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Director of Admissions

 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Work Hours: M-F Fulltime
Rate of Pay: $50k + Commissions
Reports To: Head of School

 

Director of Admissions

The Director of Admissions is goal oriented, committed, and passionate about filling Summit School with families who value and align with our Vision, Mission and culture. The Director of Admissions recruits and enrolls a student body that enables Summit School to fulfill its mission in the present and future. This individual would possess or gain deep knowledge and understanding of the school’s history, curriculum, programs, unique offerings, and the experiences of staff/students/families.  The Director of Admissions draws students to Summit who are committed to pursuing their personal best academically, and as young people of character.  With the Heads of School, this individual develops and executes a strategic vision that meets school-wide admission and enrollment goals, including broad strategy and yearly tactical goals.

 

Job Description:

  • Coordinates a slate of activities, programs and initiatives to attract and retain qualified students
  • Serves as the primary recruiter of qualified students and families
  • Activates the school community—staff, faculty, students, parents and alumni– in support of the marketing, admission and enrollment process and their roles within it
  • Proactively and personally generates admissions leads
  • Leads internal and external school marketing efforts to retain current families and recruit qualified new students
  • Oversees school branding and serves as the key “brand ambassador,”; trains school staff and volunteers on clear, consistent messaging about the school’s mission and programs
  • Presents the school to prospective students and parents, including tours, open houses, shadow days, parent presentations and other events
  • Designs, implements, and oversees all aspects of the enrollment process for new students, and facilitates their entry into the Summit community
  • Oversees production of robust data and metrics for school leadership review in support of enrollment targets
  • Works closely with faculty to develop a comprehensive understanding of each grade level’s curriculum, culminating events and unique offerings
  • Collaborates with the Tuition Assistance Committee to develop and support tuition assistance policies in support of enrollment goals
  • Collaborates in promotion of school tax credit funds and school corporate tax credit funds for school financial aid, as well as assisting parents in utilizing the tax credit towards their tuition
  • Continually evaluates and improves all aspects of admissions program with the goals of reaching capacity enrollment of qualified students
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative Team and consults with the Heads of School on all aspects of school administration

The ideal candidate:

  • Aligns with Summit School’s mission, vision and values
  • Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal and relational skills, with the capacity for cultivating positive relationships with potential families, community partners and (service, youth, family) organizations
  • Shows outstanding drive, initiative, work ethic, and commitment to school improvement
  • Understands the educational landscape of the Phoenix metropolitan area, Summit School’s unique value proposition, and can speak authentically and compellingly to diverse internal and external audiences
  • Possesses outstanding public speaking, verbal, and communication skills
  • Shows the capacity to build rapport and ongoing relationships with families of children ages 3 to 14
  • Demonstrates exceptional project management, organizational, and reporting skills
  • Has demonstrable experience with innovation, collaboration, and organizational improvement
  • Builds trusting relationships with staff
  • Demonstrates proficiency in working with a school information and enrollment management system (SIS) such as RenWeb/FACTS, as well as Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets

 

Qualifications:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business, Communications, Education or related field
  • Possesses 3-5 years of professional sales/marketing experience required
  • Demonstrates proficiency in working with a school information and enrollment management system (SIS) such as RenWeb/FACTS, as well as Microsoft Office, Google Docs/Sheets preferred

 

Compensation:

$50,000 base salary plus commission for each successfully enrolled student who meets Summit’s admissions standards, remains at the school for a defined period, and meets other qualifications.  Additional information to be provided through the interview process

Summit School offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical benefits, as well as long and short term disability for the individual employee. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in our 401K Plan with a robust school match.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Cassandra Cutright

Human Resources Generalist

Cassandra.cutright@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9504

Main: 480-403-9500

HR Fax: 480-403-9533

www.SummitSchoolaz.org

 

Literacy specialist

 

Start Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Work Hours: M-F Part-time (35 hours per week)
Starting Rate of Pay: $25/hr
Reports To: Head of School

Summit School teachers are responsible creating an innovative and active learning environment, designing instructional units incorporating 21st century learning strategies, personalizing the curriculum to meet the needs of the students, integrating technology into the classrooms; and partnering with administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents. Summit School views teaching as both a science and an art, and empowers teachers to meet high expectations using their expertise and experience.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

This position coordinates and facilitates the school’s K-3rd grade literacy program, providing additional differentiation for students in reading.

  • Coordinates with K-3rd grade classroom teachers on reading curriculum and instruction
  • Coordinates the phonics/spelling/vocabulary program K – 3rd
  • Collaborates with teachers and School Psychologist to identify the literacy needs of students
  • Assists teachers with the collection and analysis of data and placing students in appropriate reading groups
  • Co-teaches whole-grouped reading lessons with classroom teachers
  • Teaches small groups of students in grades K-3rd grade using a pull-out model of instruction using research-based strategies and resources
  • Facilitates administering and interpreting reading assessments to develop and differentiate instruction
  • Facilitates fall and spring writing assessments K-3rd
  • Scores writing assessments with K-3rd teachers
  • Organizes reading and writing assessment schedule – arranges substitute teachers
  • Collaborates with School Psychologist and classroom teacher for students with specific needs
  • Creates and maintains literacy data collections
  • Facilitates the collection of artifacts for Literacy Binders
  • Attends weekly planning meetings with classroom teachers
  • Recommends additional supplementary materials to augment curriculum
  • Remain knowledgeable about national standards and state mandates regarding curriculum
  • Assists in the review of instructional resources, supplemental materials, and intervention programs

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid Arizona teacher certification; Reading Specialist endorsement preferred
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • Familiarity with the Fountas & Pinnell Literary Continuum preferred
  • Collaborative Literacy Intervention Program (CLIP) training preferred
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification

