Director of Programs – San Diego

Job Details



$60,000.00 – $80,000.00 Salary/year

USA-CA-San Diego

Full Time

4 Year Degree




This experienced professional must possess 5+ years of experience in the after school field, which includes programming, managing multiple sites and overseeing complex projects. The successful candidate is articulate, highly intelligent, creative, a problem solver with exceptional interpersonal skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit to fit into arc’s culture of growth and opportunity.


– Manage Regional Managers, Site Coordinator and Senior Site Coordinators at comprehensive after school sites, which include all schools (grant funded and fee based).

– Serve as point of contact for school and district administrators. Develop and maintain relationships.

– Facilitate long-term strategic planning to grow and develop new avenues for expansion.

– Generate new business opportunities through community networking, client relations, attending sales meetings. RFPs and proposals.

– Manage fiscal aspect of sites though tracking and developing budgets, expenses, fee based program receivables and analysis of cost accounting.

– Track ADA and ensure it is at or above target numbers.

– Identify and develop emerging leaders.

– Visit sites and offer ongoing evaluation feedback.

– Analyze survey data from parents, students and teachers, reporting results and actions to senior management.

– Manage calendar of special events; maintain inventory and create master school year calendar.

– Organize paperwork and administrative aspects of the after school business in relation to Federal Program Monitoring (FPM). Ensure compliance it met at district and grant levels; maintain accurate records of all district level training, employee attendance.

– Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end reports.

– Create, develop and complete multifaceted projects (including understanding and developing a Guide to Best Practices).

– Additional duties as assigned.



– Knowledge of cost accounting.

– A collaborative team player with a strong work ethic.

– Ability to prioritize responsibilities and work under deadlines is expected.

– Bi- or Multi-lingual, strongly preferred.

– Willingness to work occasional early mornings, late evenings and weekends.

– Maintain highest degree of confidentiality in student, staff and management matters.

– Ability to speak and write standard English appropriate in a public school setting

– Public speaking skills

– Required to travel offsite for site visits, staff development trainings and other related events. Occasional traveling to Torrance, CA Home Office.

– Must pass Live Scan (fingerprinting background check) and tuberculosis test upon receiving job offer.


– 5+ years of experience managing multiple school sites.

– BA in education or related field required; additional coursework or MS degree desirable.

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

– General understanding of business management, analysis and finance.

– Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook skills.

– Strong interpersonal skills expected with capacity to interact with outside vendors and other members of the community.

– Close attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with big picture thinking.

– At least 2-4 years in leadership or staff development; leadership experience in education desirable.


This position reports directly to the Vice-President of Programs at the arc Home Office. The Director of Programs San Diego is a full-time, exempt, and benefits eligible position.

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