Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs

Berkeley Preparatory School
Tampa, FL United States

Founded in 1960, Berkeley Preparatory School is a co-educational, Episcopal affiliated, independent, college preparatory school with a current enrollment of 1,401 students in grades Pre-K through 12.

At Berkeley, we seek to educate the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so they may attain their highest potential. We are also committed to providing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that encourages values and recognizes each student as a unique individual. Visit us at:

Berkeley is located on a beautiful and well-equipped 86-acre campus, consisting of 29 state-of-the-art buildings. Our proud mascot is the Buccaneer. Graduates are well-rounded individuals who have learned the core values of discipline, diligence and integrity and excelled in the academic, co-curricular and character realms.

Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs

The Director of Summer and Auxiliary Programs designs, markets, and supervises Berkeley Preparatory School’s entire summer programs operation, as well as other auxiliary programs held at various times during the year. The Director develops programs that foster a safe, positive, and immensely satisfying experience for children PK-12 and which are in keeping with the educational mission of the school. Academic classes, enrichment camps, and sports camps make up the bulk of summer programming; innovative new offerings are added to the catalog yearly. In 2021, Berkeley Summer Programs enrolled 5000 participants, who were guided by 160 paid employees and 250 student volunteers. The Director of Summer Programs will report directly to the Director of Business Operations and Finance, and will also work closely with the Headmaster, Upper Division administration, and various department chairs.

Note: The Director is required to be on campus during the summer.

Responsibilities include:
-Design, market, and direct the entire summer programs operation, including camps and academic classes.
-Work with the Headmaster and Director of Finance and Business Operations to develop an annual budget and to ensure the profitability of the program; analyze annual revenue and expenditures and make structural and operational modifications as needed.
-Produce the catalog of summer programs offerings, including pricing, for public use.
-Research and implement meaningful and effective print and digital advertising strategies and a variety of promotional opportunities to reach families both within and outside of the Berkeley community, with the help of the Director of Communications.
-Assume lead responsibility for emergencies and safety on campus in June and July.
-Create, monitor, and work with existing school safety and health programs, procedures, and personnel; schedule safety drills, administer lightning alerts, and clearly communicate emergency contingencies with summer staff.
-Retain and evaluate the services of appropriate staff and teachers to organize and run the programs; coordinate with HR Manager on timely onboarding of new summer staff.
-Create and modify summer pay scales for staff; clearly communicate with staff regarding summer pay; work with Controller on the timely submission of summer payroll.
-Oversee campus-wide use of summer space (fields, gyms, classrooms, etc.); work with the Berkeley Academy and other Berkeley constituencies on the sharing of spaces during the summer.
-Supervise and collaborate with the Summer Sports Director, the Summer Arts Institute Director, the Summer of Excellence Director, early care/aftercare staff, summer support staff, nurses, etc. to ensure seamless administration of all programs.
-Oversee teachers of Upper Division summer academic classes, and ensure the overall integrity of summer credit classes; oversee attendance and behavior of summer students; communicate deadlines as required by Registrar to teachers, parents, students; work with the Upper Division Director and Department Chairs on staffing, policies, and offerings for Upper Division summer credit classes.
-Communicate with all Division Directors, as necessary, on the intersection of summer offerings and school-year offerings.
-Work with Facilities Management on summer cleaning, facility repairs, construction detours, etc.
-Coordinate with Athletic Director and Facilities Management on gym and field summer maintenance.
-Work with Sage Dining Services on summer lunch menu and hours.
-Coordinate with the Technology Department for summer equipment needs.
-Maintain all relevant summer records; prepare appropriate summary reports for the school.
-Oversee summer registration and management software.
-Handle, in consultation with the Headmaster and Director of Business Operations and Finance if necessary, any conflicts that arise with summer employees, campers, etc.
-Arrange for thoughtful communications with parents of summer students and campers.
-Oversee various other auxiliary programs that occur during the school year.
-Perform other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.

Note: conversations will be had with qualified candidates to round out job responsibilities based on the candidate’s strengths and interests, and the needs of the school.

Compensation and Benefits:

The appointment will begin July, 2022 and is a full-time position with full benefits. The compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school and college markets.

All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.

Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Contact Information

Interested Persons please send a resume and detailed cover letter to:
Samantha Seebeck
Berkeley Preparatory School