Associate Director of Summer Programs

Wallingford, CT

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks candidates for an Associate Director of Summer Programs. This position is a full time (46-week) associate faculty position reporting to the Director of Summer Programs. The Associate Director is responsible for Summer Programs admission and financial aid, enrollment management, academic affairs, curriculum development, and Teaching Intern coordination. The Associate Director collaborates with the Director, Summer Programs Office, and other offices on campus on the oversight, planning, and implementation of all Choate-sponsored programs during the summer.

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree; five years of relevant experience preferred; a proven track record as a highly collaborative individual with strong communication skills; and experience working in an independent, boarding school, or residential college environment. Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ways in which inclusive and equitable practices inform their approach to their professional work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and sustain an admission recruitment strategy and support that strategy through travel, both domestic and international
  • Manage the application and enrollment of students while maintaining an eye for diversity and program demographics
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with Program Partner Community Based Organizations and National Organizations
  • Oversee distribution of financial aid awards and named scholarship funds
  • Oversee annual updates to enrollment agreements and permission forms
  • Collaborate with Communications Office on marketing content and strategies, and help develop and update Summer Programs materials (in conjunction with the Director and Summer Programs Office)
  • Help build the course schedule for in person and online programming (in conjunction with the Systems Coordinator)
  • Oversee book orders and classroom materials (in conjunction with Department Heads, Program Directors, and School Store)
  • Update the Summer Programs Faculty & Staff Handbook (in conjunction with the Director and Dean of Students)
  • Communicate with the appropriate academic year offices about incoming and current Choate students who are enrolled in Summer Programs (Admission Office, Registrar, Dean of Students, Director of Studies, ITS)
  • Funnel educational accommodation requests to the academic year Director of Studies and communicate accommodations with Summer Programs teachers
  • Meet regularly throughout the summer with deans, Program Directors, and Department Heads
  • Work with the Academic Technology team to support Summer Programs faculty and with ITS to support Summer Programs students
  • Help oversee details related to academic field trips (in conjunction with the Office Coordinator and in consultation with the Director of Operations)
  • Help promote final presentations (Art Show, Workshop Readings, Documentary Film Screenings, IDL and Robotics Demonstrations, etc.)
  • Attend Disciplinary Hearings and help adjudicate student violations of the Summer Programs Honor Code
  • Oversee faculty report writing process and coordinate the opening and closing of SummerSIS with the Systems Coordinator and ITS team.
  • Hold exit meetings with TIs and new faculty (in conjunction with the Director and Dean of Students)
  • Hold wrap up meetings with Department Heads and Program Directors
  • Work with the Director on annual curriculum revisions
  • Assist with interviewing and hiring Teaching Interns (TIs), Administrative Interns (AIs), and new faculty
  • Assist with teaching and classroom assignments, as well as TI and AI assignments
  • Coordinate the academic portions of orientation for faculty, TIs, AIs
  • Coordinate the TI program, including weekly Professional Development sessions, pairings with Mentor Teachers, and TI evaluations
  • Work with the Academic Technology Department to support Summer Programs faculty and with ITS to support Summer Programs students
  • Take shifts being a Dean on Duty when Summer Programs is in session

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Academic Year involvement, as applicable, in advising, coaching, teaching
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree or graduate work preferred
  • 5 years of experience in the following areas preferred
    • Admission, financial aid, interviewing, and evaluating processes
    • Working in a school environment
    • Teaching, advising, or coaching
    • Event planning, scheduling, and professional development programming

Working at Choate: Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Choate provides students with transformative and meaningful experiences that instill lifelong habits of learning, leadership, and service, shaped by innovative and passionate educators. Teaching faculty at Choate are innovative, collaborative, and committed to our students' intellectual, social, emotional, and character development. Our faculty understands that each of our students has the potential for growth and works to encourage students to develop their own ideas and voices in learner-centered environments.

For its students and employees alike, Choate strives to be a diverse and inclusive community where all feel valued and embraced. On our campus, principled individuals from diverse backgrounds are united through common purpose, active engagement, and mutual respect. We celebrate difference and the richness of our varied backgrounds and experiences. Recognizing that living in an inclusive community can also present challenges, we embrace those challenges through ongoing dialogue and interaction, enhancing empathy and appreciation for those whose perspectives differ from our own.

Choate also believes that great teachers are great role models both in and out of the classroom. Choate expects its faculty to embrace the ethos of a growth mindset throughout their careers by actively developing their abilities as teachers and mentors at a residential school. The School supports faculty growth throughout the year, both on and off campus, through a variety of opportunities.

Choate prohibits in all its programs, including hiring and employment practices, discrimination against or harassment of any member or group based upon age, gender, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other category protected by Connecticut or federal law, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.