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Investigative Learning Camp Director: Summer School 2019

Position Type Administrator
Start 07/03/2019
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/11/2019

Are you looking for a stimulating summer work opportunity - one that will allow you to be part of a growing program, work with talented educators, and enjoy a beautiful campus rich in history and technology? If so, Lakeside School's Summer School program is for you!

Our summer program is currently recruiting for a Middle School Investigative Learning Camp Director for summer 2019. The Investigative Learning Camp (ILC) offers students entering grades 5-8 the opportunity to take classes covering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) -based topics and to engage in fun afternoon activities. All classes and activities encourage creative play and hands-on learning. The ILC Director works from July 8 – August 2. The ILC Director is also involved in planning and facilitating two orientation days: Tuesday, July 2 (counselors) and Wednesday, July 3 (faculty).

Click here to learn more about the Lakeside School Summer Program and to see full class descriptions of courses offered during the summer of 2019.

This position reports to the Summer School Programs director and is responsible for the oversight of the four-week program. Below is an outline of position responsibilities:

  1. Supervise all camp activities and provide support to teachers, campers, and families.
  2. Observe and evaluate teachers in the classroom; provide a written report for each teacher.
  3. Supervise the group of high-school aged counselors and help them plan and execute various activities, including activities during community times.
  4. Manage the day-to-day organization of the camp, including check-in and check-out procedures, camper attendance, lunch supervision, and planned activities.
  5. Communicate with campers and families regularly, through email, in person, and during community times; compose and send a weekly camp newsletter to parents and guardians.
  6. Work closely with the Summer School Programs director to create a positive, engaging environment.
  7. Address all issues that arise and collaborate with the Summer School Program director on how to react those issues.
  8. Develop and run the orientation meetings for teachers, counselors, and activity coordinators.
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Summer School Programs director.
Requirements and Qualifications
Successful candidates must have:
  1. At least a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred.
  2. Several years of experience working with middle school-aged or high school-aged students.
  3. Knowledge of Lakeside’s academic program and standards of excellence.
  4. Curriculum development experience and classroom experience that helps to inform the teacher evaluation process.
  5. Demonstrated enthusiasm for experiential learning.
  6. Strong organizational skills and exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  7. Sense of humor and enthusiasm.
  8. A great sense of humor.
  9. Cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions and an ability to communicate with people from cultures different than their own.
  10. The ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  11. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.

The stipend for this position is $6,500. Lunch is included. The course will only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small on June 1, the course will not run, and, therefore, the stipend will not be paid. For questions regarding this position contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs at PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS's EMAIL.

Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
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