Program Director; Schoolhouse of Wonder

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Deadline to Apply:

Monday, December 13, 2021, 12:00am



Durham, NC
United States

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Schoolhouse of Wonder is looking for experienced and dedicated staff who are passionate about their work, who are committed to Schoolhouse’s mission and values, and who value diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Program Director takes pride and joy in knowing the work that goes into creating a magical moment for a child. This individual can partner vision with action, mentorship with growth, and responsibility with fun. Visit for more in-depth information and application.

In collaboration with Site Managers, the Program Director ensures all programs are planned, staff are hired and trained, the parents are ready, and our park partners are happy. In collaboration with the COO, the Program Director manages the budget, updates policy and procedures to reflect best practices, and strengthens community partnerships. This position combines program administration, staff management, and direct field work.

As the Program Director, you’ll be spending your time:

  • Supervising and supporting Site Managers to keep the logistics of camp running smoothly by keeping an organization-wide view of staff, supplies and inventory, activity schedules, budget, and program areas;
  • Supervising and assisting program staff to hire, train, and mentor camp staff including updating online and in-person training materials to reflect best practices;
  • Partnering with the CEO and COO to develop and oversee the annual program budget;
  • Coordinating with our administrative team on hiring, scholarship, and registration processes;
  • Developing and coordinating staff and program evaluation systems with an eye toward continual improvement;
  • Establishing trusted lines of communication with participants, their families, other Schoolhouse staff, and our park partners;
  • Providing excellent child-centered, empathy-based behavior management;
  • Ensuring consistent program quality and extraordinary customer service;
  • Safeguarding the physical and emotional safety of participants.

Position Start Date:

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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How to Apply:

Application Deadline: December 13, 2021
Only complete applications will be reviewed

Step 1: Complete Applicant Information Form

Step 2: Email the following to Schoolhouse of Wonder at

  • A cover letter that explains your interest in working as a Program Director at Schoolhouse of Wonder (maximum one page)
  • Your resume (maximum one page). Do not include photos of yourself on your resume.
  • Please include your cover letter and resume as one document

Current certification in CPR and First Aid and a successful background check are required before work can begin. Schoolhouse will pursue both indicated and non-indicated references.

This is a full-time, exempt, “at will” position that reports to the COO. 

Qualified women, minorities, and bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply. We are fully invested in creating a supportive environment for all marginalized groups including women, people of color, and LGBT+ people by promoting community collaboration within our organization.

Schoolhouse of Wonder is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation.

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Compensation Information:

The range for this position is between $40,000-$45,000 annually, commensurate with experience.  We also offer 100% paid health insurance, paid time off, and paid holidays.

Additional benefits include professional development opportunities, unlimited vitamin D, and a steady stream of (mostly funny) stories.

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