Site Director

Aim High Summer (Seasonal) · Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
Department Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
Employment Type Summer - Seasonal
Compensation $35 - $50

ABOUT AIM HIGH

At Aim High, students with limited options unlock their limitless potential. Our multi-year summer enrichment program empowers middle schoolers from low-income neighborhoods, igniting their love of learning and yielding real results—97% of Aim High alumni graduate high school and go on to college. Grounded in a welcoming community where every kid feels seen and supported, Aim High gives students the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Aim High also fosters a supportive professional community in which educators - from aspiring to experienced - grow personally and professionally. 


Aim High staff are dedicated to making a positive difference in the world. We are a team of collaborative, creative and mission-driven individuals who respect and encourage each other. Guided by the Aim High CORE values of community, opportunity, respect, and high expectations, we work together every day to narrow the opportunity gaps in Northern California. For more about Aim High, please visit www.aimhigh.org


Position Summary

Site Directors (SDs) oversee all aspects of an Aim High summer school campus to ensure high quality implementation of the six-week, academic enrichment and youth development program, ensuring that the Core Values (CORE) of  Community, Opportunity, Respect and High Expectations are brought to life for students and staff alike. Campus size ranges from 70 to 160 rising 6th through 9th grade students. SDs also have responsibilities during the academic year, typically working 5-10 hours a month (Aug-May). SDs, with the help of the Central Office, are responsible for hiring, training and overseeing faculty, typically between 15 to 30 staff members, along  with some student recruitment responsibilities and all admissions decisions. All Aim High sites have two Co-Directors, and therefore must work together as an effective leadership team. Site Directors report directly to the Program Directors and VP of Programs. 


**All Site Directors must join Aim High through our Leadership Institute. You can find more information about that program here.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Pre-Summer Program (February – May) 

  • Visit schools and fairs to recruit students for the program  
  • Collaborate with the Admissions and Student Opportunities department on the re-enrollment process for returning students  
  • Collaborate with Program Directors to hire based on staff openings (contact, interview, check references, contracts)  
  • Assign teaching teams and duties for entire staff  
  • Prompt reply to phone calls and emails from parents, teachers and Central Office staff  
  • Make new student admission decisions and manage student/family notifications  
  • Attend all pre-program Directors’ meetings and professional development events
  • Plan summer events, logistics, field trips, etc.


Summer Program (June – August) 

  • Monitor, develop and administer summer program using best practices and CORE focus  
  • Coordinate and oversee all summer program activities and all family events  
  • Foster Aim High spirit and CORE Values in students, faculty and colleagues  
  • Supervise and observe teaching staff to ensure that mandated and non-mandated quality curriculum is being delivered in classrooms  
  • Serve as leader and official spokesperson for the campus working alongside the Co-Site Director, Campus Coordinator, Student Support Specialist and Academic Coach 
  • Manage and support staff with student behavior issues using restorative practices  
  • Mentor and supervise all levels of teachers as they grow as educators  
  • Manage site budget and purchase materials needed for program  
  • Manage all deliverables, which include student and faculty database entry, student, parent and  faculty evaluations, end of summer expense sheets, etc.


Academic Year (September – January) 

  • Reflect on data from the previous summer to set program, student and staff goals
  • Attend all Site Director staff meetings throughout the academic year
  • Arrange for representative staff attendance at weekend activities, when necessary
  • Maintain contact with students, their families and staff members  


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred, but strong candidates with post secondary degree will be considered.  
  • Minimum three to five years of teaching experience at a public or private school or youth serving organization. 
  • Commitment to and experience working with underserved youth. 
  • Cultural competency, strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Responsible, conscientious, and demonstrates a commitment to social justice, anti-racism, and equity in education.
  • Minimum computer literacy using online resources, entering data into online systems and uploading and downloading files. 
  • Fluent/proficient in Spanish or Cantonese (preferred).
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, strong work ethic and ability to act as a team player are all desired qualities. Site Directors are expected to make a commitment of at least three summers and be committed to the CORE Values of the organization.  


Compensation and Schedule: 

  • This is an hourly position ranging from $35/hr - $50/hr
    • Site Directors are contracted for the full fiscal year (Sept - Aug) and are expected to work full-time during the 6 week summer program
    • Program dates in San Francisco, Oakland, Richmond, Novato, San Rafael and East Palo Alto are June 13 through July 22.
    • Program dates in Napa and Tahoe/Truckee are June 27 through August 5.
  • This position is expected to work during the general hours of 8am to 4pm and up to three family evening events.


Aim High requires that the holder of this position be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as defined by the CDC. Aim High may review and consider requests for reasonable accommodation to this requirement. Please note that the Aim High summer program, at its multiple summer locations, is subject to host school/district COVID vaccine mandates that may not allow for non vaccinated accommodations.


Aim High is an equal opportunity employer. Aim High seeks diversity in its community and affords equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.

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  • Location
    Greater Bay Area & Tahoe/Truckee, California
  • Department
    Aim High Summer (Seasonal)
  • Employment Type
    Summer - Seasonal
  • Compensation
    $35 - $50