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January 28, 2019
Prospect Sierra School Director of Extended Programs
Overview of School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become more than great students, but great people. Please visit our website, www.prospectsierra.org, for more information.

Overview of Position
Reporting to the Director of Facilities, this position is responsible for providing leadership for our extended programs at the elementary and middle school campuses at Prospect Sierra. The primary purpose of this position is the growth of our Extended Programs reflected in expanded programming, increased student enrollment, higher revenues, and positive participant satisfaction. The Director of Extended Programs is responsible for creating a strategic vision for all extended programs, including the vacation and summer camps, transitional kindergarten after school program, K-8 after school program, enrichment classes, and morning care. The Director of Extended Programs is an integral part of building our school community and supporting families during their years at Prospect Sierra.

Meet weekly with Director of Facilities to assess needs, address concerns, and determine priorities for all Extended Programs
Collaborate with senior administrators and other employees regarding the development, marketing, staffing, and budget management of all enrichment and after school programs, space rentals, summer camps, and possible school break camps
Oversee the day-to-day needs of all extended programs
Evaluate and expand elementary and middle school after school enrichment programs
Mentor, support, supervise, and evaluate after school, school break, and summer staff
Collaborate with office managers and assistant extended program directors at both campuses regarding shifts to dismissal and Zum transportation schedules for individual students on daily basis
Manage and staff all evening school events at both campuses where childcare is provided
Work in collaboration with supervisor and hiring committees to employ all extended program staff
Lead every other week extended staff team meetings at each campus
Establish mutually beneficial partnerships with providers who offer inspiring content for additional programming during after school, school breaks, and summer camps
Collaborate with the Division Heads and other senior administrators regularly to staff the extended program teams and ensure a seamless bridge between school day and extended programs
Create the necessary conditions for supporting and encouraging the social, emotional, and physical safety and growth of each student while in extended programs
Establish strong relationships with parents and community members for all extended programs
Manage program revenue collection and associated operating expense budgets
Communicate promptly with families and coworkers regarding programmatic questions and logistics
In collaboration with elementary division head, oversees transitional kindergarten after school program, including staffing, supervision, and daily logistical needs
Be on site 10am - 6pm during the school year (vacation and summer camp hours may require a different schedule)

Required Qualifications
Proven leadership abilities
Appreciation for and desire to work with K-8 aged students
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
Willingness to be a team player, show initiative, and take on leadership roles as needed
Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Ability to generate innovative solutions and strategies
A passionate commitment to creating an innovative, joyful environment for students
Knowledge of the essential role social emotional literacy plays in the workplace and interest in application of SEL within the educational setting
Knowledge of identity safe and anti-bias educational practices
Strong understanding of technology with skills to help the school update its extended program record keeping and billing
Bachelor's degree and/or professional coursework or certification, indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position

In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:
Some experience leading a school-aged program (school-based or summer programs)
Understanding of the necessary steps to hire, train, and supervise staff effectively
Demonstrated understanding of budget management and oversight
Knowledge of AP/AR
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective

The salary is competitive. Benefits included.

How to Apply
Send a résumé (including contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:

Steve Harrington, Director of Facilities
Abby Guinn, Elementary School Head
[email protected]

Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Abby Guinn
[email protected]

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