Director of Global and Experiential Programming


The Director of Global and Experiential Programming develops, implements, and sustains engagement programming that applies the philosophy of Castilleja’s leadership curriculum and commitment to matriculating students equipped to positively impact the world.

Several of Castilleja’s internationally renowned programs lie under the purview of the position, and it is one of three key director positions, along with the Director of Leadership and the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, housed in the ACE Center (Awareness, Compassion, Engagement). Along with leading marquee programs, the position partners with faculty to anchor experiential principles within the curriculum. Upper School internships, entrepreneurship development opportunities, and our endowed speakers program are also in the Director’s portfolio. Thus, the Director of Global and Experiential Programming will serve as a critical collaborator for middle and upper school faculty.

Marquee global engagement programs are central to the Castilleja student experience—Global Week and the Junior Global Investigator Trips are renowned for their intentional design, curricular integration, and social impact. More broadly, our global and experiential programs are deeply embedded in our curriculum through practical, impactful applications of knowledge and skills. They also foster development of antiracist and leadership competencies, which are critical to our mission. This 12-month role offers robust collaboration time in the summer for school-year program implementation. The position reports to the Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Community with a starting date of July 1, 2021.

Key Functions
Program Management
Curriculum and Instructional Design
Faculty Partnership

Global Programs:
Curriculum Efficacy
Collaborate with Assistant Head for Curriculum and Community and Director of Partnership for 21st Century Assessment to assess the efficacy of Castilleja’s Global Leadership Program

Global Week
Collaborate with Assistant Head for Curriculum and Community to articulate the vision of Global Week
Develop and lead a four-day school wide conference on the annual Global Week theme with the support of grade-level Deans
Collaborate with MS Head, US Head, and grade-level Deans to enhance Global Week grade-level curriculum
Teach and support preparatory workshops as appropriate
Liaise with Castilleja’s Communications Team to manage printing and distribution of PR and curriculum materials
Collaborate with the ACE Center Operations Coordinator to implement logistics for Global Week

Global Investigator Program
Define programming and mentor faculty chaperones
Liaise with global partners to deepen and imagine new curricular ties
Manage travel logistics with the support of the ACE Center Coordinator
Promote and implement safety protocols in partnership with the US Dean of Student Life

Global Student Trips
Develop and implement vision for school-wide global programming
Liaise with faculty interested in offering new travel programming
Liaise with Director of Leadership to support on-going faculty application of the Learning and Leading portfolio
Promote and implement safety protocols
Experiential Programming
Beyond the Circle
Develop and implement conceptual framework for Beyond The Circle programming
Collaborate with the ACE Center Operations Coordinator to implement logistics for Beyond the Circle and Casti@Work

Hass Fellowship
Manage the process in collaboration with the Junior Dean and the Director of Advancement.

Speakers Program
Manage the all-school Speaker program (Arrillaga Speaker)
Develop and maintain a database of speakers and liaise with faculty to identify speakers and organize their deployment
ICA collaboration/ coordination with ICA team

Foster Internships:
Work with Castilleja parents, local community members, and local universities to define, manage, and continually refine student internship opportunities
Collaborate with the ACE Center Coordinator to refine systems of information gathering and distribution about internships and other volunteer and networking opportunities.
Support Student Interns
Develop curriculum to prepare all students to apply for internships in conjunction with Castilleja’s general leadership training program

Teach monthly workshops for students to learn Castilleja’s internship training curriculum
Meet one-on-one with students to identify their goals for internships and prepare for specific opportunities
Mentor student interns to support their leadership development
Document and Evaluate Internship Training Program
Formalize and document Castilleja’s internship training program

Develop and implement an assessment plan to evaluate the efficacy of the internship training

Curriculum Efficacy
Collaborate with Director of Partnership for 21st Century Assessment to assess the efficacy of Castilleja’s Internship Program and its connection to classroom learning

Key qualifications
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education or an applicable field preferred
2+ years’ experience teaching global issues, preferably at an independent school
Experience working and living internationally
A deep and nuanced understanding of culture and language outside of one’s own.
Working knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred
Commitment to diversity, global citizenship, and a purpose larger than ourselves
Project management experience; keen attention to detail


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