Madeira is seeking an energetic and innovative Director of Programming and Operations to work with the Director of Placement Management and lead the School's signature Co-Curriculum Program. The Co-Curriculum Program is at the core of Madeira's educational philosophy. Five-week internships that rival those of college programs allow students to learn from experience in settings beyond the classroom. Sophomores engage in service at local schools and community organizations. Juniors intern on Capitol Hill, and seniors pursue a career interest or passion.
The Director of Program and Operations provides a variety of key program functions. The successful candidate becomes the ambassador for the Co-Curriculum Program both internally and externally, partnering with organizations throughout the Washington Metropolitan area to develop and maintain a range of internship opportunities. This individual then works closely with each student to guide them in developing the skills needed to secure these internships.
Student Mentorship: works closely with students to prepare them for their internship placement; coaches students in resume writing and interviewing; guides students through process from research through final presentation.
Marketing and Outreach: identifies potential partnerships to expand student opportunities; promotes Co-Curriculum Program with parents, alumnae and students; works closely with internal departments in developing program materials.
Placement Management and Retention: maintains open communication with placement sites throughout process; holds students accountable for positive participation in program; develops evaluation tools for placements to ensure continued success.
Budgeting and Logistics: ensures day-to-day logistics of placements; sets program goals and develops performance metrics; provides budgetary forecasts.
Bachelor's degree required.
3+ years high school or relevant student programming experience preferred.
Familiarity with Washington's political, cultural, business and service institutions.
Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, marketing and organizational skills.
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.