Director of Extended Day and Co-Curricular Programs
The Hamlin School
Location: San Francisco, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Requirements: Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university
Reports to: Director of Operations
Primary Responsibilities: Oversee and direct all aspects of the Extended Day and Co-Curricular programs, including hiring, onboarding, supervision, and evaluation of employees; managing the budget; generating revenue for the school; planning and executing summer programs; organizing vacation camps; and possibly other initiatives which support community connections. Ensure that the mission of the school, as well as the values of excellence, wellness, joy, and belonging permeate the programs and that the needs of a vibrant and diverse community are met.
The Hamlin School is seeking an experienced leader to direct all aspects of our Extended Day Programs. Hamlin’s Extended Day Programs are robust and central to the school’s mission and Creed. We provide excellent daily programming for our families and endeavor to offer opportunities for unstructured play, free choice, as well as educational enrichment through opportunities to learn and explore. This leadership position represents an exciting opportunity for someone who exudes love for children and positive, creative energy; the successful candidate will be an experienced leader who has a vision for developing and sustaining programs and enjoys being hands-on in their work. The Extended Day programs are a critical part of school operations, and we are looking for a professional who is passionate about the kinds of learning that happens outside of the classroom each day.
Expectation of Employee Civility and Commitment
The Hamlin School seeks employees who will support and implement the school's mission and Creed at all times. Hamlin employees are known for being caring, compassionate, collaborative, and dedicated professionals who treat their colleagues and supervisors with respect and who take seriously the daily care of Hamlin girls.
Hamlin girls are celebrated because of their curious minds, joyful work ethic, and intellectual tenacity in the classroom; moreover, the school is convinced that ensuring the girls' academic growth is only one part of its work. Hamlin employees also pay close attention to the girls' social-emotional well-being, their physical and mental health, and their moral development.
Hamlin employees, its teachers and leaders in particular, are committed to their own professional growth; as such, they pay close attention to the research and innovations that impact teaching and learning. All employees are expected to be flexible thinkers and nimble actors in support of the school's overarching strategic goals and daily commitment to academic and ethical excellence.
Design, Oversee, and Direct Hamlin’s Extended Day and Co-Curricular Programs
Promote an atmosphere of respect, honesty, responsibility, caring support, joy, and excellence among all staff, children and families involved in HUB, After 3, After School Academy (ASA), Music Academy (MA), Morning Care, Vacation Camp, and Summer Programs
Collaborate with Director of Operations (DO) to develop budget and fees for programs
Collaborate with the Lower and Middle School Division Heads and staff to design creative, engaging, age-appropriate programs for K-8 students
Manage all After School Academy (ASA), Music Academy (MA), and summer field experiences (SFE), including websites, registration, billing, and payroll in partnership with the Business Office and the Associate Director of Extended Day Programs
Supervise, support, and evaluate ASA, MA and SFE programs and staff
Recruit, interview, hire, and train ASA, MA and SFE staff
Collaborate with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to administer financial assistance program for summer camp families
Coordinate annual summer program summary and financial report to the Director of Operations
Collaborate with Director of Communications to ensure the timely completion of program mailings, advertising, and marketing
Music Academy and After School Academy
Manage After School Academy and Music Academy, including developing programming, managing contractor agreements, creating course catalogs, advertising, conducting registration, managing waitlist, scheduling required classroom usage, billing, ensuring timely contractor payments, and processing timesheets in coordination with the Business Office and Director of Operations.
Work with Lower School teachers, Extended Day team, and students on logistics to ensure students know where their classes are and get there on time
Observe classes and provide feedback to teachers and contractors
Send updates (twice per session) to participating families with photographs and details about class activities
Create a quarterly “Extended Day Examiner” digital mailing to Lower School families.
Photograph and write about all Extended Day Programs in collaboration with the Associate Director
Post weekly program updates and highlights to the NOW in collaboration with the Associate Director
Extended Day and Co-Curricular Programs
Communicate with and support other Extended Day staff
Serve as a floater during drop-in program time– assisting parents and students with questions, observing classes, assisting in program rooms or outside as needed. (Exact schedule TBD based on program needs.)
Meet periodically with the Director of Operations to evaluate programs and provide feedback to each other
Work collaboratively to create program themes and concepts
Assist in mentoring and supervising staff
Understanding and support of Hamlin’s mission, values, and program
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
Passion for child development and sheer delight in childhood and adolescence
Prior teaching experience in a racially and economically diverse setting
Prior experience in program development/curriculum design
Excellent communication skills– speaking, writing, and listening
Impeccable organizational skills– an eye for detail and precision
Desire and ability to work effectively with colleagues from all walks of life
Enthusiasm, creativity, maturity, work ethic, honesty, patience, and emotional self-regulation
Ability to accept and provide supervision and guidance
Ability to work effectively with parents
Flexibility and an ability to solve problems thoughtfully (and sometimes swiftly)
Ability to resolve conflicts (in schedules or between people)
The Hamlin School seeks employees who will support and implement the school’s educational mission and live the ethical values expressed in the Hamlin Creed: compassion; courage; honesty; respect; and responsibility. Hamlin employees strive to be self-aware, caring, collaborative, flexible, committed to their professional growth, and dedicated to excellence in education for girls.