Director of Global Education Programs, Student Engagement & Summer Camp Operations
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Begins: February 1, 2020
Scope of Position
The Director of Global Education Programs, Student Engagement & Summer Camp Operations develops, plans, implements, coordinates, and oversees all aspects of Global Education Programming during the academic school year and is principal leader of the summer camp operation directly responsible for all summer camp employees, contractors, operations, management, and approvals including the hiring of all personnel. The Director of Global Education Programming, Student Engagement & Summer Camp Operations will work collaboratively with the Head of School Cabinet to develop and implement programs to enhance the integration and celebration of all students and employees within AHA’s international community in recognition of AHA’s mission to educate future global citizens and leaders for the 21st century. They will organize and supervise clubs, student government, and will partner with the Director of Career Development on securing internships for students during academic breaks. They will also be responsible for planning student programming when classes are not in session and design study abroad experiences.
They will also manage all aspects of the Summer Camp program with minimal supervision from others. They are responsible for communicating with parents, guardians, teachers, and counselors and other camp staff prior, during, and after the summer camp. They will facilitate the development and implementation of the summer camp program including instructional, recreational, and social programming as well as the training for all summer camp personnel. The Director of Global Education Programming and Summer Camp Operations serves as the spokesperson for the summer camp and is the “face” of the summer camp, modeling the values, customs, and practices that best represent the principals of all AHA operations to parents, campers, and employees. At all times the health, safety, and welfare of all students, campers, and employees shall be AHA’s highest priority and the duty of the Director of Global Education Programming, and Summer Camp Operations.
Position within the Organization
The Director of Global Education Programs, Student Engagement & Summer Camp Operations reports to the Dean of Students.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities for Summer Camp Operations
- The Summer Camp Director must be knowledgeable of and adheres to all camp policies, rules, and guidelines
- Works collaboratively with all staff on camp activities including but not limited to program schedule, calendar of events, instructional activities, and allocation of facilities
- Assists with the selection of campers and is primarily responsible for the hiring of all personnel. Observes and identifies problems, makes recommendations, and implements solutions as necessary
- If an independent Summer Camp contractor is utilized, the Summer Camp Director shall oversee and coordinate all AHA operations with the Contractor’s managing personnel and serve as the liaison between the Contractor and AHA
- Oversees the daily schedule and makes changes when necessary
- Manges all emergency situations related to the health, safety, and welfare of all campers and employees
- Monitors and ensures appropriate camper behavior and adherence to camp rules and regulations
- Collaborates with appropriate AHA assignment and scheduling of facilities including dormitories, classrooms, meeting facilities, sports, and recreational facilities, maintenance, and dining services needed to support camp operations
- Collaborates with the Camp Program Director on the scheduling of classroom, field, and evening activities
- Oversees the development of the camp program and approves all camp activities. Hires, disciplines, supervises, and terminates camp staff
- Conducts Risk Management training and background checks
- Organizes and coordinates the campers’ selection process
- Produces forms, letters, and pertinent documents needed for the implementation of the camp
- Handles questions, problems, and concerns of parents/guardians before and during camp
- Observes the peer culture to see if there are any problems and implement solutions as necessary
- Establishes a procedure for handling all difficulties related to health, behavior and other problems and report incidents to the Head of School
- Monitors and ensures appropriate student behavior and adherence to camp rules and regulations
- Shall facilitate accreditation through the American Camping Association
Principal Duties & Responsibilities for Global Education Programming
- Serves on the Head of School Cabinet
- Directly responsible to develop, implement, and oversee institutional programs that promote and facilitates students and employees of all cultural background to integrate and build a homogeneous academic community of learners and leaders that is respectful of diversity and embraces the principals of global citizenship
- Maintain accurate data and surveys on programming and the needs of the community as a resource to best facilitate future programming
- Shall review and propose the utilization of guest speakers, programmatic contractors, performers, artist, film, and other like resources to further Global Educational programs
- Shall work collaboratively with the Dean of Students and ESOL Director to constantly monitor and gauge specific needs of the community and address issues and global events and their impact on the community
- Shall facilitate international celebrations and holidays that highlight the multitude of cultures within the community through the arts, sports, food, cultural events, and similar activities
- Assist students in planning, organizing and developing student government and clubs
- Collaborate with Director of Career Development in establishing external internship program and the coordination thereof locally and beyond
- Strives to create an environment that inspires and creates global citizens through the recognition and support of all students
- Educate and equip all students with cultural and global competencies that will permit them to navigate the world cultures and a global environment that will be vastly different in the 21st century from the present state
- Provide professional development for employees to increase the diversity of global perspectives in the classroom and beyond
- Graduate students who are fully prepared with a mindset and skills to succeed in a diverse global work environment, international economy, and who are culturally agile
- Encourage students to share their unique ideas, cultures, and perspectives to enhance the learning community through personal growth and understanding
- Educate the community on the challenges of understanding multi-national societal challenges as well as the benefits of living in an international community
- Build a school culture that recognizes inclusion, integration, cultural diversity and assimilation.
- Establish AHA’s reputation as a world leader at the intersection of international student programs and global education
- Coordinate all aspects of study abroad programs and summer internships to be offered
- Develop and direct off-site programming for students unable to travel home during periods of school holidays and recess when the campus is closed
- Design and develop programming and living arrangements for students when school is not in session
- Develop and design study abroad program in cooperation with the Dean of Academics
- Must have at least ten years of experience in the management of international education programs and summer camp or boarding school operations
- Master’s degree, Ed. D, or Ph. D preferred but not required
- Ability to work collaboratively with others.
- Possesses proven leadership abilities, management, and organizational skills.
- Knowledgeable of boarding school operations, best practices, and procedures.
- Ability to prepare an operating budget and implement controls to assure expenditures are properly budgeted.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to speak multiple languages preferred, but not required
Essential Job Responsibilities: Reporting to the Dean of Students, design, develop, implement, coordinate, and oversee-
- Programs assigned by the Dean of Students
- Global education programming
- “Semester and Holiday Break’ programs
- ‘Study Abroad’ programs
- Student Orientation
- Student Clubs and Student Government
- Summer programming on-campus as well as student summer internships off-campus
- Sit on the Head of School Cabinet
- Reside on campus as a House Parent
- Teach a course in an area of expertise as needed
- Assist in student recruitment as needed
Confidentiality and Professionalism
The individual in this position will be privy to highly confidential information and as such, requires diplomacy, professionalism, courtesy, and discretion. This position can be stressful and demanding when time-sensitive deadlines at critical periods during the school year are necessary. A breach in confidentiality or professional decorum may be immediate grounds for termination of employment.
Salary and Benefits
The Academy offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications, credentials, and level of experience. The Academy provides a health insurance plan, life insurance plan, vision plan, dental insurance plan, long-term and short-term disability insurance plans, and a TIAA retirement plan. Optional insurance plans for extended coverages may also be available at additional costs. Employee benefits are subject to change at the Academy’s discretion. Campus housing is provided at the Academy’s discretion and may be required of certain employees as a condition of employment whose role assumes residential responsibilities and oversight of students.
Statement of Employment Policy
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Discrimination based on an individual’s sex (including gender or pregnancy), race, color, national origin, veteran status, age, disability, religion or sexual orientation, or other legally protected status is strictly prohibited.
The above position statement is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
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