Director of Summer Programs, Assistant Director of the Center for Service and Global Citizenship (CSGC)

  • Deerfield Academy
  • Deerfield, MA, USA
  • Jan 22, 2020
Full time   Education: Jobs K - 12 Other Professional fields External Relations, PR, Marketing Other Academic Administration & Affairs Other Administrative Positions

Job Description

Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Summer Programs, Assistant Director of the Center for Service and Global Citizenship (CSGC) to start on July 1, 2020. For this full-time, year-round position, we’re looking for a leader who is passionate about creating meaningful summer experiences for young people, works collaboratively with colleagues, and is committed to developing an inclusive community.  As a private boarding school, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty.  We also offer an outstanding working environment, excellent benefits, and students who are eager to learn. 



Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for teaching.  Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, our community is focused on active and ethical living.

Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues to review the curriculum and programs we offer, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model—in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.

Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.


Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibility will be to direct all aspects of marketing, planning, and delivery of the Experimentory Summer Program, a four-week program for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders that inspires creativity, fosters character, and challenges thinking while providing a Deerfield Academy experience.
  • Lead year-round coordination and planning of all Deerfield Academy-sponsored summer programming.
  • During the academic year, support global, sustainability and service initiatives on specific projects and work collaboratively as a member of Deerfield Academy’s Center for Service and Global Citizenship team.
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: residential, co-curricular, dining hall, and other routine duties.


Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts with 650 students and 140 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • A minimum of three years’ experience marketing and managing summer or similar programs.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Proven managerial, supervisory, collaboration, organizational, communication, and people skills. Proficient in working with a diverse range of individuals and adolescents.
  • Ability to think independently and strategically to understand the full scope of projects, while seeing individual tasks through to completion.
  • Knowledge and skill in experiential education.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, and to serving the needs of a diverse community
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive within a lively and fast-paced workplace, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • The desire to live and work in a residential academic community.


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