: camps, aftercare, related offerings, study hall, school store, rentals, fee for service programs, etc.
- Establish routines, provide positive guidance, and enforce policies and procedures, including discipline policies.
- Provide ongoing training, supervision, support, and professional development of all staff involved in after school and SummerEdge programs.
- Work collaboratively with the McLean School Marketing and Communications Office to effectively promote the programs to achieve the enrollment and revenue targets.
Desired Qualifications - Successful candidates will have the energy and ambition to help manage and develop McLean School’s Auxiliary Programs to the highest degree of educational excellence. They will have a love of children and enjoy interacting and working closely with children, their parents, and program staff. Candidates must be organized, attentive to detail, and motivated by authentic interest in the experience of the participants in the programs. They will be driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, while being resourceful, innovative, forward thinking and committed. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform essential functions of the position.
- 5-7 years of summer/auxiliary program management experience.
- Ability to think strategically in developing, enhancing, and refining summer/auxiliary programs.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- A high level of integrity and extraordinary work ethic.
- A demonstrated commitment to creating and supporting diverse, equitable, and inclusive communities.
- A vested interest in the care and needs of children.