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.
Executive Director of Summer Programs
Staff Work Schedule (hours/dates):
Academic Year Schedule (dates):
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.
- 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
- Able to handle confidential information and to inquire with
discretion, demonstrate sound judgment and attention to
- 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
- 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
7+ years of increasingly responsible relevant work experience in
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
Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within
commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly
undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries.
of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are
citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative
employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group
basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression,
race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status,
information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and
an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and
College actively encourages applications from women and members
Open Until Filled
Office of Human Resources
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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Optional & Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Curriculum Vitae