WPS Institute for Reimagining Education for teachers, administrators and students
Location: Newton Centre, Massachusetts
Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary and benefit
Internal Number: 01
WPS (Winthrop Park School) seeks a Director of Students Programs to join a dynamic team and lead the research,design, and delivery of WPS student programs with an initial focus on the College Transition Program in the summer of 2022. This role is ideal for a student-centered leader excited to take an R&D approach to creating meaningful and impactful learning experiences for students from historically marginalized backgrounds. Strong candidates will bring entrepreneurial energy, boldness and a passion to support students navigate their academic and life journey.
The Director of Student Programs partners with the Manager of K12 Programs to grow and maintain a network of partners at local high schools and non-profit organizations.
WPS is a non-profit educational organization committed to honoring students and educators. We believe that teaching and learning are the most transformative of human endeavors and that this is especially true when students are invested in their own learning and have the agency and support to embark on a journey of self-actualization.
Building on this philosophy, WPS seeks to design and pilot innovative programs to serve students from high needs communities. Our goals are twofold: To deepen students' competencies to become deliberate and collaborative thinkers, while also helping them to develop a constellation of highly integrated non-cognitive skills. The College Transition Program (CTP), WPS's first student program, is a six-week summer program designed to help First Gen high school students graduate successfully and confidently navigate the transition to college and beyond. Future growth in programming is welcomed.
This role responsibilities include: Program Design and Delivery, Partner and Team Collaboration, successful experience working with and mentoring students.
Establish, model and promote a climate of inclusion, respect, and collaboration among staff and program participants.
Lead and leverage WPS staff, peer mentors and program alumni to execute the student engagement and support strategy.
Requirements include: 10 years experience in program leadership, teaching and curriculum development at the high school and/or college level. Hold a Bachelor's degree (advanced degrees in related educational fields preferred), evidence expertise in researching, developing, and facilitating student-centered academic programming that promotes critical thinking, collaborative learning, and self-reflection, experience working with historically marginalized and first-generation student communities, be educationally curious and a life-long learner, believes in the power of collaborative work and learning environments, communicates effectively and thoroughly, values organizational development and structures, loves working with staff, students and parents and values different perspectives and learning from others while welcoming feedback with grace, demonstrates self-reflection and humility.