The Kew-Forest School, a PS-12 co-educational day school founded in 1918 in Forest Hills, NY, seeks an experienced Director of AfterCare and Summer Programs to work with students and manage staff. Kew-Forest is proud to enroll an astonishingly diverse student body representative of Queens and New York City, including approximately nine percent of whom are international students. Kew-Forest students have varied cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds, and many are multilingual.The Kew-Forest School promotes diversity in its hiring process and is committed to supporting its inclusive community by hiring culturally diverse faculty to work with our equally diverse students and families.
At Kew-Forest, our mission is to do more than just educate—it is to deeply inspire. The Kew-Forest School is embarking on an exciting new chapter as it enters its 105th year of operation. The individual who joins our community to fill this position must be energetic, creative, imaginative, and thoughtful in their approach to programming and management, and prepared to contribute substantially to our auxiliary programs as the School enters its era of Kew-Forest 2.0.
The Director of AfterCare and Summer Programs at The Kew-Forest School creates, manages, and supervises the curriculum for AfterCare and Summer Programs. The main goal is to design, communicate, market, and supervise innovative programs and activities outside of normal school hours. Programming should support the school’s mission, enhance its brand, generate revenue, provide new, enriching and educationally sound experiences for PS - Grade 6 students, and communicate with and respond to parent needs. The individual is tasked with ensuring that the program provides a safe, caring, and enriching environment for children enrolled.
The AfterCare program serves Lower and Middle School students (Grades PS/PK - Grade 6) from 2:30 - 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the regular school year. Responsibilities include:
Developing programming for enrichment activities, or mini-courses;
Supervising AfterCare/Summer Program staff;
Collaborating with Division Heads to supplement and monitor the physical, emotional, academic, and social needs of Lower and Middle School students enrolled in the AfterCare program;
Supervising Lower School dismissal and monitoring after-school homework help to ensure staff is providing appropriate and enriching services to the students;
Collaborating with the Division Heads to support and staff events such as Parent-Teacher Conferences, Back-to-School Night, etc.;
Ordering, storing, and distributing AfterSchool snacks to students;ensuring allergy concerns are accounted for.
The Summer Program serves students entering PK - Grade 8 in 6-week programs between June-August each summer, from 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Responsibilities include:
Creating/acquiring a database for registration and attendance records;
Generating a program and its schedule;
Acquiring outside vendors for pool access, t-shirts, equipment and supplies, field trips and transportation to events;
Collaborating with the Director of Buildings & Grounds to decorate, set up, break down, and store programming equipment;
Working with teachers and staff with regards to computer, supply and classroom use;
Managing the hiring and supervision of staff, teachers, and counselors involved in the program;
Working with catering staff for lunch options;
Working with School staff and the DOE to arrange a nurse;
Generating and managing program registrations;
Managing programming invoices and receipts;
Managing health records for campers;
Managing progress reports/report cards for students attending half of the summer or more;
Sending communications about upcoming events and responding to parent needs and concerns;
Collaborating with the Director of Marketing & Communications to advertise, market, and capture photo/video content as needed;
Organizing an end-of-summer slideshow and performance;
Acquiring summer program certification from NYC/NYS and maintaining physical and digital records of the care the programs provide.
In addition to these primary responsibilities, the Director also::
Collaborates with the Business Manager to procure documentation and fiscal information for vendors involved with afterschool and summer services, ensure auxiliary supply purchases remain within budget, and see that vendors are paid appropriately and in a timely fashion;
Collaborates with the Business Manager to maintain staff schedules and time sheets and ensure staff is paid appropriately and in a timely fashion;
Generates, distributes, and maintains invoices and accounts receivables in Quickbooks for customers enrolled in both AfterSchool and Summer programs, and for parents utilizing respective programming drop-in services.
To apply for this position, please send a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected]. Please include the position title, Director of AfterCare & Summer Programs, in the subject line.
To learn more about The Kew-Forest School, please visit our website: www.kewforest.org.
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Our community nurtures lifelong learners from around the world.
Our educators inspire young people to think boldly and find their voices.
Our students support each other and explore thoughtfully as they shape the future.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
The Kew-Forest School believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity. The School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, culture, background, physical or mental disability, or any other legally protected classes or classifications. No employee or job applicant will be discriminated against in recruitment, compensation, promotion, or termination practices.
The Kew-Forest School is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS), the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the New York State Department of Education. The School is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Independent School Admissions Association of Greater New York (ISAAGNY), and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York (GISNY).
*The Kew-Forest School is a member of the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association (NYSAISAA), the Private School Athletic Association (PSAA), and the Long Island Athletic Association of Independent Schools (LIAAIS).