Director of Afterschool Programs

  • Greensboro Day School
  • Greensboro
  • Jun 13, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Greensboro Day School’s mission is to develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations students need to become constructive contributors to the world.

Director of Afterschool Programs



The Director of Afterschool Programs is responsible for staffing, organizing, designing, and managing all aspects of the Bengal Cub Club (the Lower School afterschool care program) the Middle School after school program, and afterschool enrichments and serves as a summer programs coordinator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the recreational, social, safety, and enrichment needs of the children served by the programs. The Director is responsible for keeping students at the center of decision making, helping them develop the intellectual, ethical, and interpersonal foundations they need to become constructive contributors to the world. 

Primary hours are from 10-6pm Monday - Friday, 12 months. 



  • Ensure the safety and care of all students enrolled in the programs.
  • Supervise the day-to-day activities of the programs.
  • Establish objectives and plans for afterschool care in conjunction with school policies. 
  • Assume responsibility for scheduling special activities and experiential education trips for the programs.
  • Recruit, select, and train Bengal Cub Club staff, Middle School afterschool staff, and afterschool enrichment instructors.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff performance and make recommendations for compensation and job requirements to the CFO. 
  • Work closely with Bengal Cub Club staff to develop engaging, developmentally appropriate enrichment activities.
  • Serve the School in a support staff role as assigned by the Head of School or CFO.
  • Compile and analyze data regarding program attendance, budget, etc each month and share with the CFO.
  • Maintain, secure, and update after-school student records in accordance with state law and school requirements.
  • Value community by connecting proactively with parents.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, caring educational environment. 
  • Model and promote enthusiasm for learning.
  • Establish a climate of respect for others, a commitment to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community of learners, and a collaborative approach to learning.
  • Promote the ongoing development of social-emotional, ethical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate effective student management/supervision with regard to procedures, student behavior, and organization of physical space.
  • Assist the CFO in the preparation of the operating budget for afterschool programs.
  • Assist the Business Office with billing.
  • Assist the Summer Programs Director with all aspects of the program.


  • Capitalize on opportunities to publicize the afterschool programs at school events (e.g. Open House, Back-to-School Nights, etc.).
  • Respond to inquiries and concerns in a timely manner. 
  • Collaborates regularly with Lower and Middle School Directors on programming effectiveness, offerings and total operations. 
  • Plan and implement safety, fire, and tornado drills with the Director of Security.
  • Follow school policies as outlined in the employee handbook.
  • Model active, lifelong learning through continuing professional development, reflection, and self-evaluation.
  • Contribute to the greater professional educational community (e.g. NCAIS, NAIS) by attending conferences and/or presenting at annual conferences from time to time.
  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism on campus and in the community.
  • Conduct self with integrity in all situations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.








GDS Cultural Competencies - All Employees

Human Centered

Data Informed




Technological Fluency

Adaptable & Growth Mindset


Productive conflict and resolution

GDS Employee Skills - All Employees




Listens to Understand



Field Expertise


Lifelong Learner


GDS Teacher Competencies

Kid Champion

Effective Communicator

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree required.

Successful teaching experience (minimum two years preferred).

Working knowledge of child development for Lower and Middle School ages/ grades.

Engaging, dynamic, variable pedagogy.

Excellent interpersonal and public presentation skills.

The ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form.

Ability to define problems, gather and analyze data, establish facts, and draw conclusions.

Ability to manage conflict with colleagues, students, and parents.

Working Conditions

This is a year-round position. Daily work requires supervising students both indoors and outdoors.  The Afterschool Programs Director is required to participate in regular safety drills, learn CPR, learn how to apply a tourniquet, provide basic first aid, administer epi-pens when needed, and be able to support other student-specific health-related needs. Some weekend, evening, or early morning work may be required from time to time.

Physical Requirements

The Afterschool Programs Director must be able to assist young students in toileting, hand washing, nose-blowing, etc.  They must be able to move quickly and frequently from standing to sitting with ease and be able to sit on small chairs and the floor.  They must be able to provide adequate supervision indoors and outdoors and must be able to ensure the safety of students during drills and emergencies that may arise from time to time. Some evening and weekend commitments including school celebrations, admissions, athletic events, concerts, and plays are encouraged as part of the job.  

Direct Reports

Afterschool programs staff.