Overview

Fredericksburg Academy is seeking a confident, creative, and energetic leader to manage all aspects of FA’s Falcon Club program from August to May. The Falcon Club Director must possess compassionate people skills and solid management and organizational skills. This position reports to the Director of Auxiliary Programs.

Job Duties:

  • Ensure all Falcon Club students and Falcon Club staff are in a safe and nurturing environment
  • Staff Hiring
  • Work with the Director of Auxiliary Programs on all facets of recruiting, interviewing, processing background checks, and hiring Falcon Club staff
  • Staff Training
  • Work with the Director of Auxiliary Programs to provide the initial staff training at the start of the school year
  • Responsible for additional staff trainings throughout the school year, both for new staff and continuing education for current staff
  • Administrative
  • Must be able to ensure Falcon Club follows the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers from the Virginia Department of Education
  • Update the Falcon Club Policy & Procedures document yearly
  • Update the Falcon Club Team Member handbook yearly
  • Keep the Falcon Club webpages up to date on the FA website
  • Manage the online Falcon Club registration process
  • Scheduling
  • Ensure there are always enough staff present to meet the staff-to-children ratio requirements as listed in the Standards
  • Ensure there is always at least one individual present who meets the Program Leader requirements in the Standards
  • Programming
  • Provide guidance to Falcon Club staff to implement effective and appropriate activities for the students each day
  • Keep track of activity supplies throughout campus and convey ordering or repair needs to the Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Cleaning, maintaining and ensuring proper use of FA facilities and equipment
  • Food service
  • Make sure Falcon Club has an appropriate supply of snacks for the students
  • Finance
  • Work with the Director of Auxiliary Programs to create and track yearly budgets
  • Holiday Break Camp, Winter Break Camp, and Spring Break Camp
  • Although marketed under Camp FA, these programs fall under Falcon Club’s VADOE licensing
  • Responsible for staffing these programs
  • Responsible for ensuring staff have appropriate programmatic plans for these programs
  • Should the Director choose to physically work these programs, an addendum to their compensation agreement will be provided for those hours
  • Communicate and interact appropriately and effectively with parents/guardians during drop-off and pick-up times, and via phone and email
  • Memorizing all emergency procedures and enforce Falcon Club rules
  • Reporting and recording details of incidents, such as accidents or rule violations, to parents, team members, and the Director of Auxiliary Programs
  • Participate in FA Full Faculty meetings
  • Participate as needed in Lower School Faculty meetings
  • Work related travel: 1% (for off-site training programs)
  • Other Falcon Club related duties as assigned
  • General Qualifications:
  • Possess good English communication skills, both written and verbal (writing sample required)
  • Ability to solve problems and handle issues of a complicated / complex nature and create solutions to problems before they are presented to management
  • Use creativity and attention to detail while handling multiple tasks and meeting assigned deadlines
  • Reliable, ability to be on time and prepared
  • Ability to interpret policies and guidelines (with training)
  • Possess essential computer skills including email, excel, Google Docs/Sheets, word processing, and database management
  • Ability to lift and move equipment and materials up to 50 pounds
  • Be able to manage all personal care and mobility independently
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must pass two Background Checks (OBI fingerprint & CPS background check)
  • Enjoy working with Falcon Club staff and students and contributing to a pleasant work environment
  • Must be a self-starter and able to enhance FA’s mission
  • Position Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must meet at least one of the following Virginia Department of Education requirements:
  • 1.     A graduate degree in a child-related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation from a college or university and six months of programmatic experience; or
  • 2.     An endorsement or bachelor’s degree in a child-related field such as, but not limited to, elementary education, nursing, or recreation from a college or university and one year of programmatic experience; or
  • 3.     Forty-eight semester hours or 72 quarter hours of college credit from a college or university of which 12 semester hours or 18 quarter hours are in child-related subjects and one year of programmatic experience; or
  • 4.     Meet #4, #5, or #6 of the Program Director qualifications in the Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers (22VAC40-185-190).
  • Must be able to relate well to lower and middle school students, parents, staff, faculty, and administration
  • Must possess solid management and organizational skills
  • Current First Aid and age appropriate CPR training (preferred)
  • Medication Administration Training(MAT) (preferred)

Compensation:

TBD based on experience
Benefits based off of the FA Employee Handbook
Additional Information:

This position is: part-time exempt with the potential to be full-time exempt
Typical work schedule:
Monday through Friday
5 to 6 hours a day (negotiable)
Location:
Fredericksburg Academy
10800 Academy Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Applications accepted until: position filled
Expected start date:  as soon as possible
How to Apply:

Via email
Please email the Director of Auxiliary Programs, Chris Stec at cstec@fredericksburgacademy.org:
cover letter
resume
writing sample – please answer the following question:
·       How would you handle a situation where a Falcon Club staff member regularly shows up late to work, but does a great job of engaging and playing with the students?

maximum length: 1 page
Via mail
Submit your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:
Fredericksburg Academy

Attn: Chris Stec

10800 Academy Dr.

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

no phone calls please

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About Fredericksburg Academy

Fredericksburg Academy Mission & Overview:

Mission: We inspire and empower our students to discover, to engage, and to imagine the limitless nature of themselves and the world.

Overview: Fredericksburg Academy (FA), located halfway between Richmond, VA and Washington, D.C., provides a rigorous, college-preparatory education in a nurturing environment to 375 students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Hallmarks of the Academy experience are individualized attention, unique opportunities outside of the classroom, and small class sizes. Founded in 1992, the Academy challenges each student to achieve academic excellence, to think critically and independently, to communicate effectively, and to act honorably. Our close-knit, supportive community of teachers, administrators, students and parents is welcoming and engaging.