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Auxiliary Programs Manager

Status: Full-time/Exempt
Classification: 12-month Administrator
Supervisor:  Director of Advancement and Communications
Location: In-person at the Lead Mine Campus
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (regular school year); Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (summer camp weeks)

The Montessori School of Raleigh (MSR) seeks an Auxiliary Programs Manager to begin in May 2022. Under the general direction of the Director of Advancement and Communications, the ideal candidate will manage the organization and daily functions of the SummerScape and Studios programs, as well as the after-school, conference, and spring break care programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum three years experience in related field

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversees and manages all auxiliary programs, including Studios (after-school enrichment programs), SummerScape (summer camps), After-School Care, All-Day Miner's Care (Spring Break and Conference Days), and Employee Child Care (In-Services)
  • Cultivates positive relationships with families, vendors, and business partners
  • Partners with teachers, vendors, and advancement team to design content and curricula for all auxiliary programs, taking into account both the needs of the MSR community and creative ways to attract new participants
  • Works closely with the Lower School Director to ensure Montessori principles and philosophy are integrated appropriately in the After-School program; also communicates with Lower School Director regarding any students of concern
  • Manages staff and faculty scheduling, required training, and submission of payroll in partnership with Controller
  • In partnership with the Chief Operations Office (COO), manages all facilities and transportation logistics 
  • In partnership with Chief of Staff (COS), manages schedules, recruits candidates for vacant positions, and oversees staffing for all auxiliary programs
  • Working with the COO, ensures the safety and security of students and staff and responds appropriately to emergency situations
  • Oversees all programs from conception through completion
  • In collaboration with Database Administrator and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), oversees and manages registration processes for auxiliary programs including set-up, waitlists, cancellations, and required forms, disclosures, and waivers
  • Communicates with parents and auxiliary programs faculty and staff prior to, during, and after programs
  • Partners with Director of Advancement and Communications to market and promote auxiliary programs
  • Develops and maintains annual budgets for all programs in partnership with CFO, including identifying pricing, setting discounts, and running revenue and expense analysis on offerings
  • Supports facilitators in tracking attendance records
  • Collaborates with school faculty, staff, and administration to ensure the success of programs
  • Provides insights for developing retention initiatives related to auxiliary programs
  • In alignment with the school's mission, increases the number of auxiliary offerings available during the academic year and increases summer program offerings and targeted enrollment
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Competencies

  • Understands and appreciates children 6 weeks through 18 years
  • Committed to the mission and core values of MSR, which include "respect, integrity, community, and love of learning"
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and other members of the MSR community and engages with community members in a courteous and respectful manner
  • Flexible team play with "can-do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate in teams with a wide range of individuals
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and diverse learning community 
  • Student-centered, collegial, passionate, innovative 
  • Creative and enterprising and works with urgency
  • Understands, appreciates, and is sensitive to a diverse constituent group
  • Is strategic and can design effective plans and approaches
  • Has excellent organizational skills and an ability to work on multiple projects successfully
  • Has excellent executive function skills, takes initiative, and follows through in order to achieve goals
  • Strives for continuous improvement and solicits feedback to improve service
  • Demonstrates excellent writing and communication skills

Physical Requirements and Work Environment 
The Auxiliary Programs Manager can expect to:

  • Work in a fast-paced environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled office environment, with periods of time outdoors
  • Supervise groups of students and regularly engage with parents, staff, and visitors
  • Occasionally life up to 30 pounds
  • Turn, bend, and reach

To apply
The school offers competitive salary and benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@msr.org with the subject line "Auxiliary Programs Manager - your last name." No phone calls please.

It is the policy of The Montessori School of Raleigh to make employment decisions on the basis of qualifications for a specific job without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran status, or the presence of a disability, except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference check from current employer (or most recent employer if not currently employed) and background investigation. All MSR personnel must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

About The Montessori School of Raleigh
Established in 1974, The Montessori School of Raleigh is a vibrant and exceptional independent Montessori school serving 370 students aged 15 months through 18 years. MSR’s beautifully designed and well-maintained Lead Mine Campus, situated on 10 acres in North Raleigh, comprises five buildings in a child-centered, village-like setting surrounded by wetlands and protected forest. Our Middle and Upper Schools are housed on an expansive 40-acre wooded campus in Brier Creek in Durham. Both sites were carefully planned and constructed to provide the nature-centered environments integral to Montessori practice.

The Raleigh-Durham area is consistently ranked among the top places to live with strong job growth and a high quality of life. Top universities, a rich diversity of arts and cultural offerings, excellent health care, and lower than average housing costs, draw people in from all over the nation. Our mild climate and proximity to both beaches and mountains makes the Raleigh- Durham area an ideal place to live.