Website The Evergreen School
We inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.
About the Organization
Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, The Evergreen School has been educating highly capable, creative learners for over 50 years. Our students love to ask questions, and our teachers use that natural curiosity to craft engaging lessons and spark thought-provoking conversations. Evergreen’s program infuses challenging academics with foundational support for social skills, emotional well-being, a multicultural perspective, and empathy for others. Our students think deeply, take intellectual risks, and tackle complex problems. They learn how to self-advocate, collaborate with others and understand and respect differences. Evergreen graduates move on to high school and beyond with confidence, ready to contribute to a diverse and dynamic world.
Our community members at Evergreen value and embrace the dignity and diversity of all people. We actively seek and support students, families, faculty, staff and trustees who bring a diversity of identity into our community. Our mission makes it essential that we skillfully deliver an inclusive educational program that teaches respect for others, empowers students of all backgrounds equitably, encourages social responsibility, and prepares students to be leaders in an interdependent global community. At Evergreen, our goal is to curate a culture where every family feels fully welcomed and encouraged to participate in every aspect of the community.
The Evergreen School seeks a motivated educator to take primary responsibility for developing, managing, coordinating, scheduling, and promoting the school’s existing early-morning and after-school programs, the summer program, the development of additional programming for non-school days, and the Seedling infant/toddler program. This is a 12-month position with hours that may vary based on the program schedule and other staffing but generally will be from 9:30 a.m-6:00 p.m.
The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to anti-bias and anti-racism work and to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning community that is responsive toward all differences including but not limited to race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
This is a salaried, benefits-eligible position for the 2021-22 school year, beginning August 16, 2021. This is a full time position.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee and manage all Auxiliary programs including but not limited to our Seedling infant/toddler program, before and after school extended day care, after school classes, and a robust 10-week Summer program in an appropriately safe, caring, and enriching environment for all Auxiliary program participants
Establish routines, provide positive guidance, and enforce policies and procedures, including disciplinary policies, in accordance with the school’s stated values
Provide ongoing supervision and support to all faculty and staff of auxiliary programs
Supervise the Seedling program supervisor who runs the daily operations
Ensure health and safety of all participants in all auxiliary programs by developing and overseeing all safety and health protocols in coordination with the school risk management policies/handbooks and safety coordinator
Work with the school nurse, safety coordinator, and CFO to ensure that all program staff are trained in health and safety policies as appropriate
Ensure that the auxiliary programs for early childhood students are compliant with licensing requirements
Take lead responsibility for ensuring that all extra-curricular programming supports the school’s philosophy and goals, and connects to the school’s mission, vision, and brand
Ensure a wide range of programming across multiple age groups (PS-8th grade)
Develop new programs, working with faculty and staff to ensure that programs align with the school’s mission and meet the needs of families
Continually explore innovative opportunities for leveraging the intellectual and physical assets of the school
Maintain and secure equipment, materials, and supplies as appropriate
Annually seek and analyze input from participants and staff regarding the quality of their program experience
Seek to identify partnerships that may enhance Auxiliary program potential
Manage online registration system including participant enrollment, refund/cancellations, and administrative changes
Coordinate miscellaneous programming outside of the normal school day as necessary, such as day-off care, etc.
Financial Management and Human Resources:
Work with the Business Office to ensure the fiscal health of all programs, including:
Planning and coordinating program budgets
Submitting payroll data for processing
Coordinating registration and billing
Selecting vendors and coordinating contract execution with CFO
Reporting results and providing reports on enrollment and staffing
Monitor revenues and expenses monthly in accordance with budgetary restrictions for bottom-line performance across all programs
Research, recruit, hire, supervise, and evaluate vendors and instructors for classes offered after school hours and for Summer program
Recruit, supervise and evaluate program staff in compliance with school recruiting and hiring policies, for all Auxiliary programs (before and after school care and Summer program)
Coordinate and communicate payroll as needed with the Business Office
Supervise all auxiliary staff, and provide professional feedback
Marketing and Communications:
In coordination with the director of communications, director of enrollment management, and others, develop and implement a comprehensive marketing strategy for all Auxiliary programs
Ensure that all auxiliary programs have an effective and accurate internet presence, including website, social media, and digital marketing
Plan and coordinate the publishing and advertising of program catalogs, brochures, and schedules
In coordination with the director of communications, manage all public relations and marketing initiatives including open houses, mailers, brochures, program fairs, and ad placement to promote and communicate the programs to prospective and enrolled participants
Write and distribute regular communications among auxiliary program constituencies that effectively provide updated information and a sense of community
Work with faculty and staff to ensure seamless communication between day- and after-school programs
Serve as a primary recruiter to all Auxiliary programs and manage the activities of others charged with recruitment
Work closely with the Admissions Office to identify and follow-up with participants who have strong potential to convert to student prospects
Participate in all admissions activities in order to represent Evergreen’s auxiliary programs
Participate in special assignments and projects as needed to improve school operations (i.e., buildings and grounds, safety, accreditation, committees, etc.)
Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Desirable Skills
The ideal candidate for this position should:
3-5 years of summer/auxiliary program experience with some managerial experience preferred
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
An expert in youth development programming, demonstrating current and thorough knowledge of regulations, applicable laws, licensing requirements for younger students, trends, best practices, and new developments in the field
Experience with and knowledge of early childhood development and programming preferred but not required
A high level of integrity and an extraordinary work ethic
Have demonstrated cultural competence skills that allows them to successfully collaborate across diverse cultures and backgrounds and can build relationships and trust with all faculty, staff, and families
A creative self-starter who brings wisdom, perspective, confidence, and excellent problem-solving skills to the position
Strong financial acumen with demonstrated ability to develop and manage a budget
Excellent project management and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Expertise in marketing summer or similar programs using a variety of technology resources, including social media
Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly and regularly adjust strategy based on the school’s needs
An independent and strategic thinker capable of understanding the full scope of projects while seeing individual tasks through to completion
Familiarity with early childhood licensing requirements is preferred but not required
Experience with Microsoft Office products, Google applications, database management, and digital media
Able to lift up to 35 pounds; can stand for long periods of time, walk and climb stairs; can sit and work in front of computer screens and talk on telephone for long periods of time; able to use hands for repetitive tasks such as typing
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools.
Applicants should submit the following:
A cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position
A current resume
A completed Evergreen Employment Application
All materials should be sent to email@example.com. Please include “Director of Auxiliary Programs” in the subject line.
Any applicant scheduled for an interview will be asked to submit a 500 word (max) answer to the following question:
At Evergreen, our mission calls us to “inspire highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion, and courage in a diverse and dynamic world.” Reflecting on your current or previous experiences, describe a time in which you moved diversity and inclusion efforts forward in that role. How did you approach this effort and what did you learn about yourself during this process?
Additional School Information:
The Educational Experience
At Evergreen, we believe learning isn’t a one-way path. Our highly capable students delight in exploring ramifications and digressions, gaining strength from setbacks and successes alike. At the same time, Evergreen’s insightful teachers help students uncover and develop their own unique perspectives on every subject. Through “planned exploration,” teachers carefully design the curriculum and lessons, while building in time and resources for students to pursue unexpected discoveries and long standing interests. From preschool through 8th grade, Evergreen’s hands-on curriculum encourages experimentation. In our extensively equipped BIG Lab (Build Imagine Grow), on overnight trips, during Adventure Days, and on the month-long 8th grade Global Studies trip, students expand their curiosity and put their classroom discoveries into practice. Equally important, we intentionally interweave academic subjects with social and emotional learning and an active commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity—so that as students grow intellectually, they also become increasingly self-aware, build ethical relationships with others, and continually strive to improve the wider world.
Head of School
On July 1, 2020, Halsey Bell became Evergreen’s fifth head of school.
Grade Levels: Preschool through 8th grade
Class Size: 14-17 students
Ratio: 7:1 (students to full-time faculty)
Faculty and Staff
112 faculty and staff, including 56 full-time faculty, 6 part-time faculty, and 17 teaching assistants. Faculty includes 2 counselors and 2 learning resource coordinators. Approximately 60% of teaching faculty hold an advanced degree.
Evergreen occupies four and a half acres that include forested area typical of the Pacific Northwest, as well as distinct wetlands and native vegetation. A recent renovation and addition added significant new classroom and administration buildings, including the BIG Lab, our state-of-the-art makerspace, as well as beautiful outdoor gathering areas and courtyards.
Students come to Evergreen from 38 zip codes and a wide variety of schools and daycare programs.
46% of Evergreen students identify as students of color, including African American, Asian American, Latino American, Middle Eastern American, Multiracial American, and Native American
16% of Evergreen families receive need-based financial aid, totaling approximately $1.2 million.
Accreditation & Membership
The Evergreen School is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Puget Sound Independent Schools (PSIS), National Association for Gifted Children, Washington Federation of Independent Schools (WFIS), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Evergreen School is proud to be a Platinum-Certified Washington Green School and a Sustaining Green School in the King County Green Schools Program.
For more information about The Evergreen School, please visit our website at www.evergreenschool.org.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school’s policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee’s protected status.
To apply for this job please visit www.evergreenschool.org.