Director of Enrichment

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Director of Enrichment

Posted date
January 10, 2023

Washington, DC

Employment Type

Capital City is looking for innovative, experienced, and passionate staff members.

At Capital City, we challenge the status quo every day. Our staff are skilled, compassionate, solutions-oriented, and unwavering in their commitment to give children of all ages, all backgrounds, and all abilities the education they need to thrive. If you want to help prepare the next generation of changemakers, apply today!

Why work at Capital City?
• Work hard and achieve results, together! At Capital City, staff members work on collaborative teams that grapple with challenges, celebrate successes, and support and learn from one another.
• Diversity, equity, and inclusion aren’t just buzzwords. We believe the diversity of our staff and the students we serve is our greatest asset. We take seriously the responsibility to achieve equity for our students and build a culture where staff engage in dialogue about race and work to build an inclusive culture.

Director of Enrichment

Capital City Public Charter School seeks an experienced, dynamic, and visionary leader for an exciting new role at our PK-12 school. The Director of Enrichment will collaboratively set the vision for how enrichment programs realize our school’s whole child approach and mission to enable a diverse group of students to meet high expectations; develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; achieve deep understanding of complex subjects; and acquire a love of learning along with a strong sense of community and character. The Director of Enrichment will supervise a team of leaders that includes the Arts Director, Athletic Director, Director of Out of School Programs, Adventure Coordinator, Garden Coordinator, and Head Librarian. The Director of Enrichment will report to the Head of School (HOS); and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), partner with campus principals, the Chief Operating Officer, Director of Development and Outreach, Director of Special Populations, Director of School Quality, the Chief Technology Officer, and the HOS to realize the mission and goals of Capital City.

This is a 12-month position, which is exempt and therefore not eligible for overtime pay under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

The main of the DIrector of Enrichment include:

• Fostering a cohesive shared vision for enrichment programs. The vision for enrichment should be centered on challenging, engaging, including, and empowering students through rich opportunities provided during the school day and after school. The Director of Enrichment must continually work to engage all stakeholders in understanding and aligning their work to the vision.
• Providing strong supervision for program leads. The Director of Enrichment supervises a passionate and experienced team of program leads for Adventure, Arts, Athletics, Gardening, Library, and Out of School Time. The Director of Enrichment will work with program leads to collaboratively set goals, plan and budget for programming, and engage leaders and staff in support of programs. The Director of Enrichment will support the growth of their team of leaders by providing ongoing professional development and coaching.
• Serving as the primary senior leader during afternoon programming. A number of enrichment programs happen outside of regular school hours. To be fully engaged in both school-day and after-school activities, the Director of Enrichment will typically work a 10:00am-6:00pm schedule. The Director of Enrichment will serve as the primary site leader during after-school hours.
• Establishing a strong program culture with equity at the core. Our Director of Enrichment must be a leader for equity and model culturally competent and inclusive collaboration, communication, and relationship-building through their actions and words. The Director of Enrichment must be proactive in making programs accessible to our diverse population including Multi-Lingual Learners and Students with Disabilities.
• Ensuring high quality programs and instruction. The Director of Enrichment must know what high quality instruction looks like and be able to support the design of curriculum and programs that challenge, engage, and empower students.
• Using data to improve programming. The Director of Enrichment will work to set measurable goals for programs and supervise the collection, review, and use of data to foster continuous improvement and address inequities. Qualitative as well as quantitative data should be collected across all three dimensions of student achievement (mastery of knowledge and skills, high quality work, and student character).
• Securing resources to support programs. The Director of Enrichment will work to ensure that programs have the necessary resources. The Director of Enrichment should identify and manage partnerships, opportunities, and grants (with support from the Director of Development & Outreach),that support programs.
• Ensuring Strong Operations. There are many operational issues associated with running such a diverse set of programming. The Director of Enrichment will prioritize safety, strong communications, compliance, and organizational efficiency.
• Promoting shared leadership and decision-making. Shared leadership is essential to the culture and success of Capital City. A Capital City senior leader must establish the trust conducive to shared leadership and believe that collaborative leadership with diverse stakeholder yields stronger results.
• Engaging families in their children’s education. As the first parent-founded charter school in Washington, DC, family involvement is critical to the success of our students and program. Families are strong supporters of our enrichment programs. The Director of Enrichment should seek to creatively and proactively engage and seek the input of families and work closely with our school’s family engagement team.

Candidate Requirements
Capital City is committed to finding an innovative, compassionate, and philosophically aligned leader for this important position. Specific qualifications include:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, Master’s preferred
• Experience with arts and fitness/wellness programming and recognition of their value to students’ educational experience
• Minimum of 5 years of successful working in schools and/or community-based organizations
• Minimum of 2 years experience supervising and/or coaching instructional and program staff
• Strong adaptive leadership skills with the ability to plan strategically and operationalize plans
• Experience leading in urban education serving students of color from low-income backgrounds
• Strong data analysis skills and experience using data for continuous improvement
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relational trust and productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups
• Spanish fluency strongly preferred (Capital City serves a population that is 59% Latinx)

In addition to the above requirements, staff members must meet the requirements of all hires at Capital City including a criminal background check and a negative TB test.

This position is subject to the DC Mayor's Order 2021-109, requiring all adults regularly in schools to be up-to-date on all vaccinations for Covid-19.

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Compensation and Benefits:
Capital City offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Learn more about our salary and benefits:
Competitive compensation. At Capital City, salaries compensate for experience and qualifications. Salaries are benchmarked regularly against area school districts and similar roles in other sectors.
Benefits. Capital City invests in a comprehensive benefits package to support the happiness and well-being of staff at all stages of career and life. Benefits include 100% of health insurance covered for full-time employees, up to 6% in retirement contributions, preferred student admission for children of staff living in DC, and support for you and your family when needed.

About Capital City
Founded in 2000, Capital City remains true to its original mission of enabling a diverse group of students to meet high expectations; develop creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; achieve deep understanding of complex subjects; and acquire a love of learning along with a strong sense of community and character. Key elements of our school program include:

• An emphasis on the deeper learning skills that students need to be successful in college and careers including collaboration, communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, and metacognition.
• Authentic hands-on learning experiences through learning expeditions, a key component of the EL Education model. Learning expeditions engage students of all ages in tackling real-world problems through a social justice lens.
• A developmental whole-child approach including a focus on the social curriculum through the Developmental Designs® model, arts integration, and building a healthy environment.
• Focus on personalized learning to challenge and support all students in inclusive classrooms.
• A commitment to educational equity by making it our top priority to develop our staff, examine our curriculum and practices, and take bold actions to achieve academic justice for historically marginalized students and develop all students’ capacity to be leaders and change makers.

Capital City serves a diverse population of approximately 1,000 students in grades PK-12. The entire PK-12 program is housed on a state of the art, single campus in Ward 4. Capital City has been a model for school reform in the District and a mentor school for the EL Education model.

Capital City is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status. All employment decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual's qualifications as related to the requirements of the position being filled.