Executive Director of Summer Programs

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Executive, Executive Directors
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Full Time
Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Executive Director of Summer Programs



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12 Months

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President's Office

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Executive Director of Summer Programming is responsible for leading the strategy, creation, execution, and operations of Wheaton College’s summer education and pre-college programs. Specifically responsible for identifying opportunities for summer school and pre-college programming that speak to Wheaton’s brand and utilize both physical and intellectual campus resources; collaborating with campus partners to create curriculum and hire faculty, recruiting program participants, and managing professional staff to create and sustain a robust portfolio of financially viable educational programming.

The Executive Director must be creative and entrepreneurial while possessing previous experience in developing successful summer and pre-college educational programming. Inherent in these responsibilities will be comprehensive and timely communication and an ability to meet critical timelines.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of increasingly responsible relevant work experience in summer programming.
  • Leadership experience in higher education programs with secondary and college students.
  • Experience leading, coaching, and collaborating with adult peers on curriculum development and approaches.
  • Must have proven progressively responsible experience in project management, with excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems and look for opportunities to take on responsibility that contributes to a successful program.
  • Able to handle confidential information and to inquire with discretion, demonstrate sound judgment and attention to detail.
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to envision and propose new methods to perform tasks and create solutions to gain sought-after results.
  • Ability to anticipate and embrace change; demonstrate willingness to achieve, acquire, and utilize new skills and challenging tasks; and is flexible in changing conditions.
  • Ability to interact with various constituencies, as well as colleagues across the institution is essential.
  • Background and experience in developing programs and working with high school students on a college campus.
  • Proficiency using a variety of computer software and systems.
  • Knowledge of trends in the market for higher education, particularly for youth programming
  • Ability to think strategically, understanding how the work of this position fits into the overall goals of the college and how the programs developed can advance the college’s mission.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and multi-task while exercising a high level of attention to detail.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including independent judgment, the ability to relate well to constituents at all levels of the institution, and to demonstrate to others that they are valued.
Preferred Qualifications:

7+ years of increasingly responsible relevant work experience in summer programming.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23%
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the
College actively encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups.

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Open Until Filled



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Special Instructions to Candidates:

To prevent the infection and spread of COVID -19 and as an integral part of our public health and safety measures, Wheaton College requires that all successful applicants hired provide proof of full vaccination and one booster for COVID -19 at the time of employment, unless an exemption from this policy is requested and approved. Applicants believing that they need an accommodation of this policy because of a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief should inform the Office of Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended.

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  1. Curriculum Vitae

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