 

Compensation:

Dependent on training and experience, comparable to upper end of Arizona public school salary scales. Summit School offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and long and short term disability for the individual employee. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in our 401K Plan with a robust school match.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Cassandra Cutright

Human Resources Generalist

Cassandra.cutright@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9504

Main: 480-403-9500

HR Fax: 480-403-9533

www.SummitSchoolaz.org

 

1st Grade teacher

 

Start Date: 2021-2022 School Year
Work Hours: M-F Fulltime
Compensation:  Dependent on training and experience, comparable to the upper end of Arizona public school salary scales.
Reports To: Head of School

Position:

Summit School teachers are responsible creating an innovative and active learning environment, designing instructional units incorporating 21st century learning strategies, personalizing the curriculum to meet the needs of the students, integrating technology into the classrooms; and partnering with administration, faculty, staff, students, and parents. Summit School views teaching as both a science and an art, and empowers teachers to meet high expectations using their expertise and experience.  The average class size at Summit School is 16 students.

Responsibilities and Duties:

This position teaches Summit elementary age students. The grade assignment will ultimately depend on various factors.  It requires following the Summit philosophy of learning and development, which includes established teaching best practices and in addition:

  • Implementing 21st century teaching and learning, including integration of learning technology, inquiry and project based learning
  • Maintaining positive, professional relationships with students, parents, and colleagues, including exceptional communication skills
  • Plan and hands-on learning experiences that ignite every student’s desire to learn
  • Differentiate instruction to ensure that a range of student learning needs are met
  • Collaborate with colleagues on multidisciplinary projects
  • Implement and model Summit’s character education and social-emotional learning curricula
  • Participate in student recruitment and retention events
  • Maintain a commitment to continuous professional learning and growth
  • Maintain expertise in subject area(s) taught
  • Model excellent teaching practices to all stakeholders, and the qualities we expect in our students: diligence, creativity, collaboration, kindness, generosity, and integrity

 

 

Requirements:

  • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, subject area or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Current Arizona Teacher Certificate
  • 2-5 years teaching experience required
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification

 

 

Compensation:

Dependent on training and experience, comparable to the upper end of Arizona public school salary scales. Summit School offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and long and short-term disability for the individual employee. After one year of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in our 401K Plan with a robust school match.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Cassandra Cutright

Human Resources Generalist

Cassandra.cutright@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9504

Main: 480-403-9500

HR Fax: 480-403-9533

www.SummitSchoolaz.org

 

extended day care coordinator

 

Start Date: July 26, 2021 (2021-22 School Year)

Work Hours: Part-time; Monday – Friday (20 hours per week)
Reports To: Assistant Head of School

Rate of Pay: $18 – $20 per hour

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Planning of Extended Day Activities

  • Planning weekly activities
  • Working 3:00-6:00 pm in Extended Day and on all Professional Development Days and parent/teacher conference days
  • Reviewing needs of students in Extended Day

Coordination of Extended Day Staff

  • Working with HR on staff hiring
  • Scheduling of staff
  • Finding substitutes when needed
  • General coordination

Communications with Extended Day Parents:

  • Late notifications
  • Upcoming Professional Development Days
  • Extended Day policies

Communications with Summit Staff:

  • Emailing to staff for scheduling of Professional Development Days
  • Scheduling of classrooms and facilities
  • Communicate with Business Office (billing, late fees, etc)

 

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Education, Recreation or related field

  • Three or more years of experience working in camp, childcare, or related programs
  • Coordination experience
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current First Aid/CPR certification
  • Possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Shows drive, initiative, work ethic, and commitment to school improvement

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Cassandra Cutright

Human Resources Generalist

Cassandra.cutright@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9504

Main: 480-403-9500

HR Fax: 480-403-9533

www.SummitSchoolaz.org

 

Part time custodian

 

Start Date: As soon as possible
Work Hours: 20-25 hours a week
Rate of Pay: $12/hr
Reports To: Facilities Manager

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspects and cleans all access points and walkways for safe and clear passage
  • Responds to immediate cleaning requirements DURING the school day
  • Performs minor maintenance throughout the school
  • Wipes down and sanitizes counters and desks
  • Restocks paper towels in classrooms
  • Sweeps, mops, and polishes floors
  • Vacuums and cleans carpets
  • Moves furniture and equipment
  • Sweeps walkways, picks up paper and trash
  • Secures rooms upon completion of work
  • Performs detailed summer cleaning
  • Empties and cleans all trash and recycle containers
  • Sets up furniture and equipment needed for special events, meetings, and classes
  • Cleans and restock restrooms

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Maintenance and/or custodial experience preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

For employment inquiries, please contact:

Cassandra Cutright

Human Resources Generalist

Cassandra.cutright@summitschoolaz.org

4515 E. Muirwood Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85048

Direct: 480-403-9504

Main: 480-403-9500

HR Fax: 480-403-9533

www.SummitSchoolaz.org

 

Substitute Teacher – Preschool through 8th Grade

Start Date: School Year – Ongoing
Work Hours: As scheduled by school
Rate of Pay: $100 (School Day of 7 hours or more) or $12.50 per hour

Job Description

We are seeking dynamic and experienced Substitute Teachers to join our unique Summit community! We also have opportunities for substitute teaching in our specials classes; Spanish, Physical Education, Science, Technology, Art, Music, and the IDEA Lab.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree (Preferred in Education) or specific to Special Area of Class
  • Two years of teaching experience (preferred)

Licensing/Certifications:

  • Arizona State Teaching Certificate or Substitute Teaching certificate
  • Current IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification

Interested in Joining the Summit Family?

If you are interested in pursuing a career at Summit, please submit your cover letter and resume to Cassandra Cutright.

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