During the academic year, Cardigan Mountain School is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine. During the summer, Cardigan Summer Session offers a residential experience for boys and girls ages 8-15, balancing academic enrichment and traditional camp experiences. In both of these well-established programs, the School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting the School’s mission and student body. The School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment defined by the strength of our community and our core values: compassion, integrity, respect and courage.
Cardigan Mountain School seeks an experienced, committed, and dynamic leader to manage the School’s summer programs, while serving in a limited faculty role during the academic year. The Director of Summer Programs will oversee all aspects of the Summer Session program, including student recruitment, budget management, staff recruitment and hiring, and overall operational and strategic management of the program. During the academic year, the Director will serve as part of the School’s administrative team, while taking on several important student-facing responsibilities. This role reports to the Assistant Head of School.
This position includes the following responsibilities:
Admissions and Partnerships
Oversee all aspects of the summer session admissions process, including recruitment of new students, retention programs for returning students, inquiry follow-up, and admissions-related travel
Establish and develop relationships with educational consultants and other school officials to promote the program
Chair the financial aid committee to offer appropriate awards to eligible families
Work in conjunction with the Communications department to oversee digital and print advertising and marketing in support of the Summer Session program
Plan and oversee the academic, extracurricular, and residential aspects of the Summer Session program
Conduct regular assessment of academic course offerings
Recruit, hire, and manage all program administrators and faculty
Develop and lead new and returning faculty orientation and training sessions
Lead the summer session administrative team
Create and organize the summer session calendar, including daily and weekly schedules
Participate in regular meetings with the Board of Trustees to keep them informed program adjustments, improvements, enrollment status, and performance relative to budget
Strategic Program Development
Identify and develop new markets for potential students
Establish long-term goals to develop and strengthen the School’s summer programs as a whole, considering quality and reputation of program, as well as revenue generation
Academic Year Duties
Serve as a member of the School’s administrative team
Serve as a member of the academic year faculty, coach one athletic season, serve as an advisor and dorm parent
About Cardigan Mountain School
Cardigan Mountain Academic Year: Cardigan Mountain School is a junior boarding and day school for boys in grades six through nine, located in Canaan, New Hampshire. The School seeks to employ individuals who will share our commitment to supporting the School’s mission: “To offer a close-knit community that prepares middle school boys—in mind, body, and spirit—for responsible and meaningful lives in a global society.” The School offers competitive salaries and benefits in a rewarding work environment defined by the strength of our community and our core values: compassion, integrity, respect and courage.
Cardigan Summer Session: the perfect balance between academic enrichment and summertime fun for boys and girls ages 8-15.