Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.
Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are
Safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspectives
Supported in developing social-emotional skills
Provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”
Engaged in meaningful work
Encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error
Empowered to take risks and make change
Given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learners
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of our school.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment where professionals are part of a supportive team dedicated to advancing the school’s mission working alongside an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.
The Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs bridges teaching and non-teaching staff, and reports directly to the Head of School as a member of the school’s Leadership Team.
The Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs supervises children and staff during lunch and recess hours, during the after school hours, and during the summer when the Summer Program is in session.
The Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs helps educate the community regarding the needs of children in Extended Day, and builds a sense of community by connecting people within the department, and by connecting members of the Extended Day team to the rest of the school.
The Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs develops and implements engaging and developmentally-appropriate activities for elementary-aged children within intentional spaces created for Pre-K and Kindergarten as well as Grades 1-5.
The Director of Extended Day and Summer Programs plans and executes a rich summer program for elementary-aged children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade, with a goal of using internal staff as well as outside vendors, and recruiting participants from within the Bertschi School community and beyond.
General Responsibilities (For both Extended Day and Summer Program):
Supervise and interact with children in ways that reflect the school culture and curriculum, leading to meaningful connections with all families
Communicate to the Bertschi faculty/staff and school community on behalf of the Extended Day Program and the Summer Program
Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of Extended Day staff and Summer Program staff, including leading regular staff meetings and providing professional development opportunities
Develop quality programs and activities utilizing both internal capacity and the use of outside vendors
In collaboration with the Advancement office, brand and market programs within Bertschi and beyond
Manage the daily administration of programs
Oversee full- and half- day field trips and school break programs
Prioritize time to balance time spent on long-term planning and administration
Health and Safety
Oversee the organization and cleanliness of work spaces and playgrounds
Ensure that staff have knowledge of all health and safety protocols and are trained as needed/required, including crisis management
Qualifications and Skills
A bachelor’s degree
A passion for working with children and families
Knowledge of childhood development and stages
Direct experience working with children from ages four through twelve
Demonstrated success developing and supervising age-appropriate activities
Outstanding interpersonal skills with both children and adults
Strong written and oral communication skills
Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a multitude of tasks by volume and urgency
Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence
Comfort using technology to run and support the program
Project management skills to implement complex programs
Administration skills to supervise personnel, lead a team, and develop and execute a budget
Proven success working collaboratively with and managing across constituencies (such as families, staff, school leadership, and Boards of Trustees)
Detail-oriented and resourceful
Adept at problem-solving and conflict resolution
No phone calls will be accepted. Interested candidates are invited to email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and fill out an application form found at
Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, creed, religion, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation or disability.
About Bertschi School
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school
serving students in grades pre-kindergarten to fifth. We are an accredited member of the
Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and the National
Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).