The Activities Director is an integral part of the team responsible for helping build a school culture focused on student and teacher growth and excellence. Specifically, this means that under the direction and guidance of the School Leadership, the Activities Director provides support to students where they: a) are inspired to accelerate their learning; b) engage in rigorous, grade-level curriculum; c) take risks and confront failure as part of the process to meet ambitious goals.
The Activities Director meets weekly with the School Leadership to engage in professional development to improve their practice, to plan professional development to improve the school, and to ensure the work of all team members are aligned with the school’s achievement targets.
The Activities Director reports to the School Principal.
Specifically, the Activities Director is responsible for these tasks:
- Teach one class of Leadership Seminar with students, and leads, manages and executes school-wide events (Prom, Dances, Rallies, Spirit Week, Career Day, Game Night, etc)
- Organizes student government elections, activities, and structure
- Develops and Executes the School Newspaper
- Manages all club activities at the high school
- Builds and maintains partnership with Apple/Ascend through field trips, college seminar communication, on-site events.
- Develops partnerships for summer enrichment activities for students
- Responsible for fundraising for student activities
- Collaborates with the dean in planning school-wide events focused on school engagement and academic achievement. Work with Dean of Students/School Leadership to develop a scope and sequence of school culture building activities
- Owning assembly
- Attend weekly School Leader Team meetings for one hour
- Student check ins for grades for eligibility of extra curricular activities
- Awards nights and celebrations for students
- Plans and Executes Freshman summer bridge
- Staff activities once a month
- Responsible for constructing the yearbook
- Participate in one additional week of PD in June and one additional week of PD in July. Topics to be identified and prepared by School or Central Office Leadership.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Minimum three years experience working with in San Jose or a community of similar demographics.
- Demonstrated ability to build programs, and to use data to evaluate and improve them
- Effective communicator, and strong interpersonal skills
- Flexible, able to respond to changing priorities with optimism
- Fluent with MS Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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