Director of After School and Summer Programs
3245 Sheffield Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with students, faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
Redwood Day seeks an outstanding Director of After School and Summer Programs to lead our co and extracurricular programming to the next level. This is a full-time position reporting to the Head of School. The Director of After School and Summer Programs is responsible for all areas related to the operation of the after school program (“X-Care”), including, overseeing curriculum/program development, facilitating recruitment and retention, fostering professional development of X-Care staff, implementing strategic initiatives related to the after school experience, and ensuring overall student well-being in the program. In addition, the Director of After School and Summer Programs is responsible for encouraging student engagement, leadership, and expression of school values in all after-school offerings.
The Director is also responsible for leading a six-week summer program for approximately 200-350 students from around Oakland and the East Bay. They are responsible for program and curriculum development, hiring and retention of summer faculty and staff, and all areas of the operations of the Redwood Day summer program.
This is a full-time, exempt position, hours generally between 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily, beginning as early as June 2023 or as late as mid-August 2023. Summer hours are slightly different with programming generally offered between 8:30-5:00 p.m.
Essential Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree (minimum)
- Demonstrated success as an After School Director or equivalent in a school or education related setting (minimum of three years of administrative experience)
- An understanding of the developmental needs of children aged 5-11
- A love of working with children
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work collaboratively in a high functioning team setting
- High energy and creativity
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Flexibility and patience
- Demonstrated commitment to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the full-time position of Director of After School and Summer Programs is $70,000 to $97,500, depending on factors such as experience and education.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically by April 7, 2023, to DirectorofAfterSchoolandSummerPrograms@rdschool.org Attn: John Loeser. No phone calls, please.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status
As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.