Director of Summer Programs

Milken Community School | Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Posted Date 6/04/2024


Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.

Milken Community School will launch an expanded summer program in summer 2025. Milken is seeking an experienced, dynamic leader to shape, recruit for, and implement Milken’s summer camps, athletics, and activities. Beginning in summer of 2024, the Summer Program Director will work with the External Relations team and related academic departments to shape/design the program, which will begin recruiting staff and participants in the Fall/Winter 2024. 

The Summer Program Director oversees most aspects of the Milken summer program, with the goal of serving elementary to high school aged children. This position plays a crucial role in providing existing families with engaging summer activities and attracting new families through enriching experiences. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational, leadership and communication skills, as well as a passion for creating engaging enrichment experiences to inspire students’ curiosity and creativity and weaving in meaningful Jewish experiences and culture. 

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Communications & Associate Director of External Relations.


Program Development and Leadership

  • Develop and implement a diverse and comprehensive summer program curriculum aligned with the school's mission and values.
  • Coordinate with faculty and staff to identify and integrate engaging enrichment activities and experiences into the program.

Staff Management

  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise faculty and any support staff.
  • Provide ongoing support, guidance and professional development opportunities to ensure staff effectiveness and program success.

Policies and Procedures Development

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures and guidelines to ensure the smooth operation of the summer program.
  • Establish clear expectations and protocols for staff and participants to maintain a safe and positive environment.

Financial Management

  • Develop and manage the program budget, including revenue projections, expense monitoring and financial reporting.

Program Outreach and Representation

  • Serve as “the face” of the Milken summer program, the primary liaison and spokesperson for the summer program, representing it at community events, parent gatherings and Milken events.
  • Conduct outreach activities to attract new families and promote enrollment.

Marketing and Promotion

  • Partner with Communications to develop marketing strategies and materials to effectively promote the summer program to existing and prospective families.
  • Utilize various channels, including social media, online advertising, Milken website, print, collateral, email and camp fairs to maximize program visibility and reach.
  • Engage with the broader community to enhance program awareness and collaboration with local organizations and businesses.

Parent Engagement/Customer Service

  • Foster positive relationships with enrolled families through proactive and responsive communication, providing regular updates, reminders and opportunities for feedback.
  • Offer personalized customer service and support to address inquiries, resolve issues and ensure a positive experience for families throughout the enrollment process and duration of the program.
  • Seek opportunities to involve parents and community members in activities and events, fostering a sense of ownership and investment in the program's success while also enriching the overall experience for participants.

Daily Operations Management

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the summer program, including scheduling, logistics, and facility management.
  • Address any issues or concerns that arise promptly and effectively to ensure a smooth and successful program experience.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for staff, participants and families regarding 
  • program-related inquiries, concerns and feedback, demonstrating professionalism, empathy and responsiveness in all interactions.

Program Evaluation

  • Collect feedback from participants, families, and staff to assess program effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
  • Analyze data and insights to evaluate program outcomes and impact, making recommendations for future enhancements and adjustments.



  • Bachelor's degree in education, administration or related field. 
  • Related experience in program development, management or administration, preferably in a summer camp setting.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively.
  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff, participants and families.
  • Essential experience in budgeting and financial management.
  • Experience in staff supervision and team management, with a focus on recruitment, training and performance evaluation.
  • Knowledge of child development principles, experiential learning techniques and best practices in youth programming.
  • Commitment to creating inclusive, supportive, and culturally responsive learning environments. 
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations, safety standards and risk management practices related to youth programs and educational settings.
  • Flexibility, adaptability and resilience to navigate challenges and uncertainty in a dynamic and evolving environment.
  • Passion for education and youth development, with a dedication to creating enriching and engaging experiences that foster curiosity, creativity and personal growth in students.


SALARY RANGE: $90,000 to $110,000

Milken strives to be a nurturing, diverse and inclusive community.  It is a vibrant academic home, drawing faculty and staff from the spectrum of faith, social and cultural backgrounds.

Interested candidates may apply here.


Salary90,000.00 - 110,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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