The Madeira School seeks an Assistant Director of Summer Programs to help develop, market, and implement the school’s multiple summer programs which include both residential and day camps. During the summer months, the Assistant Director will serve as the Camp Director for Girls First, a girls-only combination residential/day camp, and as program delivery and support for Camp Greenway, the schools large, multi-age, mixed genders day camp.
General Summer Program: Manage all administrative tasks related to camper registration for all camps including the configuration of the department’s database, generating reports, managing refunds, and assisting families with registering over the phone. Camps include, but are not limited to, Camp Greenway, Girls First, Riding Workshop, and summer academic courses. Be able to fluently discuss all camp programs with prospective and current families. Provide general office and clerical support for all summer programs including answering phone calls and emails. Assist in creating marketing content including fliers, brochures, online social media content, email marketing, and camp promotional events for all of Summer at Madeira. Work with internal departments to help schedule, set up, and prepare the school for summer camp, and then to close programs at the end of the summer season. Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring all Summer at Madeira seasonal program staff.
Camp Greenway (day camp): Work collaboratively with the Director of Summer Programs to develop programming and curriculum for Camp Greenway. Participate in the design and delivery of Camp Greenway staff training. Serve as programming support for Camp Greenway when Girls First is not in session. Working with a seasonal program team, ensure high quality programming and customer service is delivered to camp families. This may include facilitating activities, supply purchasing and maintenance, providing camp office support, evaluating staff performance, assisting in behavior management, etc.
Girls First (residential/day camp): Manage all aspects of the Girls First residential/day program including writing and developing program curriculum, designing and delivering staff training, scheduling, supervision, and evaluation of staff, creating program schedules, supply ordering and organization, facilities management, etc. Serve as on-site Camp Director for Girls First during the summer. This includes living on-campus in a Girls First dormitory when camp is in session and sharing residential responsibilities with the seasonal staff team. With the Director of Summer Programs, allocate program budget; monitor spending; maintain healthy finances. Routinely engage with campers and camper families pre, during, and after camp program. Work in conjunction with the Admissions Department to serve as a school ambassador to perspective students and families by ways of summer program delivery. Develop reports and feedback to assist in the admissions process.
General: Support the School, school operations, and its leadership which may include serving as an academic advisor, coach, or other student-facing role, participating in weekend duty, etc.
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience with school-aged children and young adults required
Leadership experience in a camp setting preferred
Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize work
Ability to work independently and perform with exceptional initiative and judgment
Strong marketing skills and customer-service orientation
Strong communication skills, written and oral
Highly proficient in data management systems and computer applications (e.g., Word, particularly in Excel); willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed.
Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule, including occasional evenings and select weekends.
The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day schools for girls in grades 9-12. For more than a century, Madeira has built a strong tradition of innovative teaching and learning, including hands-on, real world work experience for every student through Madeira’s award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program. Located just outside Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 320 students from around the country and around the world.