Santa Catalina School is a vibrant, independent, Catholic school offering student-centered co-education to PreK through grade 8 and an all-girls’ boarding and day college preparatory upper school serving grades 9 through 12. Santa Catalina exists to develop in each student a striving for excellence, a maturing awareness of moral and spiritual values, a sense of responsible purpose, and a determination to serve the world with courage, grace, and compassion. With the cornerstones of excellence, spirituality, service, and responsibility, the school is committed to providing a supportive learning community for each student to grow in their intellectual, personal, and spiritual life, making Santa Catalina a transformational educational experience for its students.
Summer at Santa Catalina is an all-girls day and resident summer camp for girls entering grades 3-9 dedicated to the mental, emotional, and spiritual growth of girls through experiential education. Santa Catalina School and Summer at Santa Catalina enrolls domestic and international campers.
Santa Catalina School, a nationally recognized, independent, Catholic school in Monterey, California, seeks an innovative, dedicated professional to provide outstanding leadership and successful innovation as the Director of Summer at Santa Catalina. The desired candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to the education of young women and the ability to direct a residential and day summer program that will effectively attract, inspire, and retain motivated campers and their families. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in leading a residential summer camp, and preferably experience in all-girls educational settings.
Under the direction of the Director of Auxiliary Programs, the Director of Summer at Santa Catalina is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of Summer at Santa Catalina program. Overseeing the program and building upon 70-plus years of success, all summer programming is focused on girls empowerment and social-emotional learning.
This is a full-time, year-round position, and the Director will be expected to be a member of the residential faculty team, living in school-provided housing. During the academic year, residential faculty are responsible for monitoring students’ progress to boarding school, providing appropriate supervision in the dorms, and facilitating dorm activities.
Santa Catalina School believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to its success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications, and job scope, but not limit the incumbent nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.
Oversee the entire planning and implementation of Summer at Santa Catalina.
Oversee the annual hiring, training, and support for teachers and residential counselors to provide an outstanding program
Oversee the budget for Summer at Santa Catalina within the Auxiliary Programs Department budget.
Oversee contracting partner organizations for Summer at Santa Catalina
Collaborate with the Business Office in regards to camper billing, staff hiring, and more.
Oversee enrollment of all campers in partnership with the Auxiliary Department Office Manager.
Coordinate with various campus departments such as maintenance, housekeeping, transportation, resident life, and more to implement the smooth operation of summer and auxiliary programs
Build relationships with multiple constituents including camp and school families to ensure the delivery of high quality resident and day summer programming.
Under the direction of the Director of Auxiliary Programs and Director of Communication help plan and execute marketing campaigns for Summer at Santa Catalina.
Travel to camp fairs and other recruiting events as necessary
Participate in and support other Auxiliary Programs including the creation of new programs that support the overall mission of Santa Catalina School.
Other responsibilities as assigned to support the school as directed by the Director of Auxiliary Programs and/or the Head of School
Serve as a member of the resident faculty team for boarding students in the Upper School at Santa Catalina.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s preferred
5+ years experience in a leadership role at a residential summer camp required
At least 2 years of experience implementing experiential education and social-emotional curriculum in an all-girls (or similar) environment preferred
While not required, a professional working proficiency in Spanish is preferred
2 years experience with diversity, equity, and inclusion practices
5+ years experience supervising seasonal staff
3 years experience with risk management
Experience with mental-health first aid preferred
A commitment to the mission and identity of Santa Catalina School
A desire to participate fully in the Santa Catalina community
CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to complete a certification
Successful completion of a LiveScan criminal background check as required by law
Cultural competence and enthusiasm for working with a diverse and dynamic community
Excellent communication skills in a school environment working with multiple constituents
Youth development competence and an enthusiasm for educating young minds
Ability to supervise, train, and manage other educators
Strong interpersonal skills, including good listening, humor, tact, and intuition
Ability to create responsive, caring, and appropriate relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Strong organizational, record-keeping, and database management skills
Experience with summer camp management software preferred
Commitment to professional growth and education
Proficiency in Google Workspace
Ability to plan, organize, and implement multiple tasks
Demonstrated energy, and enthusiasm, creativity, and leadership
Strong design thinking skills and attention to detail
Strong relational skills with a passion for empowering young girls and women
This role supervises Summer at Santa Catalina seasonal staff
Working Conditions and Compensation:
Work in an office environment that includes, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, and sitting for extended periods of time
Lift materials that can weigh up to 20 pounds
Work an adjusted schedule to accommodate two open house events that fall on weekends
Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time each day
Ability to access buildings and facilities throughout a 36-acre campus, with reasonable accommodations, in order to meet with students and faculty
Work in a school environment with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and people
Additional time is required beyond a normal day or week for evening and weekend meetings
Santa Catalina School offers competitive insurance and retirement benefits
Salary Range: $60,000- $85,000 annually depending on experience and on campus housing
Equal Employment Opportunity
Santa Catalina School is an equal-opportunity employer. Employment at Santa Catalina School is based solely on qualifications and competence for a particular position, without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, marital status, or any other category protected by the law.
Interested candidates should visit our website to complete and submit an application, resume, and cover letter:
Electronic submission of candidate papers in .pdf format is preferred.
Santa Catalina provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities. Applicants who need accommodations to participate in the application process should contact Maria Chavez at email@example.com
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