The Madeira School is seeking an Assistant Director of Co-Curriculum to manage the junior year Co-Curriculum internship experience on Capitol Hill. The successful candidate will be an educational leader who uses their effective teaching, administrative, technological, and communication skills to help ensure the successful operation of the Co-Curriculum Program and its integration with Madeira’s academic curriculum.
Guide students through the internship application process including: meeting with students one-on-one to help students identify appropriate and relevant potential placements; assisting students creating resumes and cover letters; sending student application materials to offices; communicating with students about the status of their applications; and setting up interviews and practicing interviewing skills.
Prepare students for their Capitol Hill internship experience by providing small group training sessions in conjunction with the US History Placement Research Project and leading a field trip to Capitol Hill.
Gather Student Transportation Plans so the Co-Curriculum Office can develop a Mod Transportation Plan for all students.
Establish and develop benchmarks to measure the quality and effectiveness of the Junior Year program and internship experience.
Develop and implement the Junior Capitol Hill Capstone Project and curriculum, working with the History Department and other members of the Co-Curriculum Office.
Provide timely and appropriate feedback to students for the Junior Year assignments.
Manage student transportation to and from Capitol Hill, including morning sign-in and attendance, special transportation requests, and changes in transportation plans.
Communicate with parents and students about the internship process and schedule.
Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and potential Capitol Hill placement sites to expand opportunities for students and ensure both offices and students are having quality experiences.
Conduct site visits to solidify relationships and evaluate the appropriateness of placement.
Track placement information for historical purposes.
Share information and stories with the Communications Department to promote the Co-Curriculum Program.
Support the Admissions Office in their recruitment events.
Assist in the supervision of students in a range of on-campus and off-campus situations.
Assisting other members of the Co-Curriculum team with internship placement issues.
Teaching 9th Grade Student Life classes to prepare students for their first year of Co-Curriculum.
Bachelor’s degree required
One - three years of work experience; educational or classroom experience preferred
Familiarity with Capitol Hill and Washington, DC preferred
Proficiency in basic data management systems and a range of computer applications
Knowledge of experiential education preferred
Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral), analytical, and organizational skills; systems thinking
Ability to work independently as well as a collaborative member of the Co-Curriculum team.
Excellent organizational skills with particular ability to multi-task, systematize and prioritize work; accuracy, attention to detail and ability to follow through
Exceptional initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills
Willingness and ability to learn additional applications as needed
Pro-active, assertive, effective academic leader and team builder with good humor, positive outlook, and growth mindset
Occasional evenings and weekends required
About Madeira School
The Madeira School is one of the country's premier boarding/day schools for girls in grades 9-12. For more than a century, Madeira has built a strong tradition of innovative teaching and learning, including hands-on, real world work experience for every student through Madeira’s award-winning Co-Curriculum experiential learning program. Located just outside Washington, DC, on the banks of the Potomac River in McLean, VA, Madeira enrolls 320 students from around the country and around the world.
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