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Special Programs Director

Job Announcement
The San Francisco School
Special Programs Director
Starts August 18, 2014
Job Description
Special Programs Director plans, promotes and manages Extended Day Program, Summer Program, Vacation Camps and Childcare Programs for preschool through eighth grade students.  Planning includes conducting needs assessment surveys; reviewing course proposals and engaging third party contractors; collaborating with Administrative team to set location, schedule, hours and fees.  Promoting includes creating and generating a compelling camp brochure, participating in summer camp fairs, and using various forms of communication and social media to inspire varied audiences.  Managing includes hiring and training teachers and teen counselors; properly staffing programs, tracking registration and payment; maintaining on-line and Excel databases; monitoring enrollment; maintaining communication with families; generating and distributing forms to families and teachers; ordering food, and purchasing supplemental snacks.
We seek a talented educator with exceptional organization and communication skills. 
Cultural competence and the ability to work collaboratively with teens, teachers and parents are essential.  Ideal candidates will have a teaching credential, Preschool Director certification, and business background or related MA degree.   Knowledge about the Montessori approach and other current methodologies, successful teaching experience, initiative, responsibility, adaptability, creativity, and flexibility are all highly desirable.  Experience with Excel and Adobe In Design is a plus as is bilingual or Spanish proficiency. 
Overview of School
The San Francisco School is an independent school, pre-K through eighth grade, with a commitment to a multicultural and inclusive community.  Suitably characterized by one parent as an “urban school with a village atmosphere,” The School embraces San Francisco’s ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity.  Our progressive approach to education encourages children to develop self-reliance, solid academic skills, creativity, and a commitment to social justice.  Students learn to think like disciplinarians in a field, consider big and central ideas, and can find and develop their own passions.  They graduate academically prepared, inquisitive, courageous, and eager for the challenges ahead.
Interested candidates may apply by sending a resume, cover letter, and references all in one document file (title file as:  Last name, first name) to:
The San Francisco School
Attn:  Special Programs Job Opening
300 Gaven Street, SF, CA 94134 
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The San Francisco School is committed to increasing staff diversity,
both to reflect the high value SFS places on a multicultural understanding,
and for the direct benefit of each student.
The San Francisco School
Contact Phone Number
415 239-5065